[ANNOUNCE] Git v1.8.3.1

Junio C Hamano gitster at pobox.com
Mon Jun 10 22:03:49 BST 2013

The latest maintenance release Git v1.8.3.1 is now available at the
usual places.

This is primarily to push out fixes to two regressions that seem to
affect many people, namely, the ".gitignore !directory" bug and the
"daemon cannot read from $HOME owned by root" bug.

The release tarballs are found at:


and their SHA-1 checksums are:

32562a231fe4422bc033bf872fffa61f41ee2669  git-
94d48f6f8684aec851124e7d0b835b338a9187ad  git-htmldocs-
0cd759579d4bd75f1cf1ba073b1ab96c49390426  git-manpages-

The following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.8.3.1
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

  url = https://kernel.googlesource.com/pub/scm/git/git
  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

Also, http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/ has copies of the
release tarballs.

Git v1.8.3.1 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.8.3

 * When $HOME is misconfigured to point at an unreadable directory, we
   used to complain and die. The check has been loosened.

 * Handling of negative exclude pattern for directories "!dir" was
   broken in the update to v1.8.3.

Also contains a handful of trivial code clean-ups, documentation
updates, updates to the test suite, etc.
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