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authorJunio C Hamano <>2012-02-01 06:31:35 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2012-02-01 23:26:53 (GMT)
commitf3fb07509c2e0b21b12a598fcd0a19a92fc38a9d (patch)
treea907f91cdc87176a5ebbc155cde54be71982b74f /Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.10.txt
parent873ce7c8d5a57b5f8f3bcc8f9905dac13cb38988 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.7.10
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.10.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.10.txt
index cc22281..e1d70bd 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.10.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.10.txt
@@ -14,10 +14,18 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
* "git clone" learned "--single-branch" option to limit cloning to a
single branch (surprise!).
+ * "git clone" learned to detach the HEAD in the resulting repository
+ when the source repository's HEAD does not point to a branch.
* When showing a patch while ignoring whitespace changes, the context
lines are taken from the postimage, in order to make it easier to
view the output.
+ * "git merge" in an interactive session learned to spawn the editor
+ by default to let the user edit the auto-generated merge message,
+ to encourage people to explain their merges better. Legacy scripts
+ can export MERGE_AUTOEDIT=no to retain the historical behaviour.
* During "git upload-pack" in respose to "git fetch", unnecessary calls
@@ -34,6 +42,9 @@ Internal Implementation
* The test suite supports the new "test_pause" helper function.
+ * t/Makefile is adjusted to prevent newer versions of GNU make from
+ running tests in seemingly random order.
Also contains minor documentation updates and code clean-ups.
@@ -60,9 +71,25 @@ details).
to completion even when the top-level process was killed.
(merge 10c6cdd cb/maint-kill-subprocess-upon-signal later to maint).
+ * "git mergetool" now gives an empty file as the common base version
+ to the backend when dealing with the "both sides added, differently"
+ case.
+ (merge ec245ba da/maint-mergetool-twoway later to maint).
+ * "git submodule add $path" forgot to recompute the name to be stored
+ in .gitmodules when the submodule at $path was once added to the
+ superproject and already initialized.
+ (merge 1017c1a jl/submodule-re-add later to maint).
+ * Using "git grep -l/-L" together with options -W or --break may not
+ make much sense as the output is to only count the number of hits
+ and there is no place for file breaks, but the latter options made
+ "-l/-L" to miscount the hits.
+ (merge 50dd0f2 tr/grep-l-with-decoration later to maint).
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe)
git log --first-parent --oneline ^maint $O..