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GIT 1.6.2-rc0

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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  1. +55 −15 Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.2.txt
  2. +3 −1 Documentation/git.txt
@@ -1,6 +1,20 @@
GIT v1.6.2 Release Notes
========================
+With the next major release, "git push" into a branch that is
+currently checked out will be refused by default. You can choose
+what should happen upon such a push by setting the configuration
+variable receive.denyCurrentBranch in the receiving repository.
+
+To ease the transition plan, the receiving repository of such a
+push running this release will issue a big warning when the
+configuration variable is missing. Please refer to:
+
+ http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/107758/focus=108007
+
+for more details on the transition plan.
+
+
Updates since v1.6.1
--------------------
@@ -11,7 +25,8 @@ Updates since v1.6.1
* gitweb updates, including a new patch view and RSS/Atom feed
improvements.
-(portability)
+* (contrib) git.el updates for better XEmacs compatibility; vc-git.el
+ is not shiped with git anymore (it is part of official Emacs)
(performance)
@@ -22,19 +37,31 @@ Updates since v1.6.1
* automatic typo correction works on aliases as well
+* Initial support for "git notes" implemented.
+
* @{-1} is a way to refer to the last branch you were on. This is
accepted not only where an object name is expected, but anywhere
a branch name is expected. E.g. "git branch --track mybranch @{-1}"
"git rev-parse --symbolic-full-name @{-1}".
* "git add -p" learned 'g'oto action to jump directly to a hunk.
+* "git add -p" learned to find a hunk with given text with '/'.
+
+* "git add -p" optionally can be told to work with just the command letter
+ without Enter.
+
* when "git am" stops upon a patch that does not apply, it shows the
title of the offending patch.
* "git am --directory=<dir>" and "git am --reject" passes these options
to underlying "git apply".
+* "git am" learned --ignore-date option.
+
+* "git blame" aligns author names better when they are spelled in
+ non US-ASCII encoding.
+
* "git clone" now makes its best effort when cloning from an empty
repository to set up configuration variables to refer to the remote
repository.
@@ -48,6 +75,9 @@ Updates since v1.6.1
the commit log message it serves via gitcvs.commitmsgannotation
configuration.
+* "git cvsserver" learned to handle 'noop' command some CVS clients seem
+ to expect to work.
+
* "git diff" learned a new option --inter-hunk-context to coalesce close
hunks together and show context between them.
@@ -56,20 +86,13 @@ Updates since v1.6.1
* "git diff" learned --patience to run "patience diff" algorithm.
-* Some combinations of -b/-w/--ignore-space-at-eol to "git diff" did
- not work as expected.
-
* "git filter-branch" learned --prune-empty option that discards commits
that do not change the contents.
-* "git grep -w" and "git grep" for fixed strings have been optimized.
+* "git fsck" now checks loose objects in alternate object stores, instead
+ of misreporting them as missing.
-* "git log" and friends include HEAD to the set of starting points
- when --all is given. This makes a difference when you are not on
- any branch.
-
-* "git ls-tree" learned --full-tree option that shows the path in full
- regardless of where in the work tree hierarchy the command was started.
+* "git grep -w" and "git grep" for fixed strings have been optimized.
* "git mergetool" learned -y(--no-prompt) option to disable prompting.
@@ -80,7 +103,8 @@ Updates since v1.6.1
"git checkout" switches branches, taking the local changes while
switching to another commit.
-(internal)
+* "git tag" learned --contains that works the same way as the same option
+ from "git branch".
Fixes since v1.6.1
@@ -89,18 +113,34 @@ Fixes since v1.6.1
All of the fixes in v1.6.1.X maintenance series are included in this
release, unless otherwise noted.
+Here are fixes that this release has, but have not been backported to
+v1.6.1.X series.
+
* "git-add sub/file" when sub is a submodule incorrectly added the path to
the superproject.
-* git-bundle did not exclude annotated tags even when a range given from the
- command line wanted to.
+* "git bundle" did not exclude annotated tags even when a range given
+ from the command line wanted to.
+
+* "git filter-branch" unnecessarily refused to work when you had
+ checked out a different commit from what is recorded in the superproject
+ index in a submodule.
+
+* "git filter-branch" incorrectly tried to update a nonexistent work tree
+ at the end when it is run in a bare repository.
+
+* "git mergetool" used to ignore autocrlf and other attributes
+ based content rewriting.
* branch switching and merges had a silly bug that did not validate
the correct directory when making sure an existing subdirectory is
clean.
+* "git -p cmd" when cmd is not a built-in one left the display in funny state
+ when killed in the middle.
+
--
exec >/var/tmp/1
-O=v1.6.1.2-252-g8c95d3c
+O=v1.6.1.3-371-gc19923a
echo O=$(git describe master)
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint
@@ -43,9 +43,11 @@ unreleased) version of git, that is available from 'master'
branch of the `git.git` repository.
Documentation for older releases are available here:
-* link:v1.6.1.1/git.html[documentation for release 1.6.1.1]
+* link:v1.6.1.3/git.html[documentation for release 1.6.1.3]
* release notes for
+ link:RelNotes-1.6.1.3.txt[1.6.1.3],
+ link:RelNotes-1.6.1.2.txt[1.6.1.2],
link:RelNotes-1.6.1.1.txt[1.6.1.1],
link:RelNotes-1.6.1.txt[1.6.1].

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