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authorJunio C Hamano <>2009-04-09 07:04:17 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-04-09 07:04:55 (GMT)
commite37347bba651f051998f23a3701b555f1a194557 (patch)
tree3f996c22da3fd90613f1831f7fe3d682d08cf75a /Documentation
parent796b13781aecce551b8f92049a66646e60f31dce (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.6.3
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 27 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.3.txt
index 517c783..9aa143b 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.3.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.3.txt
@@ -40,6 +40,9 @@ Updates since v1.6.2
* many uses of lstat(2) in the codepath for "git checkout" have been
optimized out.
+* pruning reflog entries that are unreachable from the tip of the ref
+ during "git reflog prune" (hence "git gc") was very inefficient.
(usability, bells and whistles)
* rsync:/path/to/repo can be used to run git over rsync for local
@@ -56,7 +59,7 @@ Updates since v1.6.2
spelled as "--format=<style>". In addition, --format=%formatstring
is a short-hand for --pretty=tformat:%formatstring.
-* "--oneline" is a synonym for "--pretty=oneline --abbrev=commit".
+* "--oneline" is a synonym for "--pretty=oneline --abbrev-commit".
* If you realize that you botched the patch when you are editing hunks
with the 'edit' action in git-add -i/-p, you can abort the editor to
@@ -66,6 +69,10 @@ Updates since v1.6.2
messages given by "git checkout" and "git status" used to count merge
commits; now it doesn't.
+* @{-1} is a new way to refer to the last branch you were on introduced in
+ 1.6.2, but the initial implementation did not teach this to a few
+ commands. Now the syntax works with "branch -m @{-1} newname".
* git-archive learned --output=<file> option.
* git-bisect shows not just the number of remaining commits whose goodness
@@ -88,10 +95,16 @@ Updates since v1.6.2
* git-format-patch can be told to produce deep or shallow message threads.
+* git-format-patch can be told to always add sign-off with a configuration
+ variable.
* git-format-patch learned format.headers configuration to add extra
header fields to the output. This behaviour is similar to the existing
--add-header=<header> option of the command.
+* git-format-patch gives human readable names to the attached files, when
+ told to send patches as attachments.
* git-grep learned to highlight the found substrings in color.
* git-imap-send learned to work around Thunderbird's inability to easily
@@ -136,11 +149,23 @@ v1.6.2.X series.
* The initial checkout did not read the attributes from the .gitattribute
file that is being checked out.
+* "git-checkout <tree-ish> <submodule>" did not update the index entry at
+ the named path; it now does.
* git-gc spent excessive amount of time to decide if an object appears
in a locally existing pack (if needed, backport by merging 69e020a).
+* "git-ls-tree" and "git-diff-tree" used a pathspec correctly when
+ deciding to descend into a subdirectory but they did not match the
+ individual paths correctly. This caused pathspecs "abc/d ab" to match
+ "abc/0" ("abc/d" made them decide to descend into the directory "abc/",
+ and then "ab" incorrectly matched "abc/0" when it shouldn't).
+* "git-merge-recursive" was broken when a submodule entry was involved in
+ a criss-cross merge situation.
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe master)
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint