Merge branch 'jc/maint-remove-renamed-ref' into maint

* jc/maint-remove-renamed-ref:
  branch -m/-M: remove undocumented RENAMED-REF

Conflicts:
	refs.c
diff --git a/.gitattributes b/.gitattributes
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5e98806
--- /dev/null
+++ b/.gitattributes
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+* whitespace=!indent,trail,space
+*.[ch] whitespace=indent,trail,space
+*.sh whitespace=indent,trail,space
diff --git a/.gitignore b/.gitignore
index 7f2cd55..8572c8c 100644
--- a/.gitignore
+++ b/.gitignore
@@ -1,154 +1,226 @@
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+/git-core-*/?*
+/gitk-git/gitk-wish
+/gitweb/GITWEB-BUILD-OPTIONS
+/gitweb/gitweb.cgi
+/gitweb/static/gitweb.js
+/gitweb/static/gitweb.min.*
+/test-chmtime
+/test-ctype
+/test-date
+/test-delta
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+/test-genrandom
+/test-index-version
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+/common-cmds.h
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-git-core.spec
+/git.spec
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-*.[ao]
+*.[aos]
 *.py[co]
-config.mak
-autom4te.cache
-config.cache
-config.log
-config.status
-config.mak.autogen
-config.mak.append
-configure
-git-blame
+.depend/
+*.gcda
+*.gcno
+*.gcov
+/coverage-untested-functions
+/cover_db/
+/cover_db_html/
+*+
+/config.mak
+/autom4te.cache
+/config.cache
+/config.log
+/config.status
+/config.mak.autogen
+/config.mak.append
+/configure
+/tags
+/TAGS
+/cscope*
+*.obj
+*.lib
+*.sln
+*.suo
+*.ncb
+*.vcproj
+*.user
+*.idb
+*.pdb
+/Debug/
+/Release/
diff --git a/.mailmap b/.mailmap
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..19c8726
--- /dev/null
+++ b/.mailmap
@@ -0,0 +1,69 @@
+#
+# This list is used by git-shortlog to fix a few botched name translations
+# in the git archive, either because the author's full name was messed up
+# and/or not always written the same way, making contributions from the
+# same person appearing not to be so.
+#
+
+Alex Bennée <kernel-hacker@bennee.com>
+Alexander Gavrilov <angavrilov@gmail.com>
+Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@gmail.com>
+Brian M. Carlson <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx>
+Chris Shoemaker <c.shoemaker@cox.net>
+Dana L. How <danahow@gmail.com>
+Dana L. How <how@deathvalley.cswitch.com>
+Daniel Barkalow <barkalow@iabervon.org>
+David D. Kilzer <ddkilzer@kilzer.net>
+David Kågedal <davidk@lysator.liu.se>
+David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
+Deskin Miller <deskinm@umich.edu>
+Dirk Süsserott <newsletter@dirk.my1.cc>
+Fredrik Kuivinen <freku045@student.liu.se>
+H. Peter Anvin <hpa@bonde.sc.orionmulti.com>
+H. Peter Anvin <hpa@tazenda.sc.orionmulti.com>
+H. Peter Anvin <hpa@trantor.hos.anvin.org>
+Horst H. von Brand <vonbrand@inf.utfsm.cl>
+İsmail Dönmez <ismail@pardus.org.tr>
+Jay Soffian <jaysoffian+git@gmail.com>
+Joachim Berdal Haga <cjhaga@fys.uio.no>
+Jon Loeliger <jdl@freescale.com>
+Jon Seymour <jon@blackcubes.dyndns.org>
+Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@uchicago.edu>
+Junio C Hamano <junio@twinsun.com>
+Karl Hasselström <kha@treskal.com>
+Kent Engstrom <kent@lysator.liu.se>
+Lars Doelle <lars.doelle@on-line ! de>
+Lars Doelle <lars.doelle@on-line.de>
+Li Hong <leehong@pku.edu.cn>
+Lukas Sandström <lukass@etek.chalmers.se>
+Martin Langhoff <martin@laptop.org>
+Michael Coleman <tutufan@gmail.com>
+Michael J Gruber <git@drmicha.warpmail.net> <michaeljgruber+gmane@fastmail.fm>
+Michael W. Olson <mwolson@gnu.org>
+Michele Ballabio <barra_cuda@katamail.com>
+Nanako Shiraishi <nanako3@bluebottle.com>
+Nanako Shiraishi <nanako3@lavabit.com>
+Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <pclouds@gmail.com>
+<nico@fluxnic.net> <nico@cam.org>
+Philippe Bruhat <book@cpan.org>
+Ramsay Allan Jones <ramsay@ramsay1.demon.co.uk>
+René Scharfe <rene.scharfe@lsrfire.ath.cx>
+Robert Fitzsimons <robfitz@273k.net>
+Sam Vilain <sam@vilain.net>
+Santi Béjar <sbejar@gmail.com>
+Sean Estabrooks <seanlkml@sympatico.ca>
+Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org>
+Steven Grimm <koreth@midwinter.com>
+Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
+Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
+Uwe Kleine-König <Uwe_Zeisberger@digi.com>
+Uwe Kleine-König <Uwe.Kleine-Koenig@digi.com>
+Uwe Kleine-König <ukleinek@informatik.uni-freiburg.de>
+Uwe Kleine-König <uzeisberger@io.fsforth.de>
+Uwe Kleine-König <zeisberg@informatik.uni-freiburg.de>
+Ville Skyttä <scop@xemacs.org>
+Vitaly "_Vi" Shukela <public_vi@tut.by>
+William Pursell <bill.pursell@gmail.com>
+YOSHIFUJI Hideaki <yoshfuji@linux-ipv6.org>
+anonymous <linux@horizon.com>
+anonymous <linux@horizon.net>
diff --git a/COPYING b/COPYING
index 6ff87c4..536e555 100644
--- a/COPYING
+++ b/COPYING
@@ -22,8 +22,8 @@
 		    GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
 		       Version 2, June 1991
 
- Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
-                       59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA
+ Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
+ 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
  Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
  of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
 
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@
 General Public License applies to most of the Free Software
 Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to
 using it.  (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by
-the GNU Library General Public License instead.)  You can apply it to
+the GNU Lesser General Public License instead.)  You can apply it to
 your programs, too.
 
   When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not
@@ -76,7 +76,7 @@
 
   The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and
 modification follow.
-
+
 		    GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
 
@@ -131,7 +131,7 @@
     License.  (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but
     does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on
     the Program is not required to print an announcement.)
-
+
 These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole.  If
 identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program,
 and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in
@@ -189,7 +189,7 @@
 access to copy the source code from the same place counts as
 distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not
 compelled to copy the source along with the object code.
-
+
   4. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Program
 except as expressly provided under this License.  Any attempt
 otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Program is
@@ -246,7 +246,7 @@
 
 This section is intended to make thoroughly clear what is believed to
 be a consequence of the rest of this License.
-
+
   8. If the distribution and/or use of the Program is restricted in
 certain countries either by patents or by copyrighted interfaces, the
 original copyright holder who places the Program under this License
@@ -299,7 +299,7 @@
 POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
 
 		     END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
-
+
 	    How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
 
   If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest
@@ -324,10 +324,9 @@
     MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
     GNU General Public License for more details.
 
-    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
-    along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
-    Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA
-
+    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
+    with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
+    51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
 
 Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
 
@@ -357,5 +356,5 @@
 This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into
 proprietary programs.  If your program is a subroutine library, you may
 consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the
-library.  If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General
+library.  If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Lesser General
 Public License instead of this License.
diff --git a/Documentation/.gitattributes b/Documentation/.gitattributes
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ddb0301
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/.gitattributes
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+*.txt whitespace
diff --git a/Documentation/.gitignore b/Documentation/.gitignore
index c87c61a..d62aebd 100644
--- a/Documentation/.gitignore
+++ b/Documentation/.gitignore
@@ -1,7 +1,12 @@
 *.xml
 *.html
-*.1
-*.7
+*.[1-8]
+*.made
+*.texi
+*.pdf
+git.info
+gitman.info
 howto-index.txt
 doc.dep
-README
+cmds-*.txt
+manpage-base-url.xsl
diff --git a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..fe1c1e5
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
@@ -0,0 +1,197 @@
+Like other projects, we also have some guidelines to keep to the
+code.  For git in general, three rough rules are:
+
+ - Most importantly, we never say "It's in POSIX; we'll happily
+   ignore your needs should your system not conform to it."
+   We live in the real world.
+
+ - However, we often say "Let's stay away from that construct,
+   it's not even in POSIX".
+
+ - In spite of the above two rules, we sometimes say "Although
+   this is not in POSIX, it (is so convenient | makes the code
+   much more readable | has other good characteristics) and
+   practically all the platforms we care about support it, so
+   let's use it".
+
+   Again, we live in the real world, and it is sometimes a
+   judgement call, the decision based more on real world
+   constraints people face than what the paper standard says.
+
+
+As for more concrete guidelines, just imitate the existing code
+(this is a good guideline, no matter which project you are
+contributing to). It is always preferable to match the _local_
+convention. New code added to git suite is expected to match
+the overall style of existing code. Modifications to existing
+code is expected to match the style the surrounding code already
+uses (even if it doesn't match the overall style of existing code).
+
+But if you must have a list of rules, here they are.
+
+For shell scripts specifically (not exhaustive):
+
+ - We use tabs for indentation.
+
+ - Case arms are indented at the same depth as case and esac lines.
+
+ - We prefer $( ... ) for command substitution; unlike ``, it
+   properly nests.  It should have been the way Bourne spelled
+   it from day one, but unfortunately isn't.
+
+ - We use POSIX compliant parameter substitutions and avoid bashisms;
+   namely:
+
+   - We use ${parameter-word} and its [-=?+] siblings, and their
+     colon'ed "unset or null" form.
+
+   - We use ${parameter#word} and its [#%] siblings, and their
+     doubled "longest matching" form.
+
+   - No "Substring Expansion" ${parameter:offset:length}.
+
+   - No shell arrays.
+
+   - No strlen ${#parameter}.
+
+   - No pattern replacement ${parameter/pattern/string}.
+
+ - We use Arithmetic Expansion $(( ... )).
+
+ - Inside Arithmetic Expansion, spell shell variables with $ in front
+   of them, as some shells do not grok $((x)) while accepting $(($x))
+   just fine (e.g. dash older than 0.5.4).
+
+ - We do not use Process Substitution <(list) or >(list).
+
+ - We prefer "test" over "[ ... ]".
+
+ - We do not write the noiseword "function" in front of shell
+   functions.
+
+ - As to use of grep, stick to a subset of BRE (namely, no \{m,n\},
+   [::], [==], nor [..]) for portability.
+
+   - We do not use \{m,n\};
+
+   - We do not use -E;
+
+   - We do not use ? nor + (which are \{0,1\} and \{1,\}
+     respectively in BRE) but that goes without saying as these
+     are ERE elements not BRE (note that \? and \+ are not even part
+     of BRE -- making them accessible from BRE is a GNU extension).
+
+For C programs:
+
+ - We use tabs to indent, and interpret tabs as taking up to
+   8 spaces.
+
+ - We try to keep to at most 80 characters per line.
+
+ - When declaring pointers, the star sides with the variable
+   name, i.e. "char *string", not "char* string" or
+   "char * string".  This makes it easier to understand code
+   like "char *string, c;".
+
+ - We avoid using braces unnecessarily.  I.e.
+
+	if (bla) {
+		x = 1;
+	}
+
+   is frowned upon.  A gray area is when the statement extends
+   over a few lines, and/or you have a lengthy comment atop of
+   it.  Also, like in the Linux kernel, if there is a long list
+   of "else if" statements, it can make sense to add braces to
+   single line blocks.
+
+ - We try to avoid assignments inside if().
+
+ - Try to make your code understandable.  You may put comments
+   in, but comments invariably tend to stale out when the code
+   they were describing changes.  Often splitting a function
+   into two makes the intention of the code much clearer.
+
+ - Double negation is often harder to understand than no negation
+   at all.
+
+ - Some clever tricks, like using the !! operator with arithmetic
+   constructs, can be extremely confusing to others.  Avoid them,
+   unless there is a compelling reason to use them.
+
+ - Use the API.  No, really.  We have a strbuf (variable length
+   string), several arrays with the ALLOC_GROW() macro, a
+   string_list for sorted string lists, a hash map (mapping struct
+   objects) named "struct decorate", amongst other things.
+
+ - When you come up with an API, document it.
+
+ - The first #include in C files, except in platform specific
+   compat/ implementations, should be git-compat-util.h or another
+   header file that includes it, such as cache.h or builtin.h.
+
+ - If you are planning a new command, consider writing it in shell
+   or perl first, so that changes in semantics can be easily
+   changed and discussed.  Many git commands started out like
+   that, and a few are still scripts.
+
+ - Avoid introducing a new dependency into git. This means you
+   usually should stay away from scripting languages not already
+   used in the git core command set (unless your command is clearly
+   separate from it, such as an importer to convert random-scm-X
+   repositories to git).
+
+ - When we pass <string, length> pair to functions, we should try to
+   pass them in that order.
+
+Writing Documentation:
+
+ Every user-visible change should be reflected in the documentation.
+ The same general rule as for code applies -- imitate the existing
+ conventions.  A few commented examples follow to provide reference
+ when writing or modifying command usage strings and synopsis sections
+ in the manual pages:
+
+ Placeholders are spelled in lowercase and enclosed in angle brackets:
+   <file>
+   --sort=<key>
+   --abbrev[=<n>]
+
+ Possibility of multiple occurrences is indicated by three dots:
+   <file>...
+   (One or more of <file>.)
+
+ Optional parts are enclosed in square brackets:
+   [<extra>]
+   (Zero or one <extra>.)
+
+   --exec-path[=<path>]
+   (Option with an optional argument.  Note that the "=" is inside the
+   brackets.)
+
+   [<patch>...]
+   (Zero or more of <patch>.  Note that the dots are inside, not
+   outside the brackets.)
+
+ Multiple alternatives are indicated with vertical bar:
+   [-q | --quiet]
+   [--utf8 | --no-utf8]
+
+ Parentheses are used for grouping:
+   [(<rev>|<range>)...]
+   (Any number of either <rev> or <range>.  Parens are needed to make
+   it clear that "..." pertains to both <rev> and <range>.)
+
+   [(-p <parent>)...]
+   (Any number of option -p, each with one <parent> argument.)
+
+   git remote set-head <name> (-a | -d | <branch>)
+   (One and only one of "-a", "-d" or "<branch>" _must_ (no square
+   brackets) be provided.)
+
+ And a somewhat more contrived example:
+   --diff-filter=[(A|C|D|M|R|T|U|X|B)...[*]]
+   Here "=" is outside the brackets, because "--diff-filter=" is a
+   valid usage.  "*" has its own pair of brackets, because it can
+   (optionally) be specified only when one or more of the letters is
+   also provided.
diff --git a/Documentation/Makefile b/Documentation/Makefile
index c00f5f6..5a340fd 100644
--- a/Documentation/Makefile
+++ b/Documentation/Makefile
@@ -1,39 +1,124 @@
 MAN1_TXT= \
 	$(filter-out $(addsuffix .txt, $(ARTICLES) $(SP_ARTICLES)), \
 		$(wildcard git-*.txt)) \
-	gitk.txt
-MAN7_TXT=git.txt
+	gitk.txt git.txt
+MAN5_TXT=gitattributes.txt gitignore.txt gitmodules.txt githooks.txt \
+	gitrepository-layout.txt
+MAN7_TXT=gitcli.txt gittutorial.txt gittutorial-2.txt \
+	gitcvs-migration.txt gitcore-tutorial.txt gitglossary.txt \
+	gitdiffcore.txt gitnamespaces.txt gitrevisions.txt gitworkflows.txt
 
-DOC_HTML=$(patsubst %.txt,%.html,$(MAN1_TXT) $(MAN7_TXT))
+MAN_TXT = $(MAN1_TXT) $(MAN5_TXT) $(MAN7_TXT)
+MAN_XML=$(patsubst %.txt,%.xml,$(MAN_TXT))
+MAN_HTML=$(patsubst %.txt,%.html,$(MAN_TXT))
 
-ARTICLES = tutorial
-ARTICLES += tutorial-2
-ARTICLES += core-tutorial
-ARTICLES += cvs-migration
-ARTICLES += diffcore
-ARTICLES += howto-index
-ARTICLES += repository-layout
-ARTICLES += hooks
+DOC_HTML=$(MAN_HTML)
+
+ARTICLES = howto-index
 ARTICLES += everyday
 ARTICLES += git-tools
+ARTICLES += git-bisect-lk2009
 # with their own formatting rules.
-SP_ARTICLES = glossary howto/revert-branch-rebase
+SP_ARTICLES = howto/revert-branch-rebase howto/using-merge-subtree user-manual
+API_DOCS = $(patsubst %.txt,%,$(filter-out technical/api-index-skel.txt technical/api-index.txt, $(wildcard technical/api-*.txt)))
+SP_ARTICLES += $(API_DOCS)
+SP_ARTICLES += technical/api-index
 
 DOC_HTML += $(patsubst %,%.html,$(ARTICLES) $(SP_ARTICLES))
 
 DOC_MAN1=$(patsubst %.txt,%.1,$(MAN1_TXT))
+DOC_MAN5=$(patsubst %.txt,%.5,$(MAN5_TXT))
 DOC_MAN7=$(patsubst %.txt,%.7,$(MAN7_TXT))
 
 prefix?=$(HOME)
 bindir?=$(prefix)/bin
-mandir?=$(prefix)/man
+htmldir?=$(prefix)/share/doc/git-doc
+pdfdir?=$(prefix)/share/doc/git-doc
+mandir?=$(prefix)/share/man
 man1dir=$(mandir)/man1
+man5dir=$(mandir)/man5
 man7dir=$(mandir)/man7
 # DESTDIR=
 
+ASCIIDOC=asciidoc
+ASCIIDOC_EXTRA =
+MANPAGE_XSL = manpage-normal.xsl
+XMLTO_EXTRA =
 INSTALL?=install
+RM ?= rm -f
+MAN_REPO = ../../git-manpages
+HTML_REPO = ../../git-htmldocs
+
+infodir?=$(prefix)/share/info
+MAKEINFO=makeinfo
+INSTALL_INFO=install-info
+DOCBOOK2X_TEXI=docbook2x-texi
+DBLATEX=dblatex
+ifndef PERL_PATH
+	PERL_PATH = /usr/bin/perl
+endif
 
 -include ../config.mak.autogen
+-include ../config.mak
+
+#
+# For asciidoc ...
+#	-7.1.2,	set ASCIIDOC7
+#	8.0-,	no extra settings are needed
+#
+
+#
+# For docbook-xsl ...
+#	-1.68.1,	no extra settings are needed?
+#	1.69.0,		set ASCIIDOC_ROFF?
+#	1.69.1-1.71.0,	set DOCBOOK_SUPPRESS_SP?
+#	1.71.1,		set ASCIIDOC_ROFF?
+#	1.72.0,		set DOCBOOK_XSL_172.
+#	1.73.0-,	no extra settings are needed
+#
+
+ifndef ASCIIDOC7
+ASCIIDOC_EXTRA += -a asciidoc7compatible -a no-inline-literal
+endif
+ifdef DOCBOOK_XSL_172
+ASCIIDOC_EXTRA += -a git-asciidoc-no-roff
+MANPAGE_XSL = manpage-1.72.xsl
+else
+	ifndef ASCIIDOC_ROFF
+	# docbook-xsl after 1.72 needs the regular XSL, but will not
+	# pass-thru raw roff codes from asciidoc.conf, so turn them off.
+	ASCIIDOC_EXTRA += -a git-asciidoc-no-roff
+	endif
+endif
+ifdef MAN_BOLD_LITERAL
+XMLTO_EXTRA += -m manpage-bold-literal.xsl
+endif
+ifdef DOCBOOK_SUPPRESS_SP
+XMLTO_EXTRA += -m manpage-suppress-sp.xsl
+endif
+
+# Newer DocBook stylesheet emits warning cruft in the output when
+# this is not set, and if set it shows an absolute link.  Older
+# stylesheets simply ignore this parameter.
+#
+# Distros may want to use MAN_BASE_URL=file:///path/to/git/docs/
+# or similar.
+ifndef MAN_BASE_URL
+MAN_BASE_URL = file://$(htmldir)/
+endif
+XMLTO_EXTRA += -m manpage-base-url.xsl
+
+# If your target system uses GNU groff, it may try to render
+# apostrophes as a "pretty" apostrophe using unicode.  This breaks
+# cut&paste, so you should set GNU_ROFF to force them to be ASCII
+# apostrophes.  Unfortunately does not work with non-GNU roff.
+ifdef GNU_ROFF
+XMLTO_EXTRA += -m manpage-quote-apos.xsl
+endif
+
+SHELL_PATH ?= $(SHELL)
+# Shell quote;
+SHELL_PATH_SQ = $(subst ','\'',$(SHELL_PATH))
 
 #
 # Please note that there is a minor bug in asciidoc.
@@ -44,71 +129,221 @@
 # yourself - yes, all 6 characters of it!
 #
 
+QUIET_SUBDIR0  = +$(MAKE) -C # space to separate -C and subdir
+QUIET_SUBDIR1  =
+
+ifneq ($(findstring $(MAKEFLAGS),w),w)
+PRINT_DIR = --no-print-directory
+else # "make -w"
+NO_SUBDIR = :
+endif
+
+ifneq ($(findstring $(MAKEFLAGS),s),s)
+ifndef V
+	QUIET_ASCIIDOC	= @echo '   ' ASCIIDOC $@;
+	QUIET_XMLTO	= @echo '   ' XMLTO $@;
+	QUIET_DB2TEXI	= @echo '   ' DB2TEXI $@;
+	QUIET_MAKEINFO	= @echo '   ' MAKEINFO $@;
+	QUIET_DBLATEX	= @echo '   ' DBLATEX $@;
+	QUIET_XSLTPROC	= @echo '   ' XSLTPROC $@;
+	QUIET_GEN	= @echo '   ' GEN $@;
+	QUIET_STDERR	= 2> /dev/null
+	QUIET_SUBDIR0	= +@subdir=
+	QUIET_SUBDIR1	= ;$(NO_SUBDIR) echo '   ' SUBDIR $$subdir; \
+			  $(MAKE) $(PRINT_DIR) -C $$subdir
+	export V
+endif
+endif
+
 all: html man
 
 html: $(DOC_HTML)
 
-$(DOC_HTML) $(DOC_MAN1) $(DOC_MAN7): asciidoc.conf
+$(DOC_HTML) $(DOC_MAN1) $(DOC_MAN5) $(DOC_MAN7): asciidoc.conf
 
-man: man1 man7
+man: man1 man5 man7
 man1: $(DOC_MAN1)
+man5: $(DOC_MAN5)
 man7: $(DOC_MAN7)
 
-install: man
-	$(INSTALL) -d -m755 $(DESTDIR)$(man1dir) $(DESTDIR)$(man7dir)
-	$(INSTALL) $(DOC_MAN1) $(DESTDIR)$(man1dir)
-	$(INSTALL) $(DOC_MAN7) $(DESTDIR)$(man7dir)
+info: git.info gitman.info
 
+pdf: user-manual.pdf
+
+install: install-man
+
+install-man: man
+	$(INSTALL) -d -m 755 $(DESTDIR)$(man1dir)
+	$(INSTALL) -d -m 755 $(DESTDIR)$(man5dir)
+	$(INSTALL) -d -m 755 $(DESTDIR)$(man7dir)
+	$(INSTALL) -m 644 $(DOC_MAN1) $(DESTDIR)$(man1dir)
+	$(INSTALL) -m 644 $(DOC_MAN5) $(DESTDIR)$(man5dir)
+	$(INSTALL) -m 644 $(DOC_MAN7) $(DESTDIR)$(man7dir)
+
+install-info: info
+	$(INSTALL) -d -m 755 $(DESTDIR)$(infodir)
+	$(INSTALL) -m 644 git.info gitman.info $(DESTDIR)$(infodir)
+	if test -r $(DESTDIR)$(infodir)/dir; then \
+	  $(INSTALL_INFO) --info-dir=$(DESTDIR)$(infodir) git.info ;\
+	  $(INSTALL_INFO) --info-dir=$(DESTDIR)$(infodir) gitman.info ;\
+	else \
+	  echo "No directory found in $(DESTDIR)$(infodir)" >&2 ; \
+	fi
+
+install-pdf: pdf
+	$(INSTALL) -d -m 755 $(DESTDIR)$(pdfdir)
+	$(INSTALL) -m 644 user-manual.pdf $(DESTDIR)$(pdfdir)
+
+install-html: html
+	'$(SHELL_PATH_SQ)' ./install-webdoc.sh $(DESTDIR)$(htmldir)
+
+../GIT-VERSION-FILE: FORCE
+	$(QUIET_SUBDIR0)../ $(QUIET_SUBDIR1) GIT-VERSION-FILE
+
+-include ../GIT-VERSION-FILE
 
 #
 # Determine "include::" file references in asciidoc files.
 #
 doc.dep : $(wildcard *.txt) build-docdep.perl
-	rm -f $@+ $@
-	perl ./build-docdep.perl >$@+
+	$(QUIET_GEN)$(RM) $@+ $@ && \
+	$(PERL_PATH) ./build-docdep.perl >$@+ $(QUIET_STDERR) && \
 	mv $@+ $@
 
 -include doc.dep
 
-git.7: README
+cmds_txt = cmds-ancillaryinterrogators.txt \
+	cmds-ancillarymanipulators.txt \
+	cmds-mainporcelain.txt \
+	cmds-plumbinginterrogators.txt \
+	cmds-plumbingmanipulators.txt \
+	cmds-synchingrepositories.txt \
+	cmds-synchelpers.txt \
+	cmds-purehelpers.txt \
+	cmds-foreignscminterface.txt
 
