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authorJunio C Hamano <>2009-08-29 21:31:01 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-08-29 21:31:01 (GMT)
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Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes- b/Documentation/RelNotes-
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@@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
+GIT v1.6.4.2 Release Notes
+Fixes since v1.6.4.1
+* --date=relative output between 1 and 5 years ago rounded the number of
+ years when saying X years Y months ago, instead of rounding it down.
+* "git add -p" did not handle changes in executable bits correctly
+ (a regression around 1.6.3).
+* "git apply" did not honor GNU diff's convention to mark the creation/deletion
+ event with UNIX epoch timestamp on missing side.
+* "git checkout" incorrectly removed files in a directory pointed by a
+ symbolic link during a branch switch that replaces a directory with
+ a symbolic link.
+* "git clean -d -f" happily descended into a subdirectory that is managed by a
+ separate git repository. It now requires two -f options for safety.
+* "git fetch/push" over http transports had two rather grave bugs.
+* "git format-patch --cover-letter" did not prepare the cover letter file
+ for use with non-ASCII strings when there are the series contributors with
+ non-ASCII names.
+* "git pull origin branch" and "git fetch origin && git merge origin/branch"
+ left different merge messages in the resulting commit.
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index a9bacfb..ad44cac 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -43,9 +43,10 @@ unreleased) version of git, that is available from 'master'
branch of the `git.git` repository.
Documentation for older releases are available here:
-* link:v1.6.4.1/git.html[documentation for release]
+* link:v1.6.4.2/git.html[documentation for release]
* release notes for
+ link:RelNotes-[],