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Git 1.8.0 Gets New Features With Official Release

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Published on 22 October 2012 02:56 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Git 1.8.0 was released on Sunday with a number of new features.

This revision control system originally developed by Linus Torvalds is still picking up new features, even with the latest 1.8.0 release.

As talked about at the beginning of the month with the first Git 1.8 release candidate, there's several prominent new features for this popular open-source project.

Among the new features for Git 1.8.0 are new ports, a credential helper for the GNOME Keyring, several Git sub-commands support new features, Git SVN works against Subversion 1.7, new compatibility wrappers, and bug-fixes. The git gui command has also seen revisions with 1.8.0.

More details about Git 1.8.0 can be learned from the release announcement that appeared on the Linux kernel mailing list.

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