-README: ../README
-	cp $< $@
+$(cmds_txt): cmd-list.made
 
+cmd-list.made: cmd-list.perl ../command-list.txt $(MAN1_TXT)
+	$(QUIET_GEN)$(RM) $@ && \
+	$(PERL_PATH) ./cmd-list.perl ../command-list.txt $(QUIET_STDERR) && \
+	date >$@
 
 clean:
-	rm -f *.xml *.html *.1 *.7 howto-index.txt howto/*.html doc.dep README
+	$(RM) *.xml *.xml+ *.html *.html+ *.1 *.5 *.7
+	$(RM) *.texi *.texi+ *.texi++ git.info gitman.info
+	$(RM) *.pdf
+	$(RM) howto-index.txt howto/*.html doc.dep
+	$(RM) technical/api-*.html technical/api-index.txt
+	$(RM) $(cmds_txt) *.made
+	$(RM) manpage-base-url.xsl
 
-%.html : %.txt
-	asciidoc -b xhtml11 -d manpage -f asciidoc.conf $<
+$(MAN_HTML): %.html : %.txt
+	$(QUIET_ASCIIDOC)$(RM) $@+ $@ && \
+	$(ASCIIDOC) -b xhtml11 -d manpage -f asciidoc.conf \
+		$(ASCIIDOC_EXTRA) -agit_version=$(GIT_VERSION) -o $@+ $< && \
+	mv $@+ $@
 
-%.1 %.7 : %.xml
-	xmlto -m callouts.xsl man $<
+manpage-base-url.xsl: manpage-base-url.xsl.in
+	sed "s|@@MAN_BASE_URL@@|$(MAN_BASE_URL)|" $< > $@
+
+%.1 %.5 %.7 : %.xml manpage-base-url.xsl
+	$(QUIET_XMLTO)$(RM) $@ && \
+	xmlto -m $(MANPAGE_XSL) $(XMLTO_EXTRA) man $<
 
 %.xml : %.txt
-	asciidoc -b docbook -d manpage -f asciidoc.conf $<
+	$(QUIET_ASCIIDOC)$(RM) $@+ $@ && \
+	$(ASCIIDOC) -b docbook -d manpage -f asciidoc.conf \
+		$(ASCIIDOC_EXTRA) -agit_version=$(GIT_VERSION) -o $@+ $< && \
+	mv $@+ $@
 
-git.html: git.txt README
+user-manual.xml: user-manual.txt user-manual.conf
+	$(QUIET_ASCIIDOC)$(RM) $@+ $@ && \
+	$(ASCIIDOC) $(ASCIIDOC_EXTRA) -b docbook -d book -o $@+ $< && \
+	mv $@+ $@
 
-glossary.html : glossary.txt sort_glossary.pl
-	cat $< | \
-	perl sort_glossary.pl | \
-	asciidoc -b xhtml11 - > glossary.html
+technical/api-index.txt: technical/api-index-skel.txt \
+	technical/api-index.sh $(patsubst %,%.txt,$(API_DOCS))
+	$(QUIET_GEN)cd technical && '$(SHELL_PATH_SQ)' ./api-index.sh
+
+$(patsubst %,%.html,$(API_DOCS) technical/api-index): %.html : %.txt
+	$(QUIET_ASCIIDOC)$(ASCIIDOC) -b xhtml11 -f asciidoc.conf \
+		$(ASCIIDOC_EXTRA) -agit_version=$(GIT_VERSION) $*.txt
+
+XSLT = docbook.xsl
+XSLTOPTS = --xinclude --stringparam html.stylesheet docbook-xsl.css
+
+user-manual.html: user-manual.xml $(XSLT)
+	$(QUIET_XSLTPROC)$(RM) $@+ $@ && \
+	xsltproc $(XSLTOPTS) -o $@+ $(XSLT) $< && \
+	mv $@+ $@
+
+git.info: user-manual.texi
+	$(QUIET_MAKEINFO)$(MAKEINFO) --no-split -o $@ user-manual.texi
+
+user-manual.texi: user-manual.xml
+	$(QUIET_DB2TEXI)$(RM) $@+ $@ && \
+	$(DOCBOOK2X_TEXI) user-manual.xml --encoding=UTF-8 --to-stdout >$@++ && \
+	$(PERL_PATH) fix-texi.perl <$@++ >$@+ && \
+	rm $@++ && \
+	mv $@+ $@
+
+user-manual.pdf: user-manual.xml
+	$(QUIET_DBLATEX)$(RM) $@+ $@ && \
+	$(DBLATEX) -o $@+ -p /etc/asciidoc/dblatex/asciidoc-dblatex.xsl -s /etc/asciidoc/dblatex/asciidoc-dblatex.sty $< && \
+	mv $@+ $@
+
+gitman.texi: $(MAN_XML) cat-texi.perl
+	$(QUIET_DB2TEXI)$(RM) $@+ $@ && \
+	($(foreach xml,$(MAN_XML),$(DOCBOOK2X_TEXI) --encoding=UTF-8 \
+		--to-stdout $(xml) &&) true) > $@++ && \
+	$(PERL_PATH) cat-texi.perl $@ <$@++ >$@+ && \
+	rm $@++ && \
+	mv $@+ $@
+
+gitman.info: gitman.texi
+	$(QUIET_MAKEINFO)$(MAKEINFO) --no-split --no-validate $*.texi
+
+$(patsubst %.txt,%.texi,$(MAN_TXT)): %.texi : %.xml
+	$(QUIET_DB2TEXI)$(RM) $@+ $@ && \
+	$(DOCBOOK2X_TEXI) --to-stdout $*.xml >$@+ && \
+	mv $@+ $@
 
 howto-index.txt: howto-index.sh $(wildcard howto/*.txt)
-	rm -f $@+ $@
-	sh ./howto-index.sh $(wildcard howto/*.txt) >$@+
+	$(QUIET_GEN)$(RM) $@+ $@ && \
+	'$(SHELL_PATH_SQ)' ./howto-index.sh $(wildcard howto/*.txt) >$@+ && \
 	mv $@+ $@
 
 $(patsubst %,%.html,$(ARTICLES)) : %.html : %.txt
-	asciidoc -b xhtml11 $*.txt
+	$(QUIET_ASCIIDOC)$(ASCIIDOC) $(ASCIIDOC_EXTRA) -b xhtml11 $*.txt
 
 WEBDOC_DEST = /pub/software/scm/git/docs
 
 $(patsubst %.txt,%.html,$(wildcard howto/*.txt)): %.html : %.txt
-	rm -f $@+ $@
-	sed -e '1,/^$$/d' $< | asciidoc -b xhtml11 - >$@+
+	$(QUIET_ASCIIDOC)$(RM) $@+ $@ && \
+	sed -e '1,/^$$/d' $< | $(ASCIIDOC) $(ASCIIDOC_EXTRA) -b xhtml11 - >$@+ && \
 	mv $@+ $@
 
