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authorJunio C Hamano <>2008-11-13 06:47:15 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-11-13 06:47:15 (GMT)
commite599e7ff1f89fc3d46a6e3b5fe04976402e12a49 (patch)
treeeda8aa77f638f941d737fb69157f934a4813aa52 /Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
parent168d5bd57b8183f8da0ea30a0d4d3c2422eec4e4 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.6.1
A large number of topics are merged to prepare for -rc0 now. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt')
1 files changed, 33 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
index d0e30e9..7fdf83f 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
@@ -27,6 +27,8 @@ on.
* Sample pre-auto-gc script has OS X support.
+* Makefile has support for (ancient) FreeBSD 4.9.
* The underlying diff machinery to produce textual output has been
@@ -53,6 +55,10 @@ on.
to a non-zero value to accept the suggestion when git can uniquely
+* The packfile machinery hopefully is more robust when dealilng with
+ corrupt packs if redundant objects involved in the corruption are
+ available elsehwere.
* "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.
@@ -110,8 +116,18 @@ on.
* "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).
* "git diff" hunk header pattern for ObjC has been added.
+* "--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?"
* a "textconv" filter that makes binary files textual form for human
consumption can be specified as an attribute for paths; "git diff"
learnt to make use of it.
@@ -138,6 +154,12 @@ on.
* "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-decration" 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.
@@ -213,6 +235,9 @@ release, unless otherwise noted.
* "git filter-branch" failed to rewrite a tag name with slashes in it.
+* "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 push --tags --all $there" failed with generic usage message without
telling saying these two options are incompatible.
@@ -220,8 +245,15 @@ release, unless otherwise noted.
timestamp part, exposing internal implementation detail. Also these did
not work with --fixed-strings match at all.
+* "git tag" did not complain about incompatible combination of options
+ e.g. "tag -l -d" (fix scheduled to be further downmerged to maint).
+* Internal diff machinery had a corner case performance bug that choked on a
+ large file with many repeated contents (fix scheduled to be further cherry-
+ picked to maint).
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe master)
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint