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authorJunio C Hamano <>2011-10-21 18:46:12 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-10-21 23:05:42 (GMT)
commite454a83fa2640166aba77ef3fe2bfb81949895b8 (patch)
tree2649d8690689b2b01dcdaff84c11ef20b47a3bd6 /Documentation
parent9ee3d3774316f6a60c0618aa7a64fc7a59a8f338 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.7.8
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.8.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.8.txt
index 886dfbf..d7b2c76 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, git-gui and msysgit updates.
+ * Some git-svn, git-gui, git-p4 (in contrib) and msysgit updates.
* Updates to bash completion scripts.
@@ -31,6 +31,9 @@ Updates since v1.7.7
* Variants of "git cherry-pick" and "git revert" that take multiple
commits learned to "--continue".
+ * "git daemon" gives more human readble error messages to clients
+ using ERR packets when appropriate.
* Errors at the network layer is logged by "git daemon".
* "git diff" learned "--minimal" option to spend extra cycles to come
@@ -39,6 +42,9 @@ Updates since v1.7.7
* "git diff" learned "--function-context" option to show the whole
function as context that was affected by a change.
+ * "git difftool" can be told to skip launching the tool for a path by
+ answering 'n' to its prompt.
* "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.
@@ -48,6 +54,10 @@ Updates since v1.7.7
"git receive-pack" (the receiving end of "git push") learned to do the
+ * "git fetch" learned that fetching/cloning from a regular file on the
+ filesystem is not necessarily a request to unpack a bundle file; the
+ file could be ".git" with "gitdir: <path>" in it.
* "git for-each-ref" learned "%(contents:subject)", "%(contents:body)"
and "%(contents:signature)". The last one is useful for signed tags.
@@ -72,6 +82,9 @@ Updates since v1.7.7
* "git merge" learned the "--edit" option to allow users to edit the
merge commit log message.
+ * "git rebase -i" can be told to use special purpose editor suitable
+ only for its insn sheet via sequence.editor configuration variable.
* "git send-email" learned to respond to "-h"(elp) requests.
* "git send-email" allows the value given to sendemail.aliasfile to begin
@@ -126,6 +139,12 @@ included in this release.
(merge deba493 jk/http-auth later to maint).
+ * "git branch -m/-M" advertised to update RENAME_REF ref in the
+ commit log message that introduced the feature but not anywhere in
+ the documentation, and never did update such a ref anyway. This
+ undocumented misfeature that did not exist has been excised.
+ (merge b0eab01 jc/maint-remove-renamed-ref 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.
@@ -181,7 +200,7 @@ included in this release.
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe --always master)
git log --first-parent --oneline --reverse ^$O master