 install-webdoc : html
-	sh ./install-webdoc.sh $(WEBDOC_DEST)
+	'$(SHELL_PATH_SQ)' ./install-webdoc.sh $(WEBDOC_DEST)
+
+# You must have a clone of git-htmldocs and git-manpages repositories
+# next to the git repository itself for the following to work.
+
+quick-install: quick-install-man
+
+require-manrepo::
+	@if test ! -d $(MAN_REPO); \
+	then echo "git-manpages repository must exist at $(MAN_REPO)"; exit 1; fi
+
+quick-install-man: require-manrepo
+	'$(SHELL_PATH_SQ)' ./install-doc-quick.sh $(MAN_REPO) $(DESTDIR)$(mandir)
+
+require-htmlrepo::
+	@if test ! -d $(HTML_REPO); \
+	then echo "git-htmldocs repository must exist at $(HTML_REPO)"; exit 1; fi
+
+quick-install-html: require-htmlrepo
+	'$(SHELL_PATH_SQ)' ./install-doc-quick.sh $(HTML_REPO) $(DESTDIR)$(htmldir)
+
+.PHONY: FORCE
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..fea3f99
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,42 @@
+GIT v1.5.0.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.0
+------------------
+
+* Documentation updates
+
+  - Clarifications and corrections to 1.5.0 release notes.
+
+  - The main documentation did not link to git-remote documentation.
+
+  - Clarified introductory text of git-rebase documentation.
+
+  - Converted remaining mentions of update-index on Porcelain
+    documents to git-add/git-rm.
+
+  - Some i18n.* configuration variables were incorrectly
+    described as core.*; fixed.
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - git-add and git-update-index on a filesystem on which
+    executable bits are unreliable incorrectly reused st_mode
+    bits even when the path changed between symlink and regular
+    file.
+
+  - git-daemon marks the listening sockets with FD_CLOEXEC so
+    that it won't be leaked into the children.
+
+  - segfault from git-blame when the mandatory pathname
+    parameter was missing was fixed; usage() message is given
+    instead.
+
+  - git-rev-list did not read $GIT_DIR/config file, which means
+    that did not honor i18n.logoutputencoding correctly.
+
+* Tweaks
+
+  - sliding mmap() inefficiently mmaped the same region of a
+    packfile with an access pattern that used objects in the
+    reverse order.  This has been made more efficient.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b061e50
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,65 @@
+GIT v1.5.0.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.0.1
+--------------------
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - Automated merge conflict handling when changes to symbolic
+    links conflicted were completely broken.  The merge-resolve
+    strategy created a regular file with conflict markers in it
+    in place of the symbolic link.  The default strategy,
+    merge-recursive was even more broken.  It removed the path
+    that was pointed at by the symbolic link.  Both of these
+    problems have been fixed.
+
+  - 'git diff maint master next' did not correctly give combined
+    diff across three trees.
+
+  - 'git fast-import' portability fix for Solaris.
+
+  - 'git show-ref --verify' without arguments did not error out
+    but segfaulted.
+
+  - 'git diff :tracked-file `pwd`/an-untracked-file' gave an extra
+    slashes after a/ and b/.
+
+  - 'git format-patch' produced too long filenames if the commit
+    message had too long line at the beginning.
+
+  - Running 'make all' and then without changing anything
+    running 'make install' still rebuilt some files.  This
+    was inconvenient when building as yourself and then
+    installing as root (especially problematic when the source
+    directory is on NFS and root is mapped to nobody).
+
+  - 'git-rerere' failed to deal with two unconflicted paths that
+    sorted next to each other.
+
+  - 'git-rerere' attempted to open(2) a symlink and failed if
+    there was a conflict.  Since a conflicting change to a
+    symlink would not benefit from rerere anyway, the command
+    now ignores conflicting changes to symlinks.
+
+  - 'git-repack' did not like to pass more than 64 arguments
+    internally to underlying 'rev-list' logic, which made it
+    impossible to repack after accumulating many (small) packs
+    in the repository.
+
+  - 'git-diff' to review the combined diff during a conflicted
+    merge were not reading the working tree version correctly
+    when changes to a symbolic link conflicted.  It should have
+    read the data using readlink(2) but read from the regular
+    file the symbolic link pointed at.
+
+  - 'git-remote' did not like period in a remote's name.
+
+* Documentation updates
+
+  - added and clarified core.bare, core.legacyheaders configurations.
+
+  - updated "git-clone --depth" documentation.
+
+
+* Assorted git-gui fixes.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..cd500f9
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,58 @@
+GIT v1.5.0.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.0.2
+--------------------
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - 'git.el' honors the commit coding system from the configuration.
+
+  - 'blameview' in contrib/ correctly digs deeper when a line is
+    clicked.
+
+  - 'http-push' correctly makes sure the remote side has leading
+    path.  Earlier it started in the middle of the path, and
+    incorrectly.
+
+  - 'git-merge' did not exit with non-zero status when the
+    working tree was dirty and cannot fast forward.  It does
+    now.
+
+  - 'cvsexportcommit' does not lose yet-to-be-used message file.
+
+  - int-vs-size_t typefix when running combined diff on files
+    over 2GB long.
+
+  - 'git apply --whitespace=strip' should not touch unmodified
+    lines.
+
+  - 'git-mailinfo' choke when a logical header line was too long.
+
+  - 'git show A..B' did not error out.  Negative ref ("not A" in
+    this example) does not make sense for the purpose of the
+    command, so now it errors out.
+
+  - 'git fmt-merge-msg --file' without file parameter did not
+    correctly error out.
+
+  - 'git archimport' barfed upon encountering a commit without
+    summary.
+
+  - 'git index-pack' did not protect itself from getting a short
+    read out of pread(2).
+
+  - 'git http-push' had a few buffer overruns.
+
+  - Build dependency fixes to rebuild fetch.o when other headers
+    change.
+
+* Documentation updates
+
+  - user-manual updates.
+
+  - Options to 'git remote add' were described insufficiently.
+
+  - Configuration format.suffix was not documented.
+
+  - Other formatting and spelling fixes.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..feefa5d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,22 @@
+GIT v1.5.0.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.0.3
+--------------------
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - git.el does not add duplicate sign-off lines.
+
+  - git-commit shows the full stat of the resulting commit, not
+    just about the files in the current directory, when run from
+    a subdirectory.
+
+  - "git-checkout -m '@{8 hours ago}'" had a funny failure from
+    eval; fixed.
+
+  - git-gui updates.
+
+* Documentation updates
+
+* User manual updates
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..eeec3d7
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,26 @@
+GIT v1.5.0.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.0.3
+--------------------
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - git-merge (hence git-pull) did not refuse fast-forwarding
+    when the working tree had local changes that would have
+    conflicted with it.
+
+  - git.el does not add duplicate sign-off lines.
+
+  - git-commit shows the full stat of the resulting commit, not
+    just about the files in the current directory, when run from
+    a subdirectory.
+
+  - "git-checkout -m '@{8 hours ago}'" had a funny failure from
+    eval; fixed.
+
+  - git-gui updates.
+
+* Documentation updates
+
+* User manual updates
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.6.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.6.txt
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+GIT v1.5.0.6 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.0.5
+--------------------
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - a handful small fixes to gitweb.
+
+  - build procedure for user-manual is fixed not to require locally
+    installed stylesheets.
+
+  - "git commit $paths" on paths whose earlier contents were
+    already updated in the index were failing out.
+
+* Documentation
+
+  - user-manual has better cross references.
+
+  - gitweb installation/deployment procedure is now documented.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.7.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.7.txt
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+GIT v1.5.0.7 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.0.6
+--------------------
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - git-upload-pack failed to close unused pipe ends, resulting
+    in many zombies to hang around.
+
+  - git-rerere was recording the contents of earlier hunks
+    duplicated in later hunks.  This prevented resolving the same
+    conflict when performing the same merge the other way around.
+
+* Documentation
+
+  - a few documentation fixes from Debian package maintainer.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.0.txt
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+GIT v1.5.0 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Old news
+--------
+
+This section is for people who are upgrading from ancient
+versions of git.  Although all of the changes in this section
+happened before the current v1.4.4 release, they are summarized
+here in the v1.5.0 release notes for people who skipped earlier
+versions.
+
+As of git v1.5.0 there are some optional features that changes
+the repository to allow data to be stored and transferred more
+efficiently.  These features are not enabled by default, as they
+will make the repository unusable with older versions of git.
+Specifically, the available options are:
+
+ - There is a configuration variable core.legacyheaders that
+   changes the format of loose objects so that they are more
+   efficient to pack and to send out of the repository over git
+   native protocol, since v1.4.2.  However, loose objects
+   written in the new format cannot be read by git older than
+   that version; people fetching from your repository using
+   older clients over dumb transports (e.g. http) using older
+   versions of git will also be affected.
+
+   To let git use the new loose object format, you have to
+   set core.legacyheaders to false.
+
+ - Since v1.4.3, configuration repack.usedeltabaseoffset allows
+   packfile to be created in more space efficient format, which
+   cannot be read by git older than that version.
+
+   To let git use the new format for packfiles, you have to
+   set repack.usedeltabaseoffset to true.
+
+The above two new features are not enabled by default and you
+have to explicitly ask for them, because they make repositories
+unreadable by older versions of git, and in v1.5.0 we still do
+not enable them by default for the same reason.  We will change
+this default probably 1 year after 1.4.2's release, when it is
+reasonable to expect everybody to have new enough version of
+git.
+
+ - 'git pack-refs' appeared in v1.4.4; this command allows tags
+   to be accessed much more efficiently than the traditional
+   'one-file-per-tag' format.  Older git-native clients can
+   still fetch from a repository that packed and pruned refs
+   (the server side needs to run the up-to-date version of git),
+   but older dumb transports cannot.  Packing of refs is done by
+   an explicit user action, either by use of "git pack-refs
+   --prune" command or by use of "git gc" command.
+
+ - 'git -p' to paginate anything -- many commands do pagination
+   by default on a tty.  Introduced between v1.4.1 and v1.4.2;
+   this may surprise old timers.
+
+ - 'git archive' superseded 'git tar-tree' in v1.4.3;
+
+ - 'git cvsserver' was new invention in v1.3.0;
+
+ - 'git repo-config', 'git grep', 'git rebase' and 'gitk' were
+   seriously enhanced during v1.4.0 timeperiod.
+
+ - 'gitweb' became part of git.git during v1.4.0 timeperiod and
+   seriously modified since then.
+
+ - reflog is an v1.4.0 invention.  This allows you to name a
+   revision that a branch used to be at (e.g. "git diff
+   master@{yesterday} master" allows you to see changes since
+   yesterday's tip of the branch).
+
+
+Updates in v1.5.0 since v1.4.4 series
+-------------------------------------
+
+* Index manipulation
+
+ - git-add is to add contents to the index (aka "staging area"
+   for the next commit), whether the file the contents happen to
+   be is an existing one or a newly created one.
+
+ - git-add without any argument does not add everything
+   anymore.  Use 'git-add .' instead.  Also you can add
+   otherwise ignored files with an -f option.
+
+ - git-add tries to be more friendly to users by offering an
+   interactive mode ("git-add -i").
+
+ - git-commit <path> used to refuse to commit if <path> was
+   different between HEAD and the index (i.e. update-index was
+   used on it earlier).  This check was removed.
+
+ - git-rm is much saner and safer.  It is used to remove paths
+   from both the index file and the working tree, and makes sure
+   you are not losing any local modification before doing so.
+
+ - git-reset <tree> <paths>... can be used to revert index
+   entries for selected paths.
+
+ - git-update-index is much less visible.  Many suggestions to
+   use the command in git output and documentation have now been
+   replaced by simpler commands such as "git add" or "git rm".
+
+
+* Repository layout and objects transfer
+
+ - The data for origin repository is stored in the configuration
+   file $GIT_DIR/config, not in $GIT_DIR/remotes/, for newly
+   created clones.  The latter is still supported and there is
+   no need to convert your existing repository if you are
+   already comfortable with your workflow with the layout.
+
+ - git-clone always uses what is known as "separate remote"
+   layout for a newly created repository with a working tree.
+
+   A repository with the separate remote layout starts with only
+   one default branch, 'master', to be used for your own
+   development.  Unlike the traditional layout that copied all
+   the upstream branches into your branch namespace (while
+   renaming their 'master' to your 'origin'), the new layout
+   puts upstream branches into local "remote-tracking branches"
+   with their own namespace. These can be referenced with names
+   such as "origin/$upstream_branch_name" and are stored in
+   .git/refs/remotes rather than .git/refs/heads where normal
+   branches are stored.
+
+   This layout keeps your own branch namespace less cluttered,
+   avoids name collision with your upstream, makes it possible
+   to automatically track new branches created at the remote
+   after you clone from it, and makes it easier to interact with
+   more than one remote repository (you can use "git remote" to
+   add other repositories to track).  There might be some
+   surprises:
+
+   * 'git branch' does not show the remote tracking branches.
+     It only lists your own branches.  Use '-r' option to view
+     the tracking branches.
+
+   * If you are forking off of a branch obtained from the
+     upstream, you would have done something like 'git branch
+     my-next next', because traditional layout dropped the
+     tracking branch 'next' into your own branch namespace.
+     With the separate remote layout, you say 'git branch next
+     origin/next', which allows you to use the matching name
+     'next' for your own branch.  It also allows you to track a
+     remote other than 'origin' (i.e. where you initially cloned
+     from) and fork off of a branch from there the same way
+     (e.g. "git branch mingw j6t/master").
+
+   Repositories initialized with the traditional layout continue
+   to work.
+
+ - New branches that appear on the origin side after a clone is
+   made are also tracked automatically.  This is done with an
+   wildcard refspec "refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*", which
+   older git does not understand, so if you clone with 1.5.0,
+   you would need to downgrade remote.*.fetch in the
+   configuration file to specify each branch you are interested
+   in individually if you plan to fetch into the repository with
+   older versions of git (but why would you?).
+
+ - Similarly, wildcard refspec "refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/me/*"
+   can be given to "git-push" command to update the tracking
+   branches that is used to track the repository you are pushing
+   from on the remote side.
+
+ - git-branch and git-show-branch know remote tracking branches
+   (use the command line switch "-r" to list only tracked branches).
+
+ - git-push can now be used to delete a remote branch or a tag.
+   This requires the updated git on the remote side (use "git
+   push <remote> :refs/heads/<branch>" to delete "branch").
+
+ - git-push more aggressively keeps the transferred objects
+   packed.  Earlier we recommended to monitor amount of loose
+   objects and repack regularly, but you should repack when you
+   accumulated too many small packs this way as well.  Updated
+   git-count-objects helps you with this.
+
+ - git-fetch also more aggressively keeps the transferred objects
+   packed.  This behavior of git-push and git-fetch can be
+   tweaked with a single configuration transfer.unpacklimit (but
+   usually there should not be any need for a user to tweak it).
+
+ - A new command, git-remote, can help you manage your remote
+   tracking branch definitions.
+
+ - You may need to specify explicit paths for upload-pack and/or
+   receive-pack due to your ssh daemon configuration on the
+   other end.  This can now be done via remote.*.uploadpack and
+   remote.*.receivepack configuration.
+
+
+* Bare repositories
+
+ - Certain commands change their behavior in a bare repository
+   (i.e. a repository without associated working tree).  We use
+   a fairly conservative heuristic (if $GIT_DIR is ".git", or
+   ends with "/.git", the repository is not bare) to decide if a
+   repository is bare, but "core.bare" configuration variable
+   can be used to override the heuristic when it misidentifies
+   your repository.
+
+ - git-fetch used to complain updating the current branch but
+   this is now allowed for a bare repository.  So is the use of
+   'git-branch -f' to update the current branch.
+
+ - Porcelain-ish commands that require a working tree refuses to
+   work in a bare repository.
+
+
+* Reflog
+
+ - Reflog records the history from the view point of the local
+   repository. In other words, regardless of the real history,
+   the reflog shows the history as seen by one particular
+   repository (this enables you to ask "what was the current
+   revision in _this_ repository, yesterday at 1pm?").  This
+   facility is enabled by default for repositories with working
+   trees, and can be accessed with the "branch@{time}" and
+   "branch@{Nth}" notation.
+
+ - "git show-branch" learned showing the reflog data with the
+   new -g option.  "git log" has -g option to view reflog
+   entries in a more verbose manner.
+
+ - git-branch knows how to rename branches and moves existing
+   reflog data from the old branch to the new one.
+
+ - In addition to the reflog support in v1.4.4 series, HEAD
+   reference maintains its own log.  "HEAD@{5.minutes.ago}"
+   means the commit you were at 5 minutes ago, which takes
+   branch switching into account.  If you want to know where the
+   tip of your current branch was at 5 minutes ago, you need to
+   explicitly say its name (e.g. "master@{5.minutes.ago}") or
+   omit the refname altogether i.e. "@{5.minutes.ago}".
+
+ - The commits referred to by reflog entries are now protected
+   against pruning.  The new command "git reflog expire" can be
+   used to truncate older reflog entries and entries that refer
+   to commits that have been pruned away previously with older
+   versions of git.
+
+   Existing repositories that have been using reflog may get
+   complaints from fsck-objects and may not be able to run
+   git-repack, if you had run git-prune from older git; please
+   run "git reflog expire --stale-fix --all" first to remove
+   reflog entries that refer to commits that are no longer in
+   the repository when that happens.
+
+
+* Crufts removal
+
+ - We used to say "old commits are retrievable using reflog and
+   'master@{yesterday}' syntax as long as you haven't run
+   git-prune".  We no longer have to say the latter half of the
+   above sentence, as git-prune does not remove things reachable
+   from reflog entries.
+
+ - There is a toplevel garbage collector script, 'git-gc', that
+   runs periodic cleanup functions, including 'git-repack -a -d',
+   'git-reflog expire', 'git-pack-refs --prune', and 'git-rerere
+   gc'.
+
+ - The output from fsck ("fsck-objects" is called just "fsck"
+   now, but the old name continues to work) was needlessly
+   alarming in that it warned missing objects that are reachable
+   only from dangling objects.  This has been corrected and the
+   output is much more useful.
+
+
+* Detached HEAD
+
+ - You can use 'git-checkout' to check out an arbitrary revision
+   or a tag as well, instead of named branches.  This will
+   dissociate your HEAD from the branch you are currently on.
+
+   A typical use of this feature is to "look around".  E.g.
+
+	$ git checkout v2.6.16
+	... compile, test, etc.
+	$ git checkout v2.6.17
+	... compile, test, etc.
+
+ - After detaching your HEAD, you can go back to an existing
+   branch with usual "git checkout $branch".  Also you can
+   start a new branch using "git checkout -b $newbranch" to
+   start a new branch at that commit.
+
+ - You can even pull from other repositories, make merges and
+   commits while your HEAD is detached.  Also you can use "git
+   reset" to jump to arbitrary commit, while still keeping your
+   HEAD detached.
+
+   Remember that a detached state is volatile, i.e. it will be forgotten
+   as soon as you move away from it with the checkout or reset command,
+   unless a branch is created from it as mentioned above.  It is also
+   possible to rescue a lost detached state from the HEAD reflog.
+
+
+* Packed refs
+
+ - Repositories with hundreds of tags have been paying large
+   overhead, both in storage and in runtime, due to the
+   traditional one-ref-per-file format.  A new command,
+   git-pack-refs, can be used to "pack" them in more efficient
+   representation (you can let git-gc do this for you).
+
+ - Clones and fetches over dumb transports are now aware of
+   packed refs and can download from repositories that use
+   them.
+
+
+* Configuration
+
+ - configuration related to color setting are consolidated under
+   color.* namespace (older diff.color.*, status.color.* are
+   still supported).
+
+ - 'git-repo-config' command is accessible as 'git-config' now.
+
+
+* Updated features
+
+ - git-describe uses better criteria to pick a base ref.  It
+   used to pick the one with the newest timestamp, but now it
+   picks the one that is topologically the closest (that is,
+   among ancestors of commit C, the ref T that has the shortest
+   output from "git-rev-list T..C" is chosen).
+
+ - git-describe gives the number of commits since the base ref
+   between the refname and the hash suffix.  E.g. the commit one
+   before v2.6.20-rc6 in the kernel repository is:
+
+	v2.6.20-rc5-306-ga21b069
+
+   which tells you that its object name begins with a21b069,
+   v2.6.20-rc5 is an ancestor of it (meaning, the commit
+   contains everything -rc5 has), and there are 306 commits
+   since v2.6.20-rc5.
+
+ - git-describe with --abbrev=0 can be used to show only the
+   name of the base ref.
+
+ - git-blame learned a new option, --incremental, that tells it
+   to output the blames as they are assigned.  A sample script
+   to use it is also included as contrib/blameview.
+
+ - git-blame starts annotating from the working tree by default.
+
+
+* Less external dependency
+
+ - We no longer require the "merge" program from the RCS suite.
+   All 3-way file-level merges are now done internally.
+
+ - The original implementation of git-merge-recursive which was
+   in Python has been removed; we have a C implementation of it
+   now.
+
+ - git-shortlog is no longer a Perl script.  It no longer
+   requires output piped from git-log; it can accept revision
+   parameters directly on the command line.
+
+
+* I18n
+
+ - We have always encouraged the commit message to be encoded in
+   UTF-8, but the users are allowed to use legacy encoding as
+   appropriate for their projects.  This will continue to be the
+   case.  However, a non UTF-8 commit encoding _must_ be
+   explicitly set with i18n.commitencoding in the repository
+   where a commit is made; otherwise git-commit-tree will
+   complain if the log message does not look like a valid UTF-8
+   string.
+
+ - The value of i18n.commitencoding in the originating
+   repository is recorded in the commit object on the "encoding"
+   header, if it is not UTF-8.  git-log and friends notice this,
+   and reencodes the message to the log output encoding when
+   displaying, if they are different.  The log output encoding
+   is determined by "git log --encoding=<encoding>",
+   i18n.logoutputencoding configuration, or i18n.commitencoding
+   configuration, in the decreasing order of preference, and
+   defaults to UTF-8.
+
+ - Tools for e-mailed patch application now default to -u
+   behavior; i.e. it always re-codes from the e-mailed encoding
+   to the encoding specified with i18n.commitencoding.  This
+   unfortunately forces projects that have happily been using a
+   legacy encoding without setting i18n.commitencoding to set
+   the configuration, but taken with other improvement, please
+   excuse us for this very minor one-time inconvenience.
+
+
+* e-mailed patches
+
+ - See the above I18n section.
+
+ - git-format-patch now enables --binary without being asked.
+   git-am does _not_ default to it, as sending binary patch via
+   e-mail is unusual and is harder to review than textual
+   patches and it is prudent to require the person who is
+   applying the patch to explicitly ask for it.
+
+ - The default suffix for git-format-patch output is now ".patch",
+   not ".txt".  This can be changed with --suffix=.txt option,
+   or setting the config variable "format.suffix" to ".txt".
+
+
+* Foreign SCM interfaces
+
+ - git-svn now requires the Perl SVN:: libraries, the
+   command-line backend was too slow and limited.
+
+ - the 'commit' subcommand of git-svn has been renamed to
+   'set-tree', and 'dcommit' is the recommended replacement for
+   day-to-day work.
+
+ - git fast-import backend.
+
+
+* User support
+
+ - Quite a lot of documentation updates.
+
+ - Bash completion scripts have been updated heavily.
+
+ - Better error messages for often used Porcelainish commands.
+
+ - Git GUI.  This is a simple Tk based graphical interface for
+   common Git operations.
+
+
+* Sliding mmap
+
+ - We used to assume that we can mmap the whole packfile while
+   in use, but with a large project this consumes huge virtual
+   memory space and truly huge ones would not fit in the
+   userland address space on 32-bit platforms.  We now mmap huge
+   packfile in pieces to avoid this problem.
+
+
+* Shallow clones
+
+ - There is a partial support for 'shallow' repositories that
+   keeps only recent history.  A 'shallow clone' is created by
+   specifying how deep that truncated history should be
+   (e.g. "git clone --depth 5 git://some.where/repo.git").
+
+   Currently a shallow repository has number of limitations:
+
+   - Cloning and fetching _from_ a shallow clone are not
+     supported (nor tested -- so they might work by accident but
+     they are not expected to).
+
+   - Pushing from nor into a shallow clone are not expected to
+     work.
+
+   - Merging inside a shallow repository would work as long as a
+     merge base is found in the recent history, but otherwise it
+     will be like merging unrelated histories and may result in
+     huge conflicts.
+
+   but this would be more than adequate for people who want to
+   look at near the tip of a big project with a deep history and
+   send patches in e-mail format.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.1.txt
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+GIT v1.5.1.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.1
+------------------
+
+* Documentation updates
+
+  - The --left-right option of rev-list and friends is documented.
+
+  - The documentation for cvsimport has been majorly improved.
+
+  - "git-show-ref --exclude-existing" was documented.
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - The implementation of -p option in "git cvsexportcommit" had
+    the meaning of -C (context reduction) option wrong, and
+    loosened the context requirements when it was told to be
+    strict.
+
+  - "git cvsserver" did not behave like the real cvsserver when
+    client side removed a file from the working tree without
+    doing anything else on the path.  In such a case, it should
+    restore it from the checked out revision.
+
+  - "git fsck" issued an alarming error message on detached
+    HEAD.  It is not an error since at least 1.5.0.
+
+  - "git send-email" produced of References header of unbounded length;
+    fixed this with line-folding.
+
+  - "git archive" to download from remote site should not
+    require you to be in a git repository, but it incorrectly
+    did.
+
+  - "git apply" ignored -p<n> for "diff --git" formatted
+    patches.
+
+  - "git rerere" recorded a conflict that had one side empty
+    (the other side adds) incorrectly; this made merging in the
+    other direction fail to use previously recorded resolution.
+
+  - t4200 test was broken where "wc -l" pads its output with
+    spaces.
+
+  - "git branch -m old new" to rename branch did not work
+    without a configuration file in ".git/config".
+
+  - The sample hook for notification e-mail was misnamed.
+
+  - gitweb did not show type-changing patch correctly in the
+    blobdiff view.
+
+  - git-svn did not error out with incorrect command line options.
+
+  - git-svn fell into an infinite loop when insanely long commit
+    message was found.
+
+  - git-svn dcommit and rebase was confused by patches that were
+    merged from another branch that is managed by git-svn.
+
+  - git-svn used to get confused when globbing remote branch/tag
+    spec (e.g. "branches = proj/branches/*:refs/remotes/origin/*")
+    is used and there was a plain file that matched the glob.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.2.txt
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+GIT v1.5.1.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.1.1
+--------------------
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - "git clone" over http from a repository that has lost the
+    loose refs by running "git pack-refs" were broken (a code to
+    deal with this was added to "git fetch" in v1.5.0, but it
+    was missing from "git clone").
+
+  - "git diff a/ b/" incorrectly fell in "diff between two
+    filesystem objects" codepath, when the user most likely
+    wanted to limit the extent of output to two tracked
+    directories.
+
+  - git-quiltimport had the same bug as we fixed for
+    git-applymbox in v1.5.1.1 -- it gave an alarming "did not
+    have any patch" message (but did not actually fail and was
+    harmless).
+
+  - various git-svn fixes.
+
+  - Sample update hook incorrectly always refused requests to
+    delete branches through push.
+
+  - git-blame on a very long working tree path had buffer
+    overrun problem.
+
+  - git-apply did not like to be fed two patches in a row that created
+    and then modified the same file.
+
+  - git-svn was confused when a non-project was stored directly under
+    trunk/, branches/ and tags/.
+
+  - git-svn wants the Error.pm module that was at least as new
+    as what we ship as part of git; install ours in our private
+    installation location if the one on the system is older.
+
+  - An earlier update to command line integer parameter parser was
+    botched and made 'update-index --cacheinfo' completely useless.
+
+
+* Documentation updates
+
+  - Various documentation updates from J. Bruce Fields, Frank
+    Lichtenheld, Alex Riesen and others.  Andrew Ruder started a
+    war on undocumented options.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.3.txt
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+GIT v1.5.1.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.1.2
+--------------------
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - git-add tried to optimize by finding common leading
+    directories across its arguments but botched, causing very
+    confused behaviour.
+
+  - unofficial rpm.spec file shipped with git was letting
+    ETC_GITCONFIG set to /usr/etc/gitconfig.  Tweak the official
+    Makefile to make it harder for distro people to make the
+    same mistake, by setting the variable to /etc/gitconfig if
+    prefix is set to /usr.
+
+  - git-svn inconsistently stripped away username from the URL
+    only when svnsync_props was in use.
+
+  - git-svn got confused when handling symlinks on Mac OS.
+
+  - git-send-email was not quoting recipient names that have
+    period '.' in them.  Also it did not allow overriding
+    envelope sender, which made it impossible to send patches to
+    certain subscriber-only lists.
+
+  - built-in write_tree() routine had a sequence that renamed a
