Git 1.7.1 released and available in my repository for Ubuntu Jaunty and Ubuntu Karmic

Git 1.7.1 was released on Saturday, 24 Apr 2010. It’s available in my Ubuntu repository for Ubuntu Jaunty and Ubuntu Karmic.
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Here are the release notes for Git 1.7.1

Updates since v1.7.0
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 * Eric Raymond is the maintainer of updated CIAbot scripts, in contrib/.

 * gitk updates.

 * Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively ask
   for a password can be told to use an external program given via
   GIT_ASKPASS.

 * Conflict markers that lead the common ancestor in diff3-style output
   now have a label, which hopefully would help third-party tools that
   expect one.

 * Comes with an updated bash-completion script.

 * "git am" learned "--keep-cr" option to handle inputs that are
   a mixture of changes to files with and without CRLF line endings.

 * "git cvsimport" learned -R option to leave revision mapping between
   CVS revisions and resulting git commits.

 * "git diff --submodule" notices and describes dirty submodules.

 * "git for-each-ref" learned %(symref), %(symref:short) and %(flag)
   tokens.

 * "git hash-object --stdin-paths" can take "--no-filters" option now.

 * "git init" can be told to look at init.templatedir configuration
   variable (obviously that has to come from either /etc/gitconfig or
   $HOME/.gitconfig).

 * "git grep" learned "--no-index" option, to search inside contents that
   are not managed by git.

 * "git grep" learned --color=auto/always/never.

 * "git grep" learned to paint filename and line-number in colors.

 * "git log -p --first-parent -m" shows one-parent diff for merge
   commits, instead of showing combined diff.

 * "git merge-file" learned to use custom conflict marker size and also
   to use the "union merge" behaviour.

 * "git notes" command has been rewritten in C and learned many commands
   and features to help you carry notes forward across rebases and amends.

 * "git request-pull" identifies the commit the request is relative to in
   a more readable way.

 * "git reset" learned "--keep" option that lets you discard commits
   near the tip while preserving your local changes in a way similar
   to how "git checkout branch" does.

 * "git status" notices and describes dirty submodules.

 * "git svn" should work better when interacting with repositories
   with CRLF line endings.

 * "git imap-send" learned to support CRAM-MD5 authentication.

 * "gitweb" installation procedure can use "minified" js/css files
   better.

 * Various documentation updates.

Fixes since v1.7.0
------------------

All of the fixes in v1.7.0.X maintenance series are included in this
release, unless otherwise noted.

 * "git add frotz/nitfol" did not complain when the entire frotz/ directory
   was ignored.

 * "git diff --stat" used "int" to count the size of differences,
   which could result in overflowing.

 * "git rev-list --pretty=oneline" didn't terminate a record with LF for
   commits without any message.

 * "git rev-list --abbrev-commit" defaulted to 40-byte abbreviations, unlike
   newer tools in the git toolset.
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