[ANNOUNCE] Git v1.8.1.4

From: Junio C Hamano
Date: Wed Feb 20 2013 - 02:42:42 EST

The latest maintenance release Git v1.8.1.4 is now available at the
usual places.

This is primarily to tighten the host verification when imap-send is
talking to your mail server via TLS/SSL. The topic that was merged to
the tip of 'maint' track consists of 3 patches and is based on the
1.7.6 maintenance track. This is to make it easier for the distro
folks to merge the topic to their older maintenance branches to issue
hotfix binary releases if they wanted to.

This release itself also contains many small updates to the

The release tarballs are found at:


and their SHA-1 checksums are:

553191fe02cfac77386d5bb01df0a79eb7f163c8 git-
bb71df6bc1fdb55b45c59af83102e901d484ef53 git-htmldocs-
98c41b38d02f09e1fcde335834694616d0a615f7 git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.8.1.4
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

url = git://repo.or.cz/alt-git.git
url = https://code.google.com/p/git-core/
url = git://git.sourceforge.jp/gitroot/git-core/git.git
url = git://git-core.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/git-core/git-core
url = https://github.com/gitster/git

Git Release Notes

Fixes since v1.8.1.3

* "git imap-send" talking over imaps:// did make sure it received a
valid certificate from the other end, but did not check if the
certificate matched the host it thought it was talking to.

Also contains various documentation fixes.


Changes since v1.8.1.3 are as follows:

Junio C Hamano (2):
imap-send: move #ifdef around

Matthieu Moy (1):
Replace filepattern with pathspec for consistency

Oswald Buddenhagen (2):
imap-send: the subject of SSL certificate must match the host
imap-send: support subjectAltName as well

W. Trevor King (9):
user-manual: Fix 'both: so' -> 'both; so' typo
user-manual: Fix 'http' -> 'HTTP' typos
user-manual: Fix 'you - Git' -> 'you--Git' typo
user-manual: Rewrite git-gc section for automatic packing
user-manual: use 'remote add' to setup push URLs
user-manual: give 'git push -f' as an alternative to +master
user-manual: mention 'git remote add' for remote branch config
user-manual: use 'git config --global user.*' for setup
user-manual: use -o latest.tar.gz to create a gzipped tarball

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