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Git 1.8 Is Being Readied With New Features

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Published on 02 October 2012 08:11 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Version 1.8.0 of the popular Git revision control system is nearing. With this version bump also comes new features to this popular open-source project started by Linus Torvalds.

Git 1.8.0-rc0 was released on Monday by Junio Hamano as the first release candidate for this forthcoming revision control system update. Git 1.8 features new ports, a credential helper for accessing the GNOME Keyring, various Git sub-commands learned new features, Git SVN now works with SVN 1.7, new compatibility wrappers, and many fixes.

All of the Git 1.8 feature/change details in full are available from the kernel list release announcement. This release candidate is meant to be basically a feature-complete preview of Git 1.8, but Junio says there still might be a few more features to land prior to its stable release.

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