Junio C Hamano gitster at pobox.com
Mon Oct 24 07:18:29 BST 2011

The latest maintenance release Git is available.

The release tarballs are found at:


and their SHA-1 checksums are:

9200e0b8ee543d297952b78aac8f61f8b3693f8e  git-
b25dacb07ebbfc37e7a90c3d47f76b4c0f0487d9  git-htmldocs-
419c750617ae0c952e2e43f0357c16de6ebc0a44  git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.7.1
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

  url = git://repo.or.cz/alt-git.git
  url = https://code.google.com/p/git-core/
  url = git://git.sourceforge.jp/gitroot/git-core/git.git
  url = git://git-core.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/git-core/git-core
  url = https://github.com/gitster/git


Changes since v1.7.7 are as follows:

Brad King (1):
      rev-list: Demonstrate breakage with --ancestry-path --all

Brandon Casey (1):
      strbuf.c: remove unnecessary strbuf_grow() from strbuf_getwholeline()

Ilari Liusvaara (1):
      Support ERR in remote archive like in fetch/push

Jay Soffian (1):
      merge-one-file: fix "expr: non-numeric argument"

Jeff King (2):
      fetch: avoid quadratic loop checking for updated submodules
      filter-branch: use require_clean_work_tree

Jim Meyering (1):
      fix "git apply --index ..." not to deref NULL

Jonathan Nieder (2):
      Makefile: do not set setgid bit on directories on GNU/kFreeBSD
      RelNotes/ setgid bit patch is about fixing "git init" via Makefile setting

Junio C Hamano (14):
      revision: keep track of the end-user input from the command line
      revision: do not include sibling history in --ancestry-path output
      rebase -i: notice and warn if "exec $cmd" modifies the index or the working tree
      traverse_trees(): allow pruning with pathspec
      unpack-trees: allow pruning with pathspec
      diff-index: pass pathspec down to unpack-trees machinery
      fsck: do not abort upon finding an empty blob
      Teach progress eye-candy to fetch_refs_from_bundle()
      apply --whitespace=error: correctly report new blank lines at end
      checkout $tree $path: do not clobber local changes in $path not in $tree
      diff: resurrect XDF_NEED_MINIMAL with --minimal
      Prepare for
      Almost ready for

Matthieu Moy (2):
      rebase -i: clean error message for --continue after failed exec
      config: display key_delim for config --bool --get-regexp

Michael Schubert (1):
      patch-id.c: use strbuf instead of a fixed buffer

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (4):
      merge: keep stash[] a local variable
      merge: use return value of resolve_ref() to determine if HEAD is invalid
      merge: remove global variable head[]
      Accept tags in HEAD or MERGE_HEAD

Nicolas Morey-Chaisemartin (1):
      grep: Fix race condition in delta_base_cache

René Scharfe (2):
      Revert removal of multi-match discard heuristic in 27af01
      t1304: fall back to $USER if $LOGNAME is not defined

Thomas Rast (2):
      Symlink mergetools scriptlets into valgrind wrappers
      t6019: avoid refname collision on case-insensitive systems

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