EGit/New and Noteworthy/5.5
Creating Lightweight Tags
With EGit 5.5.0, you can create lightweight tags. Just leave the message field in the "Create Tag" dialog empty:
A lightweight tag doesn't store any author information (who created the tag) or message, and it cannot be signed. It is really just a plain name for a commit. An annotated commit, on the other hand, additionally stores a message, and also the author of the tag.
If an existing tag is selected and the "Force replace existing tag" option is checked, the dialog can also be used to move a tag (make it refer to a different commit than before), or to change an annotated tag into a lightweight tag (by clearing the message) or vice versa (by adding a message).
EGit 5.5.0 includes lots of less noticeable improvements in the UI, plus a number of bug fixes. The complete list of new features and bug fixes is available in the release notes.
The following X developers worked on this release:
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You can see many of the changes in action in the <TBD: insert video link, if there is a video> video.
See also the new features in JGit for additional information.