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authorNicolas Pitre <nico@fluxnic.net>2010-09-07 00:29:57 (GMT)
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Documentation: move RelNotes into a directory of their own
There are 108 of them already. That's a bit more than one third of all the files in the Documentation directory already, and still growing. Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <nico@fluxnic.net> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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-GIT v1.6.1 Release Notes
-========================
-
-Updates since v1.6.0
---------------------
-
-When some commands (e.g. "git log", "git diff") spawn pager internally, we
-used to make the pager the parent process of the git command that produces
-output. This meant that the exit status of the whole thing comes from the
-pager, not the underlying git command. We swapped the order of the
-processes around and you will see the exit code from the command from now
-on.
-
-(subsystems)
-
-* 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 repo.or.cz installation.
-
-* Updates to emacs bindings.
-
-(portability)
-
-* 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.
-
-* Makefile has support for (ancient) FreeBSD 4.9.
-
-(performance)
-
-* Many operations that are lstat(3) heavy can be told to pre-execute
- necessary lstat(3) in parallel before their main operations, which
- potentially gives much improved performance for cold-cache cases or in
- environments with weak metadata caching (e.g. NFS).
-
-* 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.
-
-* 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-* "git svn" can rebuild an out-of-date rev_map file.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
- you might have meant to say. help.autocorrect configuration can be set
- to a non-zero value to accept the suggestion when git can uniquely
- guess.
-
-* The packfile machinery hopefully is more robust when dealing with
- corrupt packs if redundant objects involved in the corruption are
- available elsewhere.
-
-* "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 to 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.
-
-* "git check-attr --stdin" can check attributes for multiple paths.
-
-* "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 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 clone" learned to be verbose with -v
-
-* "git commit --author=$name" can look up author name from existing
- commits.
-
-* output from "git commit" has been reworded in a more concise and yet
- more informative way.
-
-* "git count-objects" reports the on-disk footprint for packfiles and
- their corresponding idx files.
-
-* "git daemon" learned --max-connections=<count> option.
-
-* "git daemon" exports REMOTE_ADDR to record client address, so that
- spawned programs can act differently on it.
-
-* "git describe --tags" favours closer lightweight tags than farther
- annotated tags now.
-
-* "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,
- 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 diff" learned "textconv" filters --- a binary or hard-to-read
- contents can be munged into human readable form and the difference
- between the results of the conversion can be viewed (obviously this
- cannot produce a patch that can be applied, so this is disabled in
- format-patch among other things).
-
-* "--cached" option to "git diff has an easier to remember synonym "--staged",
- to ask "what is the difference between the given commit and the
- contents staged in the index?"
-
-* "git for-each-ref" learned "refname:short" token that gives an
- unambiguously abbreviated refname.
-
-* Auto-numbering of the subject lines is the default for "git
- format-patch" now.
-
-* "git grep" learned to accept -z similar to GNU grep.
-
-* "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 log" learned "--source" to show what ref each commit was reached
- from.
-
-* "git log" also learned "--simplify-by-decoration" to show the
- birds-eye-view of the topology of the history.
-
-* "git log --pretty=format:" learned "%d" format element that inserts
- names of tags that point at the commit.
-
-* "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 pull" (and "git fetch") can be told to operate "-v"erbosely or
- "-q"uietly.
-
-* "git push" can be told to reject deletion of refs with receive.denyDeletes
- configuration.
-
-* "git rebase" honours pre-rebase hook; use --no-verify to bypass it.
-
-* "git rebase -p" uses interactive rebase machinery now to preserve the merges.
-
-* "git reflog expire branch" can be used in place of "git reflog expire
- refs/heads/branch".
-
-* "git remote show $remote" lists remote branches one-per-line now.
-
-* "git send-email" can be given revision range instead of files and
- maildirs on the command line, and automatically runs format-patch to
- generate patches for the given revision range.
-
-* "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 svn branch" can create new branches on the other end.
-
-* "gitweb" can use more saner PATH_INFO based URL.
-
-(internal)
-
-* "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.
-
-* Git class defined in "Git.pm" can be subclasses a bit more easily.
-
-* We used to link GNU regex library as a compatibility layer for some
- platforms, but it turns out it is not necessary on most of them.
-
-* Some path handling routines used fixed number of buffers used alternately
- but depending on the call depth, this arrangement led to hard to track
- bugs. This issue is being addressed.
-
-
-Fixes since v1.6.0
-------------------
-
-All of the fixes in v1.6.0.X maintenance series are included in this
-release, unless otherwise noted.
-
-* Porcelains implemented as shell scripts were utterly confused when you
- entered to a subdirectory of a work tree from sideways, following a
- symbolic link (this may need to be backported to older releases later).
-
-* Tracking symbolic links would work better on filesystems whose lstat()
- returns incorrect st_size value for them.
-
-* "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 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.
-
-* "git filter-branch" failed to rewrite a tag name with slashes in it.
-
-* "git http-push" did not understand URI scheme other than opaquelocktoken
- when acquiring a lock from the server (this may need to be backported to
- older releases later).
-
-* After "git rebase -p" stopped with conflicts while replaying a merge,
- "git rebase --continue" did not work (may need to be backported to older
- releases).
-
-* "git revert" records relative to which parent a revert was made when
- reverting a merge. Together with new documentation that explains issues
- around reverting a merge and merging from the updated branch later, this
- hopefully will reduce user confusion (this may need to be backported to
- older releases later).
-
-* "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 $there" failed with generic usage message without
- telling saying these two options are incompatible.
-
-* "git log --author/--committer" match used to potentially match the
- timestamp part, exposing internal implementation detail. Also these did
- not work with --fixed-strings match at all.
-
-* "gitweb" did not mark non-ASCII characters imported from external HTML fragments
- correctly.
-
---
-exec >/var/tmp/1
-O=v1.6.1-rc3-74-gf66bc5f
-echo O=$(git describe master)
-git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint