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+GIT v1.5.5 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.5.4
+--------------------
+
+(subsystems)
+
+ * Comes with git-gui 0.9.3
+
+(performance)
+
+ * On platforms with suboptimal qsort(3) implementation, there
+ is an option to use more reasonable substitute we ship with
+ our software.
+
+ * New configuration variable "pack.packsizelimit" can be used
+ in place of command line option --max-pack-size.
+
+ * "git fetch" over the native git protocol used to make a
+ connection to find out the set of current remote refs and
+ another to actually download the pack data. We now use only
+ one connection for these tasks.
+
+ * "git commit" does not run lstat(2) more than necessary
+ anymore.
+
+(usability, bells and whistles)
+
+ * You can be warned when core.autocrlf conversion is applied in
+ such a way that results in an irreversible conversion.
+
+ * A catch-all "color.ui" configuration variable can be used to
+ enable coloring of all color-capable commands, instead of
+ individual ones such as "color.status" and "color.branch".
+
+ * The commands refused to take absolute pathnames where they
+ require pathnames relative to the work tree or the current
+ subdirectory. They now can take absolute pathnames in such a
+ case as long as the pathnames do not refer outside of the
+ work tree. E.g. "git add $(pwd)/foo" now works.
+
+ * Error messages used to be sent to stderr, only to get hidden,
+ when $PAGER was in use. They now are sent to stdout along
+ with the command output to be shown in the $PAGER.
+
+ * A pattern "foo/" in .gitignore file now matches a directory
+ "foo". Pattern "foo" also matches as before.
+
+ * bash completion's prompt helper function can talk about
+ operation in-progress (e.g. merge, rebase, etc.).
+
+ * Configuration variables "url.<usethis>.insteadof = <otherurl>" can be
+ used to tell "git-fetch" and "git-push" to use different URL than what
+ is given from the command line.
+
+ * "git push <somewhere> HEAD" and "git push <somewhere> +HEAD" works as
+ expected; they push the current branch (and only the current branch).
+ In addition, HEAD can be written as the value of "remote.<there>.push"
+ configuration variable.
+
+ * "git add -i" behaves better even before you make an initial commit.
+
+ * "git am" refused to run from a subdirectory without a good reason.
+
+ * After "git apply --whitespace=fix" fixes whitespace errors in a patch,
+ a line before the fix can appear as a context or preimage line in a
+ later patch, causing the patch not to apply. The command now knows to
+ see through whitespace fixes done to context lines to successfully
+ apply such a patch series.
+
+ * "git branch" (and "git checkout -b") to branch from a local branch can
+ optionally set "branch.<name>.merge" to mark the new branch to build on
+ the other local branch, when "branch.autosetupmerge" is set to
+ "always". By default, this does not happen when branching from a local
+ branch.
+
+ * "git checkout" to switch to a branch that has "branch.<name>.merge" set
+ (i.e. marked to build on another branch) reports how much the branch
+ and the other branch diverged.
+
+ * When "git checkout" has to update a lot of paths, it used to be silent
+ for 4 seconds before it showed any progress report. It is now a bit
+ more impatient and starts showing progress report early.
+
+ * "git commit" learned a new hook "prepare-commit-msg" that can
+ inspect what is going to be committed and prepare the commit
+ log message template to be edited.
+
+ * "git cvsimport" can now take more than one -M options.
+
+ * "git describe" learned to limit the tags to be used for
+ naming with --match option.
+
+ * "git describe --contains" now barfs when the named commit
+ cannot be described.
+
+ * "git describe --exact-match" describes only commits that are tagged.
+
+ * "git describe --long" describes a tagged commit as $tag-0-$sha1,
+ instead of just showing the exact tagname.
+
+ * "git describe" warns when using a tag whose name and path contradict
+ with each other.
+
+ * "git diff" learned "--relative" option to limit and output paths
+ relative to the current directory when working in a subdirectory.
+
+ * "git diff" learned "--dirstat" option to show birds-eye-summary of
+ changes more concisely than "--diffstat".
+
+ * "git format-patch" learned --cover-letter option to generate a cover
+ letter template.
+
+ * "git gc" learned --quiet option.
+
+ * "git grep" now knows "--name-only" is a synonym for the "-l" option.
+
+ * "git help <alias>" now reports "'git <alias>' is alias to <what>",
+ instead of saying "No manual entry for git-<alias>".
+
+ * "git log --grep=<what>" learned "--fixed-strings" option to look for
+ <what> without treating it as a regular expression.
+
+ * "git gui" learned an auto-spell checking.
+
+ * "git send-email" learned to prompt for passwords
+ interactively.
+
+ * "git send-email" learned an easier way to suppress CC
+ recipients.
+
+ * When the configuration variable "pack.threads" is set to 0, "git
+ repack" auto detects the number of CPUs and uses that many threads.
+
+ * Various "git cvsimport", "git cvsexportcommit", "git svn" and
+ "git p4" improvements.
+
+(internal)
+
+ * Duplicated code between git-help and git-instaweb that
+ launches user's preferred browser has been refactored.
+
+ * It is now easier to write test scripts that records known
+ breakages.
+
+ * "git checkout" is rewritten in C.
+
+ * Two conflict hunks that are separated by a very short span of common
+ lines are now coalesced into one larger hunk, to make the result easier
+ to read.
+
+ * Run-command API's use of file descriptors is documented clearer and
+ is more consistent now.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.5.4
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.5.4 maintenance series are included in
+this release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+ * "git-daemon" did not send early errors to syslog.
+
+ * "git-http-push" did not allow deletion of remote ref with the usual
+ "push <remote> :<branch>" syntax.
+
+ * "git-log --merge" did not well work with --left-right option.
+
+ * "git-rebase --abort" did not go back to the right location if
+ "git-reset" was run during the "git-rebase" session.
+
+---
+exec >/var/tmp/1
+O=v1.5.4.3-428-g6b48990
+echo O=`git describe refs/heads/master`
+git shortlog --no-merges $O..refs/heads/master ^refs/heads/maint