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authorJunio C Hamano <>2013-06-16 05:12:52 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-06-16 05:12:52 (GMT)
commit0dbd81251dbc516bb3bf07862c369fc582a4e5e0 (patch)
parentbdff0e3a374617dce784f801b97500d9ba2e4705 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.8.4
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 17 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt
index b974d49..63c0482 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt
@@ -6,6 +6,9 @@ Updates since v1.8.3
Foreign interfaces and ports.
+ * MediaWiki remote helper (in contrib/) has been updated to use the
+ credential helper interface from
* Update build for Cygwin 1.[57]. Torsten Bögershausen reports that
this is fine with Cygwin 1.7 ($gmane/225824) so let's try moving it
@@ -85,6 +88,13 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
Performance, Internal Implementation, etc.
+ * Memory ownership and lifetime rules for what for-each-ref feeds to
+ its callbacks have been clarified (in short, "you do not own it, so
+ make a copy if you want to keep it").
+ * The revision traversal logic to improve culling of irrelevant
+ parents while traversing a mergy history has been updated.
* Some leaks in unpack-trees (used in merge, cherry-pick and other
codepaths) have been plugged.
@@ -122,6 +132,13 @@ Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes since v1.8.3 in the maintenance
track are contained in this release (see release notes to them for
+ * Logic used by git-send-email to suppress cc mishandled names like
+ "A U. Thor" <author@example.xz>, where the human readable part
+ needs to be quoted (the user input may not have the double quotes
+ around the name, and comparison was done between quoted and
+ unquoted strings).
+ (merge 1495266 mt/send-email-cc-match-fix later to maint).
* "gitweb" forgot to clear a global variable $search_regexp upon each
request, mistakenly carrying over the previous search to a new one
when used as a persistent CGI.