What is git?

Git

GIT

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large with speed and efficiency. It is designed for coordinating work among programmers, but it can be used to track changes in any set of files. Its goals include speed, data integrity,and support for distributed, non-linear workflows.

For development of the Linux kernel,Linus Benedict Torvalds created the git in the year 2005 with many kernel developers.Since 2005 it was maintained by Junio C Hamano.

It is a free and open-source software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.

Versions

Version Original release date Latest (patch) version Release date (of patch)
0.99 2005-07-11 0.99.9n 2005-12-15
1.0 2005-12-21 1.0.13 2006-01-27
1.1 2006-01-08 1.1.6 2006-01-30
1.2 2006-02-12 1.2.6 2006-04-08
1.3 2006-04-18 1.3.3 2006-05-16
1.4 2006-06-10 1.4.4.5 2008-07-16
1.5 2007-02-14 1.5.6.6 2008-12-17
1.6 2008-08-17 1.6.6.3 2010-12-15
1.7 2010-02-13 1.7.12.4 2012-10-17
1.8 2012-10-21 1.8.5.6 2014-12-17
1.9 2014-02-14 1.9.5 2014-12-17
2.0 2014-05-28 2.0.5 2014-12-17
2.1 2014-08-16 2.1.4 2014-12-17
2.2 2014-11-26 2.2.3 2015-09-04
2.3 2015-02-05 2.3.10 2015-09-29
2.4 2015-04-30 2.4.12 2017-05-05
2.5 2015-07-27 2.5.6 2017-05-05
2.6 2015-09-28 2.6.7 2017-05-05
2.7 2015-10-04 2.7.6 2017-07-30
2.8 2016-03-28 2.8.6 2017-07-30
2.9 2016-06-13 2.9.5 2017-07-30
2.10 2016-09-02 2.10.5 2017-09-22
2.11 2016-11-29 2.11.4 2017-09-22
2.12 2017-02-24 2.12.5 2017-09-22
2.13 2017-05-10 2.13.7 2018-05-22
2.14 2017-08-04 2.14.6 2019-12-07
2.15 2017-10-30 2.15.4 2019-12-07
2.16 2018-01-17 2.16.6 2019-12-07
2.17 2018-04-02 2.17.3 2019-12-07
2.18 2018-06-21 2.18.2 2019-12-07
2.19 2018-09-10 2.19.3 2019-12-07
2.20 2018-12-09 2.20.2 2019-12-07
2.21 2019-02-24 2.21.1 2019-12-07
2.22 2019-06-07 2.22.2 2019-12-07
2.23 2019-08-16 2.23.1 2019-12-07
2.24 2019-11-04 2.24.1 2019-12-07
2.25 2020-01-13 2.25.0 2020-01-13

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