Monday, December 10, 2012


While we advance toward the v1.8.1 release on the 'master' front, fixes to a few bugs have been merged to the maintenance track and v1.8.0.2 has been tagged.

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

1e1640794596da40f35194c29a8cc4e41c6b4f6d  git-
6b9e14c5b19b2e27605014252febd61a700012a3  git-htmldocs-
ce0673256ce90451269a82a2464eab060adbfec6  git-manpages-

Please upgrade.

Fixes since v1.8.0.1

  • Various codepaths have workaround for a common misconfiguration to spell "UTF-8" as "utf8", but it was not used uniformly.  Most notably, mailinfo (which is used by "git am") lacked this support.
  • We failed to mention a file without any content change but whose permission bit was modified, or (worse yet) a new file without any content in the "git diff --stat" output.
  • When "--stat-count" hides a diffstat for binary contents, the total   number of added and removed lines at the bottom was computed incorrectly.
  • When "--stat-count" hides a diffstat for unmerged paths, the total   number of affected files at the bottom of the "diff --stat" output was computed incorrectly.
  • "diff --shortstat" miscounted the total number of affected files when there were unmerged paths.
  • "git p4" used to try expanding malformed "$keyword$" that spans across multiple lines.
  • "git update-ref -d --deref SYM" to delete a ref through a symbolic ref that points to it did not remove it correctly.
  • Syntax highlighting in "gitweb" was not quite working.

Also contains other minor fixes and documentation updates.