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Git v1.7.4 Release Notes (draft)
================================
 
Updates since v1.7.3
--------------------
 
 * The documentation Makefile now assumes by default asciidoc 8 and
   docbook-xsl >= 1.73. If you have older versions, you can set
   ASCIIDOC7 and ASCIIDOC_ROFF, respectively.
 
 * The option parsers of various commands that create new branch (or
   rename existing ones to a new name) were too loose and users were
   allowed to call a branch with a name that begins with a dash by
   creative abuse of their command line options, which only lead to
   burn themselves.  The name of a branch cannot begin with a dash
   now.
 
 * System-wide fallback default attributes can be stored in
   /etc/gitattributes; core.attributesfile configuration variable can
   be used to customize the path to this file.
 
 * The thread structure generated by "git send-email" has changed
   slightly.  Setting the cover letter of the latest series as a reply
   to the cover letter of the previous series with --in-reply-to used
   to make the new cover letter and all the patches replies to the
   cover letter of the previous series; this has been changed to make
   the patches in the new series replies to the new cover letter.
 
 * Bash completion script in contrib/ has been adjusted to be also
   usable by zsh.
 
 * "git blame" learned --show-email option to display the e-mail
   addresses instead of the names of authors.
 
 * "git daemon" can be built in MinGW environment.
 
 * "git daemon" can take more than one --listen option to listen to
   multiple addresses.
 
 * "git diff" and "git grep" learned how functions and subroutines
   in Fortran look like.
 
 * "git mergetool" tells vim/gvim to show three-way diff by default
   (use vimdiff2/gvimdiff2 as the tool name for old behaviour).
 
 * "git log -G<pattern>" limits the output to commits whose change has
   added or deleted lines that match the given pattern.
 
 * "git read-tree" with no argument as a way to empty the index is
   deprecated; we might want to remove it in the future.  Users can
   use the new --empty option to be more explicit instead.
 
 * "git repack -f" does not spend cycles to recompress objects in the
   non-delta representation anymore (use -F if you really mean it when
   e.g. you changed the compression level).
 
 * "git merge --log" used to limit the resulting merge log to 20
   entries; this is now customizable by giving e.g. "--log=47".
 
 * "git merge" may work better when all files were moved out of a
   directory in one branch while a new file is created in place of that
   directory in the other branch.
 
 * "git rebase --autosquash" can use SHA-1 object names to name which
   commit to fix up (e.g. "fixup! e83c5163").
 
 * The default "recursive" merge strategy learned --rename-threshold
   option to influence the rename detection, similar to the -M option
   of "git diff".  E.g. "git merge -Xrename-threshold=50% ..." to use
   this.
 
 * The "recursive" strategy also learned to ignore various whitespace
   changes; the most notable is -Xignore-space-at-eol.
 
 * "git send-email" learned "--to-cmd", similar to "--cc-cmd", to read
   recipient list from a command output.
 
 * "git send-email" learned to read and use "To:" from its input files.
 
 * you can extend "git shell", which is often used on boxes that allow
   git-only login over ssh as login shell, with custom set of
   commands.
 
 * "git submodule sync" updates metainformation for all submodules,
   not just the ones that have been checked out.
 
 * gitweb can use custom 'highlight' command with its configuration file.
 
 
Also contains various documentation updates.
 
 
Fixes since v1.7.3
------------------
 
All of the fixes in v1.7.3.X maintenance series are included in this
release, unless otherwise noted.
 
 * "git log --author=me --author=her" did not find commits written by
   me or by her; instead it looked for commits written by me and by
   her, which is impossible.
 
 * "git merge" into an unborn branch removed an untracked file "foo"
   from the working tree when merged branch had "foo" (2caf20c..172b642).
 
 * "git push --progress" shows progress indicators now.
 
 * "git repack" places its temporary packs under $GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY/pack
   instead of $GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY/ to avoid cross directory renames.
 
 * "git submodule update --recursive --other-flags" passes flags down
   to its subinvocations.
 
---
exec >/var/tmp/1
O=v1.7.3.2-450-g5b9c331
echo O=$(git describe master)
git shortlog --no-merges ^maint ^$O master