+    file that is still open, which some systems did not like.
+
+  - when memory is very tight, sliding mmap code to read
+    packfiles incorrectly closed the fd that was still being
+    used to read the pack.
+
+  - import-tars contributed front-end for fastimport was passing
+    wrong directory modes without checking.
+
+  - git-fastimport trusted its input too much and allowed to
+    create corrupt tree objects with entries without a name.
+
+  - git-fetch needlessly barfed when too long reflog action
+    description was given by the caller.
+
+Also contains various documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..df2f66c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,30 @@
+GIT v1.5.1.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.1.3
+--------------------
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - "git-http-fetch" did not work around a bug in libcurl
+    earlier than 7.16 (curl_multi_remove_handle() was broken).
+
+  - "git cvsserver" handles a file that was once removed and
+    then added again correctly.
+
+  - import-tars script (in contrib/) handles GNU tar archives
+    that contain pathnames longer than 100 bytes (long-link
+    extension) correctly.
+
+  - xdelta test program did not build correctly.
+
+  - gitweb sometimes tried incorrectly to apply function to
+    decode utf8 twice, resulting in corrupt output.
+
+  - "git blame -C" mishandled text at the end of a group of
+    lines.
+
+  - "git log/rev-list --boundary" did not produce output
+    correctly without --left-right option.
+
+  - Many documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b0ab8eb
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,42 @@
+GIT v1.5.1.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.1.4
+--------------------
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - git-send-email did not understand aliases file for mutt, which
+    allows leading whitespaces.
+
+  - git-format-patch emitted Content-Type and Content-Transfer-Encoding
+    headers for non ASCII contents, but failed to add MIME-Version.
+
+  - git-name-rev had a buffer overrun with a deep history.
+
+  - contributed script import-tars did not get the directory in
+    tar archives interpreted correctly.
+
+  - git-svn was reported to segfault for many people on list and
+    #git; hopefully this has been fixed.
+
+  - "git-svn clone" does not try to minimize the URL
+    (i.e. connect to higher level hierarchy) by default, as this
+    can prevent clone to fail if only part of the repository
+    (e.g. 'trunk') is open to public.
+
+  - "git checkout branch^0" did not detach the head when you are
+    already on 'branch'; backported the fix from the 'master'.
+
+  - "git-config section.var" did not correctly work when
+    existing configuration file had both [section] and [section "name"]
+    next to each other.
+
+  - "git clone ../other-directory" was fooled if the current
+    directory $PWD points at is a symbolic link.
+
+  - (build) tree_entry_extract() function was both static inline
+    and extern, which caused trouble compiling with Forte12
+    compilers on Sun.
+
+  - Many many documentation fixes and updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.6.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.6.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..55f3ac1
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.6.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,45 @@
+GIT v1.5.1.6 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.1.4
+--------------------
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - git-send-email did not understand aliases file for mutt, which
+    allows leading whitespaces.
+
+  - git-format-patch emitted Content-Type and Content-Transfer-Encoding
+    headers for non ASCII contents, but failed to add MIME-Version.
+
+  - git-name-rev had a buffer overrun with a deep history.
+
+  - contributed script import-tars did not get the directory in
+    tar archives interpreted correctly.
+
+  - git-svn was reported to segfault for many people on list and
+    #git; hopefully this has been fixed.
+
+  - git-svn also had a bug to crash svnserve by sending a bad
+    sequence of requests.
+
+  - "git-svn clone" does not try to minimize the URL
+    (i.e. connect to higher level hierarchy) by default, as this
+    can prevent clone to fail if only part of the repository
+    (e.g. 'trunk') is open to public.
+
+  - "git checkout branch^0" did not detach the head when you are
+    already on 'branch'; backported the fix from the 'master'.
+
+  - "git-config section.var" did not correctly work when
+    existing configuration file had both [section] and [section "name"]
+    next to each other.
+
+  - "git clone ../other-directory" was fooled if the current
+    directory $PWD points at is a symbolic link.
+
+  - (build) tree_entry_extract() function was both static inline
+    and extern, which caused trouble compiling with Forte12
+    compilers on Sun.
+
+  - Many many documentation fixes and updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..daed367
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,371 @@
+GIT v1.5.1 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.5.0
+--------------------
+
+* Deprecated commands and options.
+
+  - git-diff-stages and git-resolve have been removed.
+
+* New commands and options.
+
+  - "git log" and friends take --reverse, which instructs them
+    to give their output in the order opposite from their usual.
+    They typically output from new to old, but with this option
+    their output would read from old to new.  "git shortlog"
+    usually lists older commits first, but with this option,
+    they are shown from new to old.
+
+  - "git log --pretty=format:<string>" to allow more flexible
+    custom log output.
+
+  - "git diff" learned --ignore-space-at-eol.  This is a weaker
+    form of --ignore-space-change.
+
+  - "git diff --no-index pathA pathB" can be used as diff
+    replacement with git specific enhancements.
+
+  - "git diff --no-index" can read from '-' (standard input).
+
+  - "git diff" also learned --exit-code to exit with non-zero
+    status when it found differences.  In the future we might
+    want to make this the default but that would be a rather big
+    backward incompatible change; it will stay as an option for
+    now.
+
+  - "git diff --quiet" is --exit-code with output turned off,
+    meant for scripted use to quickly determine if there is any
+    tree-level difference.
+
+  - Textual patch generation with "git diff" without -w/-b
+    option has been significantly optimized.  "git blame" got
+    faster because of the same change.
+
+  - "git log" and "git rev-list" has been optimized
+    significantly when they are used with pathspecs.
+
+  - "git branch --track" can be used to set up configuration
+    variables to help it easier to base your work on branches
+    you track from a remote site.
+
+  - "git format-patch --attach" now emits attachments.  Use
+    --inline to get an inlined multipart/mixed.
+
+  - "git name-rev" learned --refs=<pattern>, to limit the tags
+    used for naming the given revisions only to the ones
+    matching the given pattern.
+
+  - "git remote update" is to run "git fetch" for defined remotes
+    to update tracking branches.
+
+  - "git cvsimport" can now take '-d' to talk with a CVS
+    repository different from what are recorded in CVS/Root
+    (overriding it with environment CVSROOT does not work).
+
+  - "git bundle" can help sneaker-netting your changes between
+    repositories.
+
+  - "git mergetool" can help 3-way file-level conflict
+    resolution with your favorite graphical merge tools.
+
+  - A new configuration "core.symlinks" can be used to disable
+    symlinks on filesystems that do not support them; they are
+    checked out as regular files instead.
+
+  - You can name a commit object with its first line of the
+    message.  The syntax to use is ':/message text'.  E.g.
+
+    $ git show ":/object name: introduce ':/<oneline prefix>' notation"
+
+    means the same thing as:
+
+    $ git show 28a4d940443806412effa246ecc7768a21553ec7
+
+  - "git bisect" learned a new command "run" that takes a script
+    to run after each revision is checked out to determine if it
+    is good or bad, to automate the bisection process.
+
+  - "git log" family learned a new traversal option --first-parent,
+    which does what the name suggests.
+
+
+* Updated behavior of existing commands.
+
+  - "git-merge-recursive" used to barf when there are more than
+    one common ancestors for the merge, and merging them had a
+    rename/rename conflict.  This has been fixed.
+
+  - "git fsck" does not barf on corrupt loose objects.
+
+  - "git rm" does not remove newly added files without -f.
+
+  - "git archimport" allows remapping when coming up with git
+    branch names from arch names.
+
+  - git-svn got almost a rewrite.
+
+  - core.autocrlf configuration, when set to 'true', makes git
+    to convert CRLF at the end of lines in text files to LF when
+    reading from the filesystem, and convert in reverse when
+    writing to the filesystem.  The variable can be set to
+    'input', in which case the conversion happens only while
+    reading from the filesystem but files are written out with
+    LF at the end of lines.  Currently, which paths to consider
+    'text' (i.e. be subjected to the autocrlf mechanism) is
+    decided purely based on the contents, but the plan is to
+    allow users to explicitly override this heuristic based on
+    paths.
+
+  - The behavior of 'git-apply', when run in a subdirectory,
+    without --index nor --cached were inconsistent with that of
+    the command with these options.  This was fixed to match the
+    behavior with --index.  A patch that is meant to be applied
+    with -p1 from the toplevel of the project tree can be
+    applied with any custom -p<n> option.  A patch that is not
+    relative to the toplevel needs to be applied with -p<n>
+    option with or without --index (or --cached).
+
+  - "git diff" outputs a trailing HT when pathnames have embedded
+    SP on +++/--- header lines, in order to help "GNU patch" to
+    parse its output.  "git apply" was already updated to accept
+    this modified output format since ce74618d (Sep 22, 2006).
+
+  - "git cvsserver" runs hooks/update and honors its exit status.
+
+  - "git cvsserver" can be told to send everything with -kb.
+
+  - "git diff --check" also honors the --color output option.
+
+  - "git name-rev" used to stress the fact that a ref is a tag too
+    much, by saying something like "v1.2.3^0~22".  It now says
+    "v1.2.3~22" in such a case (it still says "v1.2.3^0" if it does
+    not talk about an ancestor of the commit that is tagged, which
+    makes sense).
+
+  - "git rev-list --boundary" now shows boundary markers for the
+    commits omitted by --max-age and --max-count condition.
+
+  - The configuration mechanism now reads $(prefix)/etc/gitconfig.
+
+  - "git apply --verbose" shows what preimage lines were wanted
+    when it couldn't find them.
+
+  - "git status" in a read-only repository got a bit saner.
+
+  - "git fetch" (hence "git clone" and "git pull") are less
+    noisy when the output does not go to tty.
+
+  - "git fetch" between repositories with many refs were slow
+    even when there are not many changes that needed
+    transferring.  This has been sped up by partially rewriting
+    the heaviest parts in C.
+
+  - "git mailinfo" which splits an e-mail into a patch and the
+    meta-information was rewritten, thanks to Don Zickus.  It
+    handles nested multipart better.  The command was broken for
+    a brief period on 'master' branch since 1.5.0 but the
+    breakage is fixed now.
+
+  - send-email learned configurable bcc and chain-reply-to.
+
+  - "git remote show $remote" also talks about branches that
+    would be pushed if you run "git push remote".
+
+  - Using objects from packs is now seriously optimized by clever
+    use of a cache.  This should be most noticeable in git-log
+    family of commands that involve reading many tree objects.
+    In addition, traversing revisions while filtering changes
+    with pathspecs is made faster by terminating the comparison
+    between the trees as early as possible.
+
+
+* Hooks
+
+  - The part to send out notification e-mails was removed from
+    the sample update hook, as it was not an appropriate place
+    to do so.  The proper place to do this is the new post-receive
+    hook.  An example hook has been added to contrib/hooks/.
+
+
+* Others
+
+  - git-revert, git-gc and git-cherry-pick are now built-ins.
+
+Fixes since v1.5.0
+------------------
+
+These are all in v1.5.0.x series.
+
+* Documentation updates
+
+  - Clarifications and corrections to 1.5.0 release notes.
+
+  - The main documentation did not link to git-remote documentation.
+
+  - Clarified introductory text of git-rebase documentation.
+
+  - Converted remaining mentions of update-index on Porcelain
+    documents to git-add/git-rm.
+
+  - Some i18n.* configuration variables were incorrectly
+    described as core.*; fixed.
+
+  - added and clarified core.bare, core.legacyheaders configurations.
+
+  - updated "git-clone --depth" documentation.
+
+  - user-manual updates.
+
+  - Options to 'git remote add' were described insufficiently.
+
+  - Configuration format.suffix was not documented.
+
+  - Other formatting and spelling fixes.
+
+  - user-manual has better cross references.
+
+  - gitweb installation/deployment procedure is now documented.
+
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - git-upload-pack closes unused pipe ends; earlier this caused
+    many zombies to hang around.
+
+  - git-rerere was recording the contents of earlier hunks
+    duplicated in later hunks.  This prevented resolving the same
+    conflict when performing the same merge the other way around.
+
+  - git-add and git-update-index on a filesystem on which
+    executable bits are unreliable incorrectly reused st_mode
+    bits even when the path changed between symlink and regular
+    file.
+
+  - git-daemon marks the listening sockets with FD_CLOEXEC so
+    that it won't be leaked into the children.
+
+  - segfault from git-blame when the mandatory pathname
+    parameter was missing was fixed; usage() message is given
+    instead.
+
+  - git-rev-list did not read $GIT_DIR/config file, which means
+    that did not honor i18n.logoutputencoding correctly.
+
+  - Automated merge conflict handling when changes to symbolic
+    links conflicted were completely broken.  The merge-resolve
+    strategy created a regular file with conflict markers in it
+    in place of the symbolic link.  The default strategy,
+    merge-recursive was even more broken.  It removed the path
+    that was pointed at by the symbolic link.  Both of these
+    problems have been fixed.
+
+  - 'git diff maint master next' did not correctly give combined
+    diff across three trees.
+
+  - 'git fast-import' portability fix for Solaris.
+
+  - 'git show-ref --verify' without arguments did not error out
+    but segfaulted.
+
+  - 'git diff :tracked-file `pwd`/an-untracked-file' gave an extra
+    slashes after a/ and b/.
+
+  - 'git format-patch' produced too long filenames if the commit
+    message had too long line at the beginning.
+
+  - Running 'make all' and then without changing anything
+    running 'make install' still rebuilt some files.  This
+    was inconvenient when building as yourself and then
+    installing as root (especially problematic when the source
+    directory is on NFS and root is mapped to nobody).
+
+  - 'git-rerere' failed to deal with two unconflicted paths that
+    sorted next to each other.
+
+  - 'git-rerere' attempted to open(2) a symlink and failed if
+    there was a conflict.  Since a conflicting change to a
+    symlink would not benefit from rerere anyway, the command
+    now ignores conflicting changes to symlinks.
+
+  - 'git-repack' did not like to pass more than 64 arguments
+    internally to underlying 'rev-list' logic, which made it
+    impossible to repack after accumulating many (small) packs
+    in the repository.
+
+  - 'git-diff' to review the combined diff during a conflicted
+    merge were not reading the working tree version correctly
+    when changes to a symbolic link conflicted.  It should have
+    read the data using readlink(2) but read from the regular
+    file the symbolic link pointed at.
+
+  - 'git-remote' did not like period in a remote's name.
+
+  - 'git.el' honors the commit coding system from the configuration.
+
+  - 'blameview' in contrib/ correctly digs deeper when a line is
+    clicked.
+
+  - 'http-push' correctly makes sure the remote side has leading
+    path.  Earlier it started in the middle of the path, and
+    incorrectly.
+
+  - 'git-merge' did not exit with non-zero status when the
+    working tree was dirty and cannot fast forward.  It does
+    now.
+
+  - 'cvsexportcommit' does not lose yet-to-be-used message file.
+
+  - int-vs-size_t typefix when running combined diff on files
+    over 2GB long.
+
+  - 'git apply --whitespace=strip' should not touch unmodified
+    lines.
+
+  - 'git-mailinfo' choke when a logical header line was too long.
+
+  - 'git show A..B' did not error out.  Negative ref ("not A" in
+    this example) does not make sense for the purpose of the
+    command, so now it errors out.
+
+  - 'git fmt-merge-msg --file' without file parameter did not
+    correctly error out.
+
+  - 'git archimport' barfed upon encountering a commit without
+    summary.
+
+  - 'git index-pack' did not protect itself from getting a short
+    read out of pread(2).
+
+  - 'git http-push' had a few buffer overruns.
+
+  - Build dependency fixes to rebuild fetch.o when other headers
+    change.
+
+  - git.el does not add duplicate sign-off lines.
+
+  - git-commit shows the full stat of the resulting commit, not
+    just about the files in the current directory, when run from
+    a subdirectory.
+
+  - "git-checkout -m '@{8 hours ago}'" had a funny failure from
+    eval; fixed.
+
+  - git-merge (hence git-pull) did not refuse fast-forwarding
+    when the working tree had local changes that would have
+    conflicted with it.
+
+  - a handful small fixes to gitweb.
+
+  - build procedure for user-manual is fixed not to require locally
+    installed stylesheets.
+
+  - "git commit $paths" on paths whose earlier contents were
+    already updated in the index were failing out.
+
+
+* Tweaks
+
+  - sliding mmap() inefficiently mmaped the same region of a
+    packfile with an access pattern that used objects in the
+    reverse order.  This has been made more efficient.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ebf20e2
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,53 @@
+GIT v1.5.2.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.2
+------------------
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - Temporary files that are used when invoking external diff
+    programs did not tolerate a long TMPDIR.
+
+  - git-daemon did not notice when it could not write into its
+    pid file.
+
+  - git-status did not honor core.excludesFile configuration like
+    git-add did.
+
+  - git-annotate did not work from a subdirectory while
+    git-blame did.
+
+  - git-cvsserver should have disabled access to a repository
+    with "gitcvs.pserver.enabled = false" set even when
+    "gitcvs.enabled = true" was set at the same time.  It
+    didn't.
+
+  - git-cvsimport did not work correctly in a repository with
+    its branch heads were packed with pack-refs.
+
+  - ident unexpansion to squash "$Id: xxx $" that is in the
+    repository copy removed incorrect number of bytes.
+
+  - git-svn misbehaved when the subversion repository did not
+    provide MD5 checksums for files.
+
+  - git rebase (and git am) misbehaved on commits that have '\n'
+    (literally backslash and en, not a linefeed) in the title.
+
+  - code to decode base85 used in binary patches had one error
+    return codepath wrong.
+
+  - RFC2047 Q encoding output by git-format-patch used '_' for a
+    space, which is not understood by some programs.  It uses =20
+    which is safer.
+
+  - git-fastimport --import-marks was broken; fixed.
+
+  - A lot of documentation updates, clarifications and fixes.
+
+--
+exec >/var/tmp/1
+O=v1.5.2-65-g996e2d6
+echo O=`git describe refs/heads/maint`
+git shortlog --no-merges $O..refs/heads/maint
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7bfa341
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,61 @@
+GIT v1.5.2.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.2.1
+--------------------
+
+* Usability fix
+
+  - git-gui is shipped with its updated blame interface.  It is
+    rumored that the older one was not just unusable but was
+    active health hazard, but this one is actually pretty.
+    Please see for yourself.
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - "git checkout fubar" was utterly confused when there is a
+    branch fubar and a tag fubar at the same time.  It correctly
+    checks out the branch fubar now.
+
+  - "git clone /path/foo" to clone a local /path/foo.git
+    repository left an incorrect configuration.
+
+  - "git send-email" correctly unquotes RFC 2047 quoted names in
+    the patch-email before using their values.
+
+  - We did not accept number of seconds since epoch older than
+    year 2000 as a valid timestamp.  We now interpret positive
+    integers more than 8 digits as such, which allows us to
+    express timestamps more recent than March 1973.
+
+  - git-cvsimport did not work when you have GIT_DIR to point
+    your repository at a nonstandard location.
+
+  - Some systems (notably, Solaris) lack hstrerror() to make
+    h_errno human readable; prepare a replacement
+    implementation.
+
+  - .gitignore file listed git-core.spec but what we generate is
+    git.spec, and nobody noticed for a long time.
+
+  - "git-merge-recursive" does not try to run file level merge
+    on binary files.
+
+  - "git-branch --track" did not create tracking configuration
+    correctly when the branch name had slash in it.
+
+  - The email address of the user specified with user.email
+    configuration was overridden by EMAIL environment variable.
+
+  - The tree parser did not warn about tree entries with
+    nonsense file modes, and assumed they must be blobs.
+
+  - "git log -z" without any other request to generate diff still
+    invoked the diff machinery, wasting cycles.
+
+* Documentation
+
+  - Many updates to fix stale or missing documentation.
+
+  - Although our documentation was primarily meant to be formatted
+    with AsciiDoc7, formatting with AsciiDoc8 is supported better.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..addb229
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,27 @@
+GIT v1.5.2.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.2.2
+--------------------
+
+ * Bugfixes
+
+   - Version 2 pack index format was introduced in version 1.5.2
+     to support pack files that has offset that cannot be
+     represented in 32-bit.  The runtime code to validate such
+     an index mishandled such an index for an empty pack.
+
+   - Commit walkers (most notably, fetch over http protocol)
+     tried to traverse commit objects contained in trees (aka
+     subproject); they shouldn't.
+
+   - A build option NO_R_TO_GCC_LINKER was not explained in Makefile
+     comment correctly.
+
+ * Documentation Fixes and Updates
+
+   - git-config --regexp was not documented properly.
+
+   - git-repack -a was not documented properly.
+
+   - git-remote -n was not documented properly.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..75cff47
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,28 @@
+GIT v1.5.2.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.2.3
+--------------------
+
+ * Bugfixes
+
+   - "git-gui" bugfixes, including a handful fixes to run it
+     better on Cygwin/MSYS.
+
+   - "git checkout" failed to switch back and forth between
+     branches, one of which has "frotz -> xyzzy" symlink and
+     file "xyzzy/filfre", while the other one has a file
+     "frotz/filfre".
+
+   - "git prune" used to segfault upon seeing a commit that is
+     referred to by a tree object (aka "subproject").
+
+   - "git diff --name-status --no-index" mishandled an added file.
+
+   - "git apply --reverse --whitespace=warn" still complained
+     about whitespaces that a forward application would have
+     introduced.
+
+ * Documentation Fixes and Updates
+
+   - A handful documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e8281c7
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,30 @@
+GIT v1.5.2.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.2.4
+--------------------
+
+ * Bugfixes
+
+   - "git add -u" had a serious data corruption problem in one
+     special case (when the changes to a subdirectory's files
+     consist only deletion of files).
+
+   - "git add -u <path>" did not work from a subdirectory.
+
+   - "git apply" left an empty directory after all its files are
+     renamed away.
+
+   - "git $anycmd foo/bar", when there is a file 'foo' in the
+     working tree, complained that "git $anycmd foo/bar --" form
+     should be used to disambiguate between revs and files,
+     which was completely bogus.
+
+   - "git checkout-index" and other commands that checks out
+     files to the work tree tried unlink(2) on directories,
+     which is a sane thing to do on sane systems, but not on
+     Solaris when you are root.
+
+ * Documentation Fixes and Updates
+
+   - A handful documentation fixes.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e8328d0
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,197 @@
+GIT v1.5.2 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.5.1
+--------------------
+
+* Plumbing level superproject support.
+
+  You can include a subdirectory that has an independent git
+  repository in your index and tree objects of your project
+  ("superproject").  This plumbing (i.e. "core") level
+  superproject support explicitly excludes recursive behaviour.
+
+  The "subproject" entries in the index and trees of a superproject
+  are incompatible with older versions of git.  Experimenting with
+  the plumbing level support is encouraged, but be warned that
+  unless everybody in your project updates to this release or
+  later, using this feature would make your project
+  inaccessible by people with older versions of git.
+
+* Plumbing level gitattributes support.
+
+  The gitattributes mechanism allows you to add 'attributes' to
+  paths in your project, and affect the way certain git
+  operations work.  Currently you can influence if a path is
+  considered a binary or text (the former would be treated by
+  'git diff' not to produce textual output; the latter can go
+  through the line endings conversion process in repositories
+  with core.autocrlf set), expand and unexpand '$Id$' keyword
+  with blob object name, specify a custom 3-way merge driver,
+  and specify a custom diff driver.  You can also apply
+  arbitrary filter to contents on check-in/check-out codepath
+  but this feature is an extremely sharp-edged razor and needs
+  to be handled with caution (do not use it unless you
+  understand the earlier mailing list discussion on keyword
+  expansion).  These conversions apply when checking files in
+  or out, and exporting via git-archive.
+
+* The packfile format now optionally supports 64-bit index.
+
+  This release supports the "version 2" format of the .idx
+  file.  This is automatically enabled when a huge packfile
+  needs more than 32-bit to express offsets of objects in the
+  pack.
+
+* Comes with an updated git-gui 0.7.1
+
+* Updated gitweb:
+
+  - can show combined diff for merges;
+  - uses font size of user's preference, not hardcoded in pixels;
+  - can now 'grep';
+
+* New commands and options.
+
+  - "git bisect start" can optionally take a single bad commit and
+    zero or more good commits on the command line.
+
+  - "git shortlog" can optionally be told to wrap its output.
+
+  - "subtree" merge strategy allows another project to be merged in as
+    your subdirectory.
+
+  - "git format-patch" learned a new --subject-prefix=<string>
+    option, to override the built-in "[PATCH]".
+
+  - "git add -u" is a quick way to do the first stage of "git
+    commit -a" (i.e. update the index to match the working
+    tree); it obviously does not make a commit.
+
+  - "git clean" honors a new configuration, "clean.requireforce".  When
+    set to true, this makes "git clean" a no-op, preventing you
+    from losing files by typing "git clean" when you meant to
+    say "make clean".  You can still say "git clean -f" to
+    override this.
+
+  - "git log" family of commands learned --date={local,relative,default}
+    option.  --date=relative is synonym to the --relative-date.
+    --date=local gives the timestamp in local timezone.
+
+* Updated behavior of existing commands.
+
+  - When $GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL or $GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL is not set
+    but $EMAIL is set, the latter is used as a substitute.
+
+  - "git diff --stat" shows size of preimage and postimage blobs
+    for binary contents.  Earlier it only said "Bin".
+
+  - "git lost-found" shows stuff that are unreachable except
+    from reflogs.
+
+  - "git checkout branch^0" now detaches HEAD at the tip commit
+    on the named branch, instead of just switching to the
+    branch (use "git checkout branch" to switch to the branch,
+    as before).
+
+  - "git bisect next" can be used after giving only a bad commit
+    without giving a good one (this starts bisection half-way to
+    the root commit).  We used to refuse to operate without a
+    good and a bad commit.
+
+  - "git push", when pushing into more than one repository, does
+    not stop at the first error.
+
+  - "git archive" does not insist you to give --format parameter
+    anymore; it defaults to "tar".
+
+  - "git cvsserver" can use backends other than sqlite.
+
+  - "gitview" (in contrib/ section) learned to better support
+    "git-annotate".
+
+  - "git diff $commit1:$path2 $commit2:$path2" can now report
+    mode changes between the two blobs.
+
+  - Local "git fetch" from a repository whose object store is
+    one of the alternates (e.g. fetching from the origin in a
+    repository created with "git clone -l -s") avoids
+    downloading objects unnecessarily.
+
+  - "git blame" uses .mailmap to canonicalize the author name
+    just like "git shortlog" does.
+
+  - "git pack-objects" pays attention to pack.depth
+    configuration variable.
+
+  - "git cherry-pick" and "git revert" does not use .msg file in
+    the working tree to prepare commit message; instead it uses
+    $GIT_DIR/MERGE_MSG as other commands do.
+
+* Builds
+
+  - git-p4import has never been installed; now there is an
+    installation option to do so.
+
+  - gitk and git-gui can be configured out.
+
+  - Generated documentation pages automatically get version
+    information from GIT_VERSION.
+
+  - Parallel build with "make -j" descending into subdirectory
+    was fixed.
+
+* Performance Tweaks
+
+  - Optimized "git-rev-list --bisect" (hence "git-bisect").
+
+  - Optimized "git-add $path" in a large directory, most of
+    whose contents are ignored.
+
+  - Optimized "git-diff-tree" for reduced memory footprint.
+
+  - The recursive merge strategy updated a worktree file that
+    was changed identically in two branches, when one of them
+    renamed it.  We do not do that when there is no rename, so
+    match that behaviour.  This avoids excessive rebuilds.
+
+  - The default pack depth has been increased to 50, as the
+    recent addition of delta_base_cache makes deeper delta chains
+    much less expensive to access.  Depending on the project, it was
+    reported that this reduces the resulting pack file by 10%
+    or so.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.5.1
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.5.1 maintenance series are included in
+this release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - Switching branches with "git checkout" refused to work when
+    a path changes from a file to a directory between the
+    current branch and the new branch, in order not to lose
+    possible local changes in the directory that is being turned
+    into a file with the switch.  We now allow such a branch
+    switch after making sure that there is no locally modified
+    file nor un-ignored file in the directory.  This has not
+    been backported to 1.5.1.x series, as it is rather an
+    intrusive change.
+
+  - Merging branches that have a file in one and a directory in
+    another at the same path used to get quite confused.  We
+    handle such a case a bit more carefully, even though that is
+    still left as a conflict for the user to sort out.  This
+    will not be backported to 1.5.1.x series, as it is rather an
+    intrusive change.
+
+  - git-fetch had trouble with a remote with insanely large number
+    of refs.
+
+  - "git clean -d -X" now does not remove non-excluded directories.
+
+  - rebasing (without -m) a series that changes a symlink to a directory
+    in the middle of a path confused git-apply greatly and refused to
+    operate.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7ff546c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+GIT v1.5.3.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.3
+------------------
+
+This is solely to fix the generated RPM's dependencies.  We used
