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authorJunio C Hamano <>2010-01-23 00:34:50 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2010-01-23 00:34:50 (GMT)
commitc2c2be137ac491c17c4fe1fdd27b6a8ac5c1e6c6 (patch)
treef1131f4b0f78444312bcf1b5a6017048ebf4be11 /Documentation/RelNotes-1.7.0.txt
parent3521c1bf5bd9323567715b3e8b369075a7f50ec1 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.7.0
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -82,6 +82,14 @@ Updates since v1.6.6
contents (e.g. git-merge documentation) have strings that resemble the
conflict markers.
+ * A new syntax "<branch>@{upstream}" can be used on the command line to
+ substitute the name of the "upstream" of the branch. Missing branch
+ defaults to the current branch, so "git fetch && git merge @{upstream}"
+ will be equivalent to "git pull".
+ * "git branch --set-upstream" can be used to update the (surprise!) upstream
+ i.e. where the branch is supposed to pull and merge from (or rebase onto).
* "git checkout A...B" is a way to detach HEAD at the merge base between
A and B.
@@ -110,6 +118,9 @@ Updates since v1.6.6
* "git grep" learned "--no-index" option, to search inside contents that
are not managed by git.
+ * "git log" and friends learned "--glob=heads/*" syntax that is a more
+ flexible way to complement "--branches/--tags/--remotes".
* "git merge" learned to pass options specific to strategy-backends. E.g.
- "git merge -Xsubtree=path/to/directory" can be used to tell the subtree
@@ -135,6 +146,9 @@ Updates since v1.6.6
* "git rebase -i" also learned --autosquash option, that is useful
together with the new "fixup" action.
+ * "git remote" learned set-url subcommand, to update (surprise!) url
+ for an existing remote nickname.
* "git rerere" learned "forget path" subcommand. Together with "git
checkout -m path" it will be useful when you recorded a wrong
@@ -152,6 +166,7 @@ Updates since v1.6.6
* The infrastructure to build foreign SCM interface has been updated.
+ * Many more commands are now built-in.
Fixes since v1.6.6
@@ -159,8 +174,18 @@ Fixes since v1.6.6
All of the fixes in v1.6.6.X maintenance series are included in this
release, unless otherwise noted.
+ * "git branch -d branch" used to refuse deleting the branch even when
+ the branch is fully merged to its upstream branch if it is not merged
+ to the current branch. It now deletes it in such a case.
+ * When "git diff" is asked to compare the work tree with something,
+ it used to consider that a checked-out submodule with uncommitted
+ changes is not modified; this could cause people to forget committing
+ these changes in the submodule before committing in the superproject.
+ It now considers such a change as a modification.
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe master)
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint