WANdisco has supplied certified Subversion binaries for years, and now our certified Git binaries are available for several major platforms. And all I can say is…thank goodness.
If you’re a Linux user and your distribution has an out of date Git package in its repositories, it can be quite an inconvenience. I’ve built and installed Git from source a number of times, and it requires several third-party packages as dependencies, especially if you want to build the docs. Some of these packages can be hard to find on Ubuntu, and downloading and building everything from scratch requires 15 minutes I can’t afford each time. Now I can just grab a certified, up-to-date package from WANdisco.
SCM administrators have an even bigger challenge: making sure every user has a suitable Git package on their workstation (you may not care all the time, but some Git tools and integrations require newer versions of Git). In this case, you definitely don’t want to build Git from source, or have your users do it themselves. You could end up with a release that has bugs, leaving you to rebuild, pick up the patches and push a new build out to all your users – which can quickly become a maintenance headache.
Now you can take advantage of fully tested and certified, continuously up-to-date Git binaries with all the latest bug fixes. WANdisco also offers support and services packages. Just visit our download page and you’ll find all the information you need to get started.