Git 1.7.9.2

The latest maintenance release Git 1.7.9.2 is now available at the
usual places.

The release tarballs are found at:

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

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

7aff1048480a8637de94e8d82744d312c0b5e060  git-1.7.9.2.tar.gz
3cf13b03b2f64d0458212232cc18983231f8251e  git-htmldocs-1.7.9.2.tar.gz
d6992d899fb70e40983f94a2f96ad24b8ee93557  git-manpages-1.7.9.2.tar.gz

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.9.2
tag and the maint 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 v1.7.9.2 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.9.1

  • Bash completion script (in contrib/) did not like a pattern that
    begins with a dash to be passed to __git_ps1 helper function.

  • Adaptation of the bash completion script (in contrib/) for zsh
    incorrectly listed all subcommands when “git <TAB><TAB>” was given
    to ask for list of porcelain subcommands.

  • The build procedure for profile-directed optimized binary was not
    working very well.

  • Some systems need to explicitly link -lcharset to get locale_charset().

  • t5541 ignored user-supplied port number used for HTTP server testing.

  • The error message emitted when we see an empty loose object was
    not phrased correctly.

  • The code to ask for password did not fall back to the terminal
    input when GIT_ASKPASS is set but does not work (e.g. lack of X
    with GUI askpass helper).

  • We failed to give the true terminal width to any subcommand when
    they are invoked with the pager, i.e. “git -p cmd”.

  • map_user() was not rewriting its output correctly, which resulted
    in the user visible symptom that “git blame -e” sometimes showed
    excess > at the end of email addresses.

  • “git checkout -b” did not allow switching out of an unborn branch.

  • When you have both …/foo and …/foo.git, “git clone …/foo” did not
    favor the former but the latter.

  • “git commit” refused to create a commit when entries added with
    “add -N” remained in the index, without telling Git what their content
    in the next commit should be. We should have created the commit without
    these paths.

  • “git diff –stat” said “files”, “insertions”, and “deletions” even
    when it is showing one “file”, one “insertion” or one “deletion”.

  • The output from “git diff –stat” for two paths that have the same
    amount of changes showed graph bars of different length due to the
    way we handled rounding errors.

  • “git grep” did not pay attention to -diff (hence -binary) attribute.

  • The transport programs (fetch, push, clone)ignored –no-progress
    and showed progress when sending their output to a terminal.

  • Sometimes error status detected by a check in an earlier phase of
    “git receive-pack” (the other end of “git push”) was lost by later
    checks, resulting in false indication of success.

  • “git rev-list –verify” sometimes skipped verification depending on
    the phase of the moon, which dates back to 1.7.8.x series.

  • Search box in “gitweb” did not accept non-ASCII characters correctly.

  • Search interface of “gitweb” did not show multiple matches in the same file
    correctly.

Also contains minor fixes and documentation updates.

Changes since v1.7.9.1 are as follows:

Christian Hammerl (1):
      completion: Allow dash as the first character for __git_ps1

Clemens Buchacher (4):
      git rev-list: fix invalid typecast
      push/fetch/clone --no-progress suppresses progress output
      t5541: check error message against the real port number used
      do not override receive-pack errors

Felipe Contreras (3):
      completion: work around zsh option propagation bug
      completion: use ls -1 instead of rolling a loop to do that ourselves
      completion: simplify __gitcomp and __gitcomp_nl implementations

Jakub Narebski (2):
      gitweb: Allow UTF-8 encoded CGI query parameters and path_info
      gitweb: Fix 'grep' search for multiple matches in file

Jeff King (12):
      grep: make locking flag global
      grep: move sha1-reading mutex into low-level code
      grep: refactor the concept of "grep source" into an object
      convert git-grep to use grep_source interface
      grep: drop grep_buffer's "name" parameter
      grep: cache userdiff_driver in grep_source
      grep: respect diff attributes for binary-ness
      grep: load file data after checking binary-ness
      grep: pre-load userdiff drivers when threaded
      standardize and improve lookup rules for external local repos
      prompt: clean up strbuf usage
      prompt: fall back to terminal if askpass fails

Jiang Xin (2):
      i18n: git-commit whence_s "merge/cherry-pick" message
      i18n: format_tracking_info "Your branch is behind" message

Johannes Sixt (1):
      Makefile: fix syntax for older make

Junio C Hamano (8):
      mailmap: always return a plain mail address from map_user()
      git checkout -b: allow switching out of an unborn branch
      commit: ignore intent-to-add entries instead of refusing
      diff --stat: show bars of same length for paths with same amount of changes
      Update draft release notes to 1.7.9.2
      Update draft release notes to 1.7.9.2
      Update draft release notes to 1.7.9.2
      Git 1.7.9.2

Matthieu Moy (1):
      fsck: give accurate error message on empty loose object files

Namhyung Kim (2):
      ctype.c only wants git-compat-util.h
      ctype: implement islower/isupper macro

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (3):
      sha1_file.c: move the core logic of find_pack_entry() into fill_pack_entry()
      find_pack_entry(): do not keep packed_git pointer locally
      Use correct grammar in diffstat summary line

Philip Jägenstedt (2):
      completion: remove stale "to submit patches" documentation
      completion: use tabs for indentation

Ralf Thielow (2):
      completion: --edit-description option for git-branch
      completion: --list option for git-branch

Theodore Ts'o (1):
      Fix build problems related to profile-directed optimization

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek (2):
      pager: find out the terminal width before spawning the pager
      man: rearrange git synopsis to fit in 80 lines

Дилян Палаузов (1):
      Makefile: introduce CHARSET_LIB to link with -lcharset

Junio C Hamano wrote on 22 Feb 2012

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