Linux News Today: Git 2.7.3 Out Now, Remains the Most Popular Source Code Management System
The third maintenance release of the stable 2.7 series of the Git open-source distributed revision control system has been announced for all supported platforms.
In 2016, Git remains the most popular source code management system, used by over 12 million people on the well-known GitHub web-based Git repository hosting service, where developers from all over the world can find more than 31 million projects, to which they can contribute or even fork into new projects.
Git is a revision control system, and it is also the main tool that developers can use to manage their source code history and push Git projects to the popular GitHub hosting service for Git repositories. Git is actively updated, and it is available for all major platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
According to the latest release notes, Git 2.7.3 is a major release, and it adds multiple improvements and fixes since version 2.7.2, which was announced only two weeks ago. Among the changes, we can notice the renaming of traditional tests to use the “work-tree” name instead of the “worktree” one used by the “git worktree” command.
“Traditionally, the tests that try commands that work on the contents in the working tree were named with “worktree” in their filenames, but with the recent addition of “git worktree” subcommand, whose tests are also named similarly, it has become harder to tell them apart,” the Git devs noted in the changelog for version 2.7.3.
Git gets more robust error handling
Among other interesting changes implemented in Git 2.7.3, we can mention more robust error handling when writing into the software’s internal asynchronous process, thus reducing flakiness in the internal tests, as well as fixes to the “git show ‘HEAD:Foo[BAR]Baz’,” “git rev-parse –git-common-dir,” “v(iew),” “git merge-tree,” and “git config section.var value” commands.
Below, we’ve attached the entire changelog for our tech-savvy readers interested in learning all there is to know about the changes implemented by the Git developers in the latest stable Git 2.7.3 release. In the meantime, you can grab the Git 2.7.3 sources from our website for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.