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authorJunio C Hamano <>2011-08-18 00:48:36 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-08-18 00:48:36 (GMT)
commitf85a051d13884c5a1059edb6ef7f2a6f8c55f0e9 (patch)
parent324b6b1678a3c1c6179f53fccf4e5fe2cef43240 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.7.7
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 34 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.txt
index 2ac3d3f..8de880f 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.txt
@@ -22,6 +22,15 @@ Updates since v1.7.6
* "git archive" can be told to pass the output to gzip compression and
produce "archive.tar.gz".
+ * "git bisect" can be used in a bare repository (provided if the test
+ you perform per each iteration does not need a working tree, of
+ course).
+ * "git check-attr" can take relative paths from the command line.
+ * "git check-attr" learned "--all" option to list the attributes for a
+ given path.
* "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
@@ -38,6 +47,10 @@ Updates since v1.7.6
* "git diff --stat" learned --stat-count option to limit the output of
diffstat report.
+ * "git diff" learned "--histogram" option, to use a different diff
+ generation machinery stolen from jgit, which might give better
+ performance.
* "git fetch", "git push" and friends no longer show connection
errors for addresses that couldn't be connected when at least one
address succeeds (this is arguably a regression but a deliberate
@@ -58,6 +71,11 @@ Updates since v1.7.6
submodule; it now goes on to update other submodules that can be
updated, and reports the ones with errors at the end.
+ * "git upload-pack" and "git receive-pack" learned to pretend only a
+ subset of the refs exist in a repository. This may help a site to
+ put many tiny repositories into one repository (this would not be
+ useful for larger repositories as repacking would be problematic).
* "git verify-pack" has been rewritten to use the "index-pack" machinery
that is more efficient in reading objects in packfiles.
@@ -74,10 +92,25 @@ Fixes since v1.7.6
Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes in 1.7.6.X maintenance track are
included in this release.
+ * Error exits from $PAGER were silently ignored.
+ (merge fc1b56f cb/maint-exec-error-report later).
+ * "git diff -c/--cc" mishandled a deletion that resolves a conflict, and
+ looked in the working tree instead.
+ (merge 9969454 jc/maint-combined-diff-work-tree later).
+ * "git fetch" over smart-http transport used to abort when the
+ repository was updated between the initial connection and the
+ subsequent object transfer.
+ (merge 051e400 jc/maint-smart-http-race-upload-pack later).
+ * "git push --quiet" was not really quiet.
+ (merge 0d086b8 cb/maint-quiet-push later).
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe master)
git log --first-parent --oneline $O..master
git shortlog --no-merges ^maint ^$O master