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authorJunio C Hamano <>2015-10-05 19:58:10 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2015-10-05 20:20:21 (GMT)
commit24a00ef646974be49ef7138239c3803805400797 (patch)
parent590f6e4235a7d44ad39511186ca8bbac02ae8c2e (diff)
Start cycle toward 2.7
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.7.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.7.0.txt
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+Git 2.7 Release Notes
+Updates since v2.6
+UI, Workflows & Features
+ * "git remote" learned "get-url" subcommand to show the URL for a
+ given remote name used for fetching and pushing.
+ * There was no way to defeat a configured rebase.autostash variable
+ from the command line, as "git rebase --no-autostash" was missing.
+ * "git log --date=local" used to only show the normal (default)
+ format in the local timezone. The command learned to take 'local'
+ as an instruction to use the local timezone with other formats,
+ * The refs used during a "git bisect" session is now per-worktree so
+ that independent bisect sessions can be done in different worktrees
+ created with "git worktree add".
+ * Users who are too busy to type three extra keystrokes to ask for
+ "git stash show -p" can now set stash.showPatch configuration
+ varible to true to always see the actual patch, not just the list
+ of paths affected with feel for the extent of damage via diffstat.
+ * "quiltimport" allows to specify the series file by honoring the
+ $QUILT_SERIES environment and also --series command line option.
+ * The use of 'good/bad' in "git bisect" made it confusing to use when
+ hunting for a state change that is not a regression (e.g. bugfix).
+ The command learned 'old/new' and then allows the end user to
+ say e.g. "bisect start --term-old=fast --term=new=slow" to find a
+ performance regression.
+ * "git interpret-trailers" can now run outside of a Git repository.
+Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
+ * The infrastructure to rewrite "git submodule" in C is being built
+ incrementally. Let's polish these early parts well enough and make
+ them graduate to 'next' and 'master', so that the more involved
+ follow-up can start cooking on a solid ground.
+ * Some features from "git tag -l" and "git branch -l" have been made
+ available to "git for-each-ref" so that eventually the unified
+ implementation can be shared across all three.
+ * Because "test_when_finished" in our test framework queues the
+ clean-up tasks to be done in a shell variable, it should not be
+ used inside a subshell. Add a mechanism to allow 'bash' to catch
+ such uses, and fix the ones that were found.
+ (merge 0968f12 jk/test-lint-forbid-when-finished-in-subshell later to maint).
+ * The debugging infrastructure for pkt-line based communication has
+ been improved to mark the side-band communication specifically.
+ (merge fd89433 jk/async-pkt-line later to maint).
+Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
+Fixes since v2.6
+Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes since v2.6 in the maintenance
+track are contained in this release (see the maintenance releases'
+notes for details).
+ * Very small number of options take a parameter that is optional
+ (which is not a great UI element as they can only appear at the end
+ of the command line). Add notice to documentation of each and
+ every one of them.
+ (merge 2b594bf mm/keyid-docs later to maint).
+ * "git blame --first-parent v1.0..v2.0" was not rejected but did not
+ limit the blame to commits on the first parent chain.
+ (merge 95a4fb0 jk/blame-first-parent later to maint).
+ * "git subtree" (in contrib/) now can take whitespaces in the
+ pathnames, not only in the in-tree pathname but the name of the
+ directory that the repository is in. (merge 5b6ab38
+ as/subtree-with-spaces later to maint).
+ * The ssh transport, just like any other transport over the network,
+ did not clear GIT_* environment variables, but it is possible to
+ use SendEnv and AcceptEnv to leak them to the remote invocation of
+ Git, which is not a good idea at all. Explicitly clear them just
+ like we do for the local transport.
+ (merge a48b409 jk/connect-clear-env later to maint).
+ * Correct "git p4 --detect-labels" so that it does not fail to create
+ a tag that points at a commit that is also being imported.
+ (merge b43702a ld/p4-import-labels later to maint).
+ * The Makefile always runs the library archiver with hardcoded "crs"
+ options, which was inconvenient for exotic platforms on which
+ people want to use programs with totally different set of command
+ line options.
+ (merge ac179b4 jw/make-arflags-customizable later to maint).
+ * Customization to change the behaviour with "make -w" and "make -s"
+ in our Makefile was broken when they were used together.
+ (merge ef49e05 jk/make-findstring-makeflags-fix later to maint).
+ * Code clean-up and minor fixes.
+ (merge 15ed07d jc/rerere later to maint).
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diff --git a/RelNotes b/RelNotes
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-Documentation/RelNotes/2.6.1.txt \ No newline at end of file
+Documentation/RelNotes/2.7.0.txt \ No newline at end of file