Commit 124d3e4c authored by Junio C Hamano's avatar Junio C Hamano

Update draft Release Notes for 1.5.3

Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <[email protected]>
parent 7c851733
GIT v1.5.3 Release Notes (draft)
GIT v1.5.3 Release Notes
Updates since v1.5.2
......@@ -10,8 +10,23 @@ Updates since v1.5.2
* Thee are a handful pack-objects changes to help you cope better with
repositories with pathologically large blobs in them.
* For people who need to import from Perforce, a front-end for
fast-import is in contrib/fast-import/ now.
* Comes with git-gui 0.8.0.
* Comes with updated gitk.
* New commands and options.
- "git log" learned a new option '--follow', to follow
renaming history of a single file.
- "git-filter-branch" is a reborn cg-admin-rewritehist.
- "git-cvsserver" learned new options (--base-path, --export-all,
--strict-paths) inspired by git-daemon.
- "git-submodule" command helps you manage the projects from
the superproject that contain them.
......@@ -36,9 +51,45 @@ Updates since v1.5.2
- "git repack" can be told to split resulting packs to avoid
exceeding limit specified with "--max-pack-size".
- "git fsck" gained --verbose option. This is really really
verbose but it might help you identify exact commit that is
corrupt in your repository.
- "git format-patch" learned --numbered-files option. This
may be useful for MH users.
- "git tag -n -l" shows tag annotations while listing tags.
- "git cvsimport" can optionally use the separate-remote layout.
- "git blame" can be told to see through commits that changes
whitespaces and indentation levels with "-w" option.
- "git send-email" can be told not to thread the messages when
sending out more than one patches.
- "git config" learned NUL terminated output format via -z to
help scripts.
* Updated behavior of existing commands.
- "git push" pretends that you immediately fetched back from
- "git mergetool" chooses its backend more wisely, taking
notice of its environment such as use of X, Gnome/KDE, etc.
- "gitweb" shows merge commits a lot nicer than before. The
default view uses more compact --cc format, while the UI
allows to choose normal diff with any parent.
- snapshot files "gitweb" creates from a repository at
$path/$project/.git are more useful. We use $project part
in the filename, which we used to discard.
- "git cvsimort" creates lightweight tag; there is not any
interesting information we can record in an annotated tag,
and the handcrafted ones the old code created was not
properly formed anyway.
- "git-push" pretends that you immediately fetched back from
the remote by updating corresponding remote tracking
branches if you have any.
......@@ -48,17 +99,25 @@ Updates since v1.5.2
- "git-apply --whitespace=strip" removes blank lines added at
the end of the file.
- fetch over git native protocols with -v shows connection
- "git-fetch" over git native protocols with -v shows connection
status, and the IP address of the other end, to help
diagnosing problems.
- core.legacyheaders is no more, although we still can read
objects created in a new loose object format.
- We used to have core.legacyheaders configuration, when
set to false, allowed git to write loose objects in a format
that mimicks the format used by objects stored in packs. It
turns out that this was not so useful. Although we will
continue to read objects written in that format, we do not
honor that configuration anymore and create loose objects in
the legacy/traditional format.
- "--find-copies-harder" option to diff family can now be
spelled as "-C -C" for brevity.
- "git-mailsplit" (hence "git-am") can read from Maildir
formatted mailboxes.
- "git cvsserver" does not barf upon seeing "cvs login"
- "git-cvsserver" does not barf upon seeing "cvs login"
- "pack-objects" honors "delta" attribute set in
......@@ -68,10 +127,25 @@ Updates since v1.5.2
- new-workdir script (in contrib) can now be used with a bare
- "git-mergetool" learned to use gvimdiff.
- "gitview" (in contrib) has a better blame interface.
- "git log" and friends did not handle a commit log message
that is larger than 16kB; they do now.
- "--pretty=oneline" output format for "git log" and friends
deals with "malformed" commit log messages that have more
than one lines in the first paragraph better. We used to
show the first line, cutting the title at mid-sentence; we
concatenate them into a single line and treat the result as
* Builds
- old-style function definitions (most notably, a function
without parameter defined with "func()", not "func(void)")
have been eradicated.
* Performance Tweaks
......@@ -88,6 +162,10 @@ Updates since v1.5.2
the object requested the last time, which exploits the
locality of references.
- verifying pack contents done by "git fsck --full" got boost
by carefully choosing the order to verify objects in them.
Fixes since v1.5.2
......@@ -96,14 +174,11 @@ this release, unless otherwise noted.
* Bugfixes
- .... This has not
been backported to 1.5.2.x series, as it is rather an
intrusive change.
- "gitweb" had trouble handling non UTF-8 text with older Perl module.
exec >/var/tmp/1
echo O=`git describe refs/heads/master`
git shortlog --no-merges $O..refs/heads/master ^refs/heads/maint
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