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Mercurial 3.8 Released with New Fast Client for Mercurial Command Server

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 07, 2016

Mercurial has reached version 3.8. This release brings cHg a new Mercurial command server client aimed to improve access to Mercurial API and circumvent potential licensing issues. Additionally, Mercurial 3.8 brings improvements to many commands and extensions, and various performance improvements.

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GitLab Discloses Critical Vulnerability, Provides Patch

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 04, 2016

GitLab has just announced a fix for a number of important security fixes, including a critical privilege escalation, and strongly recommends that all GitLab installations from version 8.2 onwards be upgraded immediately. InfoQ has spoken with GitLab’s Stan Hu, VP of Engineering.

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GitLab and DigitalOcean Offer Free Hosting for GitLab CI to Open Source Community

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 21, 2016

GitLab, maker of the homonymous Git-based code management and continuous integration platform, and Y Combinator cloud platform provider DigitalOcean have partnered to provide free hosting to the open source community to move their continuous integration to the cloud.

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Git 2.8 Adds Improvements to Submodules, Identity Handling, and Windows Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 29, 2016

Recently [announced](https://github.com/blog/2131-git-2-8-has-been-released) Git 2.8 brings many new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Among the most noteworthy are parallel fetch for submodules, an improvement to how Git handles a user's identity, and better support for Windows.

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GitLab 8.5 Brings Improved Performance, Todos, and Geo-Replication

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 02, 2016

GitLab 8.5 brings a host of new features and improvements, including a significant performance boost, especially when running very large instances; Todos, a new feature aimed to help keep track of pending tasks for developers; and GitLab Geo, only available for GitLab Enterprise Edition, that supports geo-replication to improve performance for geographically distributed teams.

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GitHub Introduce Issue and Pull Request Templates, Direct File Upload

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 23, 2016

GitHub introduced a new, highly requested feature that will allow project maintainers to define custom templates for issues and pull requests. Additionally, GitHub’s web UI now supports the possibility of uploading files.

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Git 2.7: a Major New Release with Many New Features and Improvements

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 26, 2016

Two months after the release of version 2.6, Git 2.7 has been announced, bringing many new features as well as performance improvements.

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More Feature Branching Means Less Continuous Integration

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 15, 2015 33

Many teams now implicitly discard continuous integration due to ever-easier feature branching and an under-appreciation of trunk based development says Steve Smith. InfoQ did an interview with him about different branching approaches and how they can be combined with continuous integration, and how using build feature branching can hamper continuous integration and continuous delivery.

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Git 2.5 Adds Worktrees, Improves Triangular Workflows, Performance, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 31, 2015 1

Git 2.5 is a major feature release that includes worktrees, improved triangular workflows, better performance, and countless improvements and fixes.

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The Demise of Open Source Hosting Providers Codehaus and Google Code

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 22, 2015 1

Open Source project hosting sites like SourceForge, Codehaus and Google Code inspired developers to share their code for projects not associated with a foundation like Apache or Eclipse. Over the past few years, these hosting sites have been superseded by GitHub, to the extent that they are closing down over the next year. InfoQ looks back at their contributions and into the future.

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Bitbucket Launches Snippets for Teams

by Steffen Opel Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 19, 2015

Atlassian's popular source code hosting site Bitbucket launched Snippets for teams, a collaboration oriented solution to "create and manage multi-file snippets of all kinds". Snippets can be created via drag and drop, owned by a user or a team and optionally shared publicly. They are backed by Git or Mercurial repositories and can be managed via a REST API.

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Critical Git and Mercurial Vulnerability on OS X and Windows

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 19, 2014 2

A critical security vulnerability affecting Git and Mercurial has been announced yesterday, making it possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary commands in the client machine. The vulnerability only affects clients running on OS X (HFS+) and Windows (NTFS, FAT). The Git core team has published new releases for all current versions of Git.

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JetBrains Upsource 1.0: A New Code Reviewing Tool

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 11, 2014

JetBrains has made available Upsource 1.0, a source code collaboration tool for software development teams.

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DBmaestro Brings DevOps for Database to Microsoft SQL Server

by Jonathan Allen Follow 50 Followers on  Apr 21, 2014

The database source control and deployment system DBmaestro now offers SQL Server support. This tool, which is also available for Oracle, is designed to be used in environments where multiple instances of a database exist in development, QA, and staging branches that need to be kept in sync with source code changes.

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Apache Subversion to Migrate to Git

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 01, 2014 8

Today, Greg Stein, founder of the Apache Subversion project, raised a request to migrate the Subversion codebase to Git. More controversial than the decision itself was the way that the decision was made, by the PMC on the private mailing list. Read on to find out what happened and what the current state is.

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