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authorJunio C Hamano <>2008-09-20 08:01:30 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-09-20 08:01:30 (GMT)
commitfe33b333af6e72d74e80da16517cb6d33283c7f7 (patch)
tree8640e2b322800ab82fd0bcd9d54db5a0dbf4d7f0 /Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
parent34a5d35bbd6164cfbe08f5f14e359867ce80955b (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.6.1
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 21 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
index 609d4ca..421e569 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.1.txt
@@ -32,8 +32,19 @@ on.
* 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.
(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.
+* "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 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".
@@ -54,6 +65,12 @@ on.
* "git diff" learned to put more sensible hunk headers for Python and
HTML contents.
+* "git diff" learned to vary the a/ vs b/ prefix depending on what are
+ being compared, controlled by diff.mnemonicprefix configuration.
+* "git for-each-ref" learned "refname:short" token that gives an
+ unambiguously abbreviated refname.
* "git help" learned to use GIT_MAN_VIEWER environment variable before
using "man" program.
@@ -68,6 +85,9 @@ 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 --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.
@@ -115,6 +135,6 @@ release, unless otherwise noted.
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe master)
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint