Running regress tests to prepare a release. Haven't done that in a while. It makes me feel so nostalgic.

Wow, this reads like used to read , but in reverse:

(Disclaimer: I am an upstream developer, and I have friends who are upstream developers -- we sometimes buy beer for each other)

If #git isn't the right version-control system for your work, there are others that may or may not fit your needs. Look at #hg (mercurial), #bzr (bazaar), #fossil, #darcs, or #svn (subversion). I know svn has a gui tool available for Windows. Not sure what kind of gui tools the others may offer.
@zine On the topic, #freebsd seem to have migrated from #csv to #svn and seem to be having a painful conversation on whether they want #git.