The precise release version is
There’s a lot of new improvements, the largest being git-submodule support:
I’m also a huge fan of the branch status decorations:
Note that this is the last release in the 1.X stream for EGit and JGit, there will be a 2.0 release in June targeting the Eclipse Juno simultaneous release. When we move to 2.0, there will be some breaking API changes and API cleanup that happens. If there was something you didn’t like about the API, now is your chance to speak up and contribute.