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authorJunio C Hamano <>2011-12-17 06:45:03 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-12-17 06:45:03 (GMT)
commitee228024933069b93ce23a1bd5eeb7ae12c792f2 (patch)
parenta2add8570c90e14e8e0cedae935091f100c758dc (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.7.9
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 18 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.9.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.9.txt
index cd3c256..ee72a84 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.9.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.9.txt
@@ -4,6 +4,8 @@ Git v1.7.9 Release Notes (draft)
Updates since v1.7.8
+ * gitk updates accumulated since early 2011.
* git-gui updated to 0.16.0.
* git-p4 (in contrib/) updates.
@@ -13,6 +15,9 @@ Updates since v1.7.8
the same 'M' moniker. They now use 'D' (for deletion) and 'T' (for
type-change) to match "git status -s" and "git diff --name-status".
+ * "git add" learned to stream large files directly into a packfile
+ instead of writing them into individual loose object files.
* "git branch -m <current branch> HEAD" is an obvious no-op and is
now allowed.
@@ -22,6 +27,10 @@ Updates since v1.7.8
* "git checkout" and "git merge" learned "--no-overwrite-ignore" option
to tell Git that untracked and ignored files are not expendable.
+ * "git commit --amend" learned "--no-edit" option to say that the
+ user is amending the tree being recorded, without updating the
+ commit log message.
* fsck and prune are relatively lengthy operations that still go
silent while making the end-user wait. They learned to give progress
output like other slow operations.
@@ -87,9 +96,17 @@ Fixes since v1.7.8
had trouble with.
(merge 6a5ceda jl/submodule-status-failure-report later to maint).
+ * "fast-import" did not correctly update an existing notes tree,
+ possibly corrupting the fan-out.
+ * When a "reword" action in "git rebase -i" failed to run "commit --amend",
+ we did not give the control back to the user to resolve the situation, and
+ instead kept the original commit log message.
+ (merge 0becb3e aw/rebase-i-stop-on-failure-to-amend later to maint).
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe master)
git log --first-parent --oneline --reverse ^$O master