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

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

71c5a5acdef77cd8d29a4ae5d4fe7f2889f495b5  git-
e744796212ac536ac1b9b1d84e750cb02775ac0f  git-htmldocs-
43441aaa208b1f948f5a006e818a1a34dcda6740  git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.9.6
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

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

Git v1.7.9.6 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.9.5

  • “git merge $tag” to merge an annotated tag always opens the editor
    during an interactive edit session. v1.7.10 series introduced an
    environment variable GIT_MERGE_AUTOEDIT to help older scripts decline
    this behaviour, but the maintenance track should also support it.

Also contains minor fixes and documentation updates.

Changes since v1.7.9.5 are as follows:

Heiko Voigt (1):
      string-list: document that string_list_insert() inserts unique strings

Junio C Hamano (2):
      merge: backport GIT_MERGE_AUTOEDIT support

Junio C Hamano wrote on 02 Apr 2012