Updated: git-1.7.9-1, git{k,-gui,-completion,-svn}-1.7.9-1

Eric Blake (cygwin) eblake@redhat.com
Mon Feb 13 23:08:00 GMT 2012

A new release of git, 1.7.9-1, has been uploaded, and will be available
for use when your mirror catches up.  This leaves as previous.

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

This release should cater to the fact that tcl is now X-based.  Before
reporting any problems with gitk or git-gui, first check that you are
running an X server.  Also, gitk will complain if your ~/.gitk has a
line 'set uicolor SystemButtonFace'; there's nothing I can do about it
at a packaging level, but you can remove the offending line to get past it.

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 accurately.

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 http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'git',
'gitk', 'git-gui', 'git-svn', and/or 'git-completion' from the 'Devel'

Note that downloads from sourceware.org (aka cygwin.com) 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.

Eric Blake
volunteer cygwin git package maintainer

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