Update draft release notes for 1.5.4
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1 GIT v1.5.4 Release Notes
2 ========================
3
4 Updates since v1.5.3
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6
7 * Comes with much improved gitk.
8
9 * "progress display" from many commands are a lot nicer to the
10 eye. Transfer commands show throughput data.
11
12 * git-reset is now built-in and its output can be squelched with -q.
13
14 * git-send-email can optionally talk over ssmtp and use SMTP-AUTH.
15
16 * git-rebase learned --whitespace option.
17
18 * git-remote knows --mirror mode.
19
20 * git-merge can call the "post-merge" hook.
21
22 * git-pack-objects can optionally run deltification with multiple threads.
23
24 * git-archive can optionally substitute keywords in files marked with
25 export-subst attribute.
26
27 * git-for-each-ref learned %(xxxdate:<dateformat>) syntax to
28 show the various date fields in different formats.
29
30 * git-gc --auto is a low-impact way to automatically run a
31 variant of git-repack that does not lose unreferenced objects
32 (read: safer than the usual one) after the user accumulates
33 too many loose objects.
34
35 * git-push has been rewritten in C.
36
37 * git-push learned --dry-run option to show what would happen
38 if a push is run.
39
40 * git-remote learned "rm" subcommand.
41
42 * git-rebase --interactive mode can now work on detached HEAD.
43
44 * git-cvsserver can be run via git-shell.
45
46 * git-am and git-rebase are far less verbose.
47
48 * git-pull learned to pass --[no-]ff option to underlying git-merge.
49
50 * Various Perforce importer updates.
51
52 * git-lost-found was deprecated in favor of git-fsck's --lost-found
53 option.
54
55 * git-svnimport was removed in favor of git-svn.
56
57 * git-bisect learned "skip" action to mark untestable commits.
58
59 * rename detection diff family, while detecting exact matches,
60 has been greatly optimized.
61
62 * Example update and post-receive hooks have been improved.
63
64 * In addition there are quite a few internal clean-ups. Notably
65
66 - many fork/exec have been replaced with run-command API,
67 brought from the msysgit effort.
68
69 - introduction and more use of the option parser API.
70
71 - enhancement and more use of the strbuf API.
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73
74 Fixes since v1.5.3
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76
77 All of the fixes in v1.5.3 maintenance series are included in
78 this release, unless otherwise noted.
79
80 --
81 exec >/var/tmp/1
82 O=v1.5.3.5-618-g5d4138a
83 echo O=`git describe refs/heads/master`
84 git shortlog --no-merges $O..refs/heads/master ^refs/heads/maint