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authorJunio C Hamano <>2011-10-19 05:03:30 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-10-19 18:02:13 (GMT)
commit87009edcbd0b4987ccb7ba050a1efe368a315753 (patch)
tree419735e74ff0de146929adae018b2961703f0c99 /Documentation
parent40d6987d241cfdf45c420a91353fa47e43c47e27 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.7.8
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 22 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.8.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.8.txt
index 0576c36..c8eb0eb 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.8.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.8.txt
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ Git v1.7.8 Release Notes (draft)
Updates since v1.7.7
- * Some git-svn and git-gui updates.
+ * Some git-svn, git-gui and msysgit updates.
* Updates to bash completion scripts.
@@ -40,6 +40,9 @@ Updates since v1.7.7
* "git diff" learned "--minimal" option to spend extra cycles to come
up with a minimal patch output.
+ * "git diff" learned "--function-context" option to show the whole
+ function as context that was affected by a change.
* "git fetch" learned to honor transfer.fsckobjects configuration to
validate the objects that were received from the other end, just like
"git receive-pack" (the receiving end of "git push") does.
@@ -63,8 +66,16 @@ Updates since v1.7.7
files in the working tree, so that matches in new but not yet
added files do not get missed.
+ * The recursive merge backend no longer looks for meaningless
+ existing merges in submodules unless in the outermost merge.
+ * "git log" and friends learned "--children" option.
* "git ls-remote" learned to respond to "-h"(elp) requests.
+ * "git merge" learned the "--edit" option to allow users to edit the
+ merge commit log message.
* "git send-email" learned to respond to "-h"(elp) requests.
* "git send-email" allows the value given to sendemail.aliasfile to begin
@@ -93,6 +104,8 @@ Updates since v1.7.7
* "gitweb" leaked unescaped control characters from syntax hiliter
+ * "gitweb" now has its own manual pages.
Also contains other documentation updates and minor code cleanups.
@@ -142,6 +155,9 @@ included in this release.
of the file.
(merge 8557263 jc/apply-blank-at-eof-fix later to maint).
+ * "git apply --index" did not check corrupted patch.
+ (merge 2c93286 jm/maint-apply-detects-corrupt-patch-header later to maint).
* "git bisect" did not notice when it failed to update the working tree
to the next commit to be tested.
(merge 1acf11717 js/bisect-no-checkout later to maint).
@@ -179,13 +195,17 @@ included in this release.
hooks for attempted removal of non-existing refs.
(merge 160b81ed ph/push-to-delete-nothing later to maint).
+ * "git send-email" did not honor the configured hostname when restarting
+ the HELO/EHLO exchange after switching TLS on.
+ (merge 155b940 md/smtp-tls-hello-again later to maint).
* "gitweb" used to produce a non-working link while showing the contents
of a blob, when JavaScript actions are enabled.
(merge 2b07ff3ff ps/gitweb-js-with-lineno later to maint).
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe --always master)
git log --first-parent --oneline --reverse ^$O master