Announcing Git for Windows 1.7.4.
This now is available for download at http://msysgit.googlecode.com/
Git for Windows Release Notes (Git-1.7.4-preview20110204)
Last update: 4 February 2011
These release notes describe issues specific to the Git for Windows
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.
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
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
If configured to use plink, you will have to connect with putty first
and accept the host key.
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
Changes since Git-18.104.22.168-preview20101025
Comes with Git 1.7.4 plus patches.
Includes antiword to enable viewing diffs of .doc files
Includes poppler to enable viewing diffs of .pdf files
Removes cygwin paths from the bash shell PATH