The first maintenance release Git is available at the usual
git-{gz,bz2}                      (source tarball)
git-htmldocs-{gz,bz2}             (preformatted docs)
git-manpages-{gz,bz2}             (preformatted docs)

The RPM binary packages for a few architectures are found in:

RPMS/$arch/git-*-$arch.rpm     (RPM)

Git v1.7.4.1 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.4

  • On Windows platform, the codepath to spawn a new child process forgot
    to first flush the output buffer.

  • “git bundle” did not use OFS_DELTA encoding, making its output a few
    per-cent larger than necessarily.

  • The option to tell “git clone” to recurse into the submodules was
    misspelled with an underscore “–recurse_submodules”.

  • “git diff –cached HEAD” before the first commit does what an end user
    would expect (namely, show what would be committed without further “git

  • “git fast-import” didn’t accept the command to ask for “notes” feature
    to be present in its input stream, even though it was capable of the

  • “git fsck” gave up scanning loose object files in directories with
    garbage files.

And other minor fixes and documentation updates.

Changes since v1.7.4 are as follows:

Chris Packham (1):
      clone: fixup recurse_submodules option

Jakub Narebski (1):
      gitweb: Mention optional Perl modules in INSTALL

Jens Lehmann (2):
      t5526: Fix wrong argument order in "git config"
      pull: Document the "--[no-]recurse-submodules" options

Johannes Sixt (2):
      start_command: flush buffers in the WIN32 code path as well
      t4120-apply-popt: help systems with core.filemode=false

Jonathan Nieder (5):
      quote.h: simplify the inclusion
      fast-import: clarify documentation of "feature" command
      fast-import: introduce "feature notes" command
      compat: helper for detecting unsigned overflow
      svn-fe: warn about experimental status

Junio C Hamano (3):
      fsck: drop unused parameter from traverse_one_object()
      fsck: do not give up too early in fsck_dir()

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (4):
      diff: support --cached on unborn branches
      Add const to parse_{commit,tag}_buffer()
      sha1_file.c: move find_cached_object up so sha1_object_info can use it
      sha1_object_info: examine cached_object store too

Pat Thoyts (2):
      t3509: use unconstrained initial test to setup repository.
      t7407: fix line endings for mingw build

Shawn O. Pearce (1):
      bundle: Use OFS_DELTA in bundle files

Sitaram Chamarty (1):
      post-receive-email: suppress error if description file missing

Uwe Kleine-König (1):
      Documentation/merge subtree How-To: fix typo

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