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JGit/New and Noteworthy/3.3


  • Add symlink support to JGit (Java 7 only, including newer Windows versions provided the user has SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege).
  • Abstraction for HTTP connections and alternate implementation using Apache HttpClient
  • Use branch.<x>.mergeoptions and merge.ff as defaults for merging
  • Support fetch.prune and remote.<name>.prune to set prune mode when fetching
  • Add git checkout --orphan implementation
  • Suppport the GIT_CONFIG_NOSYSTEM environment variable
  • Include entries for directories for archive command
  • Prepend a specified prefix to all entry filenames for archive command
  • Add delete support to FS
  • Ban dangerous ref names on Windows
  • Allow programmatic remote configuration for PullCommand

Command Line

  • Add option --millis / -m to debug-show-dir-cache command

Performance Improvements

  • Use fileAttributes to get more attributes in one go on Java 7
  • Non-Fast-Forward Ref-Updates: Omit isMergedInto() calls

Build and Release Engineering

  • Update Kepler target platform to use Kepler SR2 orbit R-build
  • Update Luna target platform to use Luna M5 orbit repository
  • Update com.jcraft.jsch to 0.1.50
  • Update commons-compress to 1.6
  • Upgrade javaewah to version 0.7.9

Bug Fixes

6 Bugs and 0 enhancement requests were closed


The following 15 developers worked on this release of JGit:

Axel Richard, Christian Halstrick, Colby Ranger, Dave Borowitz, James Yonan, Jonathan Nieder, Konrad Kügler, Matthias Sohn, Roberto Tyley, Robin Rosenberg, Robin Stocker, Sato Taichi, Shawn Pearce, Stefan Lay, Tomasz Zarna

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