Git v1.7.11.5

The latest maintenance release Git v1.7.11.5 is now available at
the usual places.

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

44013d9418ef23dd8bb67e80b27c9327356bfae8  git-
8e19f56b2f484dc3327f1e8316c114dbe0ee2743  git-htmldocs-
d328241c130bbe38b12adf5702568c1edfff8623  git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.11.5
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

url = git://
url =
url = git://
url = git://
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Git v1.7.11.5 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.11.4

  • The Makefile rule to create assembly output (primarily for
    debugging purposes) did not create it next to the source.

  • The code to avoid mistaken attempt to add the object directory
    itself as its own alternate could read beyond end of a string while

  • On some architectures, “block-sha1” did not compile correctly
    when compilers inferred alignment guarantees from our source we
    did not intend to make.

  • When talking to a remote running ssh on IPv6 enabled host, whose
    address is spelled as “[HOST]:PORT”, we did not parse the address
    correctly and failed to connect.

  • git-blame.el (in compat/) have been updated to use Elisp more

  • “git checkout <branchname>” to come back from a detached HEAD state
    incorrectly computed reachability of the detached HEAD, resulting
    in unnecessary warnings.

  • “git mergetool” did not support –tool-help option to give the list
    of supported backends, like “git difftool” does.

  • “git grep” stopped spawning an external “grep” long time ago, but a
    duplicated test to check internal and external “grep” was left

Also contains minor typofixes and documentation updates.

Changes since v1.7.11.4 are as follows:

Heiko Voigt (1):
      link_alt_odb_entry: fix read over array bounds reported by valgrind

Jeff King (1):
      checkout: don't confuse ref and object flags

Jonathan Nieder (4):
      block-sha1: avoid pointer conversion that violates alignment constraints
      block-sha1: put expanded macro parameters in parentheses
      Makefile: fix location of listing produced by "make subdir/foo.s"
      Makefile: BLK_SHA1 does not require fast htonl() and unaligned loads

Junio C Hamano (4):
      mergetool: support --tool-help option like difftool does
      Enumerate revision range specifiers in the documentation
      Prepare for

Lawrence Mitchell (2):
      git-blame.el: Use with-current-buffer where appropriate
      git-blame.el: Do not use bare 0 to mean (point-min)

Max Horn (1):
      Make <refname> documentation more consistent.

Michael Schubert (1):
      Documentation/git-daemon: add missing word

Ramkumar Ramachandra (1):
      commit: document a couple of options

Ramsay Allan Jones (1):
      t7810-*.sh: Remove redundant test

René Scharfe (1):
      git: Wrong parsing of ssh urls with IPv6 literals ignores port

Rüdiger Sonderfeld (2):
      git-blame.el: use mapc instead of mapcar
      git-blame.el: Do not use goto-line in lisp code

Štěpán Němec (1):
      doc: A few minor copy edits.

Junio C Hamano wrote on 15 Aug 2012