Git v1.7.11.7

A maintenance release Git v1.7.11.7 is now available at the
usual places.

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

30c7aafaa31002ca52bc45dbd0908e63b00015dd  git-
bdcd5009498bc961757915dae30f5fefd6435c59  git-htmldocs-
9fb4bb051822168e41424524a4a325207f308507  git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.11.7
tag and the maint-1.7.11 branch that the tag points at:

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

Git v1.7.11.7 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.11.6

  • The synopsis said “checkout [-B branch]” to make it clear the
    branch name is a parameter to the option, but the heading for the
    option description was “-B::”, not “-B branch::”, making the
    documentation misleading.

  • Git ships with a fall-back regexp implementation for platforms with
    buggy regexp library, but it was easy for people to keep using their
    platform regexp. A new test has been added to check this.

  • “git apply -p0” did not parse pathnames on “diff –git” line
    correctly. This caused patches that had pathnames in no other
    places to be mistakenly rejected (most notably, binary patch that
    does not rename nor change mode). Textual patches, renames or mode
    changes have preimage and postimage pathnames in different places
    in a form that can be parsed unambiguously and did not suffer from
    this problem.

  • After “gitk” showed the contents of a tag, neither “Reread
    references” nor “Reload” did not update what is shown as the
    contents of it, when the user overwrote the tag with “git tag -f”.

  • “git for-each-ref” did not currectly support more than one –sort

  • “git log ..” errored out saying it is both rev range and a path
    when there is no disambiguating “–” is on the command line.
    Update the command line parser to interpret “..” as a path in such
    a case.

  • Pushing to smart HTTP server with recent Git fails without having
    the username in the URL to force authentication, if the server is
    configured to allow GET anonymously, while requiring authentication
    for POST.

  • “git show –format=%ci” did not give timestamp correctly for
    commits created without human readable name on “committer” line.
    (merge e27ddb6 jc/maint-ident-missing-human-name later to maint).

  • “git show –quiet” ought to be a synonym for “git show -s”, but

Junio C Hamano wrote on 14 Sep 2012