Git 2.8.3 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.
Git 2.8.3 changelog
- “git send-email” now uses a more readable timestamps when formulating a message ID.
- The repository set-up sequence has been streamlined
- When “git worktree” feature is in use, “git branch -d” allowed deletion of a branch that is checked out in another worktree
- “git commit” misbehaved in a few minor ways when an empty message is given via -m ”, all of which has been corrected.
- Support for CRAM-MD5 authentication method in “git imap-send” did not work well.
- The socks5:// proxy support added back in 2.6.4 days was not aware that socks5h:// proxies behave differently.
- “git replace -e” did not honour “core.editor” configuration.
- Upcoming OpenSSL 1.1.0 will break compilation b updating a few APIs we use in imap-send, which has been adjusted for the change.
- “git mv old new” did not adjust the path for a submodule that lives as a subdirectory inside old/ directory correctly.
- A question by “git send-email” to ask the identity of the sender has been updated.
- Recent update to Git LFS broke “git p4” by changing the output from its “lfs pointer” subcommand.
- Some multi-byte encoding can have a backslash byte as a later part of one letter, which would confuse “highlight” filter used in gitweb.
See release note for more
Install GIT 2.8.3 on Ubuntu Linux OS
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:git-core/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gitcomments powered by Disqus