Git v1.8.5.3

The latest maintenance release Git v1.8.5.3 is now available at
the usual places, backporting the fixes that happened on the
master front.

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

767aa30c0f569f9b6e04cb215dfeec0c013c355a  git-
47da8e2b1d23ae501ee2c03414c04f8225079037  git-htmldocs-
e4b66ca3ab1b089af651bf742aa030718e9af978  git-manpages-

The following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.8.5.3
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

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

Also, has copies of the
release tarballs.

Git v1.8.5.3 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.8.5.2

  • The “–[no-]informative-errors” options to “git daemon” were parsed
    a bit too loosely, allowing any other string after these option

  • A “gc” process running as a different user should be able to stop a
    new “gc” process from starting.

  • An earlier “clean-up” introduced an unnecessary memory leak to the
    credential subsystem.

  • “git mv A B/”, when B does not exist as a directory, should error
    out, but it didn’t.

  • “git rev-parse <revs> — <paths>” did not implement the usual
    disambiguation rules the commands in the “git log” family used in
    the same way.

  • “git cat-file –batch=”, an admittedly useless command, did not
    behave very well.

Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code clean-ups.

Changes since v1.8.5.2 are as follows:

Jeff King (5):
      rev-parse: correctly diagnose revision errors before "--"
      rev-parse: be more careful with munging arguments
      cat-file: pass expand_data to print_object_or_die
      cat-file: handle --batch format with missing type/size
      Revert "prompt: clean up strbuf usage"

Johannes Sixt (1):
      mv: let 'git mv file no-such-dir/' error out on Windows, too

Junio C Hamano (1):

Kyle J. McKay (1):
      gc: notice gc processes run by other users

Matthieu Moy (1):
      mv: let 'git mv file no-such-dir/' error out

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (1):
      daemon: be strict at parsing parameters --[no-]informative-errors

Ralf Thielow (1):
      l10n: de.po: fix translation of 'prefix'

Ramkumar Ramachandra (1):
      for-each-ref: remove unused variable

Thomas Ackermann (1):
      pack-heuristics.txt: mark up the file header properly

W. Trevor King (1):
      Documentation/gitmodules: Only 'update' and 'url' are required

Junio C Hamano wrote on 14 Jan 2014