We have achieved quite a lot during this cycle. All the new things that we initially listed that we want to have are in it:
- 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; and
- Better large-contents support.
I also tagged 188.8.131.52 from the tip of the maintenance track. The fixes in this maintenance release are all included in 1.7.9-rc0 release.