Browse files

GIT 1.5.1-rc1

I think we can start to slow down, as we now have covered
everything I listed earlier in the short-term release plan.

The last release 1.5.0 took painfully too long.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
  • Loading branch information...
1 parent 843d49a commit ceb8442af7367611c3f5db124a5dc1dbb7fb438f Junio C Hamano committed Mar 19, 2007
Showing with 50 additions and 2 deletions.
  1. +49 −1 Documentation/RelNotes-1.5.1.txt
  2. +1 −1 GIT-VERSION-GEN
@@ -25,6 +25,21 @@ Updates since v1.5.0
- "git diff --pretty=format:<string>" to allow more flexible
custom log output.
+ - "git diff --no-index" can read from '-' (standard input).
+ - "git diff" also learned --exit-code to exit with non-zero
+ status when it found differences. In the future we might
+ want to make this the default but that would be a rather big
+ backward incompatible change; it will stay as an option for
+ now.
+ - "git branch --track" can be used to set up configuration
+ variables to help it easier to base your work on branches
+ you track from a remote site.
+ - "git format-patch --attach" now emits attachments. Use
+ --inline to get an inlined multipart/mixed.
- "git name-rev" learned --refs=<pattern>, to limit the tags
used for naming the given revisions only to the ones
matching the given pattern.
@@ -39,13 +54,21 @@ Updates since v1.5.0
- "git bundle" can help sneaker-netting your changes between
+ - "git mergetool" can help 3-way file-level conflict
+ resolution with your favorite graphical merge tools.
- A new configuration "core.symlinks" can be used to disable
symlinks on filesystems that do not support them; they are
checked out as regular files instead.
* Updated behaviour of existing commands.
+ - "git fsck" does not barf on corrupt loose objects.
+ - "git archimport" allows remapping when coming up with git
+ branch names from arch names.
- git-svn got almost a rewrite.
- core.autocrlf configuration, when set to 'true', makes git
@@ -99,16 +122,41 @@ Updates since v1.5.0
- "git fetch" (hence "git clone" and "git pull") are less
noisy when the output does not go to tty.
+ - "git fetch" between repositories with many refs were slow
+ even when there are not many changes that needed
+ transferring. This has been sped up by partially rewriting
+ the heaviest parts in C.
+ - "git mailinfo" which splits an e-mail into a patch and the
+ metainformation was rewritten, thanks to Don Zickus. It
+ handles nested multipart better.
+ - send-email learned configurable bcc and chain-reply-to.
+ - Using objects from packs is now seriouly optimized by clever
+ use of a cache. This should be most noticeable in git-log
+ family of commands that involve reading many tree objects.
+ In addition, traversing revisions while filtering changes
+ with pathspecs is made faster by terminating the comparison
+ between the trees as early as possible.
* Hooks
- The sample update hook to show how to send out notification
e-mail was updated to show only new commits that appeared in
the repository. Earlier, it showed new commits that appeared
on the branch.
+* Others
+ - git-revert, git-gc and git-cherry-pick are now built-ins.
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=`git describe master`
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@

0 comments on commit ceb8442

Please sign in to comment.