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GIT 1.6.1-rc4

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -230,6 +230,13 @@ Fixes since v1.6.0
All of the fixes in v1.6.0.X maintenance series are included in this
release, unless otherwise noted.
+* Porcelains implemented as shell scripts were utterly confused when you
+ entered to a subdirectory of a work tree from sideways, following a
+ symbolic link (this may need to be backported to older releases later).
+* Tracking symbolic links would work better on filesystems whose lstat()
+ returns incorrect st_size value for them.
* "git add" and "git update-index" incorrectly allowed adding S/F when S
is a tracked symlink that points at a directory D that has a path F in
it (we still need to fix a similar nonsense when S is a submodule and F
@@ -244,6 +251,16 @@ release, unless otherwise noted.
* "git filter-branch" failed to rewrite a tag name with slashes in it.
+* "git http-push" did not understand URI scheme other than opaquelocktoken
+ when acquiring a lock from the server (this may need to be backported to
+ older releases later).
+* "git revert" records relative to which parent a revert was made when
+ reverting a merge. Together with new documentation that explains issues
+ around reverting a merge and merging from the updated branch later, this
+ hopefully will reduce user confusion (this may need to be backported to
+ older releases later).
* "git rm --cached" used to allow an empty blob that was added earlier to
be removed without --force, even when the file in the work tree has
since been modified.
@@ -260,6 +277,6 @@ release, unless otherwise noted.
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe master)
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint

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