Git 2.5.0 released with lots of updates

Git 2.5.0 recently released, is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows.

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Git 2.5.0 changelog

  • List of commands shown by “git help” are grouped along the workflow elements to help early learners
  • “git p4” now detects the filetype (e.g. binary) correctly even when the files are opened exclusively
  • git p4 attempts to better handle branches in Perforce
  • Instead of dying immediately upon failing to obtain a lock, the locking (of refs etc) retries after a short while with backoff
  • “git mergetool” learned to drive WinMerge as a backend
  • Catch a programmer mistake to feed a pointer not an array to ARRAY_SIZE() macro, by using a couple of GCC extensions.
  • Some error messages in “git config” were emitted without calling the usual error() facility
  • Memory usage of “git index-pack” has been trimmed by tens of per-cent
  • The completion for “log –decorate=” parameter value was incorrect
  • Access to objects in repositories that borrow from another one on a slow NFS server unnecessarily got more expensive due to recent code becoming more cautious in a naive way not to lose objects to pruning
  • and lots more

Install GIT 2.5.0 on Ubuntu OS

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pdoes/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install git
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