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Date:	Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:51:41 -0800
From:	Junio C Hamano <>
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] Git

The latest maintenance release Git is available at the
usual places:

  git-{gz,bz2}			(source tarball)
  git-htmldocs-{gz,bz2}		(preformatted docs)
  git-manpages-{gz,bz2}		(preformatted docs)

The RPM binary packages for a few architectures are found in:

  RPMS/$arch/git-*-$arch.rpm	(RPM)

Git v1.6.6.1 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.6.6

 * "git blame" did not work well when commit lacked the author name.

 * "git branch -a name" wasn't diagnosed as an error.

 * "git count-objects" did not handle packfiles that are bigger than 4G on
   platforms with 32-bit off_t.

 * "git checkout -m other" while on a branch that does not have any commit
   segfaulted, instead of failing.

 * "git fast-import" choked when fed a tag that do not point at a

 * "git grep" finding from work tree files could have fed garbage to
   the underlying regexec(3).

 * "git grep -L" didn't show empty files (they should never match, and
   they should always appear in -L output as unmatching).

 * "git rebase -i" did not abort cleanly if it failed to launch the editor.

 * "git reset --hard" did not work correctly when GIT_WORK_TREE environment
   variable is used to point at the root of the true work tree.

 * http-backend was not listed in the command list in the documentation.

 * Building on FreeBSD (both 7 and 8) needs OLD_ICONV set in the Makefile

 * "git checkout -m some-branch" while on an unborn branch crashed.

Other minor documentation updates are included.
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