Git v1.8.0.3

The latest maintenance release Git v1.8.0.3 is now available at
the usual places.

This is primarily to down-merge documentation updates that have been
accumulating to the master front for the upcoming 1.8.1 to the
maintenance series.

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

b1695f28448c00e61e110b3c7bcd66c8047ef176  git-
83c46b62e0c3979c5ef77a407ca41507658b5726  git-htmldocs-
63df55f90b9c6c11dd827ce1880b5b5fdf79c1c1  git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.8.0.3
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

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

Git v1.8.0.3 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.8.0.2

  • “git log -p -S<string>” did not apply the textconv filter while
    looking for the <string>.

  • In the documentation, some invalid example e-mail addresses were
    formatted into mailto: links.

Also contains many documentation updates backported from the master
branch that is preparing for the upcoming 1.8.1 release.

Changes since v1.8.0.2 are as follows:

Adam Spiers (2):
      SubmittingPatches: add convention of prefixing commit messages
      Documentation: move support for old compilers to CodingGuidelines

Anders Kaseorg (1):
      git-prompt: Document GIT_PS1_DESCRIBE_STYLE

Chris Rorvick (2):
      Documentation/git-checkout.txt: clarify usage
      Documentation/git-checkout.txt: document 70c9ac2 behavior

Gunnlaugur Þór Briem (1):
      Document git-svn fetch --log-window-size parameter

Jeff King (7):
      pickaxe: hoist empty needle check
      pickaxe: use textconv for -S counting
      .mailmap: match up some obvious names/emails
      .mailmap: fix broken entry for Martin Langhoff
      .mailmap: normalize emails for Jeff King
      .mailmap: normalize emails for Linus Torvalds
      contrib: update stats/mailmap script

John Keeping (1):
      Documentation: don't link to example mail addresses

Junio C Hamano (6):
      fetch --tags: clarify documentation
      README: it does not matter who the current maintainer is
      t7004: do not create unneeded gpghome/gpg.conf when GPG is not used
      Documentation: Describe "git diff <blob> <blob>" separately
      git(1): show link to contributor summary page

Krzysztof Mazur (1):
      doc: git-reset: make "<mode>" optional

Manlio Perillo (1):
      git.txt: add missing info about --git-dir command-line option

Matthew Daley (1):
      Fix sizeof usage in get_permutations

Max Horn (1):
      git-remote-helpers.txt: document invocation before input format

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (1):
      index-format.txt: clarify what is "invalid"

Ramkumar Ramachandra (1):
      Documentation: move diff.wordRegex from config.txt to diff-config.txt

Sebastian Leske (4):
      git-svn: Document branches with at-sign(@).
      git-svn: Recommend use of structure options.
      git-svn: Expand documentation for --follow-parent
      git-svn: Note about tags.

Sitaram Chamarty (1):
      clarify -M without % symbol in diff-options

Stefano Lattarini (1):
      README: Git is released under the GPLv2, not just "the GPL"

Thomas Ackermann (8):
      Split over-long synopsis in git-fetch-pack.txt into several lines
      Shorten two over-long lines in git-bisect-lk2009.txt by abbreviating some sha1
      Change headline of technical/send-pack-pipeline.txt to not confuse its content with content from git-send-pack.txt
      Documentation/technical: convert plain text files to asciidoc
      Documentation/howto: convert plain text files to asciidoc
      Documentation: build html for all files in technical and howto
      Remove misleading date from api-index-skel.txt
      Sort howto documents in howto-index.txt

Tom Jones (1):
      Add -S, --gpg-sign option to manpage of "git commit"

Junio C Hamano wrote on 27 Dec 2012