The latest maintenance release Git is available.

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

be5be63fbab63517fcccf5c876749c61b0019d14 git-
8f0eb6f1150ea8c6922343aa4c3ee6cf37e8a091 git-htmldocs-
07e0887315224ac83c61ed60602c345c32a5d658 git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.7.2
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

url = git://
url =
url = git://
url = git://
url =

Git v1.7.7.2 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.7.1

  • We used to drop error messages from libcurl on certain kinds of

  • Error report from smart HTTP transport, when the connection was
    broken in the middle of a transfer, showed a useless message on
    a corrupt packet.

  • “git fetch –prune” was unsafe when used with refspecs from the
    command line.

  • The attribute mechanism did not use case insensitive match when
    core.ignorecase was set.

  • “git bisect” did not notice when it failed to update the working tree
    to the next commit to be tested.

  • “git config –bool –get-regexp” failed to separate the variable name
    and its value “true” when the variable is defined without “= true”.

  • “git remote rename $a $b” were not careful to match the remote name
    against $a (i.e. source side of the remote nickname).

  • “git mergetool” did not use its arguments as pathspec, but as a path to
    the file that may not even have any conflict.

  • “git diff –[num]stat” used to use the number of lines of context
    different from the default, potentially giving different results from
    “git diff | diffstat” and confusing the users.

  • “git pull” and “git rebase” did not work well even when GIT_WORK_TREE is
    set correctly with GIT_DIR if the current directory is outside the working

  • “git send-email” did not honor the configured hostname when restarting
    the HELO/EHLO exchange after switching TLS on.

  • “gitweb” used to produce a non-working link while showing the contents
    of a blob, when JavaScript actions are enabled.

Changes since v1.7.7.1 are as follows:

Brandon Casey (4):
      attr.c: avoid inappropriate access to strbuf "buf" member
      cleanup: use internal memory allocation wrapper functions everywhere
      builtin/mv.c: plug miniscule memory leak
      attr.c: respect core.ignorecase when matching attribute patterns

Carlos Martín Nieto (6):
      Remove 'working copy' from the documentation and C code
      fetch: free all the additional refspecs
      t5510: add tests for fetch --prune
      remote: separate out the remote_find_tracking logic into query_refspecs
      fetch: honor the user-provided refspecs when pruning refs
      fetch: treat --tags like refs/tags/*:refs/tags/* when pruning

Christian Couder (1):
      bisect: fix exiting when checkout failed in bisect_start()

Haitao Li (1):
      date.c: Support iso8601 timezone formats

Jakub Narebski (1):
      gitweb: Strip non-printable characters from syntax highlighter output

Jeff King (8):
      add sha1_array API docs
      quote.h: fix bogus comment
      refactor argv_array into generic code
      quote: provide sq_dequote_to_argv_array
      bisect: use argv_array API
      checkout: use argv_array API
      run_hook: use argv_array API
      pull,rebase: handle GIT_WORK_TREE better

Jim Meyering (1):
      make the sample pre-commit hook script reject names with newlines, too

Jonathan Nieder (2):
      http: remove extra newline in error message
      http: avoid empty error messages for some curl errors

Jonathon Mah (1):
      mergetool: Use args as pathspec to unmerged files

Junio C Hamano (5):
      refactor run_receive_hook()
      diff: teach --stat/--numstat to honor -U$num
      mergetool: no longer need to save standard input
      attr: read core.attributesfile from git_default_core_config

Martin von Zweigbergk (4):
      remote: write correct fetch spec when renaming remote 'remote'
      remote: "rename o foo" should not rename ref "origin/bar"
      remote rename: warn when refspec was not updated
      remote: only update remote-tracking branch if updating refspec

Matthew Daley (1):
      send-email: Honour SMTP domain when using TLS

Michael Haggerty (1):
      notes_merge_commit(): do not pass temporary buffer to other function

Michael J Gruber (3):
      unpack-trees: print "Aborting" to stderr
      git-read-tree.txt: language and typography fixes
      git-read-tree.txt: correct sparse-checkout and skip-worktree description

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (2):
      git-read-tree.txt: update sparse checkout examples
      Reindent closing bracket using tab instead of spaces

Pat Thoyts (1):
      t7511: avoid use of reserved filename on Windows.

Peter Stuge (1):
      gitweb: Fix links to lines in blobs when javascript-actions are enabled

Ramsay Allan Jones (1):
      t9159-*.sh: skip for mergeinfo test for svn <= 1.4

René Scharfe (1):
      read-cache.c: fix index memory allocation

Richard Hartmann (1):
      clone: Quote user supplied path in a single quote pair

Shawn O. Pearce (1):
      remote-curl: Fix warning after HTTP failure

Stefan Naewe (1):
      Documentation/git-update-index: refer to 'ls-files'

Thomas Rast (1):
      Documentation: basic configuration of notes.rewriteRef

Junio C Hamano wrote on 01 Nov 2011


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