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authorJunio C Hamano <>2012-03-07 20:51:55 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2012-03-07 20:51:55 (GMT)
commit56a33c8f1bb5cef11ddf046f7b570f527ea77d37 (patch)
parent1e4d0875acbce3c881bc1de66c8900cdc240ebe8 (diff)
Git 1.7.10-rc0v1.7.10-rc0
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2 files changed, 58 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.10.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.10.txt
index b966a8e..ae446e0 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.10.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.10.txt
@@ -1,6 +1,31 @@
Git v1.7.10 Release Notes
+Compatibility Notes
+ * From this release on, the "git merge" command in an interactive
+ session will start an editor when it automatically resolves the
+ merge for the user to explain the resulting commit, just like the
+ "git commit" command does when it wasn't given a commit message.
+ If you have a script that runs "git merge" and keeps its standard
+ input and output attached to the user's terminal, and if you do not
+ want the user to explain the resulting merge commits, you can
+ export GIT_MERGE_AUTOEDIT environment variable set to "no", like
+ this:
+ #!/bin/sh
+ to disable this behaviour (if you want your users to explain their
+ merge commits, you do not have to do anything). Alternatively, you
+ can give the "--no-edit" option to individual invocations of the
+ "git merge" command if you know everybody who uses your script has
+ Git v1.7.8 or newer.
Updates since v1.7.9
@@ -37,12 +62,19 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
lines are taken from the postimage, in order to make it easier to
view the output.
+ * "git diff --stat" learned to adjust the width of the output on
+ wider terminals, and give more columns to pathnames as needed.
* "diff-highlight" filter (in contrib/) was updated to produce more
aesthetically pleasing output.
* "fsck" learned "--no-dangling" option to omit dangling object
+ * "git log -G" learned to pay attention to the "-i" option and can
+ find patch hunks that introduce or remove a string that matches the
+ given pattern ignoring the case.
* "git merge" in an interactive session learned to spawn the editor
by default to let the user edit the auto-generated merge message,
to encourage people to explain their merges better. Legacy scripts
@@ -50,6 +82,10 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
Both "git merge" and "git pull" can be given --no-edit from the
command line to accept the auto-generated merge message.
+ * The advise message given when the user didn't give enough clue on
+ what to merge to "git pull" and "git merge" has been updated to
+ be more concise and easier to understand.
* "git push" learned the "--prune" option, similar to "git fetch".
* "git symbolic-ref" learned the "--short" option to abbreviate the
@@ -72,7 +108,7 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
Foreign Interface
- * Improved handling of views, labels and branches in git-p4 (in contrib).
+ * Improved handling of views, labels and branches in "git-p4" (in contrib).
* "git-p4" (in contrib) suffered from unnecessary merge conflicts when
p4 expanded the embedded $RCS$-like keywords; it can be now told to
@@ -83,11 +119,13 @@ Foreign Interface
* "vcs-svn"/"svn-fe" learned to read dumps with svn-deltas and
support incremental imports.
+ * "git difftool/mergetool" learned to drive DeltaWalker.
- * During "git upload-pack" in response to "git fetch", unnecessary calls
- to parse_object() have been eliminated, to help performance in
- repositories with excessive number of refs.
+ * Unnecessary calls to parse_object() "git upload-pack" makes in
+ response to "git fetch", have been eliminated, to help performance
+ in repositories with excessive number of refs.
Internal Implementation (please report possible regressions)
@@ -108,6 +146,9 @@ Internal Implementation (please report possible regressions)
* t/Makefile is adjusted to prevent newer versions of GNU make from
running tests in seemingly random order.
+ * The code to check if a path points at a file beyond a symbolic link
+ has been restructured to be thread-safe.
Also contains minor documentation updates and code clean-ups.
@@ -118,6 +159,17 @@ Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes since v1.7.9 in the maintenance
releases are contained in this release (see release notes to them for
+ * "git bundle" did not record boundary commits correctly when there
+ are many of them.
+ (merge efe4be1 tr/maint-bundle-boundary later to maint).
+ * "git diff-index" and its friends at the plumbing level showed the
+ "diff --git" header and nothing else for a path whose cached stat
+ info is dirty without actual difference when asked to produce a
+ patch. This was a longstanding bug that we could have fixed long
+ time ago.
+ (merge b3f01ff jc/maint-diff-patch-header later to maint).
* The code to synthesize the fake ancestor tree used by 3-way merge
fallback in "git am" was not prepared to read a patch created with
a non-standard -p<num> value.
@@ -129,7 +181,7 @@ details).
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe)
git log --first-parent --oneline ^maint $O..
index c25fd2a..f28ceef 100755
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@