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authorJunio C Hamano <>2011-04-03 07:18:50 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-04-03 07:18:50 (GMT)
commitcb35c0646d2b6a911f516ac2e45d2e23b038f646 (patch)
parent8f84c95fb23848fce7f817daa5818f9822ddc0f9 (diff)
Update release notes
As has backmerged a handful of fixes from the master, drop these entries from 1.7.5 release notes. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2 files changed, 21 insertions, 23 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.txt
index 648dbfd..9c72084 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.txt
@@ -14,8 +14,9 @@ Updates since v1.7.4
* Update to more modern HP-UX port.
- * The codebase is getting prepared for i18n/l10n; no translated/translatable
- strings in the code yet.
+ * The codebase is getting prepared for i18n/l10n; no translated
+ strings nor translation mechanism in the code yet, but the strings
+ are being marked for l10n.
* The bash completion script can now complete symmetric difference
for "git diff" command, e.g. "git diff ...bra<TAB>".
@@ -27,10 +28,6 @@ Updates since v1.7.4
* "git apply -v" reports offset lines when the patch does not apply at
the exact location recorded in the diff output.
- * "git branch --track" (and "git checkout --track --branch") used to
- allow setting up a random non-branch that does not make sense to follow
- as the "upstream". The command correctly diagnoses it as an error.
* "git config" used to be also known as "git repo-config", but the old
name is now officially deprecated.
@@ -63,6 +60,12 @@ Updates since v1.7.4
* "git grep --no-index" did not honor pathspecs correctly, returning
paths outside the specified area.
+ * "git init" learned the --separate-git-dir option to allow the git
+ directory for a new repository created elsewhere and linked via the
+ gitdir mechanism. This is primarily to help submodule support later
+ to switch between a branch of superproject that has the submodule
+ and another that does not.
* "git log" type commands now understand globbing pathspecs. You
can say "git log -- '*.txt'" for example.
@@ -71,6 +74,10 @@ Updates since v1.7.4
or highlighting equivalent changes that appear on both sides of a
symmetric difference (e.g. "log --cherry A...B").
+ * A lazy "git merge" that didn't say what to merge used to be an error.
+ When run on a branch that has an upstream defined, however, the command
+ now merges from the configured upstream.
* "git mergetool" learned how to drive "beyond compare 3" as well.
* "git rerere forget" without pathspec used to forget all the saved
@@ -104,17 +111,6 @@ Fixes since v1.7.4
All of the fixes in the v1.7.4.X maintenance series are included in this
release, unless otherwise noted.
- * "git apply" used to confuse lines updated by previous hunks as lines
- that existed before when applying a hunk, contributing misapplication
- of patches with offsets.
- * "git checkout $other_branch" silently removed untracked symbolic links
- in the working tree that are in the way in order to check out paths
- under it from the named branch (js/checkout-untracked-symlink).
- * "git diff --quiet" did not work very well with the "--diff-filter"
- option (jc/maint-diff-q-filter).
* "git fetch" from a client that is mostly following the remote
needlessly told all of its refs to the server for both sides to
compute the set of objects that need to be transferred efficiently,
@@ -128,13 +124,13 @@ release, unless otherwise noted.
reachable from the refs in their common alternate object store,
causing it to fetch unnecessary objects (jc/maint-fetch-alt).
- * "git stash apply" reported the result of its operation by running
- "git status" from the top-level of the working tree; it should (and
- now does) run it from the user's working directory
- (pk/stash-apply-status-relative).
+ * "git pull" into an empty branch should have behaved as if
+ fast-forwarding from emptiness to the version being pulled, with
+ the usual protection against overwriting untracked files (need to
+ cherry-pick 4b3ffe5).
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe 'master')
git shortlog --no-merges ^maint ^$O master
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index 5e57f69..78499db 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -44,9 +44,11 @@ unreleased) version of git, that is available from 'master'
branch of the `git.git` repository.
Documentation for older releases are available here:
-* link:v1.7.4.1/git.html[documentation for release]
+* link:v1.7.4.3/git.html[documentation for release]
* release notes for
+ link:RelNotes/[],
+ link:RelNotes/[],