Update draft release notes for 1.6.1
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1 GIT v1.6.1 Release Notes
2 ========================
3
4 Updates since v1.6.0
5 --------------------
6
7 When some commands (e.g. "git log", "git diff") spawn pager internally, we
8 used to make the pager the parent process of the git command that produces
9 output. This meant that the exit status of the whole thing comes from the
10 pager, not the underlying git command. We swapped the order of the
11 processes around and you will see the exit code from the command from now
12 on.
13
14 (subsystems)
15
16 * gitk can call out to git-gui to view "git blame" output; git-gui in turn
17 can run gitk from its blame view.
18
19 (portability)
20
21 * ...
22
23 (documentation)
24
25 * ...
26
27 (performance)
28
29 * The underlying diff machinery to produce textual output has been
30 optimized, which would result in faster "git blame" processing.
31
32 * Most of the test scripts (but not the ones that try to run servers)
33 can be run in parallel.
34
35 (usability, bells and whistles)
36
37 * "git checkout --track origin/hack" used to be a syntax error. It now
38 DWIMs to create a corresponding local branch "hack", i.e. acts as if you
39 said "git checkout --track -b hack origin/hack".
40
41 * "git cherry-pick" can also utilize rerere for conflict resolution.
42
43 * "git commit --author=$name" can look up author name from existing
44 commits.
45
46 * "git count-objects" reports the on-disk footprint for packfiles and
47 their corresponding idx files.
48
49 * "git daemon" learned --max-connections=<count> option.
50
51 * "git diff" learned to mimick --suppress-blank-empty from GNU diff via a
52 configuration option.
53
54 * "git diff" learned to put more sensible hunk headers for Python and
55 HTML contents.
56
57 * "git help" learned to use GIT_MAN_VIEWER environment variable before
58 using "man" program.
59
60 * "git imap-send" can optionally talk SSL.
61
62 * "git index-pack" is more careful against disk corruption while
63 completing a thin pack.
64
65 * "git log --check" and "git log --exit-code" passes their underlying diff
66 status with their exit status code.
67
68 * "git log" learned --simplify-merges, a milder variant of --full-history;
69 "gitk --simplify-merges" is easier to view than with --full-history.
70
71 * "git merge --squash" and "git merge --no-ff" into an unborn branch are
72 noticed as user errors.
73
74 * "git merge -s $strategy" can use a custom built strategy if you have a
75 command "git-merge-$strategy" on your $PATH.
76
77 * "git reflog expire branch" can be used in place of "git reflog expire
78 refs/heads/branch".
79
80 * "git submodule foreach" subcommand allows you to iterate over checked
81 out submodules.
82
83 * "git submodule sync" subcommands allows you to update the origin URL
84 recorded in submodule directories from the toplevel .gitmodules file.
85
86 (internal)
87
88 * "git hash-object" learned to lie about the path being hashed, so that
89 correct gitattributes processing can be done while hashing contents
90 stored in a temporary file.
91
92 Fixes since v1.6.0
93 ------------------
94
95 All of the fixes in v1.6.0.X maintenance series are included in this
96 release, unless otherwise noted.
97
98 * "git add" and "git update-index" incorrectly allowed adding S/F when S
99 is a tracked symlink that points at a directory D that has a path F in
100 it (we still need to fix a similar nonsense when S is a submodule and F
101 is a path in it).
102
103 * "git diff --stdin" used to take two trees on a line and compared them,
104 but we droppped support for such a use case long time ago. This has
105 been resurrected.
106
107 * "git filter-branch" failed to rewrite a tag name with slashes in it.
108
109 * "git push --tags --all $there" failed with generic usage message without
110 telling saying these two options are incompatible.
111
112 * "git log --author/--committer" match used to potentially match the
113 timestamp part, exposing internal implementation detail. Also these did
114 not work with --fixed-strings match at all.
115
116 --
117 exec >/var/tmp/1
118 O=v1.6.0.1-266-gaf9552f
119 echo O=$(git describe master)
120 git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint