Git 1.7.7.6

An maintenance release Git 1.7.7.6 is available.

The release tarballs are found at:

http://code.google.com/p/git-core/downloads/list

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

483dc95de0e26f0154fb23444589266b59848cfe  git-1.7.7.6.tar.gz
8bcbd0a53fd3b937a9991aa096220a1a0eb2f771  git-htmldocs-1.7.7.6.tar.gz
0fd7452c88d0b3ccb08d9b2b91b552680b0209e0  git-manpages-1.7.7.6.tar.gz

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.7.6
tag and the maint-1.7.7 branch that the tag points at:

url = git://repo.or.cz/alt-git.git
url = https://code.google.com/p/git-core/
url = git://git.sourceforge.jp/gitroot/git-core/git.git
url = git://git-core.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/git-core/git-core
url = https://github.com/gitster/git

Git v1.7.7.6 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.7.5

  • The code to look up attributes for paths reused entries from a wrong
    directory when two paths in question are in adjacent directories and
    the name of the one directory is a prefix of the other.

  • A wildcard that matches deeper hierarchy given to the “diff-index” command,
    e.g. “git diff-index HEAD — *.txt“, incorrectly reported additions of
    matching files even when there is no change.

  • When producing a “thin pack” (primarily used in bundles and smart
    HTTP transfers) out of a fully packed repository, we unnecessarily
    avoided sending recent objects as a delta against objects we know
    the other side has.

Also contains minor fixes and documentation updates.

Changes since v1.7.7.5 are as follows:

Clemens Buchacher (1):
      Documentation: read-tree --prefix works with existing subtrees

Jack Nagel (1):
      Add MYMETA.json to perl/.gitignore

Jeff King (4):
      attr: don't confuse prefixes with leading directories
      attr: drop misguided defensive coding
      attr: fix leak in free_attr_elem
      thin-pack: try harder to use preferred base objects as base

Jens Lehmann (1):
      docs: describe behavior of relative submodule URLs

Junio C Hamano (8):
      attr.c: make bootstrap_attr_stack() leave early
      attr.c: clarify the logic to pop attr_stack
      Documentation: rerere's rr-cache auto-creation and rerere.enabled
      Prepare for 1.7.6.6
      Prepare for 1.7.7.6
      Update draft release notes to 1.7.6.6
      Update draft release notes to 1.7.7.6
      Git 1.7.7.6

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (2):
      t2203: fix wrong commit command
      diff-index: enable recursive pathspec matching in unpack_trees

Thomas Rast (1):
      Documentation: rerere.enabled is the primary way to configure rerere

Junio C Hamano wrote on 18 Jan 2012

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