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Update Release Notes to 1.6.5

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@ Updates since v1.6.4
- * various updates to git-svn and gitweb.
+ * various updates to gitk, git-svn and gitweb.
@@ -41,12 +41,14 @@ Updates since v1.6.4
* mingw will also give FRSX as the default value for the LESS
environment variable when the user does not have one.
+ * initial support to compile git on Windows with MSVC.
* On major platforms, the system can be compiled to use with Linus's
block-sha1 implementation of the SHA-1 hash algorithm, which
outperforms the default fallback implementation we borrowed from
- Mozzilla.
+ Mozilla.
* Unnecessary inefficiency in deepening of a shallow repository has
been removed.
@@ -84,12 +86,21 @@ Updates since v1.6.4
* "git am" learned "--scissors" option to allow you to discard early part
of an incoming e-mail.
+ * "git archive -o" works without being told what format to
+ use with an explicit "--format=zip".option.
* "git checkout", "git reset" and "git stash" learned to pick and
choose to use selected changes you made, similar to "git add -p".
* "git clone" learned a "-b" option to pick a HEAD to check out
different from the remote's default branch.
+ * "git clone" learned --recursive option.
+ * "git clone" from a local repository on a different filesystem used to
+ copy individual object files without preserving the old timestamp, giving
+ them extra lifetime in the new repository until they gc'ed.
* "git commit --dry-run $args" is a new recommended way to ask "what would
happen if I try to commit with these arguments."
@@ -155,7 +166,6 @@ Fixes since v1.6.4
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=$(git describe master)
git shortlog --no-merges $O..master --not maint

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