A new version of git is released. I created the package for Ubuntu Jaunty and you can install it by adding my repository.
To add my repository to your system:
- Goto System -> Administration -> Software Sources
- Click Third-Party Software
- Click Add
- Fill in the APT line:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pdoes/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
- Click Add Source
- Click Close
- Click Reload
You will also need to add my PPA key:
In a terminal enter the following lines
gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-key 551CE2FB4CBEDD5A gpg --armor --export 551CE2FB4CBEDD5A | sudo apt-key add -
The output you’ll see:
gpg: requesting key 4CBEDD5A from hkp server subkeys.pgp.net gpg: key 4CBEDD5A: public key "Launchpad PPA for Peter van der Does" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1) OK
The Release Notes
GIT v1.6.4 Release Notes ======================== With the next major release, "git push" into a branch that is currently checked out will be refused by default. You can choose what should happen upon such a push by setting the configuration variable receive.denyCurrentBranch in the receiving repository. To ease the transition plan, the receiving repository of such a push running this release will issue a big warning when the configuration variable is missing. Please refer to: http://git.or.cz/gitwiki/GitFaq#non-bare http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/107758/focus=108007 for more details on the reason why this change is needed and the transition plan. For a similar reason, "git push $there :$killed" to delete the branch $killed in a remote repository $there, if $killed branch is the current branch pointed at by its HEAD, gets a large warning. You can choose what should happen upon such a push by setting the configuration variable receive.denyDeleteCurrent in the receiving repository. Updates since v1.6.3 -------------------- (subsystems) * gitweb Perl style clean-up. * git-svn updates, including a new --authors-prog option to map author names by invoking an external program, 'git svn reset' to unwind 'git svn fetch', support for more than one branches, documenting of the useful --minimize-url feature, new "git svn gc" command, etc. (portability) * We feed iconv with "UTF-8" instead of "utf8"; the former is understood more widely. Similarly updated test scripts to use encoding names more widely understood (e.g. use "ISO8859-1" instead of "ISO-8859-1"). * Various portability fixes/workarounds for different vintages of SunOS, IRIX, and Windows. * Git-over-ssh transport on Windows supports PuTTY plink and TortoisePlink. (performance) * Many repeated use of lstat() are optimized out in "checkout" codepath. * git-status (and underlying git-diff-index --cached) are optimized to take advantage of cache-tree information in the index. (usability, bells and whistles) * "git add --edit" lets users edit the whole patch text to fine-tune what is added to the index. * "git am" accepts StGIT series file as its input. * "git bisect skip" skips to a more randomly chosen place in the hope to avoid testing a commit that is too close to a commit that is already known to be untestable. * "git cvsexportcommit" learned -k option to stop CVS keywords expansion * "git fast-export" learned to handle history simplification more gracefully. * "git fast-export" learned an option --tag-of-filtered-object to handle dangling tags resulting from history simplification more usefully. * "git grep" learned -p option to show the location of the match using the same context hunk marker "git diff" uses. * https transport can optionally be told that the used client certificate is password protected, in which case it asks the password only once. * "git imap-send" is IPv6 aware. * "git log --graph" draws graphs more compactly by using horizontal lines when able. * "git log --decorate" shows shorter refnames by stripping well-known refs/* prefix. * "git push $name" honors remote.$name.pushurl if present before using remote.$name.url. In other words, the URL used for fetching and pushing can be different. * "git send-email" understands quoted aliases in .mailrc files (might have to be backported to 1.6.3.X). * "git send-email" can fetch the sender address from the configuration variable "sendmail.from" (and "sendmail.
.from"). * "git show-branch" can color its output. * "add" and "update" subcommands to "git submodule" learned --reference option to use local clone with references. * "git submodule update" learned --rebase option to update checked out submodules by rebasing the local changes. * "gitweb" can optionally use gravatar to adorn author/committer names. (developers) * A major part of the "git bisect" wrapper has moved to C. * Formatting with the new version of AsciiDoc 8.4.1 is now supported. Fixes since v1.6.3 ------------------ All of the fixes in v1.6.3.X maintenance series are included in this release, unless otherwise noted. Here are fixes that this release has, but have not been backported to v1.6.3.X series. * "git diff-tree -r -t" used to omit new or removed directories from the output. df533f3 (diff-tree -r -t: include added/removed directories in the output, 2009-06-13) may need to be cherry-picked to backport this fix. * The way Git.pm sets up a Repository object was not friendly to callers that chdir around. It now internally records the repository location as an absolute path when autodetected. * Removing a section with "git config --remove-section", when its section header has a variable definition on the same line, lost that variable definition. * "git rebase -p --onto" used to always leave side branches of a merge intact, even when both branches are subject to rewriting. * "git repack" used to faithfully follow grafts and considered true parents recorded in the commit object unreachable from the commit. After such a repacking, you cannot remove grafts without corrupting the repository. * "git send-email" did not detect erroneous loops in alias expansion.