Wed Apr 9 12:13:00 GMT 2008
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A new release of git, 1.5.5-1, has been uploaded, replacing 1.5.4-1 as
the current version.
This is a new upstream release. See also the package documentation in
/usr/share/doc/git-1.5.5/, along with the attached upstream release notes.
When compiled out of the box, the upstream git maintainers cater to older
cygwin releases, and intentionally disable certain features that have been
reported on their mailing list, even though they work with the latest
cygwin. Therefore, this build turns those features back on. However, it
means that this version does assume that you are not using FAT or FAT32 to
hold your repositories, since they do not store file permissions very
Git is popular version control system designed to handle very large
projects with speed and efficiency; it is used mainly for various open
source projects, most notably the Linux kernel.
Git falls in the category of distributed source code management tools,
similar to e.g. GNU Arch or Monotone (or BitKeeper in the proprietary
world). Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with full
revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'git' from
the 'Devel' category.
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
volunteer cygwin git maintainer
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