+to have git-p4 package but we do not anymore.  As suggested on
+the mailing list, this release makes git-core "Obsolete" git-p4,
+so that yum update would not complain.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..4bbde3c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,58 @@
+GIT v1.5.3.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.3.1
+--------------------
+
+ * git-push sent thin packs by default, which was not good for
+   the public distribution server (no point in saving transfer
+   while pushing; no point in making the resulting pack less
+   optimum).
+
+ * git-svn sometimes terminated with "Malformed network data" when
+   talking over svn:// protocol.
+
+ * git-send-email re-issued the same message-id about 10% of the
+   time if you fired off 30 messages within a single second.
+
+ * git-stash was not terminating the log message of commits it
+   internally creates with LF.
+
+ * git-apply failed to check the size of the patch hunk when its
+   beginning part matched the remainder of the preimage exactly,
+   even though the preimage recorded in the hunk was much larger
+   (therefore the patch should not have applied), leading to a
+   segfault.
+
+ * "git rm foo && git commit foo" complained that 'foo' needs to
+   be added first, instead of committing the removal, which was a
+   nonsense.
+
+ * git grep -c said "/dev/null: 0".
+
+ * git-add -u failed to recognize a blob whose type changed
+   between the index and the work tree.
+
+ * The limit to rename detection has been tightened a lot to
+   reduce performance problems with a huge change.
+
+ * cvsimport and svnimport barfed when the input tried to move
+   a tag.
+
+ * "git apply -pN" did not chop the right number of directories.
+
+ * "git svnimport" did not like SVN tags with funny characters in them.
+
+ * git-gui 0.8.3, with assorted fixes, including:
+
+   - font-chooser on X11 was unusable with large number of fonts;
+   - a diff that contained a deleted symlink made it barf;
+   - an untracked symbolic link to a directory made it fart;
+   - a file with % in its name made it vomit;
+
+
+Documentation updates
+---------------------
+
+User manual has been somewhat restructured.  I think the new
+organization is much easier to read.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d213846
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,31 @@
+GIT v1.5.3.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.3.2
+--------------------
+
+ * git-quiltimport did not like it when a patch described in the
+   series file does not exist.
+
+ * p4 importer missed executable bit in some cases.
+
+ * The default shell on some FreeBSD did not execute the
+   argument parsing code correctly and made git unusable.
+
+ * git-svn incorrectly spawned pager even when the user
+   explicitly asked not to.
+
+ * sample post-receive hook overquoted the envelope sender
+   value.
+
+ * git-am got confused when the patch contained a change that is
+   only about type and not contents.
+
+ * git-mergetool did not show our and their version of the
+   conflicted file when started from a subdirectory of the
+   project.
+
+ * git-mergetool did not pass correct options when invoking diff3.
+
+ * git-log sometimes invoked underlying "diff" machinery
+   unnecessarily.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b04b3a4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,35 @@
+GIT v1.5.3.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.3.3
+--------------------
+
+ * Change to "git-ls-files" in v1.5.3.3 that was introduced to support
+   partial commit of removal better had a segfaulting bug, which was
+   diagnosed and fixed by Keith and Carl.
+
+ * Performance improvements for rename detection has been backported
+   from the 'master' branch.
+
+ * "git-for-each-ref --format='%(numparent)'" was not working
+   correctly at all, and --format='%(parent)' was not working for
+   merge commits.
+
+ * Sample "post-receive-hook" incorrectly sent out push
+   notification e-mails marked as "From: " the committer of the
+   commit that happened to be at the tip of the branch that was
+   pushed, not from the person who pushed.
+
+ * "git-remote" did not exit non-zero status upon error.
+
+ * "git-add -i" did not respond very well to EOF from tty nor
+   bogus input.
+
+ * "git-rebase -i" squash subcommand incorrectly made the
+   author of later commit the author of resulting commit,
+   instead of taking from the first one in the squashed series.
+
+ * "git-stash apply --index" was not documented.
+
+ * autoconfiguration learned that "ar" command is found as "gas" on
+   some systems.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7ff1d5d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,94 @@
+GIT v1.5.3.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.3.4
+--------------------
+
+ * Comes with git-gui 0.8.4.
+
+ * "git-config" silently ignored options after --list; now it will
+   error out with a usage message.
+
+ * "git-config --file" failed if the argument used a relative path
+   as it changed directories before opening the file.
+
+ * "git-config --file" now displays a proper error message if it
+   cannot read the file specified on the command line.
+
+ * "git-config", "git-diff", "git-apply" failed if run from a
+   subdirectory with relative GIT_DIR and GIT_WORK_TREE set.
+
+ * "git-blame" crashed if run during a merge conflict.
+
+ * "git-add -i" did not handle single line hunks correctly.
+
+ * "git-rebase -i" and "git-stash apply" failed if external diff
+   drivers were used for one or more files in a commit.  They now
+   avoid calling the external diff drivers.
+
+ * "git-log --follow" did not work unless diff generation (e.g. -p)
+   was also requested.
+
+ * "git-log --follow -B" did not work at all.  Fixed.
+
+ * "git-log -M -B" did not correctly handle cases of very large files
+   being renamed and replaced by very small files in the same commit.
+
+ * "git-log" printed extra newlines between commits when a diff
+   was generated internally (e.g. -S or --follow) but not displayed.
+
+ * "git-push" error message is more helpful when pushing to a
+   repository with no matching refs and none specified.
+
+ * "git-push" now respects + (force push) on wildcard refspecs,
+   matching the behavior of git-fetch.
+
+ * "git-filter-branch" now updates the working directory when it
+   has finished filtering the current branch.
+
+ * "git-instaweb" no longer fails on Mac OS X.
+
+ * "git-cvsexportcommit" didn't always create new parent directories
+   before trying to create new child directories.  Fixed.
+
+ * "git-fetch" printed a scary (but bogus) error message while
+   fetching a tag that pointed to a tree or blob.  The error did
+   not impact correctness, only user perception.  The bogus error
+   is no longer printed.
+
+ * "git-ls-files --ignored" did not properly descend into non-ignored
+   directories that themselves contained ignored files if d_type
+   was not supported by the filesystem.  This bug impacted systems
+   such as AFS.  Fixed.
+
+ * Git segfaulted when reading an invalid .gitattributes file.  Fixed.
+
+ * post-receive-email example hook was fixed for non-fast-forward
+   updates.
+
+ * Documentation updates for supported (but previously undocumented)
+   options of "git-archive" and "git-reflog".
+
+ * "make clean" no longer deletes the configure script that ships
+   with the git tarball, making multiple architecture builds easier.
+
+ * "git-remote show origin" spewed a warning message from Perl
+   when no remote is defined for the current branch via
+   branch.<name>.remote configuration settings.
+
+ * Building with NO_PERL_MAKEMAKER excessively rebuilt contents
+   of perl/ subdirectory by rewriting perl.mak.
+
+ * http.sslVerify configuration settings were not used in scripted
+   Porcelains.
+
+ * "git-add" leaked a bit of memory while scanning for files to add.
+
+ * A few workarounds to squelch false warnings from recent gcc have
+   been added.
+
+ * "git-send-pack $remote frotz" segfaulted when there is nothing
+   named 'frotz' on the local end.
+
+ * "git-rebase --interactive" did not handle its "--strategy" option
+   properly.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.6.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.6.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..069a2b2
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.6.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,48 @@
+GIT v1.5.3.6 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.3.5
+--------------------
+
+ * git-cvsexportcommit handles root commits better.
+
+ * git-svn dcommit used to clobber when sending a series of
+   patches.
+
+ * git-svn dcommit failed after attempting to rebase when
+   started with a dirty index; now it stops upfront.
+
+ * git-grep sometimes refused to work when your index was
+   unmerged.
+
+ * "git-grep -A1 -B2" acted as if it was told to run "git -A1 -B21".
+
+ * git-hash-object did not honor configuration variables, such as
+   core.compression.
+
+ * git-index-pack choked on a huge pack on 32-bit machines, even when
+   large file offsets are supported.
+
+ * atom feeds from git-web said "10" for the month of November.
+
+ * a memory leak in commit walker was plugged.
+
+ * When git-send-email inserted the original author's From:
+   address in body, it did not mark the message with
+   Content-type: as needed.
+
+ * git-revert and git-cherry-pick incorrectly refused to start
+   when the work tree was dirty.
+
+ * git-clean did not honor core.excludesfile configuration.
+
+ * git-add mishandled ".gitignore" files when applying them to
+   subdirectories.
+
+ * While importing a too branchy history, git-fastimport did not
+   honor delta depth limit properly.
+
+ * Support for zlib implementations that lack ZLIB_VERNUM and definition
+   of deflateBound() has been added.
+
+ * Quite a lot of documentation clarifications.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.7.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.7.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..2f69061
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.7.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,45 @@
+GIT v1.5.3.7 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.3.6
+--------------------
+
+ * git-send-email added 8-bit contents to the payload without
+   marking it as 8-bit in a CTE header.
+
+ * "git-bundle create a.bndl HEAD" dereferenced the symref and
+   did not record the ref as 'HEAD'; this prevented a bundle
+   from being used as a normal source of git-clone.
+
+ * The code to reject nonsense command line of the form
+   "git-commit -a paths..." and "git-commit --interactive
+   paths..." were broken.
+
+ * Adding a signature that is not ASCII-only to an original
+   commit that is ASCII-only would make the result non-ASCII.
+   "git-format-patch -s" did not mark such a message correctly
+   with MIME encoding header.
+
+ * git-add sometimes did not mark the resulting index entry
+   stat-clean.  This affected only cases when adding the
+   contents with the same length as the previously staged
+   contents, and the previous staging made the index entry
+   "racily clean".
+
+ * git-commit did not honor GIT_INDEX_FILE the user had in the
+   environment.
+
+ * When checking out a revision, git-checkout did not report where the
+   updated HEAD is if you happened to have a file called HEAD in the
+   work tree.
+
+ * "git-rev-list --objects" mishandled a tree that points at a
+   submodule.
+
+ * "git cvsimport" was not ready for packed refs that "git gc" can
+   produce and gave incorrect results.
+
+ * Many scripted Porcelains were confused when you happened to have a
+   file called "HEAD" in your work tree.
+
+Also it contains updates to the user manual and documentation.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.8.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.8.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..0e3ff58
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.8.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,25 @@
+GIT v1.5.3.8 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.3.7
+--------------------
+
+ * Some documentation used "email.com" as an example domain.
+
+ * git-svn fix to handle funky branch and project names going over
+   http/https correctly.
+
+ * git-svn fix to tone down a needlessly alarming warning message.
+
+ * git-clone did not correctly report errors while fetching over http.
+
+ * git-send-email added redundant Message-Id: header to the outgoing
+   e-mail when the patch text already had one.
+
+ * a read-beyond-end-of-buffer bug in configuration file updater was fixed.
+
+ * git-grep used to show the same hit repeatedly for unmerged paths.
+
+ * After amending the patch title in "git-am -i", the command did not
+   report the patch it applied with the updated title.
+
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..0668d3c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,366 @@
+GIT v1.5.3 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.5.2
+--------------------
+
+* The commit walkers other than http are officially deprecated,
+  but still supported for now.
+
+* The submodule support has Porcelain layer.
+
+  Note that the current submodule support is minimal and this is
+  deliberately so.  A design decision we made is that operations
+  at the supermodule level do not recurse into submodules by
+  default.  The expectation is that later we would add a
+  mechanism to tell git which submodules the user is interested
+  in, and this information might be used to determine the
+  recursive behaviour of certain commands (e.g. "git checkout"
+  and "git diff"), but currently we haven't agreed on what that
+  mechanism should look like.  Therefore, if you use submodules,
+  you would probably need "git submodule update" on the
+  submodules you care about after running a "git checkout" at
+  the supermodule level.
+
+* There 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/.
+
+* Comes with git-gui 0.8.2.
+
+* Comes with updated gitk.
+
+* New commands and options.
+
+  - "git log --date=<format>" can use more formats: iso8601, rfc2822.
+
+  - The hunk header output from "git diff" family can be customized
+    with the attributes mechanism.  See gitattributes(5) for details.
+
+  - "git stash" allows you to quickly save away your work in
+    progress and replay it later on an updated state.
+
+  - "git rebase" learned an "interactive" mode that let you
+    pick and reorder which commits to rebuild.
+
+  - "git fsck" can save its findings in $GIT_DIR/lost-found, without a
+    separate invocation of "git lost-found" command.  The blobs stored by
+    lost-found are stored in plain format to allow you to grep in them.
+
+  - $GIT_WORK_TREE environment variable can be used together with
+    $GIT_DIR to work in a subdirectory of a working tree that is
+    not located at "$GIT_DIR/..".
+
+  - Giving "--file=<file>" option to "git config" is the same as
+    running the command with GIT_CONFIG=<file> environment.
+
+  - "git log" learned a new option "--follow", to follow
+    renaming history of a single file.
+
+  - "git filter-branch" lets you rewrite the revision history of
+    specified branches. You can specify a number of filters to
+    modify the commits, files and trees.
+
+  - "git cvsserver" learned new options (--base-path, --export-all,
+    --strict-paths) inspired by "git daemon".
+
+  - "git daemon --base-path-relaxed" can help migrating a repository URL
+    that did not use to use --base-path to use --base-path.
+
+  - "git commit" can use "-t templatefile" option and commit.template
+    configuration variable to prime the commit message given to you in the
+    editor.
+
+  - "git submodule" command helps you manage the projects from
+    the superproject that contain them.
+
+  - In addition to core.compression configuration option,
+    core.loosecompression and pack.compression options can
+    independently tweak zlib compression levels used for loose
+    and packed objects.
+
+  - "git ls-tree -l" shows size of blobs pointed at by the
+    tree entries, similar to "/bin/ls -l".
+
+  - "git rev-list" learned --regexp-ignore-case and
+    --extended-regexp options to tweak its matching logic used
+    for --grep filtering.
+
+  - "git describe --contains" is a handier way to call more
+    obscure command "git name-rev --tags".
+
+  - "git gc --aggressive" tells the command to spend more cycles
+    to optimize the repository harder.
+
+  - "git repack" learned a "window-memory" limit which
+    dynamically reduces the window size to stay within the
+    specified memory usage.
+
+  - "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 format-patch" learned format.subjectprefix configuration
+    variable, which serves the same purpose as "--subject-prefix"
+    option.
+
+  - "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 change
+    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 send-email" can also be told how to find whom to cc the
+    message to for each message via --cc-cmd.
+
+  - "git config" learned NUL terminated output format via -z to
+    help scripts.
+
+  - "git add" learned "--refresh <paths>..." option to selectively refresh
+    the cached stat information.
+
+  - "git init -q" makes the command quieter.
+
+  - "git -p command" now has a cousin of opposite sex, "git --no-pager
+    command".
+
+* Updated behavior of existing commands.
+
+  - "gitweb" can offer multiple snapshot formats.
+
+    ***NOTE*** Unfortunately, this changes the format of the
+    $feature{snapshot}{default} entry in the per-site
+    configuration file 'gitweb_config.perl'.  It used to be a
+    three-element tuple that describe a single format; with the
+    new configuration item format, you only have to say the name
+    of the format ('tgz', 'tbz2' or 'zip').  Please update the
+    your configuration file accordingly.
+
+  - "git clone" uses -l (hardlink files under .git) by default when
+    cloning locally.
+
+  - URL used for "git clone" and friends can specify nonstandard SSH port
+    by using ssh://host:port/path/to/repo syntax.
+
+  - "git bundle create" can now create a bundle without negative refs,
+    i.e. "everything since the beginning up to certain points".
+
+  - "git diff" (but not the plumbing level "git diff-tree") now
+    recursively descends into trees by default.
+
+  - "git diff" does not show differences that come only from
+    stat-dirtiness in the form of "diff --git" header anymore.
+    It runs "update-index --refresh" silently as needed.
+
+  - "git tag -l" used to match tags by globbing its parameter as if it
+    has wildcard '*' on both ends, which made "git tag -l gui" to match
+    tag 'gitgui-0.7.0'; this was very annoying.  You now have to add
+    asterisk on the sides you want to wildcard yourself.
+
+  - The editor to use with many interactive commands can be
+    overridden with GIT_EDITOR environment variable, or if it
+    does not exist, with core.editor configuration variable.  As
+    before, if you have neither, environment variables VISUAL
+    and EDITOR are consulted in this order, and then finally we
+    fall back on "vi".
+
+  - "git rm --cached" does not complain when removing a newly
+    added file from the index anymore.
+
+  - Options to "git log" to affect how --grep/--author options look for
+    given strings now have shorter abbreviations.  -i is for ignore case,
+    and -E is for extended regexp.
+
+  - "git log" learned --log-size to show the number of bytes in
+    the log message part of the output to help qgit.
+
+  - "git log --name-status" does not require you to give "-r" anymore.
+    As a general rule, Porcelain commands should recurse when showing
+    diff.
+
+  - "git format-patch --root A" can be used to format everything
+    since the beginning up to A.  This was supported with
+    "git format-patch --root A A" for a long time, but was not
+    properly documented.
+
+  - "git svn dcommit" retains local merge information.
+
+  - "git svnimport" allows an empty string to be specified as the
+    trunk/ directory.  This is necessary to suck data from a SVN
+    repository that doe not have trunk/ branches/ and tags/ organization
+    at all.
+
+  - "git config" to set values also honors type flags like --bool
+    and --int.
+
+  - core.quotepath configuration can be used to make textual git
+    output to emit most of the characters in the path literally.
+
+  - "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 cvsimport" creates lightweight tags; there is no
+    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.
+
+  - The diffstat given after a merge (or a pull) honors the
+    color.diff configuration.
+
+  - "git commit --amend" is now compatible with various message source
+    options such as -m/-C/-c/-F.
+
+  - "git apply --whitespace=strip" removes blank lines added at
+    the end of the file.
+
+  - "git fetch" over git native protocols with "-v" option shows
+    connection status, and the IP address of the other end, to
+    help diagnosing problems.
+
+  - We used to have core.legacyheaders configuration, when
+    set to false, allowed git to write loose objects in a format
+    that mimics 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"
+    request.
+
+  - "pack-objects" honors "delta" attribute set in
+    .gitattributes.  It does not attempt to deltify blobs that
+    come from paths with delta attribute set to false.
+
+  - "new-workdir" script (in contrib) can now be used with a
+    bare repository.
+
+  - "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
+    "oneline".
+
+  - "git p4import" has been demoted to contrib status.  For
+    a superior option, checkout the "git p4" front end to
+    "git fast-import" (also in contrib).  The man page and p4
+    rpm have been removed as well.
+
+  - "git mailinfo" (hence "am") now tries to see if the message
+    is in utf-8 first, instead of assuming iso-8859-1, if
+    incoming e-mail does not say what encoding it is in.
+
+* Builds
+
+  - old-style function definitions (most notably, a function
+    without parameter defined with "func()", not "func(void)")
+    have been eradicated.
+
+  - "git tag" and "git verify-tag" have been rewritten in C.
+
+* Performance Tweaks
+
+  - "git pack-objects" avoids re-deltification cost by caching
+    small enough delta results it creates while looking for the
+    best delta candidates.
+
+  - "git pack-objects" learned a new heuristic to prefer delta
+    that is shallower in depth over the smallest delta
+    possible.  This improves both overall packfile access
+    performance and packfile density.
+
+  - diff-delta code that is used for packing has been improved
+    to work better on big files.
+
+  - when there are more than one pack files in the repository,
+    the runtime used to try finding an object always from the
+    newest packfile; it now tries the same packfile as we found
+    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.
+
+  - "git read-tree -m" to read into an already populated index
+    has been optimized vastly.  The effect of this can be seen
+    when switching branches that have differences in only a
+    handful paths.
+
+  - "git add paths..." and "git commit paths..." has also been
+    heavily optimized.
+
+Fixes since v1.5.2
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.5.2 maintenance series are included in
+this release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+* Bugfixes
+
+  - "gitweb" had trouble handling non UTF-8 text with older
+    Encode.pm Perl module.
+
+  - "git svn" misparsed the data from the commits in the repository when
+    the user had "color.diff = true" in the configuration.  This has been
+    fixed.
+
+  - There was a case where "git svn dcommit" clobbered changes made on the
+    SVN side while committing multiple changes.
+
+  - "git-write-tree" had a bad interaction with racy-git avoidance and
+    gitattributes mechanisms.
+
+  - "git --bare command" overrode existing GIT_DIR setting and always
+    made it treat the current working directory as GIT_DIR.
+
+  - "git ls-files --error-unmatch" does not complain if you give the
+    same path pattern twice by mistake.
+
+  - "git init" autodetected core.filemode but not core.symlinks, which
+    made a new directory created automatically by "git clone" cumbersome
+    to use on filesystems that require these configurations to be set.
+
+  - "git log" family of commands behaved differently when run as "git
+    log" (no pathspec) and as "git log --" (again, no pathspec).  This
+    inconsistency was introduced somewhere in v1.3.0 series but now has
+    been corrected.
+
+  - "git rebase -m" incorrectly displayed commits that were skipped.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d4e44b8
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,17 @@
+GIT v1.5.4.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.4
+------------------
+
+ * "git-commit -C $tag" used to work but rewrite in C done in
+   1.5.4 broke it.
+
+ * An entry in the .gitattributes file that names a pattern in a
+   subdirectory of the directory it is in did not match
+   correctly (e.g. pattern "b/*.c" in "a/.gitattributes" should
+   match "a/b/foo.c" but it didn't).
+
+ * Customized color specification was parsed incorrectly when
+   numeric color values are used.  This was fixed in 1.5.4.1.
+
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..21d0df5
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,43 @@
+GIT v1.5.4.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.4
+------------------
+
+ * The configuration parser was not prepared to see string
+   valued variables misspelled as boolean and segfaulted.
+
+ * Temporary files left behind due to interrupted object
+   transfers were not cleaned up with "git prune".
+
+ * "git config --unset" was confused when the unset variables
+   were spelled with continuation lines in the config file.
+
+ * The merge message detection in "git cvsimport" did not catch
+   a message that began with "Merge...".
+
+ * "git status" suggests "git rm --cached" for unstaging the
+   earlier "git add" before the initial commit.
+
+ * "git status" output was incorrect during a partial commit.
+
+ * "git bisect" refused to start when the HEAD was detached.
+
+ * "git bisect" allowed a wildcard character in the commit
+   message expanded while writing its log file.
+
+ * Manual pages were not formatted correctly with docbook xsl
+   1.72; added a workaround.
+
+ * "git-commit -C $tag" used to work but rewrite in C done in
+   1.5.4 broke it.  This was fixed in 1.5.4.1.
+
+ * An entry in the .gitattributes file that names a pattern in a
+   subdirectory of the directory it is in did not match
+   correctly (e.g. pattern "b/*.c" in "a/.gitattributes" should
+   match "a/b/foo.c" but it didn't).  This was fixed in 1.5.4.1.
+
+ * Customized color specification was parsed incorrectly when
+   numeric color values are used.  This was fixed in 1.5.4.1.
+
+ * http transport misbehaved when linked with curl-gnutls.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b0fc67f
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,27 @@
+GIT v1.5.4.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.4.2
+--------------------
+
+ * RPM spec used to pull in everything with 'git'.  This has been
+   changed so that 'git' package contains just the core parts,
+   and we now supply 'git-all' metapackage to slurp in everything.
+   This should match end user's expectation better.
+
+ * When some refs failed to update, git-push reported "failure"
+   which was unclear if some other refs were updated or all of
+   them failed atomically (the answer is the former).  Reworded
+   the message to clarify this.
+
+ * "git clone" from a repository whose HEAD was misconfigured
+   did not set up the remote properly.  Now it tries to do
+   better.
+
+ * Updated git-push documentation to clarify what "matching"
+   means, in order to reduce user confusion.
+
+ * Updated git-add documentation to clarify "add -u" operates in
+   the current subdirectory you are in, just like other commands.
+
+ * git-gui updates to work on OSX and Windows better.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..323c1a8
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,66 @@
+GIT v1.5.4.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.4.3
+--------------------
+
+ * Building and installing with an overtight umask such as 077 made
+   installed templates unreadable by others, while the rest of the install
+   are done in a way that is friendly to umask 022.
+
+ * "git cvsexportcommit -w $cvsdir" misbehaved when GIT_DIR is set to a
+   relative directory.
+
+ * "git http-push" had an invalid memory access that could lead it to
+   segfault.
+
+ * When "git rebase -i" gave control back to the user for a commit that is
+   marked to be edited, it just said "modify it with commit --amend",
+   without saying what to do to continue after modifying it.  Give an
+   explicit instruction to run "rebase --continue" to be more helpful.
+
+ * "git send-email" in 1.5.4.3 issued a bogus empty In-Reply-To: header.
+
+ * "git bisect" showed mysterious "won't bisect on seeked tree" error message.
+   This was leftover from Cogito days to prevent "bisect" starting from a
+   cg-seeked state.  We still keep the Cogito safety, but running "git bisect
+   start" when another bisect was in effect will clean up and start over.
+
+ * "git push" with an explicit PATH to receive-pack did not quite work if
+   receive-pack was not on usual PATH.  We earlier fixed the same issue
+   with "git fetch" and upload-pack, but somehow forgot to do so in the
+   other direction.
+
+ * git-gui's info dialog was not displayed correctly when the user tries
+   to commit nothing (i.e. without staging anything).
+
+ * "git revert" did not properly fail when attempting to run with a
+   dirty index.
+
+ * "git merge --no-commit --no-ff <other>" incorrectly made commits.
+
+ * "git merge --squash --no-ff <other>", which is a nonsense combination
+   of options, was not rejected.
+
+ * "git ls-remote" and "git remote show" against an empty repository
+   failed, instead of just giving an empty result (regression).
+
+ * "git fast-import" did not handle a renamed path whose name needs to be
+   quoted, due to a bug in unquote_c_style() function.
+
+ * "git cvsexportcommit" was confused when multiple files with the same
+   basename needed to be pushed out in the same commit.
+
+ * "git daemon" did not send early errors to syslog.
+
+ * "git log --merge" did not work well with --left-right option.
+
+ * "git svn" prompted for client cert password every time it accessed the
+   server.
+
+ * The reset command in "git fast-import" data stream was documented to
+   end with an optional LF, but it actually required one.
+
+ * "git svn dcommit/rebase" did not honor --rewrite-root option.
+
+Also included are a handful documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..bbd130e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,56 @@
+GIT v1.5.4.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.4.4
+--------------------
+
+ * "git fetch there" when the URL information came from the Cogito style
+   branches/there file did not update refs/heads/there (regression in
+   1.5.4).
+
+ * Bogus refspec configuration such as "remote.there.fetch = =" were not
+   detected as errors (regression in 1.5.4).
+
+ * You couldn't specify a custom editor whose path contains a whitespace
+   via GIT_EDITOR (and core.editor).
+
+ * The subdirectory filter to "git filter-branch" mishandled a history
+   where the subdirectory becomes empty and then later becomes non-empty.
+
+ * "git shortlog" gave an empty line if the original commit message was
+   malformed (e.g. a botched import from foreign SCM).  Now it finds the
+   first non-empty line and uses it for better information.
+
+ * When the user fails to give a revision parameter to "git svn", an error
+   from the Perl interpreter was issued because the script lacked proper
+   error checking.
+
+ * After "git rebase" stopped due to conflicts, if the user played with
+   "git reset" and friends, "git rebase --abort" failed to go back to the
+   correct commit.
+
+ * Additional work trees prepared with git-new-workdir (in contrib/) did
+   not share git-svn metadata directory .git/svn with the original.
+
+ * "git-merge-recursive" did not mark addition of the same path with
+   different filemodes correctly as a conflict.
+
+ * "gitweb" gave malformed URL when pathinfo stype paths are in use.
+
+ * "-n" stands for "--no-tags" again for "git fetch".
+
+ * "git format-patch" did not detect the need to add 8-bit MIME header
+   when the user used format.header configuration.
+
+ * "rev~" revision specifier used to mean "rev", which was inconsistent
+   with how "rev^" worked.  Now "rev~" is the same as "rev~1" (hence it
+   also is the same as "rev^1"), and "rev~0" is the same as "rev^0"
+   (i.e. it has to be a commit).
+
+ * "git quiltimport" did not grok empty lines, lines in "file -pNNN"
+   format to specify the prefix levels and lines with trailing comments.
+
+ * "git rebase -m" triggered pre-commit verification, which made
+   "rebase --continue" impossible.
+
+As usual, it also comes with many documentation fixes and clarifications.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.6.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.6.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..3e3c3e5
--- /dev/null
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@@ -0,0 +1,43 @@
