Magit 2.1.0

I just installed the new version of magit (2.1.0) and even though I've made only two commits so far, I really like the new functionality. One of the first things you'll notice is that when you commit, a diff is popped up in another window so you can see what's changed. That's handy when composing a commit message.

It's very important that you follow the Installation instructions in the new User Manual. This is true even if you're just updating from one of the ELPA repositories. You must delete

  1. magit
  2. git-commit-mode
  3. git-rebase-mode

and then quit Emacs. Next, restart Emacs and install magit from ELPA. Many of the variable names have been changed so if you are using any in your init.el you will probably need to change them. In my case, I had to change magit-repo-dirs to magit-repository-directories.

This is a big release with lots of new and improved functionality. If, like me, you're a heavy magit user, you might want to contribute to keep the goodness coming.

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  • I've been using Emacs and Git for a while, but this looks like a treat.