A maintenance release Git is now available at the usual

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

bb3d715437a4751f7de0c89156bf97dae7c6049a  git-
71cf25158ae3499e33327fa9469279771429f9f7  git-htmldocs-
ce327331973b6e100b6a69ab8f9c526690260e92  git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.8.5
tag and the maint-1.7.8 branch that the tag points at:

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

Git v1.7.8.5 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.8.4

  • Dependency on our thread-utils.h header file was missing for
    objects that depend on it in the Makefile.

  • “git am” when fed an empty file did not correctly finish reading it
    when it attempts to guess the input format.

  • “git grep -P” (when PCRE is enabled in the build) did not match the
    beginning and the end of the line correctly with ^ and $.

  • “git rebase -m” tried to run “git notes copy” needlessly when
    nothing was rewritten.

Also contains minor fixes and documentation updates.

Changes since v1.7.8.4 are as follows:

Andrew Wong (1):
      rebase -m: only call "notes copy" when rewritten exists and is non-empty

Dmitry V. Levin (1):
      Makefile: add thread-utils.h to LIB_H

Jeff King (1):
      imap-send: remove dead code

Jim Meyering (1):
      am: don't infloop for an empty input file

Junio C Hamano (2):

Michał Kiedrowicz (1):
      grep -P: Fix matching ^ and $

Junio C Hamano wrote on 26 Feb 2012