path: root/Documentation
diff options
authorJunio C Hamano <>2007-02-28 23:06:38 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-02-28 23:06:38 (GMT)
commit2eb06531e3d53c2604f20c32e5cb791d5044ff02 (patch)
tree800aa0b8f4c2e694d6ee8c22166c5d2a56c89d22 /Documentation
parent16d53152f10bf5c1cae4eb1f85dfab7dc280f913 (diff)
Add recent changes to draft 1.5.1 release notes.
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 64 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.5.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.5.1.txt
index 4d37186..5ce385b 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.5.1.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.5.1.txt
@@ -19,17 +19,76 @@ Updates since v1.5.0
- "git diff" learned --ignore-space-at-eol. This is a weaker
form of --ignore-space-change.
+ - "git diff --no-index pathA pathB" can be used as diff
+ replacement with git specific enhancements.
- "git name-rev" learned --refs=<pattern>, to limit the tags
used for naming the given revisions only to the ones
matching the given pattern.
+ - "git remote update" is to run "git fetch" for defined remotes
+ to update tracking branches.
+ - "git cvsimport" can now take '-d' to talk with a CVS
+ repository different from what are recorded in CVS/Root
+ (overriding it with environment CVSROOT does not work).
+ - "git bundle" can help sneaker-netting your changes between
+ repositories.
* Updated behaviour of existing commands.
+ - git-svn got almost a rewrite.
+ - core.autocrlf configuration, when set to 'true', makes git
+ to convert CRLF at the end of lines in text files to LF when
+ reading from the filesystem, and convert in reverse when
+ writing to the filesystem. The variable can be set to
+ 'input', in which case the conversion happens only while
+ reading from the filesystem but files are written out with
+ LF at the end of lines. Currently, which paths to consider
+ 'text' (i.e. be subjected to the autocrlf mechanism) is
+ decided purely based on the contents, but the plan is to
+ allow users to explicitly override this heuristics based on
+ paths.
+ - The behaviour of 'git-apply', when run in a subdirectory,
+ without --index nor --cached were inconsistent with that of
+ the command with these options. This was fixed to match the
+ behaviour with --index. A patch that is meant to be applied
+ with -p1 from the toplevel of the project tree can be
+ applied with any custom -p<n> option. A patch that is not
+ relative to the toplevel needs to be applied with -p<n>
+ option with or without --index (or --cached).
- "git diff" outputs a trailing HT when pathnames have embedded
SP on +++/--- header lines, in order to help "GNU patch" to
parse its output. "git apply" was already updated to accept
this modified output format since ce74618d (Sep 22, 2006).
+ - "git cvsserver" runs hooks/update and honors its exit status.
+ - "git cvsserver" can be told to send everything with -kb.
+ - "git diff --check" also honors the --color output option.
+ - "git name-rev" used to stress the fact that a ref is a tag too
+ much, by saying something like "v1.2.3^0~22". It now says
+ "v1.2.3~22" in such a case (it still says "v1.2.3^0" if it does
+ not talk about an ancestor of the commit that is tagged, which
+ makes sense).
+ - "git rev-list --boundary" now shows boundary markers for the
+ commits omitted by --max-age and --max-count condition.
+ - The configuration mechanism now reads $(prefix)/etc/gitconfig.
+ - "git apply --verbose" shows what preimage lines were wanted
+ when it couldn't find them.
+ - "git status" in a read-only repository got a bit saner.
* Hooks
- The sample update hook to show how to send out notification
@@ -39,6 +98,10 @@ Updates since v1.5.0
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=`git describe master`
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint
+# Local Variables:
+# mode: text
+# End: