How to Install Git 2.8.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 and other derivatives

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.

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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 git
 
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