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authorJunio C Hamano <>2011-03-23 05:02:24 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-03-23 05:02:24 (GMT)
commit5e839c8f6d5edfaf0d2250f3c9628a238e24c6be (patch)
tree28b578ff30642d500a012b3de0514f3601694473 /Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.txt
parentaeb2aaa7712f7af8237d5bceb725a7db8c2d4620 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.7.5
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -15,6 +15,9 @@ Updates since v1.7.4
* The codebase is getting prepared for i18n/l10n; no translated/translatable
strings in the code yet.
+ * The bash completion script can now complete symmetric difference
+ for "git diff" command, e.g. "git diff ...bra<TAB>".
* "git apply -v" reports offset lines when the patch does not apply at
the exact location recorded in the diff output.
@@ -43,6 +46,11 @@ Updates since v1.7.4
reached, without spewing unnecessary error messages that complain about
the server response it never got.
+ * "git fetch" vs "git upload-pack" transfer learned 'no-done'
+ protocol extension to save one round-trip after the content
+ negotiation is done. This saves one HTTP RPC, reducing the overall
+ latency for a trivial fetch.
* "git grep -f <filename>" learned to treat "-" as "read from the
standard input stream".
@@ -52,6 +60,11 @@ Updates since v1.7.4
* "git log" type commands now understand globbing pathspecs. You
can say "git log -- '*.txt'" for example.
+ * "git log" family of commands learned --cherry and --cherry-mark
+ options that can be used to view two diverged branches while omitting
+ or highlighting equivalent changes that appear on both sides of a
+ symmetric difference (e.g. "log --cherry A...B").
* "git mergetool" learned how to drive "beyond compare 3" as well.
* "git rerere forget" without pathspec used to forget all the saved
@@ -93,8 +106,22 @@ release, unless otherwise noted.
in the working tree that are in the way in order to check out paths
under it from the named branch (js/checkout-untracked-symlink).
+ * "git fetch" from a client that is mostly following the remote
+ needlessly told all of its refs to the server for both sides to
+ compute the set of objects that need to be transferred efficiently,
+ instead of stopping when the server heard enough. In a project with
+ many tags, this turns out to be extremely wasteful, especially over
+ the smart HTTP transport (sp/maint-{upload,fetch}-pack-stop-early~1).
+ * "git fetch" run from a repository that uses the same repository as
+ its alternate object store as the repository it is fetching from
+ did not tell the server that it already has access to objects
+ reachable from the refs in their common alternate object store,
+ causing it to fetch unnecessary objects (jc/maint-fetch-alt).
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe 'master')
git shortlog --no-merges ^maint ^$O master