Git 1.8.5 is now out. The RC was available for more than a month, and now it’s gone stable. One interesting change is the new alias for
HEAD. From the atlassian blog:
This had been cooking for a while and it’s finally in: HEAD has a new alias, instead of typing four capital letters you can say “@” now, e.g. “git log @“.
Which means you can now just type in @^ for HEAD^ and @~2 for HEAD~2 and so on.
Among other notable changes are that
git-repack (which was a shell script previously) has been rewritten in C,
cherry-pick shows the commits being cherry-picked and
diff-filter has got an “all-but” option.