Git 1.7.8.rc1

A release candidate Git 1.7.8.rc1 is available for testing. Since rc0, we
killed all known regressions. Because there won’t be any more new feature
merged until the 1.7.8 final, it is a good time for the coolest kids on
the block to start using the upcoming release before others do.

The release tarballs are found at:

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

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

f35e5c4410b21710434cb591f4c89843e75bb793 git-1.7.8.rc1.tar.gz
72e27cd397f5ae7b3c9d8bb030a76d7c99cdbb50 git-htmldocs-1.7.8.rc1.tar.gz
95429858e879df3f9425cf1279e03cdec7832379 git-manpages-1.7.8.rc1.tar.gz

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.8.rc1
tag and the master 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
Changes since v1.7.8-rc0 are as follows:

Dan McGee (4):
      pack-objects: mark add_to_write_order() as inline
      pack-objects: use unsigned int for counter and offset values
      pack-objects: rewrite add_descendants_to_write_order() iteratively
      pack-objects: don't traverse objects unnecessarily

Erik Faye-Lund (4):
      mingw: move poll out of sys-folder
      compat/win32/poll.c: upgrade from upstream
      upload-archive: use start_command instead of fork
      mingw: poll.h is no longer in sys/

Johannes Sixt (1):
      name-hash.c: always initialize dir_next pointer

Junio C Hamano (5):
      (squash) test for previous
      Git 1.7.7.2
      Update draft release notes to 1.7.8
      receive-pack: do not expect object 0{40} to exist
      Git 1.7.8-rc1

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (2):
      pretty.c: free get_header() return value
      pretty.c: use original commit message if reencoding fails

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

Pete Wyckoff (1):
      git-p4: ignore apple filetype

Sebastian Schuberth (2):
      blame.c: Properly initialize strbuf after calling, textconv_object()
      blame.c: Properly initialize strbuf after calling textconv_object(), again

Stefan Naewe (2):
      t3200: add test case for 'branch -m'
      http: don't always prompt for password

Tay Ray Chuan (1):
      branch -m: handle no arg properly

Ted Percival (1):
      svn: Quote repository root in regex match

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason (2):
      t/t6030-bisect-porcelain.sh: use test_i18ngrep
      t/t7508-status.sh: use test_i18ncmp

Junio C Hamano wrote on 07 Nov 2011

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