+GIT v1.5.4.6 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+I personally do not think there is any reason anybody should want to
+run v1.5.4.X series these days, because 'master' version is always
+more stable than any tagged released version of git.
+
+This is primarily to futureproof "git-shell" to accept requests
+without a dash between "git" and subcommand name (e.g. "git
+upload-pack") which the newer client will start to make sometime in
+the future.
+
+Fixes since v1.5.4.5
+--------------------
+
+ * Command line option "-n" to "git-repack" was not correctly parsed.
+
+ * Error messages from "git-apply" when the patchfile cannot be opened
+   have been improved.
+
+ * Error messages from "git-bisect" when given nonsense revisions have
+   been improved.
+
+ * reflog syntax that uses time e.g. "HEAD@{10 seconds ago}:path" did not
+   stop parsing at the closing "}".
+
+ * "git rev-parse --symbolic-full-name ^master^2" printed solitary "^",
+   but it should print nothing.
+
+ * "git apply" did not enforce "match at the beginning" correctly.
+
+ * a path specification "a/b" in .gitattributes file should not match
+   "sub/a/b", but it did.
+
+ * "git log --date-order --topo-order" did not override the earlier
+   date-order with topo-order as expected.
+
+ * "git fast-export" did not export octopus merges correctly.
+
+ * "git archive --prefix=$path/" mishandled gitattributes.
+
+As usual, it also comes with many documentation fixes and clarifications.
+
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.7.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.7.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..9065a0e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.7.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+GIT v1.5.4.7 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since 1.5.4.7
+-------------------
+
+ * Removed support for an obsolete gitweb request URI, whose
+   implementation ran "git diff" Porcelain, instead of using plumbing,
+   which would have run an external diff command specified in the
+   repository configuration as the gitweb user.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.txt
new file mode 100644
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,377 @@
+GIT v1.5.4 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Removal
+-------
+
+ * "git svnimport" was removed in favor of "git svn".  It is still there
+   in the source tree (contrib/examples) but unsupported.
+
+ * As git-commit and git-status have been rewritten, "git runstatus"
+   helper script lost all its users and has been removed.
+
+
+Temporarily disabled
+--------------------
+
+ * "git http-push" is known not to work well with cURL library older
+   than 7.16, and we had reports of repository corruption.  It is
+   disabled on such platforms for now.  Unfortunately, 1.5.3.8 shares
+   the same issue.  In other words, this does not mean you will be
+   fine if you stick to an older git release.  For now, please do not
+   use http-push from older git with cURL older than 7.16 if you
+   value your data. A proper fix will hopefully materialize in
+   later versions.
+
+
+Deprecation notices
+-------------------
+
+ * From v1.6.0, git will by default install dashed form of commands
+   (e.g. "git-commit") outside of users' normal $PATH, and will install
+   only selected commands ("git" itself, and "gitk") in $PATH.  This
+   implies:
+
+   - Using dashed forms of git commands (e.g. "git-commit") from the
+     command line has been informally deprecated since early 2006, but
+     now it officially is, and will be removed in the future.  Use
+     dash-less forms (e.g. "git commit") instead.
+
+   - Using dashed forms from your scripts, without first prepending the
+     return value from "git --exec-path" to the scripts' PATH, has been
+     informally deprecated since early 2006, but now it officially is.
+
+   - Use of dashed forms with "PATH=$(git --exec-path):$PATH; export
+     PATH" early in your script is not deprecated with this change.
+
+   Users are strongly encouraged to adjust their habits and scripts now
+   to prepare for this change.
+
+ * The post-receive hook was introduced in March 2007 to supersede
+   the post-update hook, primarily to overcome the command line length
+   limitation of the latter.  Use of post-update hook will be deprecated
+   in future versions of git, starting from v1.6.0.
+
+ * "git lost-found" was deprecated in favor of "git fsck"'s --lost-found
+   option, and will be removed in the future.
+
+ * "git peek-remote" is deprecated, as "git ls-remote" was written in C
+   and works for all transports; "git peek-remote" will be removed in
+   the future.
+
+ * "git repo-config" which was an old name for "git config" command
+   has been supported without being advertised for a long time.  The
+   next feature release will remove it.
+
+ * From v1.6.0, the repack.usedeltabaseoffset config option will default
+   to true, which will give denser packfiles (i.e. more efficient storage).
+   The downside is that git older than version 1.4.4 will not be able
+   to directly use a repository packed using this setting.
+
+ * From v1.6.0, the pack.indexversion config option will default to 2,
+   which is slightly more efficient, and makes repacking more immune to
+   data corruptions.  Git older than version 1.5.2 may revert to version 1
+   of the pack index with a manual "git index-pack" to be able to directly
+   access corresponding pack files.
+
+
+Updates since v1.5.3
+--------------------
+
+ * Comes with much improved gitk, with i18n.
+
+ * Comes with git-gui 0.9.2 with i18n.
+
+ * gitk is now merged as a subdirectory of git.git project, in
+   preparation for its i18n.
+
+ * progress displays from many commands are a lot nicer to the eye.
+   Transfer commands show throughput data.
+
+ * many commands that pay attention to per-directory .gitignore now do
+   so lazily, which makes the usual case go much faster.
+
+ * Output processing for '--pretty=format:<user format>' has been
+   optimized.
+
+ * Rename detection of diff family while detecting exact matches has
+   been greatly optimized.
+
+ * Rename detection of diff family tries to make more natural looking
+   pairing.  Earlier, if multiple identical rename sources were
+   found in the preimage, the source used was picked pretty much at random.
+
+ * Value "true" for color.diff and color.status configuration used to
+   mean "always" (even when the output is not going to a terminal).
+   This has been corrected to mean the same thing as "auto".
+
+ * "git diff" Porcelain now respects diff.external configuration, which
+   is another way to specify GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF.
+
+ * "git diff" can be told to use different prefixes other than
+   "a/" and "b/" e.g. "git diff --src-prefix=l/ --dst-prefix=k/".
+
+ * "git diff" sometimes did not quote paths with funny
+   characters properly.
+
+ * "git log" (and any revision traversal commands) misbehaved
+   when --diff-filter is given but was not asked to actually
+   produce diff.
+
+ * HTTP proxy can be specified per remote repository using
+   remote.*.httpproxy configuration, or global http.proxy configuration
+   variable.
+
+ * Various Perforce importer updates.
+
+ * Example update and post-receive hooks have been improved.
+
+ * Any command that wants to take a commit object name can now use
+   ":/string" syntax to name a commit.
+
+ * "git reset" is now built-in and its output can be squelched with -q.
+
+ * "git reset --hard" does not make any sense in a bare
+   repository, but did not error out; fixed.
+
+ * "git send-email" can optionally talk over ssmtp and use SMTP-AUTH.
+
+ * "git rebase" learned --whitespace option.
+
+ * In "git rebase", when you decide not to replay a particular change
+   after the command stopped with a conflict, you can say "git rebase
+   --skip" without first running "git reset --hard", as the command now
+   runs it for you.
+
+ * "git rebase --interactive" mode can now work on detached HEAD.
+
+ * Other minor to serious bugs in "git rebase -i" have been fixed.
+
+ * "git rebase" now detaches head during its operation, so after a
+   successful "git rebase" operation, the reflog entry branch@{1} for
+   the current branch points at the commit before the rebase was
+   started.
+
+ * "git rebase -i" also triggers rerere to help your repeated merges.
+
+ * "git merge" can call the "post-merge" hook.
+
+ * "git pack-objects" can optionally run deltification with multiple
+   threads.
+
+ * "git archive" can optionally substitute keywords in files marked with
+   export-subst attribute.
+
+ * "git cherry-pick" made a misguided attempt to repeat the original
+   command line in the generated log message, when told to cherry-pick a
+   commit by naming a tag that points at it.  It does not anymore.
+
+ * "git for-each-ref" learned %(xxxdate:<date-format>) syntax to show the
+   various date fields in different formats.
+
+ * "git gc --auto" is a low-impact way to automatically run a variant of
+   "git repack" that does not lose unreferenced objects (read: safer
+   than the usual one) after the user accumulates too many loose
+   objects.
+
+ * "git clean" has been rewritten in C.
+
+ * You need to explicitly set clean.requireForce to "false" to allow
+   "git clean" without -f to do any damage (lack of the configuration
+   variable used to mean "do not require -f option to lose untracked
+   files", but we now use the safer default).
+
+ * The kinds of whitespace errors "git diff" and "git apply" notice (and
+   fix) can be controlled via 'core.whitespace' configuration variable
+   and 'whitespace' attribute in .gitattributes file.
+
+ * "git push" learned --dry-run option to show what would happen if a
+   push is run.
+
+ * "git push" does not update a tracking ref on the local side when the
+   remote refused to update the corresponding ref.
+
+ * "git push" learned --mirror option.  This is to push the local refs
+   one-to-one to the remote, and deletes refs from the remote that do
+   not exist anymore in the repository on the pushing side.
+
+ * "git push" can remove a corrupt ref at the remote site with the usual
+   ":ref" refspec.
+
+ * "git remote" knows --mirror mode.  This is to set up configuration to
+   push into a remote repository to store local branch heads to the same
+   branch on the remote side, and remove branch heads locally removed
+   from local repository at the same time.  Suitable for pushing into a
+   back-up repository.
+
+ * "git remote" learned "rm" subcommand.
+
+ * "git cvsserver" can be run via "git shell".  Also, "cvs" is
+   recognized as a synonym for "git cvsserver", so that CVS users
+   can be switched to git just by changing their login shell.
+
+ * "git cvsserver" acts more like receive-pack by running post-receive
+   and post-update hooks.
+
+ * "git am" and "git rebase" are far less verbose.
+
+ * "git pull" learned to pass --[no-]ff option to underlying "git
+   merge".
+
+ * "git pull --rebase" is a different way to integrate what you fetched
+   into your current branch.
+
+ * "git fast-export" produces data-stream that can be fed to fast-import
+   to reproduce the history recorded in a git repository.
+
+ * "git add -i" takes pathspecs to limit the set of files to work on.
+
+ * "git add -p" is a short-hand to go directly to the selective patch
+   subcommand in the interactive command loop and to exit when done.
+
+ * "git add -i" UI has been colorized.  The interactive prompt
+   and menu can be colored by setting color.interactive
+   configuration.  The diff output (including the hunk picker)
+   are colored with color.diff configuration.
+
+ * "git commit --allow-empty" allows you to create a single-parent
+   commit that records the same tree as its parent, overriding the usual
+   safety valve.
+
+ * "git commit --amend" can amend a merge that does not change the tree
+   from its first parent.
+
+ * "git commit" used to unconditionally strip comment lines that
+   began with '#' and removed excess blank lines.  This behavior has
+   been made configurable.
+
+ * "git commit" has been rewritten in C.
+
+ * "git stash random-text" does not create a new stash anymore.  It was
+   a UI mistake.  Use "git stash save random-text", or "git stash"
+   (without extra args) for that.
+
+ * "git stash clear extra-text" does not clear the whole stash
+   anymore.  It is tempting to expect "git stash clear stash@{2}"
+   to drop only a single named stash entry, and it is rude to
+   discard everything when that is asked (but not provided).
+
+ * "git prune --expire <time>" can exempt young loose objects from
+   getting pruned.
+
+ * "git branch --contains <commit>" can list branches that are
+   descendants of a given commit.
+
+ * "git log" learned --early-output option to help interactive GUI
+   implementations.
+
+ * "git bisect" learned "skip" action to mark untestable commits.
+
+ * "git bisect visualize" learned a shorter synonym "git bisect view".
+
+ * "git bisect visualize" runs "git log" in a non-windowed
+   environments.  It also can be told what command to run (e.g. "git
+   bisect visualize tig").
+
+ * "git format-patch" learned "format.numbered" configuration variable
+   to automatically turn --numbered option on when more than one commits
+   are formatted.
+
+ * "git ls-files" learned "--exclude-standard" to use the canned set of
+   exclude files.
+
+ * "git tag -a -f existing" begins the editor session using the existing
+   annotation message.
+
+ * "git tag -m one -m bar" (multiple -m options) behaves similarly to
+   "git commit"; the parameters to -m options are formatted as separate
+   paragraphs.
+
+ * The format "git show" outputs an annotated tag has been updated to
+   include "Tagger: " and "Date: " lines from the tag itself.  Strictly
+   speaking this is a backward incompatible change, but this is a
+   reasonable usability fix and people's scripts shouldn't have been
+   relying on the exact output from "git show" Porcelain anyway.
+
+ * "git cvsimport" did not notice errors from underlying "cvsps"
+   and produced a corrupt import silently.
+
+ * "git cvsexportcommit" learned -w option to specify and switch to the
+   CVS working directory.
+
+ * "git checkout" from a subdirectory learned to use "../path" to allow
+   checking out a path outside the current directory without cd'ing up.
+
+ * "git checkout" from and to detached HEAD leaves a bit more
+   information in the reflog.
+
+ * "git send-email --dry-run" shows full headers for easier diagnosis.
+
+ * "git merge-ours" is now built-in.
+
+ * "git svn" learned "info" and "show-externals" subcommands.
+
+ * "git svn" run from a subdirectory failed to read settings from the
+   .git/config.
+
+ * "git svn" learned --use-log-author option, which picks up more
+   descriptive name from From: and Signed-off-by: lines in the commit
+   message.
+
+ * "git svn" wasted way too much disk to record revision mappings
+   between svn and git; a new representation that is much more compact
+   for this information has been introduced to correct this.
+
+ * "git svn" left temporary index files it used without cleaning them
+   up; this was corrected.
+
+ * "git status" from a subdirectory now shows relative paths, which
+   makes copy-and-pasting for git-checkout/git-add/git-rm easier.  The
+   traditional behavior to show the full path relative to the top of
+   the work tree can be had by setting status.relativepaths
+   configuration variable to false.
+
+ * "git blame" kept text for each annotated revision in core needlessly;
+   this has been corrected.
+
+ * "git shortlog" learned to default to HEAD when the standard input is
+   a terminal and the user did not give any revision parameter.
+
+ * "git shortlog" learned "-e" option to show e-mail addresses as well as
+   authors' names.
+
+ * "git help" learned "-w" option to show documentation in browsers.
+
+ * In addition there are quite a few internal clean-ups. Notably:
+
+   - many fork/exec have been replaced with run-command API,
+     brought from the msysgit effort.
+
+   - introduction and more use of the option parser API.
+
+   - enhancement and more use of the strbuf API.
+
+ * Makefile tweaks to support HP-UX is in.
+
+Fixes since v1.5.3
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.5.3 maintenance series are included in
+this release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+These fixes are only in v1.5.4 and not backported to v1.5.3 maintenance
+series.
+
+ * The way "git diff --check" behaves is much more consistent with the way
+   "git apply --whitespace=warn" works.
+
+ * "git svn" talking with the SVN over HTTP will correctly quote branch
+   and project names.
+
+ * "git config" did not work correctly on platforms that define
+   REG_NOMATCH to an even number.
+
+ * Recent versions of AsciiDoc 8 has a change to break our
+   documentation; a workaround has been implemented.
+
+ * "git diff --color-words" colored context lines in a wrong color.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7de4197
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,44 @@
+GIT v1.5.5.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.5
+------------------
+
+ * "git archive --prefix=$path/" mishandled gitattributes.
+
+ * "git fetch -v" that fetches into FETCH_HEAD did not report the summary
+   the same way as done for updating the tracking refs.
+
+ * "git svn" misbehaved when the configuration file customized the "git
+   log" output format using format.pretty.
+
+ * "git submodule status" leaked an unnecessary error message.
+
+ * "git log --date-order --topo-order" did not override the earlier
+   date-order with topo-order as expected.
+
+ * "git bisect good $this" did not check the validity of the revision
+   given properly.
+
+ * "url.<there>.insteadOf" did not work correctly.
+
+ * "git clean" ran inside subdirectory behaved as if the directory was
+   explicitly specified for removal by the end user from the top level.
+
+ * "git bisect" from a detached head leaked an unnecessary error message.
+
+ * "git bisect good $a $b" when $a is Ok but $b is bogus should have
+   atomically failed before marking $a as good.
+
+ * "git fmt-merge-msg" did not clean up leading empty lines from commit
+   log messages like "git log" family does.
+
+ * "git am" recorded a commit with empty Subject: line without
+   complaining.
+
+ * when given a commit log message whose first paragraph consists of
+   multiple lines, "git rebase" squashed it into a single line.
+
+ * "git remote add $bogus_name $url" did not complain properly.
+
+Also comes with various documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..391a7b0
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,27 @@
+GIT v1.5.5.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.5.1
+--------------------
+
+ * "git repack -n" was mistakenly made no-op earlier.
+
+ * "git imap-send" wanted to always have imap.host even when use of
+   imap.tunnel made it unnecessary.
+
+ * reflog syntax that uses time e.g. "HEAD@{10 seconds ago}:path" did not
+   stop parsing at the closing "}".
+
+ * "git rev-parse --symbolic-full-name ^master^2" printed solitary "^",
+   but it should print nothing.
+
+ * "git commit" did not detect when it failed to write tree objects.
+
+ * "git fetch" sometimes transferred too many objects unnecessarily.
+
+ * a path specification "a/b" in .gitattributes file should not match
+   "sub/a/b".
+
+ * various gitweb fixes.
+
+Also comes with various documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..f22f98b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,12 @@
+GIT v1.5.5.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.5.2
+--------------------
+
+ * "git send-email --compose" did not notice that non-ascii contents
+   needed some MIME magic.
+
+ * "git fast-export" did not export octopus merges correctly.
+
+Also comes with various documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..2d0279e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,7 @@
+GIT v1.5.5.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.5.4
+--------------------
+
+ * "git name-rev --all" used to segfault.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..30fa361
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,11 @@
+GIT v1.5.5.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+I personally do not think there is any reason anybody should want to
+run v1.5.5.X series these days, because 'master' version is always
+more stable than any tagged released version of git.
+
+This is primarily to futureproof "git-shell" to accept requests
+without a dash between "git" and subcommand name (e.g. "git
+upload-pack") which the newer client will start to make sometime in
+the future.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.6.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.6.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d5e85cb
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.6.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+GIT v1.5.5.6 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since 1.5.5.5
+-------------------
+
+ * Removed support for an obsolete gitweb request URI, whose
+   implementation ran "git diff" Porcelain, instead of using plumbing,
+   which would have run an external diff command specified in the
+   repository configuration as the gitweb user.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..2932212
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,207 @@
+GIT v1.5.5 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.5.4
+--------------------
+
+(subsystems)
+
+ * Comes with git-gui 0.10.1
+
+(portability)
+
+ * We shouldn't ask for BSD group ownership semantics by setting g+s bit
+   on directories on older BSD systems that refuses chmod() by non root
+   users.  BSD semantics is the default there anyway.
+
+ * Bunch of portability improvement patches coming from an effort to port
+   to Solaris has been applied.
+
+(performance)
+
+ * On platforms with suboptimal qsort(3) implementation, there
+   is an option to use more reasonable substitute we ship with
+   our software.
+
+ * New configuration variable "pack.packsizelimit" can be used
+   in place of command line option --max-pack-size.
+
+ * "git fetch" over the native git protocol used to make a
+   connection to find out the set of current remote refs and
+   another to actually download the pack data.  We now use only
+   one connection for these tasks.
+
+ * "git commit" does not run lstat(2) more than necessary
+   anymore.
+
+(usability, bells and whistles)
+
+ * Bash completion script (in contrib) are aware of more commands and
+   options.
+
+ * You can be warned when core.autocrlf conversion is applied in
+   such a way that results in an irreversible conversion.
+
+ * A catch-all "color.ui" configuration variable can be used to
+   enable coloring of all color-capable commands, instead of
+   individual ones such as "color.status" and "color.branch".
+
+ * The commands refused to take absolute pathnames where they
+   require pathnames relative to the work tree or the current
+   subdirectory.  They now can take absolute pathnames in such a
+   case as long as the pathnames do not refer outside of the
+   work tree.  E.g. "git add $(pwd)/foo" now works.
+
+ * Error messages used to be sent to stderr, only to get hidden,
+   when $PAGER was in use.  They now are sent to stdout along
+   with the command output to be shown in the $PAGER.
+
+ * A pattern "foo/" in .gitignore file now matches a directory
+   "foo".  Pattern "foo" also matches as before.
+
+ * bash completion's prompt helper function can talk about
+   operation in-progress (e.g. merge, rebase, etc.).
+
+ * Configuration variables "url.<usethis>.insteadof = <otherurl>" can be
+   used to tell "git-fetch" and "git-push" to use different URL than what
+   is given from the command line.
+
+ * "git add -i" behaves better even before you make an initial commit.
+
+ * "git am" refused to run from a subdirectory without a good reason.
+
+ * After "git apply --whitespace=fix" fixes whitespace errors in a patch,
+   a line before the fix can appear as a context or preimage line in a
+   later patch, causing the patch not to apply.  The command now knows to
+   see through whitespace fixes done to context lines to successfully
+   apply such a patch series.
+
+ * "git branch" (and "git checkout -b") to branch from a local branch can
+   optionally set "branch.<name>.merge" to mark the new branch to build on
+   the other local branch, when "branch.autosetupmerge" is set to
+   "always", or when passing the command line option "--track" (this option
+   was ignored when branching from local branches).  By default, this does
+   not happen when branching from a local branch.
+
+ * "git checkout" to switch to a branch that has "branch.<name>.merge" set
+   (i.e. marked to build on another branch) reports how much the branch
+   and the other branch diverged.
+
+ * When "git checkout" has to update a lot of paths, it used to be silent
+   for 4 seconds before it showed any progress report.  It is now a bit
+   more impatient and starts showing progress report early.
+
+ * "git commit" learned a new hook "prepare-commit-msg" that can
+   inspect what is going to be committed and prepare the commit
+   log message template to be edited.
+
+ * "git cvsimport" can now take more than one -M options.
+
+ * "git describe" learned to limit the tags to be used for
+   naming with --match option.
+
+ * "git describe --contains" now barfs when the named commit
+   cannot be described.
+
+ * "git describe --exact-match" describes only commits that are tagged.
+
+ * "git describe --long" describes a tagged commit as $tag-0-$sha1,
+   instead of just showing the exact tagname.
+
+ * "git describe" warns when using a tag whose name and path contradict
+   with each other.
+
+ * "git diff" learned "--relative" option to limit and output paths
+   relative to the current directory when working in a subdirectory.
+
+ * "git diff" learned "--dirstat" option to show birds-eye-summary of
+   changes more concisely than "--diffstat".
+
+ * "git format-patch" learned --cover-letter option to generate a cover
+   letter template.
+
+ * "git gc" learned --quiet option.
+
+ * "git gc" now automatically prunes unreachable objects that are two
+   weeks old or older.
+
+ * "git gc --auto" can be disabled more easily by just setting gc.auto
+   to zero.  It also tolerates more packfiles by default.
+
+ * "git grep" now knows "--name-only" is a synonym for the "-l" option.
+
+ * "git help <alias>" now reports "'git <alias>' is alias to <what>",
+   instead of saying "No manual entry for git-<alias>".
+
+ * "git help" can use different backends to show manual pages and this can
+   be configured using "man.viewer" configuration.
+
+ * "gitk" does not restore window position from $HOME/.gitk anymore (it
+   still restores the size).
+
+ * "git log --grep=<what>" learned "--fixed-strings" option to look for
+   <what> without treating it as a regular expression.
+
+ * "git gui" learned an auto-spell checking.
+
+ * "git push <somewhere> HEAD" and "git push <somewhere> +HEAD" works as
+   expected; they push the current branch (and only the current branch).
+   In addition, HEAD can be written as the value of "remote.<there>.push"
+   configuration variable.
+
+ * When the configuration variable "pack.threads" is set to 0, "git
+   repack" auto detects the number of CPUs and uses that many threads.
+
+ * "git send-email" learned to prompt for passwords
+   interactively.
+
+ * "git send-email" learned an easier way to suppress CC
+   recipients.
+
+ * "git stash" learned "pop" command, that applies the latest stash and
+   removes it from the stash, and "drop" command to discard the named
+   stash entry.
+
+ * "git submodule" learned a new subcommand "summary" to show the
+   symmetric difference between the HEAD version and the work tree version
+   of the submodule commits.
+
+ * Various "git cvsimport", "git cvsexportcommit", "git cvsserver",
+   "git svn" and "git p4" improvements.
+
+(internal)
+
+ * Duplicated code between git-help and git-instaweb that
+   launches user's preferred browser has been refactored.
+
+ * It is now easier to write test scripts that records known
+   breakages.
+
+ * "git checkout" is rewritten in C.
+
+ * "git remote" is rewritten in C.
+
+ * Two conflict hunks that are separated by a very short span of common
+   lines are now coalesced into one larger hunk, to make the result easier
+   to read.
+
+ * Run-command API's use of file descriptors is documented clearer and
+   is more consistent now.
+
+ * diff output can be sent to FILE * that is different from stdout.  This
+   will help reimplementing more things in C.
+
+Fixes since v1.5.4
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.5.4 maintenance series are included in
+this release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+ * "git-http-push" did not allow deletion of remote ref with the usual
+   "push <remote> :<branch>" syntax.
+
+ * "git-rebase --abort" did not go back to the right location if
+   "git-reset" was run during the "git-rebase" session.
+
+ * "git imap-send" without setting imap.host did not error out but
+   segfaulted.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..4864b16
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,28 @@
+GIT v1.5.6.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.6
+------------------
+
+* Last minute change broke loose object creation on AIX.
+
+* (performance fix) We used to make $GIT_DIR absolute path early in the
+  programs but keeping it relative to the current directory internally
+  gives 1-3 per-cent performance boost.
+
+* bash completion knows the new --graph option to git-log family.
+
+
+* git-diff -c/--cc showed unnecessary "deletion" lines at the context
+  boundary.
+
+* git-for-each-ref ignored %(object) and %(type) requests for tag
+  objects.
+
+* git-merge usage had a typo.
+
+* Rebuilding of git-svn metainfo database did not take rewriteRoot
+  option into account.
+
+* Running "git-rebase --continue/--skip/--abort" before starting a
+  rebase gave nonsense error messages.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5902a85
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,40 @@
+GIT v1.5.6.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Futureproof
+-----------
+
+ * "git-shell" accepts requests without a dash between "git" and
+   subcommand name (e.g. "git upload-pack") which the newer client will
+   start to make sometime in the future.
+
+Fixes since v1.5.6.1
+--------------------
+
+* "git clone" from a remote that is named with url.insteadOf setting in
+  $HOME/.gitconfig did not work well.
+
+* "git describe --long --tags" segfaulted when the described revision was
+  tagged with a lightweight tag.
+
+* "git diff --check" did not report the result via its exit status
+  reliably.
+
+* When remote side used to have branch 'foo' and git-fetch finds that now
+  it has branch 'foo/bar', it refuses to lose the existing remote tracking
+  branch and its reflog.  The error message has been improved to suggest
+  pruning the remote if the user wants to proceed and get the latest set
+  of branches from the remote, including such 'foo/bar'.
+
+* "git reset file" should mean the same thing as "git reset HEAD file",
+  but we required disambiguating -- even when "file" is not ambiguous.
+
+* "git show" segfaulted when an annotated tag that points at another
+  annotated tag was given to it.
+
+* Optimization for a large import via "git-svn" introduced in v1.5.6 had a
+  serious memory and temporary file leak, which made it unusable for
+  moderately large import.
+
+* "git-svn" mangled remote nickname used in the configuration file
+  unnecessarily.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..f61dd35
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,52 @@
+GIT v1.5.6.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.6.2
+--------------------
+
+* Setting core.sharedrepository to traditional "true" value was supposed to make
+  the repository group writable but should not affect permission for others.
+  However, since 1.5.6, it was broken to drop permission for others when umask is
+  022, making the repository unreadable by others.
+
+* Setting GIT_TRACE will report spawning of external process via run_command().
+
+* Using an object with very deep delta chain pinned memory needed for extracting
+  intermediate base objects unnecessarily long, leading to excess memory usage.
+
+* Bash completion script did not notice '--' marker on the command
+  line and tried the relatively slow "ref completion" even when
+  completing arguments after one.
+
+* Registering a non-empty blob racily and then truncating the working
+  tree file for it confused "racy-git avoidance" logic into thinking
+  that the path is now unchanged.
+
+* The section that describes attributes related to git-archive were placed
+  in a wrong place in the gitattributes(5) manual page.
+
+* "git am" was not helpful to the users when it detected that the committer
+  information is not set up properly yet.
+
+* "git clone" had a leftover debugging fprintf().
+
+* "git clone -q" was not quiet enough as it used to and gave object count
+  and progress reports.
+
+* "git clone" marked downloaded packfile with .keep; this could be a
+  good thing if the remote side is well packed but otherwise not,
+  especially for a project that is not really big.
+
+* "git daemon" used to call syslog() from a signal handler, which
+  could raise signals of its own but generally is not reentrant.  This
+  was fixed by restructuring the code to report syslog() after the handler
