Git v1.7.12.4

The latest maintenance release Git v1.7.12.4 is now available at
the usual places.

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

e7eb697fc12887138e44ae100165c620a1210e81  git-
1d4ce5c8fabbf576d611effcce2f87089da1bb89  git-htmldocs-
1f853aa40c4518a4fad829f255c96d6e21659e93  git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.12.4
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

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

Git Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.12.3

  • “git fetch” over the dumb-http revision walker could segfault when
    curl’s multi interface was used.

  • It was possible to give specific paths for “asciidoc” and other
    tools in the documentation toolchain, but not for “xmlto”.

  • “gitweb” did not give the correct committer timezone in its feed
    output due to a typo.

  • The “-Xours” (and similarly -Xtheirs) backend option to “git
    merge -s recursive” was ignored for binary files. Now it is

  • The “binary” synthetic attribute made “diff” to treat the path as
    binary, but not “merge”.

Also contains many documentation updates.

Changes since v1.7.12.3 are as follows:

Ben Walton (1):
      tests: "cp -a" is a GNUism

Dave Borowitz (1):
      Documentation/Makefile: Allow custom XMLTO binary

Dylan Alex Simon (1):
      gitweb.cgi: fix "comitter_tz" typo in feed

Jeff King (1):
      http: fix segfault in handle_curl_result

Junio C Hamano (6):
      merge: teach -Xours/-Xtheirs to binary ll-merge driver
      attr: "binary" attribute should choose built-in "binary" merge driver
      ll-merge: warn about inability to merge binary files only when we can't
      t1450: the order the objects are checked is undefined
      gitcli: parse-options lets you omit tail of long options

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (2):
      gitignore.txt: suggestions how to get literal # or ! at the beginning
      attr: a note about the order of .gitattributes lookup

Philip Oakley (5):
      Doc: shallow clone deepens _to_ new depth
      Doc: separate gitignore pattern sources
      Doc add: link gitignore
      Doc clean: add See Also link
      Doc branch: show -vv option and alternative

Ramkumar Ramachandra (3):
      t/test-lib: make sure Git has already been built
      test-lib: use $SHELL_PATH, not $SHELL
      Git url doc: mark ftp/ftps as read-only and deprecate them

Richard Fearn (1):
      Fix spelling error in post-receive-email hook

Simon Ruderich (1):
      l10n: de.po: fix a few minor typos

Junio C Hamano wrote on 17 Oct 2012