Updating Git

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jun 19 00:14:00 GMT 2013

On 2013-06-18 08:11, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> Would it be possible for the Git maintainer to update Git to a more recent
> version than 1.7.9, which was released almost 18 months ago?  Git is now on
> v1.8.3.1.

FWIW, I have been using 1.8 versions for a little while without incident.

> Alternatively, I'd be willing to take over the maintainership, although there
> may be initial teething difficulties as I've only just managed to get Git
> building on my machine, still see it failing some test cases, and have not
> maintained a Cygwin package previously.

For whomever ends up updating git, I would propose a number of changes 
from Ports:


There are a number of packaging improvements there, splitting up extra 
components by dependencies, installing all the documentation (to fix git 
help -w), and a patch to use cygstart as the default "browser" (ditto).


Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple

More information about the Cygwin mailing list