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Merge pull request #6821 from skv-headless/fix_type

fix typo
latest commit 9b7dd8b4c0
Sytse Sijbrandij dosire authored April 18, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 app Removed missing sass selectors April 15, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 bin Added executable file permission to binstubs February 20, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 config Merge branch 'routing-for-groups' into 'master' April 15, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 db Fixed some hound notices April 14, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 doc fix type April 18, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 features Better title format for wiki page April 10, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 lib Merge branch 'satellite_exists_in_automerge_check' into 'master' April 14, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 log v1.0 October 13, 2011
Octocat-spinner-32 public Add icon for iOS home screen April 05, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 script Use the new Sidekiq syntax to specify queues April 01, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 spec Merge branch 'routing-for-groups' into 'master' April 15, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 tmp Make sure important directories exist in git March 30, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 vendor Move images from vendor to app so they are compiled by rails March 12, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 .foreman complete hooks for post receive January 08, 2012
Octocat-spinner-32 .gitignore Added the dump.rdb file to gitignore April 06, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 .rspec Remove --drb from .rspec March 24, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 .simplecov organize simplecov January 07, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 .travis.yml Split feature tests out to different build job April 13, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 CHANGELOG Merge branch '161-emails-on-push-service' of… April 14, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Put the bbatsov back in April 11, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Gemfile Update slack to fix issues with ruby 1.9.3 April 11, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Gemfile.lock fix bundle install error April 16, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Guardfile Use ruby 1.9 hash syntax in Guardfile April 01, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 LICENSE update copyright year to range February 16, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Refer to release docs. February 19, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 AMR warning for merge requests officers. April 13, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Procfile Fix procfile for developers April 08, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Prevent questions about the canonical source. April 17, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Rakefile v1.0 October 13, 2011
Octocat-spinner-32 VERSION update VERSION to 6.8.0.rc1 April 17, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Check specifically for Unicorn in rack file January 23, 2014

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