+  returns.
+
+* When "git push" tries to remove a remote ref, and corresponding
+  tracking ref is missing, we used to report error (i.e. failure to
+  remove something that does not exist).
+
+* "git mailinfo" (hence "git am") did not handle commit log messages in a
+  MIME multipart mail correctly.
+
+Contains other various documentation fixes.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d8968f1
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,47 @@
+GIT v1.5.6.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.6.3
+--------------------
+
+* Various commands could overflow its internal buffer on a platform
+  with small PATH_MAX value in a repository that has contents with
+  long pathnames.
+
+* There wasn't a way to make --pretty=format:%<> specifiers to honor
+  .mailmap name rewriting for authors and committers.  Now you can with
+  %aN and %cN.
+
+* Bash completion wasted too many cycles; this has been optimized to be
+  usable again.
+
+* Bash completion lost ref part when completing something like "git show
+  pu:Makefile".
+
+* "git-cvsserver" did not clean up its temporary working area after annotate
+  request.
+
+* "git-daemon" called syslog() from its signal handler, which was a
+  no-no.
+
+* "git-fetch" into an empty repository used to remind that the fetch will
+   be huge by saying "no common commits", but this was an unnecessary
+   noise; it is already known by the user anyway.
+
+* "git-http-fetch" would have segfaulted when pack idx file retrieved
+  from the other side was corrupt.
+
+* "git-index-pack" used too much memory when dealing with a deep delta chain.
+
+* "git-mailinfo" (hence "git-am") did not correctly handle in-body [PATCH]
+  line to override the commit title taken from the mail Subject header.
+
+* "git-rebase -i -p" lost parents that are not involved in the history
+  being rewritten.
+
+* "git-rm" lost track of where the index file was when GIT_DIR was
+  specified as a relative path.
+
+* "git-rev-list --quiet" was not quiet as advertised.
+
+Contains other various documentation fixes.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..47ca172
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,29 @@
+GIT v1.5.6.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.5.6.4
+--------------------
+
+* "git cvsimport" used to spit out "UNKNOWN LINE..." diagnostics to stdout.
+
+* "git commit -F filename" and "git tag -F filename" run from subdirectories
+  did not read the right file.
+
+* "git init --template=" with blank "template" parameter linked files
+  under root directories to .git, which was a total nonsense.  Instead, it
+  means "I do not want to use anything from the template directory".
+
+* "git diff-tree" and other diff plumbing ignored diff.renamelimit configuration
+  variable when the user explicitly asked for rename detection.
+
+* "git name-rev --name-only" did not work when "--stdin" option was in effect.
+
+* "git show-branch" mishandled its 8th branch.
+
+* Addition of "git update-index --ignore-submodules" that happened during
+  1.5.6 cycle broke "git update-index --ignore-missing".
+
+* "git send-email" did not parse charset from an existing Content-type:
+  header properly.
+
+Contains other various documentation fixes.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.6.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.6.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..79da23d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.6.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+GIT v1.5.6.6 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since 1.5.6.5
+-------------------
+
+ * Removed support for an obsolete gitweb request URI, whose
+   implementation ran "git diff" Porcelain, instead of using plumbing,
+   which would have run an external diff command specified in the
+   repository configuration as the gitweb user.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e143d8d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.5.6.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,115 @@
+GIT v1.5.6 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.5.5
+--------------------
+
+(subsystems)
+
+* Comes with updated gitk and git-gui.
+
+(portability)
+
+* git will build on AIX better than before now.
+
+* core.ignorecase configuration variable can be used to work better on
+  filesystems that are not case sensitive.
+
+* "git init" now autodetects the case sensitivity of the filesystem and
+  sets core.ignorecase accordingly.
+
+* cpio is no longer used; neither "curl" binary (libcurl is still used).
+
+(documentation)
+
+* Many freestanding documentation pages have been converted and made
+  available to "git help" (aka "man git<something>") as section 7 of
+  the manual pages. This means bookmarks to some HTML documentation
+  files may need to be updated (eg "tutorial.html" became
+  "gittutorial.html").
+
+(performance)
+
+* "git clone" was rewritten in C.  This will hopefully help cloning a
+  repository with insane number of refs.
+
+* "git rebase --onto $there $from $branch" used to switch to the tip of
+  $branch only to immediately reset back to $from, smudging work tree
+  files unnecessarily.  This has been optimized.
+
+* Object creation codepath in "git-svn" has been optimized by enhancing
+  plumbing commands git-cat-file and git-hash-object.
+
+(usability, bells and whistles)
+
+* "git add -p" (and the "patch" subcommand of "git add -i") can choose to
+  apply (or not apply) mode changes independently from contents changes.
+
+* "git bisect help" gives longer and more helpful usage information.
+
+* "git bisect" does not use a special branch "bisect" anymore; instead, it
+  does its work on a detached HEAD.
+
+* "git branch" (and "git checkout -b") can be told to set up
+  branch.<name>.rebase automatically, so that later you can say "git pull"
+  and magically cause "git pull --rebase" to happen.
+
+* "git branch --merged" and "git branch --no-merged" can be used to list
+  branches that have already been merged (or not yet merged) to the
+  current branch.
+
+* "git cherry-pick" and "git revert" can add a sign-off.
+
+* "git commit" mentions the author identity when you are committing
+  somebody else's changes.
+
+* "git diff/log --dirstat" output is consistent between binary and textual
+  changes.
+
+* "git filter-branch" rewrites signed tags by demoting them to annotated.
+
+* "git format-patch --no-binary" can produce a patch that lack binary
+  changes (i.e. cannot be used to propagate the whole changes) meant only
+  for reviewing.
+
+* "git init --bare" is a synonym for "git --bare init" now.
+
+* "git gc --auto" honors a new pre-auto-gc hook to temporarily disable it.
+
+* "git log --pretty=tformat:<custom format>" gives a LF after each entry,
+  instead of giving a LF between each pair of entries which is how
+  "git log --pretty=format:<custom format>" works.
+
+* "git log" and friends learned the "--graph" option to show the ancestry
+  graph at the left margin of the output.
+
+* "git log" and friends can be told to use date format that is different
+  from the default via 'log.date' configuration variable.
+
+* "git send-email" now can send out messages outside a git repository.
+
+* "git send-email --compose" was made aware of rfc2047 quoting.
+
+* "git status" can optionally include output from "git submodule
+  summary".
+
+* "git svn" learned --add-author-from option to propagate the authorship
+  by munging the commit log message.
+
+* new object creation and looking up in "git svn" has been optimized.
+
+* "gitweb" can read from a system-wide configuration file.
+
+(internal)
+
+* "git unpack-objects" and "git receive-pack" is now more strict about
+  detecting breakage in the objects they receive over the wire.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.5.5
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.5.5 maintenance series are included in
+this release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+And there are too numerous small fixes to otherwise note here ;-)
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..49d7a1c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,36 @@
+GIT v1.6.0.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.0
+------------------
+
+* "git diff --cc" did not honor content mangling specified by
+  gitattributes and core.autocrlf when reading from the work tree.
+
+* "git diff --check" incorrectly detected new trailing blank lines when
+  whitespace check was in effect.
+
+* "git for-each-ref" tried to dereference NULL when asked for '%(body)" on
+  a tag with a single incomplete line as its payload.
+
+* "git format-patch" peeked before the beginning of a string when
+  "format.headers" variable is empty (a misconfiguration).
+
+* "git help help" did not work correctly.
+
+* "git mailinfo" (hence "git am") was unhappy when MIME multipart message
+  contained garbage after the finishing boundary.
+
+* "git mailinfo" also was unhappy when the "From: " line only had a bare
+  e-mail address.
+
+* "git merge" did not refresh the index correctly when a merge resulted in
+  a fast-forward.
+
+* "git merge" did not resolve a truly trivial merges that can be done
+  without content level merges.
+
+* "git svn dcommit" to a repository with URL that has embedded usernames
+  did not work correctly.
+
+Contains other various documentation fixes.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e1e24b3
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,87 @@
+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 1.6.0.1.
+
+* 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 need to use compatibility fnmatch 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 $here did not work as expected.
+
+* "git diff" on tracked contents with CRLF line endings did not drive "less"
+  intelligently when showing added or removed lines.
+
+* "git diff --dirstat -M" did not add changes in subdirectories up
+  correctly for renamed paths.
+
+* "git diff --cumulative" did not imply "--dirstat".
+
+* "git for-each-ref refs/heads/" did not work as expected.
+
+* "git gui" allowed users to feed patch without any context to be applied.
+
+* "git gui" botched parsing "diff" output when a line that begins with two
+  dashes and a space gets removed or a line that begins with two pluses
+  and a space gets added.
+
+* "git gui" translation updates and i18n fixes.
+
+* "git index-pack" is more careful against disk corruption while completing
+  a thin pack.
+
+* "git log -i --grep=pattern" did not ignore case; neither "git log -E
+  --grep=pattern" triggered extended regexp.
+
+* "git log --pretty="%ad" --date=short" did not use short format when
+  showing the timestamp.
+
+* "git log --author=author" match incorrectly matched with the
+  timestamp part of "author " line in commit objects.
+
+* "git log -F --author=author" did not work at all.
+
+* Build procedure for "git shell" that used stub versions of some
+  functions and globals was not understood by linkers on some platforms.
+
+* "git stash" was fooled by a stat-dirty but otherwise unmodified paths
+  and refused to work until the user refreshed the index.
+
+* "git svn" was broken on Perl before 5.8 with recent fixes to reduce
+  use of temporary files.
+
+* "git verify-pack -v" did not work correctly when given more than one
+  packfile.
+
+Also contains many documentation updates.
+
+--
+exec >/var/tmp/1
+O=v1.6.0.1-78-g3632cfc
+echo O=$(git describe maint)
+git shortlog --no-merges $O..maint
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ae05778
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,117 @@
+GIT v1.6.0.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.0.2
+--------------------
+
+* "git archive --format=zip" did not honor core.autocrlf while
+  --format=tar did.
+
+* Continuing "git rebase -i" was very confused when the user left modified
+  files in the working tree while resolving conflicts.
+
+* Continuing "git rebase -i" was also very confused when the user left
+  some staged changes in the index after "edit".
+
+* "git rebase -i" now honors the pre-rebase hook, just like the
+  other rebase implementations "git rebase" and "git rebase -m".
+
+* "git rebase -i" incorrectly aborted when there is no commit to replay.
+
+* Behaviour of "git diff --quiet" was inconsistent with "diff --exit-code"
+  with the output redirected to /dev/null.
+
+* "git diff --no-index" on binary files no longer outputs a bogus
+  "diff --git" header line.
+
+* "git diff" hunk header patterns with multiple elements separated by LF
+  were not used correctly.
+
+* Hunk headers in "git diff" default to using extended regular
+  expressions, fixing some of the internal patterns on non-GNU
+  platforms.
+
+* New config "diff.*.xfuncname" exposes extended regular expressions
+  for user specified hunk header patterns.
+
+* "git gc" when ejecting otherwise unreachable objects from packfiles into
+  loose form leaked memory.
+
+* "git index-pack" was recently broken and mishandled objects added by
+  thin-pack completion processing under memory pressure.
+
+* "git index-pack" was recently broken and misbehaved when run from inside
+  .git/objects/pack/ directory.
+
+* "git stash apply sash@{1}" was fixed to error out.  Prior versions
+  would have applied stash@{0} incorrectly.
+
+* "git stash apply" now offers a better suggestion on how to continue
+  if the working tree is currently dirty.
+
+* "git for-each-ref --format=%(subject)" fixed for commits with no
+  no newline in the message body.
+
+* "git remote" fixed to protect printf from user input.
+
+* "git remote show -v" now displays all URLs of a remote.
+
+* "git checkout -b branch" was confused when branch already existed.
+
+* "git checkout -q" once again suppresses the locally modified file list.
+
+* "git clone -q", "git fetch -q" asks remote side to not send
+  progress messages, actually making their output quiet.
+
+* Cross-directory renames are no longer used when creating packs.  This
+  allows more graceful behavior on filesystems like sshfs.
+
+* Stale temporary files under $GIT_DIR/objects/pack are now cleaned up
+  automatically by "git prune".
+
+* "git merge" once again removes directories after the last file has
+  been removed from it during the merge.
+
+* "git merge" did not allocate enough memory for the structure itself when
+  enumerating the parents of the resulting commit.
+
+* "git blame -C -C" no longer segfaults while trying to pass blame if
+   it encounters a submodule reference.
+
+* "git rm" incorrectly claimed that you have local modifications when a
+  path was merely stat-dirty.
+
+* "git svn" fixed to display an error message when 'set-tree' failed,
+   instead of a Perl compile error.
+
+* "git submodule" fixed to handle checking out a different commit
+  than HEAD after initializing the submodule.
+
+* The "git commit" error message when there are still unmerged
+  files present was clarified to match "git write-tree".
+
+* "git init" was confused when core.bare or core.sharedRepository are set
+  in system or user global configuration file by mistake.  When --bare or
+  --shared is given from the command line, these now override such
+  settings made outside the repositories.
+
+* Some segfaults due to uncaught NULL pointers were fixed in multiple
+  tools such as apply, reset, update-index.
+
+* Solaris builds now default to OLD_ICONV=1 to avoid compile warnings;
+  Solaris 8 does not define NEEDS_LIBICONV by default.
+
+* "Git.pm" tests relied on unnecessarily more recent version of Perl.
+
+* "gitweb" triggered undef warning on commits without log messages.
+
+* "gitweb" triggered undef warnings on missing trees.
+
+* "gitweb" now removes PATH_INFO from its URLs so users don't have
+  to manually set the URL in the gitweb configuration.
+
+* Bash completion removed support for legacy "git-fetch", "git-push"
+  and "git-pull" as these are no longer installed.  Dashless form
+  ("git fetch") is still however supported.
+
+Many other documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.4.txt
new file mode 100644
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,39 @@
+GIT v1.6.0.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.0.3
+--------------------
+
+* 'git add -p' said "No changes" when only binary files were changed.
+
+* 'git archive' did not work correctly in bare repositories.
+
+* 'git checkout -t -b newbranch' when you are on detached HEAD was broken.
+
+* when we refuse to detect renames because there are too many new or
+  deleted files, 'git diff' did not say how many there are.
+
+* 'git push --mirror' tried and failed to push the stash; there is no
+  point in sending it to begin with.
+
+* 'git push' did not update the remote tracking reference if the corresponding
+  ref on the remote end happened to be already up to date.
+
+* 'git pull $there $branch:$current_branch' did not work when you were on
+  a branch yet to be born.
+
+* when giving up resolving a conflicted merge, 'git reset --hard' failed
+  to remove new paths from the working tree.
+
+* 'git send-email' had a small fd leak while scanning directory.
+
+* 'git status' incorrectly reported a submodule directory as an untracked
+  directory.
+
+* 'git svn' used deprecated 'git-foo' form of subcommand invocation.
+
+* 'git update-ref -d' to remove a reference did not honor --no-deref option.
+
+* Plugged small memleaks here and there.
+
+* Also contains many documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.5.txt
new file mode 100644
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,56 @@
+GIT v1.6.0.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.0.4
+--------------------
+
+* "git checkout" used to crash when your HEAD was pointing at a deleted
+  branch.
+
+* "git checkout" from an un-checked-out state did not allow switching out
+  of the current branch.
+
+* "git diff" always allowed GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF and --no-ext-diff was no-op for
+  the command.
+
+* Giving 3 or more tree-ish to "git diff" is supposed to show the combined
+  diff from second and subsequent trees to the first one, but the order was
+  screwed up.
+
+* "git fast-export" did not export all tags.
+
+* "git ls-files --with-tree=<tree>" did not work with options other
+  than -c, most notably with -m.
+
+* "git pack-objects" did not make its best effort to honor --max-pack-size
+  option when a single first object already busted the given limit and
+  placed many objects in a single pack.
+
+* "git-p4" fast import frontend was too eager to trigger its keyword expansion
+  logic, even on a keyword-looking string that does not have closing '$' on the
+  same line.
+
+* "git push $there" when the remote $there is defined in $GIT_DIR/branches/$there
+  behaves more like what cg-push from Cogito used to work.
+
+* when giving up resolving a conflicted merge, "git reset --hard" failed
+  to remove new paths from the working tree.
+
+* "git tag" did not complain when given mutually incompatible set of options.
+
+* The message constructed in the internal editor was discarded when "git
+  tag -s" failed to sign the message, which was often caused by the user
+  not configuring GPG correctly.
+
+* "make check" cannot be run without sparse; people may have meant to say
+  "make test" instead, so suggest that.
+
+* Internal diff machinery had a corner case performance bug that choked on
+  a large file with many repeated contents.
+
+* "git repack" used to grab objects out of packs marked with .keep
+  into a new pack.
+
+* Many unsafe call to sprintf() style varargs functions are corrected.
+
+* Also contains quite a few documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.6.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.6.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..64ece1f
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.6.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,33 @@
+GIT v1.6.0.6 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since 1.6.0.5
+-------------------
+
+ * "git fsck" had a deep recursion that wasted stack space.
+
+ * "git fast-export" and "git fast-import" choked on an old style
+   annotated tag that lack the tagger information.
+
+ * "git mergetool -- file" did not correctly skip "--" marker that
+   signals the end of options list.
+
+ * "git show $tag" segfaulted when an annotated $tag pointed at a
+   nonexistent object.
+
+ * "git show 2>error" when the standard output is automatically redirected
+   to the pager redirected the standard error to the pager as well; there
+   was no need to.
+
+ * "git send-email" did not correctly handle list of addresses when
+   they had quoted comma (e.g. "Lastname, Givenname" <mail@addre.ss>).
+
+ * Logic to discover branch ancestry in "git svn" was unreliable when
+   the process to fetch history was interrupted.
+
+ * Removed support for an obsolete gitweb request URI, whose
+   implementation ran "git diff" Porcelain, instead of using plumbing,
+   which would have run an external diff command specified in the
+   repository configuration as the gitweb user.
+
+Also contains numerous documentation typofixes.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.txt
new file mode 100644
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.0.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,258 @@
+GIT v1.6.0 Release Notes
+========================
+
+User visible changes
+--------------------
+
+With the default Makefile settings, most of the programs are now
+installed outside your $PATH, except for "git", "gitk" and
+some server side programs that need to be accessible for technical
+reasons.  Invoking a git subcommand as "git-xyzzy" from the command
+line has been deprecated since early 2006 (and officially announced in
+1.5.4 release notes); use of them from your scripts after adding
+output from "git --exec-path" to the $PATH is still supported in this
+release, but users are again strongly encouraged to adjust their
+scripts to use "git xyzzy" form, as we will stop installing
+"git-xyzzy" hardlinks for built-in commands in later releases.
+
+An earlier change to page "git status" output was overwhelmingly unpopular
+and has been reverted.
+
+Source changes needed for porting to MinGW environment are now all in the
+main git.git codebase.
+
+By default, packfiles created with this version uses delta-base-offset
+encoding introduced in v1.4.4.  Pack idx files are using version 2 that
+allows larger packs and added robustness thanks to its CRC checking,
+introduced in v1.5.2 and v1.4.4.5.  If you want to keep your repositories
+backwards compatible past these versions, set repack.useDeltaBaseOffset
+to false or pack.indexVersion to 1, respectively.
+
+We used to prevent sample hook scripts shipped in templates/ from
+triggering by default by relying on the fact that we install them as
+unexecutable, but on some filesystems, this approach does not work.
+They are now shipped with ".sample" suffix.  If you want to activate
+any of these samples as-is, rename them to drop the ".sample" suffix,
+instead of running "chmod +x" on them.  For example, you can rename
+hooks/post-update.sample to hooks/post-update to enable the sample
+hook that runs update-server-info, in order to make repositories
+friendly to dumb protocols (i.e. HTTP).
+
+GIT_CONFIG, which was only documented as affecting "git config", but
+actually affected all git commands, now only affects "git config".
+GIT_LOCAL_CONFIG, also only documented as affecting "git config" and
+not different from GIT_CONFIG in a useful way, is removed.
+
+The ".dotest" temporary area "git am" and "git rebase" use is now moved
+inside the $GIT_DIR, to avoid mistakes of adding it to the project by
+accident.
+
+An ancient merge strategy "stupid" has been removed.
+
+
+Updates since v1.5.6
+--------------------
+
+(subsystems)
+
+* git-p4 in contrib learned "allowSubmit" configuration to control on
+  which branch to allow "submit" subcommand.
+
+* git-gui learned to stage changes per-line.
+
+(portability)
+
+* Changes for MinGW port have been merged, thanks to Johannes Sixt and
+  gangs.
+
+* Sample hook scripts shipped in templates/ are now suffixed with
+  *.sample.
+
+* perl's in-place edit (-i) does not work well without backup files on Windows;
+  some tests are rewritten to cope with this.
+
+(documentation)
+
+* Updated howto/update-hook-example
+
+* Got rid of usage of "git-foo" from the tutorial and made typography
+  more consistent.
+
+* Disambiguating "--" between revs and paths is finally documented.
+
+(performance, robustness, sanity etc.)
+
+* index-pack used too much memory when dealing with a deep delta chain.
+  This has been optimized.
+
+* reduced excessive inlining to shrink size of the "git" binary.
+
+* verify-pack checks the object CRC when using version 2 idx files.
+
+* When an object is corrupt in a pack, the object became unusable even
+  when the same object is available in a loose form,  We now try harder to
+  fall back to these redundant objects when able.  In particular, "git
+  repack -a -f" can be used to fix such a corruption as long as necessary
+  objects are available.
+
+* Performance of "git-blame -C -C" operation is vastly improved.
+
+* git-clone does not create refs in loose form anymore (it behaves as
+  if you immediately ran git-pack-refs after cloning).  This will help
+  repositories with insanely large number of refs.
+
+* core.fsyncobjectfiles configuration can be used to ensure that the loose
+  objects created will be fsync'ed (this is only useful on filesystems
+  that does not order data writes properly).
+
+* "git commit-tree" plumbing can make Octopus with more than 16 parents.
+  "git commit" has been capable of this for quite some time.
+
+(usability, bells and whistles)
+
+* even more documentation pages are now accessible via "man" and "git help".
+
+* A new environment variable GIT_CEILING_DIRECTORIES can be used to stop
+  the discovery process of the toplevel of working tree; this may be useful
+  when you are working in a slow network disk and are outside any working tree,
+  as bash-completion and "git help" may still need to run in these places.
+
+* By default, stash entries never expire.  Set reflogexpire in [gc
+  "refs/stash"] to a reasonable value to get traditional auto-expiration
+  behaviour back
+
+* Longstanding latency issue with bash completion script has been
+  addressed.  This will need to be backmerged to 'maint' later.
+
+* pager.<cmd> configuration variable can be used to enable/disable the
+  default paging behaviour per command.
+
+* "git-add -i" has a new action 'e/dit' to allow you edit the patch hunk
+  manually.
+
+* git-am records the original tip of the branch in ORIG_HEAD before it
+  starts applying patches.
+
+* git-apply can handle a patch that touches the same path more than once
+  much better than before.
+
+* git-apply can be told not to trust the line counts recorded in the input
+  patch but recount, with the new --recount option.
+
+* git-apply can be told to apply a patch to a path deeper than what the
+  patch records with --directory option.
+
+* git-archive can be told to omit certain paths from its output using
+  export-ignore attributes.
+
+* git-archive uses the zlib default compression level when creating
+  zip archive.
+
+* git-archive's command line options --exec and --remote can take their
+  parameters as separate command line arguments, similar to other commands.
+  IOW, both "--exec=path" and "--exec path" are now supported.
+
+* With -v option, git-branch describes the remote tracking statistics
+  similar to the way git-checkout reports by how many commits your branch
+  is ahead/behind.
+
+* git-branch's --contains option used to always require a commit parameter
+  to limit the branches with; it now defaults to list branches that
+  contains HEAD if this parameter is omitted.
+
+* git-branch's --merged and --no-merged option used to always limit the
+  branches relative to the HEAD, but they can now take an optional commit
+  argument that is used in place of HEAD.
+
+* git-bundle can read the revision arguments from the standard input.
+
+* git-cherry-pick can replay a root commit now.
+
+* git-clone can clone from a remote whose URL would be rewritten by
+  configuration stored in $HOME/.gitconfig now.
+
+* "git-clone --mirror" is a handy way to set up a bare mirror repository.
+
+* git-cvsserver learned to respond to "cvs co -c".
+
+* git-diff --check now checks leftover merge conflict markers.
+
+* "git-diff -p" learned to grab a better hunk header lines in
+  BibTex, Pascal/Delphi, and Ruby files and also pays attention to
+  chapter and part boundary in TeX documents.
+
+* When remote side used to have branch 'foo' and git-fetch finds that now
+  it has branch 'foo/bar', it refuses to lose the existing remote tracking
+  branch and its reflog.  The error message has been improved to suggest
+  pruning the remote if the user wants to proceed and get the latest set
+  of branches from the remote, including such 'foo/bar'.
+
+* fast-export learned to export and import marks file; this can be used to
+  interface with fast-import incrementally.
+
+* fast-import and fast-export learned to export and import gitlinks.
+
+* "gitk" left background process behind after being asked to dig very deep
+  history and the user killed the UI; the process is killed when the UI goes
+  away now.
+
+* git-rebase records the original tip of branch in ORIG_HEAD before it is
+  rewound.
+
+* "git rerere" can be told to update the index with auto-reused resolution
+  with rerere.autoupdate configuration variable.
+
+* git-rev-parse learned $commit^! and $commit^@ notations used in "log"
+  family.  These notations are available in gitk as well, because the gitk
+  command internally uses rev-parse to interpret its arguments.
+
+* git-rev-list learned --children option to show child commits it
+  encountered during the traversal, instead of showing parent commits.
+
+* git-send-mail can talk not just over SSL but over TLS now.
+
+* git-shortlog honors custom output format specified with "--pretty=format:".
+
+* "git-stash save" learned --keep-index option.  This lets you stash away the
+  local changes and bring the changes staged in the index to your working
+  tree for examination and testing.
+
+* git-stash also learned branch subcommand to create a new branch out of
+  stashed changes.
+
+* git-status gives the remote tracking statistics similar to the way
+  git-checkout reports by how many commits your branch is ahead/behind.
+
+* "git-svn dcommit" is now aware of auto-props setting the subversion user
+  has.
+
+* You can tell "git status -u" to even more aggressively omit checking
+  untracked files with --untracked-files=no.
+
+* Original SHA-1 value for "update-ref -d" is optional now.
+
+* Error codes from gitweb are made more descriptive where possible, rather
+  than "403 forbidden" as we used to issue everywhere.
+
+(internal)
+
+* git-merge has been reimplemented in C.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.5.6
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.5.6 maintenance series are included in
+this release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+ * git-clone ignored its -u option; the fix needs to be backported to
+   'maint';
+
+ * git-mv used to lose the distinction between changes that are staged
+   and that are only in the working tree, by staging both in the index
+   after moving such a path.
+
+ * "git-rebase -i -p" rewrote the parents to wrong ones when amending
+   (either edit or squash) was involved, and did not work correctly
+   when fast forwarding.
+
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.1.txt
new file mode 100644
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,59 @@
+GIT v1.6.1.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.1
+------------------
+
+* "git add frotz/nitfol" when "frotz" is a submodule should have errored
+  out, but it didn't.
+
+* "git apply" took file modes from the patch text and updated the mode
+  bits of the target tree even when the patch was not about mode changes.
+
+* "git bisect view" on Cygwin did not launch gitk
+
+* "git checkout $tree" did not trigger an error.
+
+* "git commit" tried to remove COMMIT_EDITMSG from the work tree by mistake.
+
+* "git describe --all" complained when a commit is described with a tag,
+  which was nonsense.
+
+* "git diff --no-index --" did not trigger no-index (aka "use git-diff as
+  a replacement of diff on untracked files") behaviour.
+
+* "git format-patch -1 HEAD" on a root commit failed to produce patch
+  text.
+
+* "git fsck branch" did not work as advertised; instead it behaved the same
+  way as "git fsck".
+
+* "git log --pretty=format:%s" did not handle a multi-line subject the
+  same way as built-in log listers (i.e. shortlog, --pretty=oneline, etc.)
+
+* "git daemon", and "git merge-file" are more careful when freopen fails
+  and barf, instead of going on and writing to unopened filehandle.
+
+* "git http-push" did not like some RFC 4918 compliant DAV server
+  responses.
+
+* "git merge -s recursive" mistakenly overwritten an untracked file in the
+  work tree upon delete/modify conflict.
+
+* "git merge -s recursive" didn't leave the index unmerged for entries with
+  rename/delete conflicts.
+
+* "git merge -s recursive" clobbered untracked files in the work tree.
+
+* "git mv -k" with more than one erroneous paths misbehaved.
+
+* "git read-tree -m -u" hence branch switching incorrectly lost a
+  subdirectory in rare cases.
+
+* "git rebase -i" issued an unnecessary error message upon a user error of
+  marking the first commit to be "squash"ed.
+
+* "git shortlog" did not format a commit message with multi-line
