Git 1.7.5.3

The latest maintenance release Git 1.7.5.3 is available at the
usual places:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/
git-1.7.5.3.tar.{gz,bz2}                      (source tarball)
git-htmldocs-1.7.5.3.tar.{gz,bz2}             (preformatted docs)
git-manpages-1.7.5.3.tar.{gz,bz2}             (preformatted docs)

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

RPMS/$arch/git-*-1.7.5.3-1.fc13.$arch.rpm     (RPM)

Git v1.7.5.3 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.5.2

  • The bash completion scripts should correctly work using zsh’s bash
    completion emulation layer now.

  • Setting $(prefix) in config.mak did not affect where etc/gitconfig
    file is read from, even though passing it from the command line of
    $(MAKE) did.

  • The logic to handle “&” (expand to UNIX username) in GECOS field
    miscounted the length of the name it formatted.

  • “git cherry-pick -s resolve” failed to cherry-pick a root commit.

  • “git diff –word-diff” misbehaved when diff.suppress-blank-empty was
    in effect.

  • “git log –stdin path” with an input that has additional pathspec
    used to corrupt memory.

  • “git send-pack” (hence “git push”) over smalt-HTTP protocol could
    deadlock when the client side pack-object died early.

  • Compressed tarball gitweb generates used to be made with the timestamp
    of the tarball generation; this was bad because snapshot from the same
    tree should result in a same tarball.

And other minor fixes and documentation updates.

Changes since v1.7.5.2 are as follows:

Felipe Contreras (1):
      git-completion: fix regression in zsh support

Fraser Tweedale (1):
      gitweb: supply '-n' to gzip for identical output

Jeff King (8):
      send-pack: unbreak push over stateless rpc
      cherry-pick: handle root commits with external strategies
      revert: allow reverting a root commit
      t3503: test cherry picking and reverting root commits
      connect: treat generic proxy processes like ssh processes
      connect: let callers know if connection is a socket
      send-pack: avoid deadlock on git:// push with failed pack-objects
      test core.gitproxy configuration

Jim Meyering (1):
      do not read beyond end of malloc'd buffer

Johannes Sixt (3):
      Documentation/format-patch: suggest Toggle Word Wrap add-on for Thunderbird
      send-pack: avoid deadlock when pack-object dies early
      Honor $(prefix) set in config.mak* when defining ETC_GIT*

Jonathan Nieder (5):
      Revert "t0081 (line-buffer): add buffering tests"
      Documentation: explain how to check for patch corruption
      Documentation: hints for sending patches inline with Thunderbird
      Documentation: publicize KMail hints for sending patches inline
      Documentation: publicize hints for sending patches with GMail

Junio C Hamano (4):
      Revert "Honor $(prefix) set in config.mak* when defining ETC_GIT* and sysconfdir"
      setup_revisions(): take pathspec from command line and --stdin correctly
      sideband_demux(): fix decl-after-stmt
      Git 1.7.5.3

Kacper Kornet (1):
      Honor $(prefix) set in config.mak* when defining ETC_GIT* and sysconfdir

Michael J Gruber (2):
      config.txt,diff-options.txt: porcelain vs. plumbing for color.diff
      git-svn: Fix git svn log --show-commit

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (1):
      init/clone: remove short option -L and document --separate-git-dir

Rafael Gieschke (1):
      copy_gecos: fix not adding nlen to len when processing "&"

Stefan Sperling (1):
      remove noise and inaccuracies from git-svn docs
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