Git v1.7.12.3

The latest maintenance release Git v1.7.12.3 is now available at
the usual places.

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

a071f03f6aab76b283828db1fdedbedb90085eb5  git-
6f976c27aab7250f1a35b2b002ac7a07c3266cf4  git-htmldocs-
49584f0b72e4a13f9a4df771bbde9cf70f25d317  git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.12.3
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

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

Git Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.12.2

  • “git am” mishandled a patch attached as application/octet-stream
    (e.g. not text/*); Content-Transfer-Encoding (e.g. base64) was not
    honored correctly.

  • It was unclear in the documentation for “git blame” that it is
    unnecessary for users to use the “–follow” option.

  • A repository created with “git clone –single” had its fetch
    refspecs set up just like a clone without “–single”, leading the
    subsequent “git fetch” to slurp all the other branches, defeating
    the whole point of specifying “only this branch”.

  • “git fetch” over http had an old workaround for an unlikely server
    misconfiguration; it turns out that this hurts debuggability of the
    configuration in general, and has been reverted.

  • “git fetch” over http advertised that it supports “deflate”, which
    is much less common, and did not advertise the more common “gzip” on
    its Accept-Encoding header.

  • “git receive-pack” (the counterpart to “git push”) did not give
    progress output while processing objects it received to the puser
    when run over the smart-http protocol.

  • “git status” honored the ignore=dirty settings in .gitmodules but
    “git commit” didn’t.

Also contains a handful of documentation updates.

Changes since v1.7.12.2 are as follows:

Jeff King (3):
      receive-pack: redirect unpack-objects stdout to /dev/null
      receive-pack: send pack-processing stderr over sideband
      receive-pack: drop "n/a" on unpacker errors

Junio C Hamano (3):
      git blame: document that it always follows origin across whole-file renames
      Start preparing for

Linus Torvalds (1):
      mailinfo: don't require "text" mime type for attachments

Orgad Shaneh (1):
      commit: pay attention to submodule.$name.ignore in .gitmodules

Peter Krefting (1):
      l10n: Fix to Swedish translation

Ralf Thielow (1):
      clone --single: limit the fetch refspec to fetched branch

Ramkumar Ramachandra (1):
      submodule: if $command was not matched, don't parse other args

Shawn O. Pearce (2):
      Revert "retry request without query when info/refs?query fails"
      Enable info/refs gzip decompression in HTTP client

Junio C Hamano wrote on 08 Oct 2012