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authorJunio C Hamano <>2008-10-14 00:05:45 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-10-14 00:05:45 (GMT)
commit67faaaba8338cf59c212ce5239eeb223a77acdf0 (patch)
tree590a904b2a73af7d82c117ceb14ac37042df00ce /Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
parent769b008e0eaef6876e68c65538f81f841b53cb8e (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, 46 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
index 906932c..4dc0634 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
@@ -16,13 +16,16 @@ on.
* gitk can call out to git-gui to view "git blame" output; git-gui in turn
can run gitk from its blame view.
+* Various git-gui updates including updated translations.
+* Various gitweb updates from installation.
-* ...
+* A few test scripts used nonportable "grep" that did not work well on
+ some platforms, e.g. Solaris.
-* ...
+* Sample pre-auto-gc script has OS X support.
@@ -35,6 +38,14 @@ on.
* Bash completion of refnames in a repository with massive number of
refs has been optimized.
+* Cygwin port uses native stat/lstat implementations when applicable,
+ which leads to improved performance.
+* "git push" pays attention to alternate repositories to avoid sending
+ unnecessary objects.
+* "git svn" can rebuild an out-of-date rev_map file.
(usability, bells and whistles)
* When you mistype a command name, git helpfully suggests what it guesses
@@ -42,6 +53,12 @@ on.
to a non-zero value to accept the suggestion when git can uniquely
+* "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 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.
@@ -49,6 +66,12 @@ on.
DWIMs to create a corresponding local branch "hack", i.e. acts as if you
said "git checkout --track -b hack origin/hack".
+* "git checkout --ours/--theirs" can be used to check out one side of a
+ conflicting merge during conflict resolution.
+* "git checkout -m" can be used to recreate the initial conflicted state
+ during conflict resolution.
* "git cherry-pick" can also utilize rerere for conflict resolution.
* "git commit --author=$name" can look up author name from existing
@@ -62,15 +85,20 @@ on.
* "git diff" learned to mimic --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 diff" learned to put more sensible hunk headers for Python,
+ HTML and ObjC contents.
* "git diff" learned to vary the a/ vs b/ prefix depending on what are
being compared, controlled by diff.mnemonicprefix configuration.
+* "git diff" learned --dirstat-by-file to count changed files, not number
+ of lines, when summarizing the global picture.
* "git for-each-ref" learned "refname:short" token that gives an
unambiguously abbreviated refname.
+* "git grep" learned to accept -z similar to GNU grep.
* "git help" learned to use GIT_MAN_VIEWER environment variable before
using "man" program.
@@ -103,12 +131,18 @@ on.
* "git submodule sync" subcommands allows you to update the origin URL
recorded in submodule directories from the toplevel .gitmodules file.
+* "git svn branch" can create new branches on the other end.
* "git hash-object" learned to lie about the path being hashed, so that
correct gitattributes processing can be done while hashing contents
stored in a temporary file.
+* various callers of git-merge-recursive avoid forking it as an external
+ process.
Fixes since v1.6.0
@@ -124,6 +158,11 @@ release, unless otherwise noted.
but we dropped support for such a use case long time ago. This has
been resurrected.
+* Giving 3 or more tree-ish to "git diff" is supposed to show the combined
+ diff from second and subsequent trees to the first one. b75271d ("git
+ diff <tree>{3,}": do not reverse order of arguments, 2008-10-10) needs
+ to be cherry-picked to 'maint'.
* "git filter-branch" failed to rewrite a tag name with slashes in it.
* "git push --tags --all $there" failed with generic usage message without
@@ -135,6 +174,6 @@ release, unless otherwise noted.
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe master)
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint