The new features include squashed mode, in which you have only one commit when adding a mirror instead of having all the history and a team mode. It also requires Git version 188.8.131.52 or higher (see my post on updating git). If you hit any bug please report them.
The wiki has usage and examples. You can install it with rubygems (don’t forget to upgrade to RubyGems 1.1.1):
gem sources -a http://gems.github.com/ gem install evilchelu-braid
Or you can get it from the Git repository.
If you used my previous Braid tutorial here’s how to upgrade Rspec to the git repository and get the latest version. If you do not have rspec svn setup you can skip this part.
braid remove vendor/plugins/rspec braid remove vendor/plugins/rspec_on_rails git merge braid/track
I think I hit a bug and had to delete the folders manually:
rm -rf vendor/plugins/rspec vendor/plugins/rspec_on_rails
Now to install the git repositories:
braid add -p -t git git://github.com/dchelimsky/rspec.git braid add -p -t git git://github.com/dchelimsky/rspec-rails.git git merge braid/track