As I wrote earlier, we expect to make Git 1.7.9 a fairly focused release with only small number of new features around high impact themes:
- Better and more auditable communication in pull based workflow by supporting electronically signed pull requests that records more meaningful branch description;
- More pleasant end-user experience by providing credential helper API to allow platform native keychain implementations to supply authentication material during "git push" and "git pull";
- i18n of messages out of the end-user facing programs;
- Better large-contents support.
Of course, there are other miscelaneous features and fixes already in the 'master' branch and also still in flight and cooking in the 'next' branch, but as far as the big changes are concerned, we are about 80% feature complete as of tonight. The credential API is expected to hit the 'master' branch in a few days.