Git 1.7.2.3 for Windows

Git Release Notes (Git-1.7.2.3-preview20100911)
Last update: 11 September 2010

Find it at http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/downloads/list

These release notes describe issues specific to the Windows release.

General release notes covering the history of the core git commands are
included in the subdirectory doc/git/html of the installation
directory. Look for files starting with RelNotes.

Known issues

  • Some commands are not yet supported on Windows and excluded from the
    installation; namely: git archimport, git cvsexportcommit, git
    cvsimport, git cvsserver, git instaweb, git shell.

  • The Logitec QuickCam software can cause spurious crashes. See “Why
    does make often crash creating a sh.exe.stackdump file when I try to
    compile my source code?” on the MinGW Wiki
    (http://www.mingw.org/wiki/Environment_issues)

  • The Quick Launch icon will only be installed for the user running
    setup (typically the Administrator). This is a technical restriction
    and will not change.

  • curl uses $HOME/_netrc instead of $HOME/.netrc.

  • If you want to specify a different location for –upload-pack, you
    have to start the absolute path with two slashes. Otherwise MSys will
    mangle the path.

  • git and bash have serious problems with non-ASCII file names (Issue
    80, 159).

  • If configured to use plink, you will have to connect with putty first
    and accept the host key.

  • There are a spurious write errors during rebase (Issue 200) that seem
    not to be reproducible on most computers.

  • As merge tools are executed using the MSys bash, options starting with
    “/” need to be handled specially: MSys would interpret that as a POSIX
    path, so you need to double the slash (Issue 226). Example: instead
    of “/base”, say “//base”. Also, extra care has to be paid to pass
    Windows programs Windows paths, as they have no clue about MSys style
    POSIX paths — You can use something like $(cmd //c echo
    “$POSIXPATH”).

Changes since Git-1.7.1-preview20100612

New Features

  • Comes with Git 1.7.2.3 plus patches.

Bugfixes

  • Issue 519 (build problem with compat/regex/regexec.c) was fixed

  • Issue 430 (size of panes not preserved in git-gui) was fixed

  • Issue 411 (git init failing to work with CIFS paths) was fixed

  • Issue 501 (failing to clone repo from root dir using relative path) was fixed

Changes since Git-1.7.0.2-preview20100309

New Features

  • Comes with Git 1.7.1 plus patches.

Bugfixes

  • Issue 27 (git-send-mail not working properly) was fixed again

  • Issue 433 (error while running git svn fetch) was fixed

  • Issue 427 (Gitk reports error: “couldn’t compile regular expression
    pattern: invalid repetition count(s)”) was fixed

  • Issue 192 (output truncated) was fixed again

  • Issue 365 (Out of memory? mmap failed) was fixed

  • Issue 387 (gitk reports “error: couldn’t execute “git:” file name too
    long”) was fixed

  • Issue 409 (checkout of large files to network drive fails on XP) was
    fixed

  • Issue 428 (The return value of git.cmd is not the same as git.exe) was
    fixed

  • Issue 444 (Git Bash Here returns a “File not found error” in Windows 7
    Professional – 64 bits) was fixed

  • Issue 445 (git help does nothing) was fixed

  • Issue 450 (“git –bare init” shouldn’t set the directory to hidden.)
    was fixed

  • Issue 456 (git script fails with error code 1) was fixed

  • Issue 469 (error launch wordpad in last netinstall) was fixed

  • Issue 474 (git update-index –index-info silently does nothing) was
    fixed

  • Issue 482 (Add documentation to avoid “fatal: $HOME not set” error)
    was fixed

  • Issue 489 (git.cmd issues warning if %COMSPEC% has spaces in it) was
    fixed

  • Issue 436 (“mkdir : No such file or directory” error while using
    git-svn to fetch or rebase) was fixed

  • Issue 440 (Uninstall does not remove cheetah.) was fixed

  • Issue 441 (Git-1.7.0.2-preview20100309.exe installer fails with
    unwritable msys-1.0.dll when ssh-agent is running) was fixed

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