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You can now clone public repositories hosted on GitHub over HTTP. This is very slow and should only be used if the git port (9418) is blocked due to a firewall or other tomfoolery.

Try it out:

git clone

If you’re a Ruby on Rails user, you can now install plugins without Git installed on your machine. This means your loyal blog readers stuck in the past don’t need Git to benefit from your Ruby wizardry.

Try it out:

./script/plugin install

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