I am excited to announce the release of Magit version 3.3, consisting of 88 commits since the last feature release two months ago. The release notes can be found here.
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.
It is now possible to invoke wrappers around Smerge’s “keep” commands directly from from the status buffer. The key bindings are the same as Smerge uses in file-visiting buffers. #4458
This one’s funny because I though we implemented it a long time ago. Turns out it was implemented by the Ivy and we still had to bring the functionality to other completion framework:
When minibuffer completion allows for a branch or a commit to be
selected and the former is preferred and thus offered as default,
then, if possible, offer the commit at point as the first choice
initially accessible with
Added new transient prefix command
magit-bundle, which provides
git bundle. #4392
The last remaining alphabetic keys (both lower- and uppercase) are
now bound in
to the new
magit-status-jump in status
J to the new
magit-worktree, and once Forge is
Z used to be bound to
magit-stash, which now is only available on
z.) #4259 et al.
I is now bound to
magit-init instead of
continues to be available on
i. Users of the
(which previously bound
i) should consult its library header for a
suggestion on how to resolve the resulting conflict. b54b537db
The new command
magit-status-quick shows the status buffer but
avoids refreshing it for performance reasons. #4259
The new commands
magit-switch-to-repository-buffer and variants thereof can be used
to switch to any existing Magit buffer belonging to the current
An old attempt to avoid needlessly updating section highlighting did not actually succeed. #3976
Other changes as well as bug fixes are listed in the full release notes.
I have enabled the one-time Github Sponsor option and added a few somewhat funny donation tiers. Other fee-free options suitable for one-time payments include iban (in Europe) and zelle (in USA).
Posted on 4th October 2021
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