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Git 2.8 Adds Security, Productivity Features

  • March 30, 2016
  • By Developer.com Staff

Git has officially released version 2.8 of its open source version control software. The update includes a number of bug fixes, as well as new features designed to improve security and speed development. According to code hosting site GitHub, key features in the release include the following:

  • Parallel fetches of submodules
  • Ability for users to have different email addresses for different open source Git projects
  • Better synchronization between OS X/Linux and Windows versions
  • Patching for vulnerability CVE-2016-2324

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