Git 2.25 Released As Its First Update Of 2020

Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 13 January 2020 at 02:41 PM EST. 7 Comments
Git 2.25 is out today with over 500 commits making up this latest feature release.

The Git distributed revision control system is up to version 2.25 with a variety of changes. There aren't too many notable user-facing changes but a lot of churn internally:

- The git multi-pack index functionality now can show progress indicators.

- Improved debugging support for lazy cloning.

- Continued test updates to prepare for the SHA-2 transition.

- git branch --edit-description can now be used for setting the subject on cover letters.

- git add -i has begun its rewrite into C code.

- FreeBSD continuous integration support added.

- Various performance optimizations.

There are also many other bug fixes and code clean-ups. Find a full list of the changes via the release announcement.
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