WinGit – native x86/x64 Git for Windows

I’m proud to announce WinGit:
an attempt to bring Git powers to 64-bit Windows.

WinGit is currently used only by my coworkers and isn’t considered
production-ready-rock-solid. Use at your own risk.

Homepage & build instructions

https://github.com/slonopotamus/wingit

Binaries

MSI packages: https://github.com/slonopotamus/wingit/releases

After installation, git.exe is ready to be used from cmd.exe or TortoiseGit.
No kind of “Git Bash” or own explorer integration is provided.

Issues

Of course WinGit has issues:
https://github.com/slonopotamus/wingit/issues?state=open

Most notable are: git documentation is not packaged, no Tcl/Tk (thus, no gitk),
no SVN, no Explorer integration.

Sources

All sources are available on GitHub: https://github.com/slonopotamus/wingit

I know that build.sh is UGLY, especially openssl part.

Relationship with msysgit

Unlike msysgit, WinGit is a pure-Windows binary build with MSVC.

Like msysgit, WinGit also uses msys environment (sh/perl/etc) both during
build-time and runtime.

WinGit adds a few patches to Git itself on top of msysgit ones.
Patches are required due to insufficient testing of MSVC builds
(caused by total absence of any MSVC-built Git distributions).

All WinGit patches are sent upstream, just didn’t get to master yet.

wrote on 03 Apr 2014

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