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Magit 2.11 released

I am excited to announce the release of Magit version 2.11, consisting of 303 commits since the last feature release six month ago. The release notes can be found here.

It’s Magit! A Git interface inside Emacs

Magit is an interface to the version control system Git, implemented as an Emacs package. Magit aspires to be a complete Git porcelain. While we cannot (yet) claim that Magit wraps and improves upon each and every Git command, it is complete enough to allow even experienced Git users to perform almost all of their daily version control tasks directly from within Emacs. While many fine Git clients exist, only Magit and Git itself deserve to be called porcelains.

For more information about Magit, see https://magit.vc.

Magit needs your help

I am currently running a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter. If it succeeds, then I can work on Magit full-time for a whole year. I am still overflowing with ideas, and depend on your support to realize them.

I would love to work on Magit for at least another year and think that its users would miss out on a lot of significant improvements if I were unable to do so. Magit and I are at a crossroad — either I can intensive my efforts or I have to give up bringing the long time goals to completion that I have been working toward for the past few years.

Magit is still far from fulfilling its potential and now I need your help to get it there. Visit the campaign to learn more about the planned improvements and please consider to make a contribution.

Thanks for your support!
Jonas Bernoulli

New in 2.11

Even just maintaining Magit, without moving in any new directions, is a lot of work. For the last six months I did not have much time to go beyond that, so most of the changes in this release are bug fixes and small incremental changes. Most of that is too boring to be listed here. See the full release notes for details. (That doesn’t mean that I am running out of ideas — far from it.)

Fortunately a few users have stepped up and contributed some new features, including but not limited to the following.

They have both done an excellent job implementing a feature that has been requested before but that I would probably not have found the time to implement myself any time soon. I would also like to thank Kyle Meyer who not only reviewed these changes but also implemented many changes and fixes himself, and generally helps a lot of with the day to day work such as dealing with bug reports and reviewing pull requests.



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