[ANNOUNCE] Git 1.7.1.rc0

From: Junio C Hamano
Date: Wed Apr 07 2010 - 11:06:11 EST

A release candidate Git 1.7.1.rc0 is available at the usual places
for testing:


git-1.7.1.rc0.tar.{gz,bz2} (source tarball)
git-htmldocs-1.7.1.rc0.tar.{gz,bz2} (preformatted docs)
git-manpages-1.7.1.rc0.tar.{gz,bz2} (preformatted docs)

The RPM binary packages for a few architectures are found in:

testing/git-*-1.7.1.rc0-1.fc11.$arch.rpm (RPM)


Git v1.7.1 Release Notes (draft)

Updates since v1.7.0

* Eric Raymond is the maintainer of updated CIAbot scripts, in contrib/.

* Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively ask
password can be told to use an external program given via GIT_ASKPASS.

* Conflict markers that lead the common ancestor in diff3-style output
now has a label, which hopefully would help third-party tools that
expect one.

* Comes with an updated bash-completion script.

* "git am" learned "--keep-cr" option to handle inputs that are
mixture of changes to files with and without CRLF line endings.

* "git cvsimport" learned -R option to leave revision mapping between
CVS revisions and resulting git commits.

* "git diff --submodule" notices and descries dirty submodules.

* "git for-each-ref" learned %(symref), %(symref:short) and %(flag)

* "git hash-object --stdin-paths" can take "--no-filters" option now.

* "git init" can be told to look at init.templatedir configuration
variable (obviously that has to come from either /etc/gitconfig or

* "git grep" learned "--no-index" option, to search inside contents that
are not managed by git.

* "git grep" learned --color=auto/always/never.

* "git grep" learned to paint filename and line-number in colors.

* "git log -p --first-parent -m" shows one-parent diff for merge
commits, instead of showing combined diff.

* "git merge-file" learned to use custom conflict marker size and also use
the "union merge" behaviour.

* "git notes" command has been rewritten in C and learned quite a
many commands and features to help you carry notes forward across
rebases and amends.

* "git request-pull" identifies the commit the request is relative to in
a more readable way.

* "git reset" learned "--keep" option that lets you discard commits
near the tip while preserving your local changes in a way similar
to how "git checkout branch" does.

* "git status" notices and descries dirty submodules.

* "git svn" should work better when interacting with repositories
with CRLF line endings.

* "git imap-send" learned to support CRAM-MD5 authentication.

Fixes since v1.7.0

All of the fixes in v1.7.0.X maintenance series are included in this
release, unless otherwise noted.

* "git add frotz/nitfol" did not complain when the entire frotz/ directory
was ignored.

* "git rev-list --pretty=oneline" didn't terminate a record with LF for
commits without any message.

* "git rev-list --abbrev-commit" defaulted to 40-byte abbreviations, unlike
newer tools in the git toolset.
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