From: Junio C Hamano
Date: Sat Sep 13 2008 - 02:13:57 EST

The latest maintenance release GIT is available at the
usual places:


git-{gz,bz2} (source tarball)
git-htmldocs-{gz,bz2} (preformatted docs)
git-manpages-{gz,bz2} (preformatted docs)

The RPM binary packages for a few architectures are also provided in:

RPMS/$arch/git-*-$arch.rpm (RPM)


GIT v1.6.0.2 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.6.0.1

* Installation on platforms that needs .exe suffix to git-* programs were
broken in

* Installation on filesystems without symbolic links support did not
work well.

* In-tree documentations and test scripts now use "git foo" form to set a
better example, instead of the "git-foo" form (which is an acceptable
form if you have "PATH=$(git --exec-path):$PATH" in your script)

* Many commands did not use the correct working tree location when used
with GIT_WORK_TREE environment settings.

* Some systems needs to use compatibility fnmach and regex libraries
independent from each other; the compat/ area has been reorganized to
allow this.

* "git apply --unidiff-zero" incorrectly applied a -U0 patch that inserts
a new line before the second line.

* "git blame -c" did not exactly work like "git annotate" when range
boundaries are involved.

* "git checkout file" when file is still unmerged checked out contents from
a random high order stage, which was confusing.

* "git clone $there $here/" with extra trailing slashes after explicit
local directory name $here did not work as expected.

* "git diff" on tracked contents with CRLF line endings did not drive "less"
intelligently when showing added or removed lines.

* "git diff --dirstat -M" did not add changes in subdirectories up
correctly for renamed paths.

* "git diff --cumulative" did not imply "--dirstat".

* "git for-each-ref refs/heads/" did not work as expected.

* "git gui" allowed users to feed patch without any context to be applied.

* "git gui" botched parsing "diff" output when a line that begins with two
dashes and a space gets removed or a line that begins with two pluses
and a space gets added.

* "git gui" translation updates and i18n fixes.

* "git index-pack" is more careful against disk corruption while completing
a thin pack.

* "git log -i --grep=pattern" did not ignore case; neither "git log -E
--grep=pattern" triggered extended regexp.

* "git log --pretty="%ad" --date=short" did not use short format when
showing the timestamp.

* "git log --author=author" match incorrectly matched with the
timestamp part of "author " line in commit objects.

* "git log -F --author=author" did not work at all.

* Build procedure for "git shell" that used stub versions of some
functions and globals was not understood by linkers on some platforms.

* "git stash" was fooled by a stat-dirty but otherwise unmodified paths
and refused to work until the user refreshed the index.

* "git svn" was broken on Perl before 5.8 with recent fixes to reduce
use of temporary files.

* "git verify-pack -v" did not work correctly when given more than one

Also contains many documentation updates.


Changes since v1.6.0.1 are as follows:

Alex Riesen (1):
Fix use of hardlinks in "make install"

Alexander Gavrilov (1):
git-gui: Fix string escaping in po2msg.sh

Alexandre Bourget (2):
git-gui: Update french translation
git-gui: update all remaining translations to French.

Andreas FÃrber (1):
Makefile: always provide a fallback when hardlinks fail

Arjen Laarhoven (1):
Use compatibility regex library for OSX/Darwin

Ask BjÃrn Hansen (1):
Document sendemail.envelopesender configuration

BjÃrn Steinbrink (1):
for-each-ref: Allow a trailing slash in the patterns

Clemens Buchacher (2):
git gui: show diffs with a minimum of 1 context line
clone: fix creation of explicitly named target directory

Gustaf Hendeby (1):
Document clarification: gitmodules, gitattributes

Heikki Orsila (3):
Start conforming code to "git subcmd" style
Improve documentation for --dirstat diff option
Start conforming code to "git subcmd" style part 2

Jeff King (4):
Fix "git log -i --grep"
pretty=format: respect date format options
checkout: fix message when leaving detached HEAD
Use compatibility regex library also on FreeBSD

Johan Herland (1):
Bring local clone's origin URL in line with that of a remote clone

Johannes Sixt (1):
Use compatibility regex library also on AIX

Jonas Fonseca (1):
Fix passwd(5) ref and reflect that commit doens't use commit-tree

Junio C Hamano (17):
ctype.c: protect tiny C preprocessor constants
shell: do not play duplicated definition games to shrink the executable
Fix example in git-name-rev documentation
git-apply: Loosen "match_beginning" logic
checkout: do not check out unmerged higher stages randomly
gitattributes: -crlf is not binary
diff: Help "less" hide ^M from the output
'git foo' program identifies itself without dash in die() messages
Start maintenance cycle
diff --cumulative is a sub-option of --dirstat
log --author/--committer: really match only with name part
"blame -c" should be compatible with "annotate"
Mention the fact that 'git annotate' is only for backward compatibility.
stash: refresh the index before deciding if the work tree is dirty
Update draft release notes for
Update draft release notes for

Linus Torvalds (2):
index-pack: be careful after fixing up the header/footer
Fix '--dirstat' with cross-directory renaming

Marcus Griep (2):
Git.pm: Use File::Temp->tempfile instead of ->new
git-svn: Fixes my() parameter list syntax error in pre-5.8 Perl

Miklos Vajna (2):
Makefile: add merge_recursive.h to LIB_H
t7501: always use test_cmp instead of diff

Nanako Shiraishi (4):
tests: use "git xyzzy" form (t0000 - t3599)
tests: use "git xyzzy" form (t3600 - t6999)
tests: use "git xyzzy" form (t7000 - t7199)
tests: use "git xyzzy" form (t7200 - t9001)

Nguyán ThÃi Ngác Duy (6):
index-pack: setup git repository
diff*: fix worktree setup
grep: fix worktree setup
read-tree: setup worktree if merge is required
update-index: fix worktree setup
setup_git_directory(): fix move to worktree toplevel directory

Nicolas Pitre (7):
discard revindex data when pack list changes
pack-objects: improve returned information from write_one()
improve reliability of fixup_pack_header_footer()
pack-objects: use fixup_pack_header_footer()'s validation mode
index-pack: use fixup_pack_header_footer()'s validation mode
fixup_pack_header_footer(): use nicely aligned buffer sizes
improve handling of sideband message display

Paolo Bonzini (1):
make git-shell paranoid about closed stdin/stdout/stderr

Paolo Ciarrocchi (1):
tutorial: gentler illustration of Alice/Bob workflow using gitk

Petr Baudis (1):
bash completion: Hide more plumbing commands

Ralf Wildenhues (1):
Fix some manual typos.

Ramsay Allan Jones (2):
Fix a warning (on cygwin) to allow -Werror
Suppress some bash redirection error messages

SZEDER GÃbor (3):
Documentation: fix reference to a for-each-ref option
Documentation: fix disappeared lines in 'git stash' manpage
Documentation: minor cleanup in a use case in 'git stash' manual

Shawn O. Pearce (2):
pack-objects: Allow missing base objects when creating thin packs
git-gui: Fix diff parsing for lines starting with "--" or "++"

Teemu Likonen (1):
config.txt: Add missing colons after option name

Yann Dirson (1):
Document gitk --argscmd flag.

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