Released Git 2.8.3 with minor documentation updates, bug fixes and code clean-ups

Git 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 use compare with others such as CVS and Subversion. It handles file changes very efficiently with lightning fast performance. The latest version of Git 2.8.3 released on May 18, 2016.

Download & Install on GIT 2.8.3

Bugs fixed in GIT 2.8.3

  • “git send-email” now uses a more readable timestamps when formulating a message ID.
  • 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 config” had a codepath that tried to pass a NULL to printf(“%s”), which nobody seems to have noticed.
  • “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.
  • A question by “git send-email” to ask the identity of the sender has been updated.
  • “git mv old new” did not adjust the path for a submodule that lives as a subdirectory inside old/ directory correctly.
  • Recent update to Git LFS broke “git p4” by changing the output from its “lfs pointer” subcommand.
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