[ANNOUNCE] Git 1.6.6.rc4

From: Junio C Hamano
Date: Sun Dec 20 2009 - 18:00:23 EST

A release candidate Git 1.6.6.rc4 is available at the usual places
for final testing:


git-1.6.6.rc4.tar.{gz,bz2} (source tarball)
git-htmldocs-1.6.6.rc4.tar.{gz,bz2} (preformatted docs)
git-manpages-1.6.6.rc4.tar.{gz,bz2} (preformatted docs)

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

testing/git-*-1.6.6.rc4-1.fc11.$arch.rpm (RPM)

Hopefully I'll do the final this Wednesday to make 1.6.6 a holiday gift to

I would very much prefer news outlets like kernelpodcast.org and lwn.net
_not_ to say "... is released; it comes with many _fixes_". Fixes to
released versions have indeed been included in the 'master' branch, but
they all appear in the maintenance release. The main _point_ of using a
new feature release like 1.6.6 is to get new _features_, so it is more
appropriate to say "it comes with many new features."

Thanks for all contributors who have worked hard to whip this release into


Changes since v1.6.6-rc3 are as follows:

BjÃrn Gustavsson (1):
rebase -i: abort cleanly if the editor fails to launch

Eric Wong (2):
git svn: make empty directory creation gc-aware
t9146: use 'svn_cmd' wrapper

Junio C Hamano (1):
Git 1.6.6-rc4

Stephen Boyd (2):
api-strbuf.txt: fix typos and document launch_editor()
technical-docs: document hash API

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