The upcoming version 1.7.10 of Git was scheduled to be tagged on Sunday, but I did not want to make important decisions or announces over the weekend to avoid making people wonder if anything I say is an April Fools joke.
That was an excuse for slipping the release a bit, but as a nice side effect, it paid off. Over the weekend, a few patches and a pull request worthy to be in the upcoming release came. A couple of rather embarrassing last-minute bugs were found and fixed in the updated gitk, and we have Portuguese translation of the messages.
So I am issuing another release candidate 1.7.10-rc4, hoping that people can test it out to find any other last-minute regressions, so that we can release the real 1.7.10 by the end of this week.