GitHub Desktop is a desktop application developed by GitHub that allows you to interact with your GitHub repositories. Bitbucket, on the other hand, is a web-based hosting service for Git and Mercurial version control systems, developed by Atlassian.
While GitHub Desktop is primarily designed to work with GitHub, it can also work with other Git repositories, including those hosted on Bitbucket. In order to use GitHub Desktop with a Bitbucket repository, you will need to add the repository as a remote to your local repository and then push your changes to the remote repository.
Here are the general steps to use GitHub Desktop with a Bitbucket repository:
- Clone the Bitbucket repository to your local machine using the HTTPS or SSH URL.
- Open the repository in GitHub Desktop and make your changes.
- Commit your changes and push them to the Bitbucket repository using the “Push Origin” button in GitHub Desktop.
It’s important to note that while GitHub Desktop can be used with a Bitbucket repository, some features that are specific to GitHub, such as pull requests, may not be available when working with a Bitbucket repository. Additionally, Bitbucket also has its own desktop application called Sourcetree which is designed for working with Bitbucket repositories.