A new version of Git was released this week, bringing a number of improvements that will be a welcome sight to software developers. Alongside the normal bug fixes and general maintenance work, some interesting new experimental features have been added.
Git allows you to store every version of the files you are working on—that’s why it’s called a version control system! It can track every important change you make, including edits, adding new files and so on. And it makes it easy to merge the changes when several programmers work on the same file at the same time, which is extremely valuable in the world of software.
Many important projects depend on Git, including Linux itself. In fact, Git was created by Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator. He found that the existing version control systems weren’t up to scratch, so he made one of his own.
Version 2.9 brings several changes to Git. Several bugs have been fixed, and there have been some improvements “under the hood” to improve its performance.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht