Git v2.17.0 Released


Version 2.17.0 of the Git source-code management system is out. It includes a long list of relatively minor tweaks. “Since Git 1.7.9, ‘git merge’ defaulted to –no-ff (i.e. even when the side branch being merged is a descendant of the current commit, create a merge commit instead of fast-forwarding) when merging a tag object. This was appropriate default for integrators who pull signed tags from their downstream contributors, but caused an unnecessary merges when used by downstream contributors…

The latest feature release Git v2.17.0 is now available at the usual places.  It is comprised of 516 non-merge commits since v2.16.0, contributed by 71 people, 20 of which are new faces.