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Magit 3.0 released

I am excited to announce the release of Magit version 3.0, consisting of 1264 commits since the last feature release two and a half years ago. The release notes can be found here.

It’s Magit! A Git interface inside Emacs

Magit is a text-based Git user interface that puts an unmatched focus on streamlining workflows. Commands are invoked using short mnemonic key sequences that take the cursor’s position in the highly actionable interface into account to provide context-sensitive behavior.

With Magit you can do nearly everything that you can do when using Git on the command-line, but at greater speed and while taking advantage of advanced features that previously seemed too daunting to use on a daily basis. Many users will find that by using Magit they can become more effective Git user.

For more information about Magit, see https://magit.vc and these blog posts.

Finally, a release!

Over the years users kept asking me when I would finally release a new version and the answer usually amounted to “in approximately three months”. I really wanted to send out the cheat-sheets and posters from the fundraiser before releasing v3, but so far that sadly hasn’t yet happened either.

Not sure what changed today (well yesterday by now), but this time around I decided to just change the order and do to release immediately. I am hopeful that this will also help getting the perks done.

I am very sorry about both delays.

What changed?

A lot has changed but for the most part the focus was on polish and spin-offs.

Comments on Reddit, HN, and Github.

Posted on 25th May 2021