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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: git-

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A new release of git,, has been uploaded, replacing 1.5.3-1 as
the current version.

This is a new upstream release.  See also the package documentation in
/usr/share/doc/git-, along with the attached upstream release notes.

When compiled out of the box, the upstream git maintainers cater to older
cygwin releases, and intentionally disable certain features that have been
reported on their mailing list, even though they work with the latest
cygwin.  Therefore, this build turns those features back on.  However, it
means that this version does assume that you are not using FAT or FAT32 to
hold your repositories, since they do not store file permissions very

Git is popular version control system designed to handle very large
projects with speed and efficiency; it is used mainly for various open
source projects, most notably the Linux kernel.

Git falls in the category of distributed source code management tools,
similar to e.g. GNU Arch or Monotone (or BitKeeper in the proprietary
world). Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with full
revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a
central server.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'git' from
the 'Devel' category.

Note that downloads from (aka aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.

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GIT v1.5.3.2 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.5.3.1

 * git-push sent thin packs by default, which was not good for
   the public distribution server (no point in saving transfer
   while pushing; no point in making the resulting pack less

 * git-svn sometimes terminated with "Malformed network data" when
   talking over svn:// protocol.

 * git-send-email re-issued the same message-id about 10% of the
   time if you fired off 30 messages within a single second.

 * git-stash was not terminating the log message of commits it
   internally creates with LF.

 * git-apply failed to check the size of the patch hunk when its
   beginning part matched the remainder of the preimage exactly,
   even though the preimage recorded in the hunk was much larger
   (therefore the patch should not have applied), leading to a

 * "git rm foo && git commit foo" complained that 'foo' needs to
   be added first, instead of committing the removal, which was a

 * git grep -c said "/dev/null: 0".

 * git-add -u failed to recognize a blob whose type changed
   between the index and the work tree.

 * The limit to rename detection has been tightened a lot to
   reduce performance problems with a huge change.

 * cvsimport and svnimport barfed when the input tried to move
   a tag.

 * "git apply -pN" did not chop the right number of directories.

 * "git svnimport" did not like SVN tags with funny characters in them.

 * git-gui 0.8.3, with assorted fixes, including:

   - font-chooser on X11 was unusable with large number of fonts;
   - a diff that contained a deleted symlink made it barf;
   - an untracked symbolic link to a directory made it fart;
   - a file with % in its name made it vomit;

Documentation updates

User manual has been somewhat restructured.  I think the new
organization is much easier to read.

GIT v1.5.3.1 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.5.3

This is solely to fix the generated RPM's dependencies.  We used
to have git-p4 package but we do not anymore.  As suggested on
the mailing list, this release makes git-core "Obsolete" git-p4,
so that yum update would not complain.

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