[ANNOUNCE] Git for Windows 2.36.1

Johannes Schindelin johannes.schindelin at gmx.de
Mon May 9 19:21:02 BST 2022

Dear Git users,

I hereby announce that Git for Windows 2.36.1 is available from:


Changes since Git for Windows v2.36.0 (April 20th 2022)

Upcoming breaking changes

We plan to update the included bash to version 5.1 (currently 4.4) soon
after Git for Windows 2.36.0 is released. Please check your shell
scripts for potential compatibility issues.

Git for Windows will also stop supporting Windows Vista soon after Git
for Windows 2.36.0 is released. Around the beginning of 2023, Git for
Windows will drop support for Windows 7 and for Windows 8, following
Cygwin's and MSYS2's lead (Git for Windows relies on MSYS2 for
components such as Bash and Perl).

New Features

  * Comes with Git v2.36.1.
  * On newer Windows versions, Git now assumes a Win32 Console with
    full color capabilities. This helps e.g. when NeoVIM is configured
    as Git's editor.
  * Comes with OpenSSH v9.0p1.
  * When git clean fails due to long paths, Git now advises the user to
    set core.longPaths.
  * Comes with cURL v7.83.0.
  * Git Credential Manager's binaries are no longer installed in the
    same location as core Git's own dashed programs. This separates
    more clearly the core Git executables from the Git executables
    provided by third-parties.
  * Comes with Git Credential Manager Core v2.0.696.
  * Comes with OpenSSL v1.1.1o.
  * Comes with patch level 4 of the MSYS2 runtime (Git for Windows
    flavor) based on Cygwin 3.3.4.

Bug Fixes

  * A regression introduced in Git for Windows v2.36.0 where GPG in
    32-bit versions simply would not work was fixed.
  * The proxy-lookup helper only reported the first letter of the proxy
    , which was fixed.
  * The installer now verifies that .NET Framework 4.7.2 is available
    before offering Git Credential Manager (GCM) as an option (because
    it is required for GCM to work).
  * A bug introduced into v2.36.0 where shell scripts failed to run on
    some network shares with the error "Too many levels of symbolic
    links" was fixed.

Git-2.36.1-64-bit.exe | 08a0c20374d13d1b448d2c5713222ff55dd1f4bffa15093b85772cc0fc5f30e7
Git-2.36.1-32-bit.exe | 0a50735bd088698e6015265d9373cb0cc859f46a0689d3073f91da0dc0fe66aa
PortableGit-2.36.1-64-bit.7z.exe | af17a2803c5c6406b9b60dfef2d34f72f218975f9d78df21005a44f6e2f0caf9
PortableGit-2.36.1-32-bit.7z.exe | 71ad967137a4da096f3e3406bd8a761f59c3a1edbf32e81e69e1f75efb9a44c4
MinGit-2.36.1-64-bit.zip | a7a78c306dea018cc7ca3efe6a0d87c1dd7a43762705ccb0c5e31e3e44349207
MinGit-2.36.1-32-bit.zip | dbd24baed2bbc0a5bb784cf3cb877bf9a66ff3fb029e95231f46db5e5b4bc4f5
MinGit-2.36.1-busybox-64-bit.zip | 5c7a819187dbcb0d8941c6a71bc384b01a942a6c2b5385202bb79a0fcc52d8a5
MinGit-2.36.1-busybox-32-bit.zip | 42dfaec1999393ba8b8e472fecc6b9435fed59415e404eedbe847c975c1840c2
Git-2.36.1-64-bit.tar.bz2 | 38f4888db497ebe11f67c42a88ac1708fb5c68d53a398b4030b51a6116cce0e5
Git-2.36.1-32-bit.tar.bz2 | 7b7cce2d1a29bb18b661720c692b39a27b406cd4916d75cc62d5fe1bfd9a57ea


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