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+Git v1.7.5 Release Notes (draft)
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.7.4
+--------------------
+
+ * Various MinGW portability fixes.
+
+ * Various git-p4 enhancements (in contrib).
+
+ * Various vcs-svn enhancements.
+
+ * Update to more modern HP-UX port.
+
+ * "git apply -v" reports offset lines when the patch does not apply at
+ the exact location recorded in the diff output.
+
+ * "git branch --track" (and "git checkout --track --branch") used to
+ allow setting up a random non-branch that does not make sense to follow
+ as the "upstream". The command correctly diagnoses it as an error.
+
+ * "git config" used to be also known as "git repo-config", but the old
+ name is now officially deprecated.
+
+ * "git checkout --detach <commit>" is a more user friendly synonym for
+ "git checkout <commit>^0".
+
+ * "git checkout" performed on detached HEAD gives a warning and an
+ advice when the commit being left behind will become unreachable from
+ any branch or tag.
+
+ * "git cherry-pick" and "git revert" can be told to use custom merge
+ strategy, similar to "git rebase".
+
+ * "git cherry-pick" remembers which commit failed to apply when it is
+ stopped by conflicts, making it unnecessary to use "commit -c $commit"
+ to conclude it.
+
+ * "git cvsimport" bails out immediately when the cvs server cannot be
+ reached, without spewing unnecessary error messages that complain about
+ the server response it never got.
+
+ * "git grep --no-index" did not honor pathspecs correctly, returning
+ paths outside the specified area.
+
+ * "git log" family of commands now understand globbing pathspecs. You
+ can say "git log -- '*.txt'" for example.
+
+ * "git rev-list --objects $revs -- $pathspec" would limit the objects listed
+ in its output properly with the pathspec, in preparation for narrow
+ clones.
+
+ * "git push" with no parameters gives better advice messages when
+ "tracking" is used as the push.default semantics or there is no remote
+ configured yet.
+
+ * "git rerere" learned a new subcommand "remaining", that is similar to
+ "status" that lists the paths that had conflicts that are known to
+ rerere, but excludes the paths that have already been marked as
+ resolved in the index from its output. "git mergetool" has been
+ updated to use this facility.
+
+ * A possible value to the "push.default" configuration variable,
+ 'tracking', gained a synonym that more naturally describes what it
+ does, 'upstream'.
+
+Also contains various documentation updates.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.7.4
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in the v1.7.4.X maintenance series are included in this
+release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+ * We used to keep one file descriptor open for each and every packfile
+ that we have a mmap window on it (read: "in use"), even when for very
+ tiny packfiles. We now close the file descriptor early when the entire
+ packfile fits inside one mmap window.
+
+ * "git apply" used to confuse lines updated by previous hunks as lines
+ that existed before when applying a hunk, contributing misapplication
+ of patches with offsets.
+
+ * "git clone /no/such/path" did not fail correctly (jk/fail-null/clone).
+
+ * "git checkout $other_branch" silently removed untracked symbolic links
+ in the working tree that are in the way in order to check out paths
+ under it from the named branch (js/checkout-untracked-symlink).
+
+ * "git diff --stat -B" ran on binary files counted the changes in lines,
+ which was nonsensical (jk/diffstat-binary).
+
+ * "git diff -M" opportunisticly detected copies, which was not
+ necessarily a good thing, especially when it is internally run by
+ recursive merge.
+
+ * "git merge" triggers prepare-commit-msg hook. Earlier, only "git
+ commit" to conclude an interrupted merge triggered the hook, leading to
+ an inconsistent overall user experience (js/maint-merge-use-prepare-commit-msg-hook).
+
+ * "git submodule update" used to honor --merge/--rebase option (or
+ corresponding configuration variables) even for a newly cloned
+ subprojects, which made no sense (so/submodule-no-update-first-time).
+
+---
+exec >/var/tmp/1
+O=v1.7.4.1-265-gd0ef5a7
+echo O=$(git describe 'master')
+git shortlog --no-merges ^maint ^$O master