Junio C Hamano gitster at pobox.com
Thu Feb 23 02:38:29 GMT 2012

The latest maintenance release Git is now available at the
usual places.

The release tarballs are found at:


and their SHA-1 checksums are:

7aff1048480a8637de94e8d82744d312c0b5e060  git-
3cf13b03b2f64d0458212232cc18983231f8251e  git-htmldocs-
d6992d899fb70e40983f94a2f96ad24b8ee93557  git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.9.2
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

Git v1.7.9.2 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.9.1

 * Bash completion script (in contrib/) did not like a pattern that
   begins with a dash to be passed to __git_ps1 helper function.

 * Adaptation of the bash completion script (in contrib/) for zsh
   incorrectly listed all subcommands when "git <TAB><TAB>" was given
   to ask for list of porcelain subcommands.

 * The build procedure for profile-directed optimized binary was not
   working very well.

 * Some systems need to explicitly link -lcharset to get locale_charset().

 * t5541 ignored user-supplied port number used for HTTP server testing.

 * The error message emitted when we see an empty loose object was
   not phrased correctly.

 * The code to ask for password did not fall back to the terminal
   input when GIT_ASKPASS is set but does not work (e.g. lack of X
   with GUI askpass helper).

 * We failed to give the true terminal width to any subcommand when
   they are invoked with the pager, i.e. "git -p cmd".

 * map_user() was not rewriting its output correctly, which resulted
   in the user visible symptom that "git blame -e" sometimes showed
   excess '>' at the end of email addresses.

 * "git checkout -b" did not allow switching out of an unborn branch.

 * When you have both .../foo and .../foo.git, "git clone .../foo" did not
   favor the former but the latter.

 * "git commit" refused to create a commit when entries added with
   "add -N" remained in the index, without telling Git what their content
   in the next commit should be. We should have created the commit without
   these paths.

 * "git diff --stat" said "files", "insertions", and "deletions" even
   when it is showing one "file", one "insertion" or one "deletion".

 * The output from "git diff --stat" for two paths that have the same
   amount of changes showed graph bars of different length due to the
   way we handled rounding errors.

 * "git grep" did not pay attention to -diff (hence -binary) attribute.

 * The transport programs (fetch, push, clone)ignored --no-progress
   and showed progress when sending their output to a terminal.

 * Sometimes error status detected by a check in an earlier phase of
   "git receive-pack" (the other end of "git push") was lost by later
   checks, resulting in false indication of success.

 * "git rev-list --verify" sometimes skipped verification depending on
   the phase of the moon, which dates back to 1.7.8.x series.

 * Search box in "gitweb" did not accept non-ASCII characters correctly.

 * Search interface of "gitweb" did not show multiple matches in the same file

Also contains minor fixes and documentation updates.


Changes since v1.7.9.1 are as follows:

Christian Hammerl (1):
      completion: Allow dash as the first character for __git_ps1

Clemens Buchacher (4):
      git rev-list: fix invalid typecast
      push/fetch/clone --no-progress suppresses progress output
      t5541: check error message against the real port number used
      do not override receive-pack errors

Felipe Contreras (3):
      completion: work around zsh option propagation bug
      completion: use ls -1 instead of rolling a loop to do that ourselves
      completion: simplify __gitcomp and __gitcomp_nl implementations

Jakub Narebski (2):
      gitweb: Allow UTF-8 encoded CGI query parameters and path_info
      gitweb: Fix 'grep' search for multiple matches in file

Jeff King (12):
      grep: make locking flag global
      grep: move sha1-reading mutex into low-level code
      grep: refactor the concept of "grep source" into an object
      convert git-grep to use grep_source interface
      grep: drop grep_buffer's "name" parameter
      grep: cache userdiff_driver in grep_source
      grep: respect diff attributes for binary-ness
      grep: load file data after checking binary-ness
      grep: pre-load userdiff drivers when threaded
      standardize and improve lookup rules for external local repos
      prompt: clean up strbuf usage
      prompt: fall back to terminal if askpass fails

Jiang Xin (2):
      i18n: git-commit whence_s "merge/cherry-pick" message
      i18n: format_tracking_info "Your branch is behind" message

Johannes Sixt (1):
      Makefile: fix syntax for older make

Junio C Hamano (8):
      mailmap: always return a plain mail address from map_user()
      git checkout -b: allow switching out of an unborn branch
      commit: ignore intent-to-add entries instead of refusing
      diff --stat: show bars of same length for paths with same amount of changes
      Update draft release notes to
      Update draft release notes to
      Update draft release notes to

Matthieu Moy (1):
      fsck: give accurate error message on empty loose object files

Namhyung Kim (2):
      ctype.c only wants git-compat-util.h
      ctype: implement islower/isupper macro

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (3):
      sha1_file.c: move the core logic of find_pack_entry() into fill_pack_entry()
      find_pack_entry(): do not keep packed_git pointer locally
      Use correct grammar in diffstat summary line

Philip Jägenstedt (2):
      completion: remove stale "to submit patches" documentation
      completion: use tabs for indentation

Ralf Thielow (2):
      completion: --edit-description option for git-branch
      completion: --list option for git-branch

Theodore Ts'o (1):
      Fix build problems related to profile-directed optimization

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek (2):
      pager: find out the terminal width before spawning the pager
      man: rearrange git synopsis to fit in 80 lines

Дилян Палаузов (1):
      Makefile: introduce CHARSET_LIB to link with -lcharset

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