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Update draft release notes for 7th batch

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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@@ -22,6 +22,9 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
$HOME/.config/attributes and $HOME/.config/ignore respectively when
these files exist.
+ * "git apply" learned to wiggle the base version and perform three-way
+ merge when a patch does not exactly apply to the version you have.
+
* Scripted Porcelain writers now have access to the credential API via
the "git credential" plumbing command.
@@ -51,6 +54,9 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
default location where the build procedure installs them locally;
the variable can even point at a http:// URL.
+ * "git rebase [-i] --root $tip" can now be used to rewrite all the
+ history leading to "$tip" down to the root commit.
+
* "git rebase -i" learned "-x <cmd>" to insert "exec <cmd>" after
each commit in the resulting history.
@@ -71,6 +77,8 @@ Foreign Interface
* "mediawiki" remote helper (in contrib/) learned to handle file
attachments.
+ * "git p4" now uses "Jobs:" and "p4 move" when appropriate.
+
* vcs-svn has been updated to clean-up compilation, lift 32-bit
limitations, etc.
@@ -106,6 +114,32 @@ Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes since v1.7.11 in the maintenance
releases are contained in this release (see release notes to them for
details).
+ * The error message from "git push $there :bogo" (and its equivalent
+ "git push $there --delete bogo") mentioned that we tried and failed
+ to guess what ref is being deleted based on the LHS of the refspec,
+ which we don't.
+ (merge 5742c82 jk/push-delete-ref-error-message later to maint).
+
+ * A handful of files and directories we create had tighter than
+ necessary permission bits when the user wanted to have group
+ writability (e.g. by setting "umask 002").
+ (merge 6ff2b72 ar/clone-honor-umask-at-top later to maint).
+
+ * "commit --amend" used to refuse amending a commit with an empty log
+ message, with or without "--allow-empty-message".
+ (merge d9a9357 cw/amend-commit-without-message later to maint).
+
+ * "git commit --amend --only --" was meant to allow "Clever" people to
+ rewrite the commit message without making any change even when they
+ have already changes for the next commit added to their index, but
+ it never worked as advertised since it was introduced in 1.3.0 era.
+ (merge ea2d4ed jk/maint-commit-amend-only-no-paths later to maint).
+
+ * Even though the index can record pathnames longer than 1<<12 bytes,
+ in some places we were not comparing them in full, potentially
+ replacing index entries instead of adding.
+ (merge d5f5333 tg/maint-cache-name-compare later to maint).
+
* "git show"'s auto-walking behaviour was an unreliable and
unpredictable hack; it now behaves just like "git log" does when it
walks.
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