EGit/New and Noteworthy/5.3
EGit 5.3.0 can sign commits with GPG.
The new icon in the upper right will allow you to toggle commit signing. The default is read from the Git configuration. If the config option
commit.gpgsign is set to
true, the button will be selected by default. The value of
user.signingkey will be used to determine the signing key. If the value is unset, the email address of the committer will be used to lookup the key. Keys will be looked up from
~/.gnupg/pubring.kbx (GPG's keybox file).
In the last release we had introduced a new SSH client based on the Apache MINA sshd library as an alternative to the JSch-based client. In EGit 5.3.0 the default settings are switched: by default, the Apache MINA implementation is used.
We plan to remove the old JSch SSH implementation completely in a future release of EGit.
The complete list of new features and bug fixes is available in the release notes.
The following X developers worked on this release:
<TBD: list of contributors, number>