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authorJunio C Hamano <>2008-12-06 04:02:55 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-12-06 04:02:55 (GMT)
commit2dd620286e84e4e76226a3511af6d14755b8c809 (patch)
treefed06bf1816315a297fc81de3985705b98ae56ba /Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
parentd8af75d76f224eb8311bc3815f36cf126d309277 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.6.1
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt')
1 files changed, 17 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
index 698c1e0..9f5c0b5 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
@@ -69,12 +69,18 @@ on.
* "git add -N path..." adds the named paths as an empty blob, so that
subsequent "git diff" will show a diff as if they are creation events.
+* "git add" gained a built-in synonym for people who want to say "stage
+ changes" instead of "add contents the the staging area" which amounts
+ to the same thing.
* "git apply" learned --include=paths option, similar to the existing
--exclude=paths option.
* "git bisect" is careful about a user mistake and suggests testing of
merge base first when good is not a strict ancestor of bad.
+* "git bisect skip" can take a range of commits.
* "git blame" re-encodes the commit metainfo to UTF-8 from i18n.commitEncoding
by default.
@@ -238,6 +244,9 @@ release, unless otherwise noted.
it (we still need to fix a similar nonsense when S is a submodule and F
is a path in it).
+* "git am" after stopping at a broken patch lost --whitespace, -C, -p and
+ --3way options given from the command line initially.
* "git diff --stdin" used to take two trees on a line and compared them,
but we dropped support for such a use case long time ago. This has
been resurrected.
@@ -252,6 +261,10 @@ release, unless otherwise noted.
* "git repack" used to grab objects out of packs marked with .keep
into a new pack (fix scheduled to be further downmerged to maint).
+* "git rm --cached" used to allow an empty blob that was added earlier to
+ be removed without --force, even when the file in the work tree has
+ since been modified.
* "git push --tags --all $there" failed with generic usage message without
telling saying these two options are incompatible.
@@ -263,8 +276,11 @@ release, unless otherwise noted.
large file with many repeated contents (fix scheduled to be further cherry-
picked to maint).
+* "gitweb" did not mark non-ASCII characters imported from external HTML fragments
+ correctly.
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe master)
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint