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authorJunio C Hamano <>2008-09-03 23:27:59 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-09-03 23:27:59 (GMT)
commit1b23adadf3adcf0074f61a498479a471964ab8c3 (patch)
treef49b2653c8848a3b03b7f69b877842bdbafb5f1f /Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
parent9b8ae93ad92efef59649a3a7c4bed162d2051059 (diff)
Update draft release notes for 1.6.1
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
index d37da03..7f41e30 100644
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@@ -28,17 +28,60 @@ on.
* The underlying diff machinery to produce textual output has been
optimized, which would result in faster "git blame" processing.
+* Most of the test scripts (but not the ones that try to run servers)
+ can be run in parallel.
(usability, bells and whistles)
* "git checkout --track origin/hack" used to be a syntax error. It now
DWIMs to create a corresponding local branch "hack", i.e. acts as if you
said "git checkout --track -b hack origin/hack".
+* "git cherry-pick" can also utilize rerere for conflict resolution.
+* "git commit --author=$name" can look up author name from existing
+ commits.
+* "git count-objects" reports the on-disk footprint for packfiles and
+ their corresponding idx files.
+* "git daemon" learned --max-connections=<count> option.
* "git diff" learned to mimick --suppress-blank-empty from GNU diff via a
configuration option.
+* "git diff" learned to put more sensible hunk headers for Python and
+ HTML contents.
+* "git help" learned to use GIT_MAN_VIEWER environment variable before
+ using "man" program.
* "git imap-send" can optionally talk SSL.
+* "git index-pack" is more careful against disk corruption while
+ completing a thin pack.
+* "git log --check" and "git log --exit-code" passes their underlying diff
+ status with their exit status code.
+* "git log" learned --simplify-merges, a milder variant of --full-history;
+ "gitk --simplify-merges" is easier to view than with --full-history.
+* "git merge --squash" and "git merge --no-ff" into an unborn branch are
+ noticed as user errors.
+* "git merge -s $strategy" can use a custom built strategy if you have a
+ command "git-merge-$strategy" on your $PATH.
+* "git reflog expire branch" can be used in place of "git reflog expire
+ refs/heads/branch".
+* "git submodule foreach" subcommand allows you to iterate over checked
+ out submodules.
+* "git submodule sync" subcommands allows you to update the origin URL
+ recorded in submodule directories from the toplevel .gitmodules file.
* "git hash-object" learned to lie about the path being hashed, so that
@@ -51,8 +94,22 @@ Fixes since v1.6.0
All of the fixes in v1.6.0.X maintenance series are included in this
release, unless otherwise noted.
+* "git add" and "git update-index" incorrectly allowed adding S/F when S
+ is a tracked symlink that points at a directory D that has a path F in
+ it (we still need to fix a similar nonsense when S is a submodule and F
+ is a path in it).
+* "git diff --stdin" used to take two trees on a line and compared them,
+ but we droppped support for such a use case long time ago. This has
+ been resurrected.
+* "git filter-branch" failed to rewrite a tag name with slashes in it.
+* "git push --tags --all $there" failed with generic usage message without
+ telling saying these two options are incompatible.
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe master)
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint