On June 26, 2011 git v1.7.6 was released. It is available now in my repository for Ubuntu 11.10, 11.04, 10.10 and Ubuntu 10.04. To use my repository follow the instructions on the page Git Packages for Ubuntu.
Git v1.7.6 Release Notes ======================== Updates since v1.7.5 -------------------- * Various git-svn updates. * Updates the way content tags are handled in gitweb. Also adds a UI to choose common timezone for displaying the dates. * Similar to branch names, tagnames that begin with "-" are now disallowed. * Clean-up of the C part of i18n (but not l10n---please wait) continues. * The scripting part of the codebase is getting prepared for i18n/l10n. * Pushing and pulling from a repository with large number of refs that point to identical commits are optimized by not listing the same commit during the common ancestor negotiation exchange with the other side. * Adding a file larger than core.bigfilethreshold (defaults to 1/2 Gig) using "git add" will send the contents straight to a packfile without having to hold it and its compressed representation both at the same time in memory. * Processes spawned by "[alias]
= !process" in the configuration can inspect GIT_PREFIX environment variable to learn where in the working tree the original command was invoked. * A magic pathspec ":/" tells a command that limits its operation to the current directory when ran from a subdirectory to work on the entire working tree. In general, ":/path/to/file" would be relative to the root of the working tree hierarchy. After "git reset --hard; edit Makefile; cd t/", "git add -u" would be a no-op, but "git add -u :/" would add the updated contents of the Makefile at the top level. If you want to name a path in the current subdirectory whose unusual name begins with ":/", you can name it by "./:/that/path" or by "\:/that/path". * "git blame" learned "--abbrev[= ]" option to control the minimum number of hexdigits shown for commit object names. * "git blame" learned "--line-porcelain" that is less efficient but is easier to parse. * Aborting "git commit --interactive" discards updates to the index made during the interactive session. * "git commit" learned a "--patch" option to directly jump to the per-hunk selection UI of the interactive mode. * "git diff" and its family of commands learned --dirstat=0 to show directories that contribute less than 0.1% of changes. * "git diff" and its family of commands learned --dirstat=lines mode to assess damage to the directory based on number of lines in the patch output, not based on the similarity numbers. * "git format-patch" learned "--quiet" option to suppress the output of the names of generated files. * "git format-patch" quotes people's names when it has RFC822 special characters in it, e.g. "Junio C. Hamano" . Earlier it was up to the user to do this when using its output. * "git format-patch" can take an empty --subject-prefix now. * "git grep" learned the "-P" option to take pcre regular expressions. * "git log" and friends learned a new "--notes" option to replace the "--show-notes" option. Unlike "--show-notes", "--notes=" does not imply showing the default notes. * They also learned a log.abbrevCommit configuration variable to augment the --abbrev-commit command line option.