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authorJunio C Hamano <>2011-10-10 23:14:59 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-10-10 23:14:59 (GMT)
commit8b0e15fa95e11965f18c8d2585dc8ffd9bfc9356 (patch)
treeb0152fd540f11d64d6f3203ceb991b2983667a2f /Documentation
parent4909bbe40af6dd12bc4aeb6b9e449a9e29641a26 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.7.8
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 44 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.8.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.8.txt
index 3c247cc..108e6cd 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.8.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.8.txt
@@ -40,6 +40,17 @@ Updates since v1.7.7
* "git stash" learned "--include-untracked" option to stash away
untracked/ignored cruft from the working tree.
+ * "git submodule update" learned to honor "none" as the value for
+ submodule.<name>.update to specify that the named submodule should
+ not be checked out by default.
+ * When populating a new submodule directory with "git submodule init",
+ the $GIT_DIR metainformation directory for submodules is created inside
+ $GIT_DIR/modules/<name>/ directory of the superproject and referenced
+ via the gitfile mechanism. This is to make it possible to switch
+ between commits in the superproject that has and does not have the
+ submodule in the tree without re-cloning.
* "mediawiki" remote helper can interact with (surprise!) MediaWiki
with "git fetch" & "git push".
@@ -47,16 +58,37 @@ Updates since v1.7.7
+Also contains other documentation updates and minor code cleanups.
Fixes since v1.7.7
Unless otherwise noted, all fixes in the 1.7.7.X maintenance track are
included in this release.
+ * We used to drop error messages from libcurl on certain kinds of
+ errors.
+ (merge be22d92eac8 jn/maint-http-error-message later to maint).
+ * Adding many refs to the local repository in one go (e.g. "git fetch"
+ that fetches many tags) and looking up a ref by name in a repository
+ with too many refs were unnecessarily slow.
+ (merge 17d68a54d jp/get-ref-dir-unsorted later to maint).
+ * "git remote rename $a $b" were not careful to match the remote name
+ against $a (i.e. source side of the remote nickname).
+ (merge b52d00aed mz/remote-rename later to maint).
* "git diff $tree $path" used to apply the pathspec at the output stage,
reading the whole tree, wasting resources.
(merge 2f88c1970 jc/diff-index-unpack later to maint).
+ * "git diff --[num]stat" used to use the number of lines of context
+ different from the default, potentially giving different results from
+ "git diff | diffstat" and confusing the users.
+ (merge f01cae918 jc/maint-diffstat-numstat-context later to maint).
* The code to check for updated submodules during a "git fetch" of the
superproject had an unnecessary quadratic loop.
(merge 6859de45 jk/maint-fetch-submodule-check-fix later to maint).
@@ -84,6 +116,10 @@ included in this release.
* "git merge" did not understand ":/<pattern>" as a way to name a commit.
+ * "git mergetool" learned to use its arguments as pathspec, not a path to
+ the file that may not even have any conflict.
+ (merge 6d9990a jm/mergetool-pathspec later to maint).
* Tests with --valgrind failed to find "mergetool" scriptlets.
(merge ee0d7bf92 tr/mergetool-valgrind later to maint).
@@ -96,12 +132,14 @@ included in this release.
be cleaned up.
(merge 1686519a mm/rebase-i-exec-edit later to maint).
+ * "gitweb" used to produce a non-working link while showing the contents
+ of a blob, when JavaScript actions are enabled.
+ (merge 2b07ff3ff ps/gitweb-js-with-lineno later to maint).
exec >/var/tmp/1
-echo O=$(git describe --always $it)
-git log --first-parent --oneline --reverse ^$O $it
+echo O=$(git describe --always master)
+git log --first-parent --oneline --reverse ^$O master
-git shortlog --no-merges ^$O $it
+git shortlog --no-merges ^$O master