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authorJunio C Hamano <>2011-08-11 19:12:22 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-08-11 19:12:22 (GMT)
commitb91766295f2b873bbd4ef79c06de05aff27f8e12 (patch)
parent0af53e188a3a8915f65c3b3edaeed3e07d8d3802 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.7.7
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 36 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.txt
index 6d3bfd1..8d0404d 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.txt
@@ -6,7 +6,14 @@ Updates since v1.7.6
* The scripting part of the codebase is getting prepared for i18n/l10n.
- * Interix and Cygwin ports got updated.
+ * Interix, Cygwin and Minix ports got updated.
+ * A handful of patches to update git-p4 (in contrib/).
+ * Gitweb learned to read from /etc/gitweb-common.conf when it exists,
+ before reading from gitweb_config.perl or from /etc/gitweb.conf
+ (this last one is read only when per-repository gitweb_config.perl
+ does not exist).
* Various codepaths that invoked zlib deflate/inflate assumed that these
functions can compress or uncompress more than 4GB data in one call on
@@ -18,11 +25,16 @@ Updates since v1.7.6
* "git checkout" (both the code to update the files upon checking out a
different branch, the code to checkout specific set of files) learned
to stream the data from object store when possible, without having to
- read the entire contents of a file in memory first.
+ read the entire contents of a file in memory first. An earlier round
+ of this code that is not in any released version had a large leak but
+ now it has been plugged.
* "git clone" can now take "--config key=value" option to set the
repository configuration options that affect the initial checkout.
+ * "git commit <paths>..." now lets you feed relative pathspecs that
+ refer outside your current subdirectory.
* "git diff --stat" learned --stat-count option to limit the output of
diffstat report.
@@ -34,6 +46,9 @@ Updates since v1.7.6
* "git grep" learned --break and --heading options, to let users mimic
output format of "ack".
+ * "git grep" learned "-W" option that shows wider context using the same
+ logic used by "git diff" to determine the hunk header.
* "git rebase master topci" no longer spews usage hints after giving
"fatal: no such branch: topci" error message.
@@ -66,12 +81,27 @@ included in this release.
* "git diff --cc" learned to correctly ignore binary files.
(merge 0508fe5 jk/combine-diff-binary-etc later)
+ * "git fast-export" forgot to quote pathnames with unsafe characters
+ in its output.
+ (merge 6280dfd jk/fast-export-quote-path later)
* "git fetch" did not recurse into submodules in subdirectories.
(merge ea2d325 jl/maint-fetch-recursive-fix later)
+ * "git ls-tree" did not error out when asked to show a corrupt tree.
+ (merge 04f8925 js/ls-tree-error later)
+ * "git pull" without any argument left an extra whitespace after the
+ command name in its reflog.
+ (merge c98d1e4 oa/pull-reflog later)
* "git rebase -i -p" incorrectly dropped commits from side branches.
(merge 12bf828 aw/rebase-i-p later)
+ * "git reset [<commit>] paths..." did not reset the index entry correctly
+ for unmerged paths.
+ (merge ff00b682 jc/maint-reset-unmerged-path later)
* "git submodule add" did not allow a relative repository path when
the superproject did not have any default remote url.
(merge f22a17e8 jl/submodule-add-relurl-wo-upstream later)
@@ -80,6 +110,9 @@ included in this release.
the user-supplied command it invoked.
(merge 4dca1aa bc/submodule-foreach-stdin-fix-1.7.4 later)
+ * "git submodule update --quiet" was not really quiet.
+ (merge 7e60407 jl/submodule-update-quiet later)
* submodules that the user has never showed interest in by running
"git submodule init" was incorrectly marked as interesting by "git
submodule sync".
@@ -92,7 +125,7 @@ included in this release.
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe master)
git log --first-parent --oneline $O..master
git shortlog --no-merges ^maint ^$O master