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1 GIT v1.5.4 Release Notes
2 ========================
3
4 Updates since v1.5.3
5 --------------------
6
7 * Comes with much improved gitk.
8
9 * git-reset is now built-in.
10
11 * git-send-email can optionally talk over ssmtp and use SMTP-AUTH.
12
13 * git-rebase learned --whitespace option.
14
15 * git-remote knows --mirror mode.
16
17 * git-merge can call the "post-merge" hook.
18
19 * git-pack-objects can optionally run deltification with multiple threads.
20
21 * git-archive can optionally substitute keywords in files marked with
22 export-subst attribute.
23
24 * git-for-each-ref learned %(xxxdate:<dateformat>) syntax to
25 show the various date fields in different formats.
26
27 * git-gc --auto is a low-impact way to automatically run a
28 variant of git-repack that does not lose unreferenced objects
29 (read: safer than the usual one) after the user accumulates
30 too many loose objects.
31
32 * git-push has been rewritten in C.
33
34 * git-push learned --dry-run option to show what would happen
35 if a push is run.
36
37 * git-remote learned "rm" subcommand.
38
39 * git-rebase --interactive mode can now work on detached HEAD.
40
41 * git-cvsserver can be run via git-shell.
42
43 * git-am and git-rebase are far less verbose.
44
45 * git-pull learned to pass --[no-]ff option to underlying git-merge.
46
47 * Various Perforce importer updates.
48
49 * git-lost-found was deprecated in favor of git-fsck's --lost-found
50 option.
51
52 Fixes since v1.5.3
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54
55 All of the fixes in v1.5.3 maintenance series are included in
56 this release, unless otherwise noted.
57
58 --
59 exec >/var/tmp/1
60 O=v1.5.3.4-450-g952a9e5
61 echo O=`git describe refs/heads/master`
62 git shortlog --no-merges $O..refs/heads/master ^refs/heads/maint