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

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

7aff1048480a8637de94e8d82744d312c0b5e060  git-
3cf13b03b2f64d0458212232cc18983231f8251e  git-htmldocs-
d6992d899fb70e40983f94a2f96ad24b8ee93557  git-manpages-

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

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

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
      Update draft release notes to
      Update draft release notes to

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