From: Junio C Hamano
Date: Mon Mar 01 2010 - 04:08:49 EST

The latest maintenance release Git is available at the
usual places:


git-{gz,bz2} (source tarball)
git-htmldocs-{gz,bz2} (preformatted docs)
git-manpages-{gz,bz2} (preformatted docs)

The RPM binary packages for a few architectures are found in:

RPMS/$arch/git-*-$arch.rpm (RPM)

Git v1.7.0.1 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.0

* In a freshly created repository "rev-parse HEAD^0" complained that
it is dangling symref, even though "rev-parse HEAD" didn't.

* "git show :no-such-name" tried to access the index without bounds
check, leading to a potential segfault.

* Message from "git cherry-pick" was harder to read and use than necessary
when it stopped due to conflicting changes.

* We referred to ".git/refs/" throughout the documentation when we
meant to talk about abstract notion of "ref namespace". Because
people's repositories often have packed refs these days, this was

* "git diff --output=/path/that/cannot/be/written" did not correctly
error out.

* "git grep -e -pattern-that-begin-with-dash paths..." could not be
spelled as "git grep -- -pattern-that-begin-with-dash paths..." which
would be a GNU way to use "--" as "end of options".

* "git grep" compiled with threading support tried to access an
uninitialized mutex on boxes with a single CPU.

* "git stash pop -q --index" failed because the unnecessary --index
option was propagated to "git stash drop" that is internally run at the

And other minor fixes and documentation updates.


Changes since v1.7.0 are as follows:

Bert Wesarg (2):
Documentation: mention conflict marker size argument (%L) for merge driver
rerere: fix memory leak if rerere images can't be read

Evan Powers (1):
git-p4: fix bug in symlink handling

Jacob Helwig (1):
Documentation: Fix indentation problem in git-commit(1)

Jeff King (9):
accept "git grep -- pattern"
cherry-pick: rewrap advice message
cherry-pick: refactor commit parsing code
cherry-pick: format help message as strbuf
cherry-pick: show commit name instead of sha1
cherry-pick: prettify the advice message
dwim_ref: fix dangling symref warning
docs: don't talk about $GIT_DIR/refs/ everywhere
rm: fix bug in recursive subdirectory removal

Johannes Sixt (1):
t3301-notes: insert a shbang line in ./fake_editor.sh

Jonathan Nieder (1):
am: remove rebase-apply directory before gc

Junio C Hamano (6):
Typofixes outside documentation area
Start 1.7.0 maintenance track
Fix use of mutex in threaded grep
Prepare release notes
Update release notes

Larry D'Anna (1):
diff: make sure --output=/bad/path is caught

Mark Lodato (2):
grep documentation: clarify what files match
Remove reference to GREP_COLORS from documentation

Markus Heidelberg (1):
sha1_name: fix segfault caused by invalid index access

Matt Kraai (1):
commit: quote the user name in the example

Pete Harlan (1):
Remove hyphen from "git-command" in two error messages

Renà Scharfe (1):
fix minor memory leak in get_tree_entry()

Stephen Boyd (1):
Documentation: describe --thin more accurately

Thomas Rast (2):
stash pop: remove 'apply' options during 'drop' invocation
t1450: fix testcases that were wrongly expecting failure

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