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

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

6216153da1139c25cb96cfb4441eff327013ec4f  git-
2d488c3975da1c2ea90965b82233a986c498a8c2  git-htmldocs-
223daa871a64facc60bdf643c50c78eac21c88f4  git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.9.3
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

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

Git v1.7.9.3 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.9.2

  • “git p4” (in contrib/) submit the changes to a wrong place when the
    “–use-client-spec” option is set.

  • The config.mak.autogen generated by optional autoconf support tried
    to link the binary with -lintl even when libintl.h is missing from
    the system.

  • When the filter driver exits before reading the content before the
    main git process writes the contents to be filtered to the pipe to
    it, the latter could be killed with SIGPIPE instead of ignoring
    such an event as an error.

  • “git add –refresh <pathspec>” used to warn about unmerged paths
    outside the given pathspec.

  • The bulk check-in codepath in “git add” streamed contents that
    needs smudge/clean filters without running them, instead of punting
    and delegating to the codepath to run filters after slurping
    everything to core.

  • “git branch –with $that” assumed incorrectly that the user will never
    ask the question with nonsense value in $that.

  • “git bundle create” produced a corrupt bundle file upon seeing
    commits with excessively long subject line.

  • When a remote helper exits before reading the blank line from the
    main git process to signal the end of commands, the latter could be
    killed with SIGPIPE. Instead we should ignore such event as a

  • The commit log template given with “git merge –edit” did not have
    a short instructive text like what “git commit” gives.

  • “git rev-list –verify-objects -q” omitted the extra verification
    it needs to do over “git rev-list –objects -q” by mistake.

  • “gitweb” used to drop warnings in the log file when “heads” view is
    accessed in a repository whose HEAD does not point at a valid

  • An invalid regular expression pattern given by an end user made
    “gitweb” to return garbled response.

Also contains minor fixes and documentation updates.

Changes since v1.7.9.2 are as follows:

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

Carlos Martín Nieto (2):
      branch: don't assume the merge filter ref exists
      Documentation: use {asterisk} in rev-list-options.txt when needed

Clemens Buchacher (1):
      http.proxy: also mention https_proxy and all_proxy

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

Jakub Narebski (2):
      gitweb: Fix "heads" view when there is no current branch
      gitweb: Handle invalid regexp in regexp search

Jeff King (4):
      disconnect from remote helpers more gently
      teach convert_to_git a "dry run" mode
      teach dry-run convert_to_git not to require a src buffer
      do not stream large files to pack when filters are in use

Jehan Bing (1):
      Ignore SIGPIPE when running a filter driver

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

John Szakmeister (1):
      configure: don't use -lintl when there is no gettext support

Jonathan Nieder (1):
      mergetools/meld: Use --help output to detect --output support

Junio C Hamano (9):
      refresh_index: do not show unmerged path that is outside pathspec
      Documentation/merge-options.txt: group "ff" related options together
      Document merge.branchdesc configuration variable
      Document accumulated fixes since
      Update draft release notes to
      Documentation: do not assume that n > 1 in <rev>~$n
      Update draft release notes to for the last time

Libor Pechacek (1):
      Documentation fixes in git-config

Matthieu Moy (1):
      README: point to Documentation/SubmittingPatches

Michael Haggerty (2):
      post-receive-email: remove unused variable
      post-receive-email: match up $LOGBEGIN..$LOGEND pairs correctly

Michael J Gruber (1):
      t0300: work around bug in dash 0.5.6

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

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (2):
      rev-list: remove BISECT_SHOW_TRIED flag
      rev-list: fix --verify-objects --quiet becoming --objects

Pete Wyckoff (4):
      git-p4: set useClientSpec variable on initial clone
      git-p4: fix submit regression with clientSpec and subdir clone
      git-p4: remove bash-ism in t9809
      git-p4: remove bash-ism in t9800

Philip Jägenstedt (1):
      remote: fix set-branches usage and documentation

Stefano Lattarini (1):
      tests: fix spurious error when run directly with Solaris /usr/xpg4/bin/sh

Thomas Rast (6):
      merge: add instructions to the commit message when editing
      bundle: put strbuf_readline_fd in strbuf.c with adjustments
      bundle: use a strbuf to scan the log for boundary commits
      strbuf: improve strbuf_get*line documentation
      t5704: match tests to modern style
      fast-import: zero all of 'struct tag' to silence valgrind

Tim Henigan (2):
      CodingGuidelines: Add a note about spaces after redirection
      CodingGuidelines: do not use 'which' in shell scripts

Tom Grennan (1):
      t5512 (ls-remote): modernize style

Junio C Hamano wrote on 05 Mar 2012