Friday, March 23, 2012

Git 1.7.10-rc2

Not much has changed since the previous rc, but you know the drill.
Please test to catch any last minute regressions.

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

b32514ad69bb3100b6b5038bc88798d56ebe1e1d  git-1.7.10.rc2.tar.gz
f66bc63ed3e98df6c7ad205e06878e9cfc9084fc  git-htmldocs-1.7.10.rc2.tar.gz
130601149f97e9414467bb3d6a722aa37b8205af  git-manpages-1.7.10.rc2.tar.gz

Compatibility Notes

From this release on, the "git merge" command in an interactive session will start an editor when it automatically resolves the merge for the user to explain the resulting commit, just like the "git commit" command does when it wasn't given a commit message. If you have a script that runs "git merge" and keeps its standard input and output attached to the user's terminal, and if you do not want the user to explain the resulting merge commits, you can export GIT_MERGE_AUTOEDIT environment variable set to "no", like this:
        export GIT_MERGE_AUTOEDIT

to disable this behaviour (if you want your users to explain their   merge commits, you do not have to do anything).  Alternatively, you can give the "--no-edit" option to individual invocations of the "git merge" command if you know everybody who uses your script has Git v1.7.8 or newer.

The "--binary/-b" options to "git am" have been a no-op for quite a while and were deprecated in mid 2008 (v1.6.0).  When you give these options to "git am", it will now warn and ask you not to use them.

When you do not tell which branches and tags to push to the "git push" command in any way, the command used "matching refs" rule to update remote branches and tags with branches and tags with the same name you locally have.  In future versions of Git, this will change to use the "upstream" rule to update the branch at the remote you would "pull" from into your current branch with your local current branch.  The release after 1.7.10 will start issuing a warning about this change, to encourage you to tell the command what to push out, e.g. by setting push.default configuration.

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