+  subject correctly.
+
+Many documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..be37cbb
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,39 @@
+GIT v1.6.1.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.1.1
+--------------------
+
+* The logic for rename detection in internal diff used by commands like
+  "git diff" and "git blame" has been optimized to avoid loading the same
+  blob repeatedly.
+
+* We did not allow writing out a blob that is larger than 2GB for no good
+  reason.
+
+* "git format-patch -o $dir", when $dir is a relative directory, used it
+  as relative to the root of the work tree, not relative to the current
+  directory.
+
+* v1.6.1 introduced an optimization for "git push" into a repository (A)
+  that borrows its objects from another repository (B) to avoid sending
+  objects that are available in repository B, when they are not yet used
+  by repository A.  However the code on the "git push" sender side was
+  buggy and did not work when repository B had new objects that are not
+  known by the sender.  This caused pushing into a "forked" repository
+  served by v1.6.1 software using "git push" from v1.6.1 sometimes did not
+  work.  The bug was purely on the "git push" sender side, and has been
+  corrected.
+
+* "git status -v" did not paint its diff output in colour even when
+  color.ui configuration was set.
+
+* "git ls-tree" learned --full-tree option to help Porcelain scripts that
+  want to always see the full path regardless of the current working
+  directory.
+
+* "git grep" incorrectly searched in work tree paths even when they are
+  marked as assume-unchanged.  It now searches in the index entries.
+
+* "git gc" with no grace period needlessly ejected packed but unreachable
+  objects in their loose form, only to delete them right away.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..6f0bde1
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
+GIT v1.6.1.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.1.2
+--------------------
+
+* "git diff --binary | git apply" pipeline did not work well when
+  a binary blob is changed to a symbolic link.
+
+* Some combinations of -b/-w/--ignore-space-at-eol to "git diff" did
+  not work as expected.
+
+* "git grep" did not pass the -I (ignore binary) option when
+  calling out an external grep program.
+
+* "git log" and friends include HEAD to the set of starting points
+  when --all is given.  This makes a difference when you are not
+  on any branch.
+
+* "git mv" to move an untracked file to overwrite a tracked
+  contents misbehaved.
+
+* "git merge -s octopus" with many potential merge bases did not
+  work correctly.
+
+* RPM binary package installed the html manpages in a wrong place.
+
+Also includes minor documentation fixes and updates.
+
+
+--
+git shortlog --no-merges v1.6.1.2-33-gc789350..
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..0ce6316
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,44 @@
+GIT v1.6.1.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.1.3
+--------------------
+
+* .gitignore learned to handle backslash as a quoting mechanism for
+  comment introduction character "#".
+  This fix was first merged to 1.6.2.1.
+
+* "git fast-export" produced wrong output with some parents missing from
+  commits, when the history is clock-skewed.
+
+* "git fast-import" sometimes failed to read back objects it just wrote
+  out and aborted, because it failed to flush stale cached data.
+
+* "git-ls-tree" and "git-diff-tree" used a pathspec correctly when
+  deciding to descend into a subdirectory but they did not match the
+  individual paths correctly.  This caused pathspecs "abc/d ab" to match
+  "abc/0" ("abc/d" made them decide to descend into the directory "abc/",
+  and then "ab" incorrectly matched "abc/0" when it shouldn't).
+  This fix was first merged to 1.6.2.3.
+
+* import-zips script (in contrib) did not compute the common directory
+  prefix correctly.
+  This fix was first merged to 1.6.2.2.
+
+* "git init" segfaulted when given an overlong template location via
+  the --template= option.
+  This fix was first merged to 1.6.2.4.
+
+* "git repack" did not error out when necessary object was missing in the
+  repository.
+
+* git-repack (invoked from git-gc) did not work as nicely as it should in
+  a repository that borrows objects from neighbours via alternates
+  mechanism especially when some packs are marked with the ".keep" flag
+  to prevent them from being repacked.
+  This fix was first merged to 1.6.2.3.
+
+Also includes minor documentation fixes and updates.
+
+--
+git shortlog --no-merges v1.6.1.3..
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..adb7cca
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,286 @@
+GIT v1.6.1 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.6.0
+--------------------
+
+When some commands (e.g. "git log", "git diff") spawn pager internally, we
+used to make the pager the parent process of the git command that produces
+output.  This meant that the exit status of the whole thing comes from the
+pager, not the underlying git command.  We swapped the order of the
+processes around and you will see the exit code from the command from now
+on.
+
+(subsystems)
+
+* gitk can call out to git-gui to view "git blame" output; git-gui in turn
+  can run gitk from its blame view.
+
+* Various git-gui updates including updated translations.
+
+* Various gitweb updates from repo.or.cz installation.
+
+* Updates to emacs bindings.
+
+(portability)
+
+* A few test scripts used nonportable "grep" that did not work well on
+  some platforms, e.g. Solaris.
+
+* Sample pre-auto-gc script has OS X support.
+
+* Makefile has support for (ancient) FreeBSD 4.9.
+
+(performance)
+
+* Many operations that are lstat(3) heavy can be told to pre-execute
+  necessary lstat(3) in parallel before their main operations, which
+  potentially gives much improved performance for cold-cache cases or in
+  environments with weak metadata caching (e.g. NFS).
+
+* The underlying diff machinery to produce textual output has been
+  optimized, which would result in faster "git blame" processing.
+
+* Most of the test scripts (but not the ones that try to run servers)
+  can be run in parallel.
+
+* Bash completion of refnames in a repository with massive number of
+  refs has been optimized.
+
+* Cygwin port uses native stat/lstat implementations when applicable,
+  which leads to improved performance.
+
+* "git push" pays attention to alternate repositories to avoid sending
+  unnecessary objects.
+
+* "git svn" can rebuild an out-of-date rev_map file.
+
+(usability, bells and whistles)
+
+* When you mistype a command name, git helpfully suggests what it guesses
+  you might have meant to say.  help.autocorrect configuration can be set
+  to a non-zero value to accept the suggestion when git can uniquely
+  guess.
+
+* The packfile machinery hopefully is more robust when dealing with
+  corrupt packs if redundant objects involved in the corruption are
+  available elsewhere.
+
+* "git add -N path..." adds the named paths as an empty blob, so that
+  subsequent "git diff" will show a diff as if they are creation events.
+
+* "git add" gained a built-in synonym for people who want to say "stage
+  changes" instead of "add contents to the staging area" which amounts
+  to the same thing.
+
+* "git apply" learned --include=paths option, similar to the existing
+  --exclude=paths option.
+
+* "git bisect" is careful about a user mistake and suggests testing of
+  merge base first when good is not a strict ancestor of bad.
+
+* "git bisect skip" can take a range of commits.
+
+* "git blame" re-encodes the commit metainfo to UTF-8 from i18n.commitEncoding
+  by default.
+
+* "git check-attr --stdin" can check attributes for multiple paths.
+
+* "git checkout --track origin/hack" used to be a syntax error.  It now
+  DWIMs to create a corresponding local branch "hack", i.e. acts as if you
+  said "git checkout --track -b hack origin/hack".
+
+* "git checkout --ours/--theirs" can be used to check out one side of a
+  conflicting merge during conflict resolution.
+
+* "git checkout -m" can be used to recreate the initial conflicted state
+  during conflict resolution.
+
+* "git cherry-pick" can also utilize rerere for conflict resolution.
+
+* "git clone" learned to be verbose with -v
+
+* "git commit --author=$name" can look up author name from existing
+  commits.
+
+* output from "git commit" has been reworded in a more concise and yet
+  more informative way.
+
+* "git count-objects" reports the on-disk footprint for packfiles and
+  their corresponding idx files.
+
+* "git daemon" learned --max-connections=<count> option.
+
+* "git daemon" exports REMOTE_ADDR to record client address, so that
+  spawned programs can act differently on it.
+
+* "git describe --tags" favours closer lightweight tags than farther
+  annotated tags now.
+
+* "git diff" learned to mimic --suppress-blank-empty from GNU diff via a
+  configuration option.
+
+* "git diff" learned to put more sensible hunk headers for Python,
+  HTML and ObjC contents.
+
+* "git diff" learned to vary the a/ vs b/ prefix depending on what are
+  being compared, controlled by diff.mnemonicprefix configuration.
+
+* "git diff" learned --dirstat-by-file to count changed files, not number
+  of lines, when summarizing the global picture.
+
+* "git diff" learned "textconv" filters --- a binary or hard-to-read
+  contents can be munged into human readable form and the difference
+  between the results of the conversion can be viewed (obviously this
+  cannot produce a patch that can be applied, so this is disabled in
+  format-patch among other things).
+
+* "--cached" option to "git diff has an easier to remember synonym "--staged",
+  to ask "what is the difference between the given commit and the
+  contents staged in the index?"
+
+* "git for-each-ref" learned "refname:short" token that gives an
+  unambiguously abbreviated refname.
+
+* Auto-numbering of the subject lines is the default for "git
+  format-patch" now.
+
+* "git grep" learned to accept -z similar to GNU grep.
+
+* "git help" learned to use GIT_MAN_VIEWER environment variable before
+  using "man" program.
+
+* "git imap-send" can optionally talk SSL.
+
+* "git index-pack" is more careful against disk corruption while
+  completing a thin pack.
+
+* "git log --check" and "git log --exit-code" passes their underlying diff
+  status with their exit status code.
+
+* "git log" learned --simplify-merges, a milder variant of --full-history;
+  "gitk --simplify-merges" is easier to view than with --full-history.
+
+* "git log" learned "--source" to show what ref each commit was reached
+  from.
+
+* "git log" also learned "--simplify-by-decoration" to show the
+  birds-eye-view of the topology of the history.
+
+* "git log --pretty=format:" learned "%d" format element that inserts
+  names of tags that point at the commit.
+
+* "git merge --squash" and "git merge --no-ff" into an unborn branch are
+  noticed as user errors.
+
+* "git merge -s $strategy" can use a custom built strategy if you have a
+  command "git-merge-$strategy" on your $PATH.
+
+* "git pull" (and "git fetch") can be told to operate "-v"erbosely or
+  "-q"uietly.
+
+* "git push" can be told to reject deletion of refs with receive.denyDeletes
+  configuration.
+
+* "git rebase" honours pre-rebase hook; use --no-verify to bypass it.
+
+* "git rebase -p" uses interactive rebase machinery now to preserve the merges.
+
+* "git reflog expire branch" can be used in place of "git reflog expire
+  refs/heads/branch".
+
+* "git remote show $remote" lists remote branches one-per-line now.
+
+* "git send-email" can be given revision range instead of files and
+  maildirs on the command line, and automatically runs format-patch to
+  generate patches for the given revision range.
+
+* "git submodule foreach" subcommand allows you to iterate over checked
+  out submodules.
+
+* "git submodule sync" subcommands allows you to update the origin URL
+  recorded in submodule directories from the toplevel .gitmodules file.
+
+* "git svn branch" can create new branches on the other end.
+
+* "gitweb" can use more saner PATH_INFO based URL.
+
+(internal)
+
+* "git hash-object" learned to lie about the path being hashed, so that
+  correct gitattributes processing can be done while hashing contents
+  stored in a temporary file.
+
+* various callers of git-merge-recursive avoid forking it as an external
+  process.
+
+* Git class defined in "Git.pm" can be subclasses a bit more easily.
+
+* We used to link GNU regex library as a compatibility layer for some
+  platforms, but it turns out it is not necessary on most of them.
+
+* Some path handling routines used fixed number of buffers used alternately
+  but depending on the call depth, this arrangement led to hard to track
+  bugs.  This issue is being addressed.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.6.0
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.6.0.X maintenance series are included in this
+release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+* Porcelains implemented as shell scripts were utterly confused when you
+  entered to a subdirectory of a work tree from sideways, following a
+  symbolic link (this may need to be backported to older releases later).
+
+* Tracking symbolic links would work better on filesystems whose lstat()
+  returns incorrect st_size value for them.
+
+* "git add" and "git update-index" incorrectly allowed adding S/F when S
+  is a tracked symlink that points at a directory D that has a path F in
+  it (we still need to fix a similar nonsense when S is a submodule and F
+  is a path in it).
+
+* "git am" after stopping at a broken patch lost --whitespace, -C, -p and
+  --3way options given from the command line initially.
+
+* "git diff --stdin" used to take two trees on a line and compared them,
+  but we dropped support for such a use case long time ago.  This has
+  been resurrected.
+
+* "git filter-branch" failed to rewrite a tag name with slashes in it.
+
+* "git http-push" did not understand URI scheme other than opaquelocktoken
+  when acquiring a lock from the server (this may need to be backported to
+  older releases later).
+
+* After "git rebase -p" stopped with conflicts while replaying a merge,
+ "git rebase --continue" did not work (may need to be backported to older
+  releases).
+
+* "git revert" records relative to which parent a revert was made when
+  reverting a merge.  Together with new documentation that explains issues
+  around reverting a merge and merging from the updated branch later, this
+  hopefully will reduce user confusion (this may need to be backported to
+  older releases later).
+
+* "git rm --cached" used to allow an empty blob that was added earlier to
+  be removed without --force, even when the file in the work tree has
+  since been modified.
+
+* "git push --tags --all $there" failed with generic usage message without
+  telling saying these two options are incompatible.
+
+* "git log --author/--committer" match used to potentially match the
+  timestamp part, exposing internal implementation detail.  Also these did
+  not work with --fixed-strings match at all.
+
+* "gitweb" did not mark non-ASCII characters imported from external HTML fragments
+  correctly.
+
+--
+exec >/var/tmp/1
+O=v1.6.1-rc3-74-gf66bc5f
+echo O=$(git describe master)
+git shortlog --no-merges $O..master ^maint
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..dfa3641
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,19 @@
+GIT v1.6.2.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.2
+------------------
+
+* .gitignore learned to handle backslash as a quoting mechanism for
+  comment introduction character "#".
+
+* timestamp output in --date=relative mode used to display timestamps that
+  are long time ago in the default mode; it now uses "N years M months
+  ago", and "N years ago".
+
+* git-add -i/-p now works with non-ASCII pathnames.
+
+* "git hash-object -w" did not read from the configuration file from the
+  correct .git directory.
+
+* git-send-email learned to correctly handle multiple Cc: addresses.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..fafa998
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,45 @@
+GIT v1.6.2.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.2.1
+--------------------
+
+* A longstanding confusing description of what --pickaxe option of
+  git-diff does has been clarified in the documentation.
+
+* "git-blame -S" did not quite work near the commits that were given
+  on the command line correctly.
+
+* "git diff --pickaxe-regexp" did not count overlapping matches
+  correctly.
+
+* "git diff" did not feed files in work-tree representation to external
+  diff and textconv.
+
+* "git-fetch" in a repository that was not cloned from anywhere said
+  it cannot find 'origin', which was hard to understand for new people.
+
+* "git-format-patch --numbered-files --stdout" did not have to die of
+  incompatible options; it now simply ignores --numbered-files as no files
+  are produced anyway.
+
+* "git-ls-files --deleted" did not work well with GIT_DIR&GIT_WORK_TREE.
+
+* "git-read-tree A B C..." without -m option has been broken for a long
+  time.
+
+* git-send-email ignored --in-reply-to when --no-thread was given.
+
+* 'git-submodule add' did not tolerate extra slashes and ./ in the path it
+  accepted from the command line; it now is more lenient.
+
+* git-svn misbehaved when the project contained a path that began with
+  two dashes.
+
+* import-zips script (in contrib) did not compute the common directory
+  prefix correctly.
+
+* miscompilation of negated enum constants by old gcc (2.9) affected the
+  codepaths to spawn subprocesses.
+
+Many small documentation updates are included as well.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..4d3c1ac
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,22 @@
+GIT v1.6.2.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.2.2
+--------------------
+
+* Setting an octal mode value to core.sharedrepository configuration to
+  restrict access to the repository to group members did not work as
+  advertised.
+
+* A fairly large and trivial memory leak while rev-list shows list of
+  reachable objects has been identified and plugged.
+
+* "git-commit --interactive" did not abort when underlying "git-add -i"
+  signaled a failure.
+
+* git-repack (invoked from git-gc) did not work as nicely as it should in
+  a repository that borrows objects from neighbours via alternates
+  mechanism especially when some packs are marked with the ".keep" flag
+  to prevent them from being repacked.
+
+Many small documentation updates are included as well.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..f4bf1d0
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,39 @@
+GIT v1.6.2.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.2.3
+--------------------
+
+* The configuration parser had a buffer overflow while parsing an overlong
+  value.
+
+* pruning reflog entries that are unreachable from the tip of the ref
+  during "git reflog prune" (hence "git gc") was very inefficient.
+
+* "git-add -p" lacked a way to say "q"uit to refuse staging any hunks for
+  the remaining paths.  You had to say "d" and then ^C.
+
+* "git-checkout <tree-ish> <submodule>" did not update the index entry at
+  the named path; it now does.
+
+* "git-fast-export" choked when seeing a tag that does not point at commit.
+
+* "git init" segfaulted when given an overlong template location via
+  the --template= option.
+
+* "git-ls-tree" and "git-diff-tree" used a pathspec correctly when
+  deciding to descend into a subdirectory but they did not match the
+  individual paths correctly.  This caused pathspecs "abc/d ab" to match
+  "abc/0" ("abc/d" made them decide to descend into the directory "abc/",
+  and then "ab" incorrectly matched "abc/0" when it shouldn't).
+
+* "git-merge-recursive" was broken when a submodule entry was involved in
+  a criss-cross merge situation.
+
+Many small documentation updates are included as well.
+
+---
+exec >/var/tmp/1
+echo O=$(git describe maint)
+O=v1.6.2.3-38-g318b847
+git shortlog --no-merges $O..maint
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b23f9e9
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,21 @@
+GIT v1.6.2.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.2.4
+--------------------
+
+* "git apply" mishandled if you fed a git generated patch that renames
+  file A to B and file B to A at the same time.
+
+* "git diff -c -p" (and "diff --cc") did not expect to see submodule
+  differences and instead refused to work.
+
+* "git grep -e '('" segfaulted, instead of diagnosing a mismatched
+  parentheses error.
+
+* "git fetch" generated packs with offset-delta encoding when both ends of
+  the connection are capable of producing one; this cannot be read by
+  ancient git and the user should be able to disable this by setting
+  repack.usedeltabaseoffset configuration to false.
+
+
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ad060f4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,164 @@
+GIT v1.6.2 Release Notes
+========================
+
+With the next major release, "git push" into a branch that is
+currently checked out will be refused by default.  You can choose
+what should happen upon such a push by setting the configuration
+variable receive.denyCurrentBranch in the receiving repository.
+
+To ease the transition plan, the receiving repository of such a
+push running this release will issue a big warning when the
+configuration variable is missing.  Please refer to:
+
+  http://git.or.cz/gitwiki/GitFaq#non-bare
+  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/107758/focus=108007
+
+for more details on the reason why this change is needed and the
+transition plan.
+
+For a similar reason, "git push $there :$killed" to delete the branch
+$killed in a remote repository $there, if $killed branch is the current
+branch pointed at by its HEAD, gets a large warning.  You can choose what
+should happen upon such a push by setting the configuration variable
+receive.denyDeleteCurrent in the receiving repository.
+
+
+Updates since v1.6.1
+--------------------
+
+(subsystems)
+
+* git-svn updates.
+
+* gitweb updates, including a new patch view and RSS/Atom feed
+  improvements.
+
+* (contrib/emacs) git.el now has commands for checking out a branch,
+  creating a branch, cherry-picking and reverting commits; vc-git.el
+  is not shipped with git anymore (it is part of official Emacs).
+
+(performance)
+
+* pack-objects autodetects the number of CPUs available and uses threaded
+  version.
+
+(usability, bells and whistles)
+
+* automatic typo correction works on aliases as well
+
+* @{-1} is a way to refer to the last branch you were on.  This is
+  accepted not only where an object name is expected, but anywhere
+  a branch name is expected and acts as if you typed the branch name.
+  E.g. "git branch --track mybranch @{-1}", "git merge @{-1}", and
+  "git rev-parse --symbolic-full-name @{-1}" would work as expected.
+
+* When refs/remotes/origin/HEAD points at a remote tracking branch that
+  has been pruned away, many git operations issued warning when they
+  internally enumerated the refs.  We now warn only when you say "origin"
+  to refer to that pruned branch.
+
+* The location of .mailmap file can be configured, and its file format was
+  enhanced to allow mapping an incorrect e-mail field as well.
+
+* "git add -p" learned 'g'oto action to jump directly to a hunk.
+
+* "git add -p" learned to find a hunk with given text with '/'.
+
+* "git add -p" optionally can be told to work with just the command letter
+  without Enter.
+
+* when "git am" stops upon a patch that does not apply, it shows the
+  title of the offending patch.
+
+* "git am --directory=<dir>" and "git am --reject" passes these options
+  to underlying "git apply".
+
+* "git am" learned --ignore-date option.
+
+* "git blame" aligns author names better when they are spelled in
+  non US-ASCII encoding.
+
+* "git clone" now makes its best effort when cloning from an empty
+  repository to set up configuration variables to refer to the remote
+  repository.
+
+* "git checkout -" is a shorthand for "git checkout @{-1}".
+
+* "git cherry" defaults to whatever the current branch is tracking (if
+  exists) when the <upstream> argument is not given.
+
+* "git cvsserver" can be told not to add extra "via git-CVS emulator" to
+  the commit log message it serves via gitcvs.commitmsgannotation
+  configuration.
+
+* "git cvsserver" learned to handle 'noop' command some CVS clients seem
+  to expect to work.
+
+* "git diff" learned a new option --inter-hunk-context to coalesce close
+  hunks together and show context between them.
+
+* The definition of what constitutes a word for "git diff --color-words"
+  can be customized via gitattributes, command line or a configuration.
+
+* "git diff" learned --patience to run "patience diff" algorithm.
+
+* "git filter-branch" learned --prune-empty option that discards commits
+  that do not change the contents.
+
+* "git fsck" now checks loose objects in alternate object stores, instead
+  of misreporting them as missing.
+
+* "git gc --prune" was resurrected to allow "git gc --no-prune" and
+  giving non-default expiration period e.g. "git gc --prune=now".
+
+* "git grep -w" and "git grep" for fixed strings have been optimized.
+
+* "git mergetool" learned -y(--no-prompt) option to disable prompting.
+
+* "git rebase -i" can transplant a history down to root to elsewhere
+  with --root option.
+
+* "git reset --merge" is a new mode that works similar to the way
+  "git checkout" switches branches, taking the local changes while
+  switching to another commit.
+
+* "git submodule update" learned --no-fetch option.
+
+* "git tag" learned --contains that works the same way as the same option
+  from "git branch".
+
+
+Fixes since v1.6.1
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.6.1.X maintenance series are included in this
+release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+Here are fixes that this release has, but have not been backported to
+v1.6.1.X series.
+
+* "git-add sub/file" when sub is a submodule incorrectly added the path to
+  the superproject.
+
+* "git bundle" did not exclude annotated tags even when a range given
+  from the command line wanted to.
+
+* "git filter-branch" unnecessarily refused to work when you had
+  checked out a different commit from what is recorded in the superproject
+  index in a submodule.
+
+* "git filter-branch" incorrectly tried to update a nonexistent work tree
+  at the end when it is run in a bare repository.
+
+* "git gc" did not work if your repository was created with an ancient git
+  and never had any pack files in it before.
+
+* "git mergetool" used to ignore autocrlf and other attributes
+  based content rewriting.
+
+* branch switching and merges had a silly bug that did not validate
+  the correct directory when making sure an existing subdirectory is
+  clean.
+
+* "git -p cmd" when cmd is not a built-in one left the display in funny state
+  when killed in the middle.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..2400b72
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+GIT v1.6.3.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.3
+------------------
+
+* "git checkout -b new-branch" with a staged change in the index
+  incorrectly primed the in-index cache-tree, resulting a wrong tree
+  object to be written out of the index.  This is a grave regression
+  since the last 1.6.2.X maintenance release.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b2f3f02
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,61 @@
+GIT v1.6.3.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.3.1
+--------------------
+
+ * A few codepaths picked up the first few bytes from an sha1[] by
+   casting the (char *) pointer to (int *); GCC 4.4 did not like this,
+   and aborted compilation.
+
+ * Some unlink(2) failures went undiagnosed.
+
+ * The "recursive" merge strategy misbehaved when faced rename/delete
+   conflicts while coming up with an intermediate merge base.
+
+ * The low-level merge algorithm did not handle a degenerate case of
+   merging a file with itself using itself as the common ancestor
+   gracefully.  It should produce the file itself, but instead
+   produced an empty result.
+
+ * GIT_TRACE mechanism segfaulted when tracing a shell-quoted aliases.
+
+ * OpenBSD also uses st_ctimspec in "struct stat", instead of "st_ctim".
+
+ * With NO_CROSS_DIRECTORY_HARDLINKS, "make install" can be told not to
+   create hardlinks between $(gitexecdir)/git-$builtin_commands and
+   $(bindir)/git.
+
+ * command completion code in bash did not reliably detect that we are
+   in a bare repository.
+
+ * "git add ." in an empty directory complained that pathspec "." did not
+   match anything, which may be technically correct, but not useful.  We
+   silently make it a no-op now.
+
+ * "git add -p" (and "patch" action in "git add -i") was broken when
+   the first hunk that adds a line at the top was split into two and
+   both halves are marked to be used.
+
+ * "git blame path" misbehaved at the commit where path became file
+   from a directory with some files in it.
+
+ * "git for-each-ref" had a segfaulting bug when dealing with a tag object
+   created by an ancient git.
+
+ * "git format-patch -k" still added patch numbers if format.numbered
+   configuration was set.
+
+ * "git grep --color ''" did not terminate.  The command also had
+   subtle bugs with its -w option.
+
+ * http-push had a small use-after-free bug.
+
+ * "git push" was converting OFS_DELTA pack representation into less
+   efficient REF_DELTA representation unconditionally upon transfer,
+   making the transferred data unnecessarily larger.
+
+ * "git remote show origin" segfaulted when origin was still empty.
+
+Many other general usability updates around help text, diagnostic messages
+and documentation are included as well.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..1c28398
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,38 @@
+GIT v1.6.3.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.3.2
+--------------------
+
+ * "git archive" running on Cygwin can get stuck in an infinite loop.
+
+ * "git daemon" did not correctly parse the initial line that carries
+   virtual host request information.
+
+ * "git diff --textconv" leaked memory badly when the textconv filter
+   errored out.
+
+ * The built-in regular expressions to pick function names to put on
+   hunk header lines for java and objc were very inefficiently written.
+
+ * in certain error situations git-fetch (and git-clone) on Windows didn't
+   detect connection abort and ended up waiting indefinitely.
+
+ * import-tars script (in contrib) did not import symbolic links correctly.
+
+ * http.c used CURLOPT_SSLKEY even on libcURL version 7.9.2, even though
+   it was only available starting 7.9.3.
+
+ * low-level filelevel merge driver used return value from strdup()
+   without checking if we ran out of memory.
+
+ * "git rebase -i" left stray closing parenthesis in its reflog message.
+
+ * "git remote show" did not show all the URLs associated with the named
+   remote, even though "git remote -v" did.  Made them consistent by
+   making the former show all URLs.
+
+ * "whitespace" attribute that is set was meant to detect all errors known
+   to git, but it told git to ignore trailing carriage-returns.
+
+Includes other documentation fixes.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..cad461b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,36 @@
+GIT v1.6.3.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.3.3
+--------------------
+
+ * "git add --no-ignore-errors" did not override configured
+   add.ignore-errors configuration.
+
+ * "git apply --whitespace=fix" did not fix trailing whitespace on an
+   incomplete line.
+
+ * "git branch" opened too many commit objects unnecessarily.
+
+ * "git checkout -f $commit" with a path that is a file (or a symlink) in
+   the work tree to a commit that has a directory at the path issued an
+   unnecessary error message.
+
+ * "git diff -c/--cc" was very inefficient in coalescing the removed lines
+   shared between parents.
+
+ * "git diff -c/--cc" showed removed lines at the beginning of a file
+   incorrectly.
+
+ * "git remote show nickname" did not honor configured
+   remote.nickname.uploadpack when inspecting the branches at the remote.
+
+ * "git request-pull" when talking to the terminal for a preview
+   showed some of the output in the pager.
+
+ * "git request-pull start nickname [end]" did not honor configured
+   remote.nickname.uploadpack when it ran git-ls-remote against the remote
+   repository to learn the current tip of branches.
+
+Includes other documentation updates and minor fixes.
+
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..418c685
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,182 @@
+GIT v1.6.3 Release Notes
+========================
+
+With the next major release, "git push" into a branch that is
+currently checked out will be refused by default.  You can choose
+what should happen upon such a push by setting the configuration
+variable receive.denyCurrentBranch in the receiving repository.
+
+To ease the transition plan, the receiving repository of such a
+push running this release will issue a big warning when the
+configuration variable is missing.  Please refer to:
+
+  http://git.or.cz/gitwiki/GitFaq#non-bare
+  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/107758/focus=108007
+
+for more details on the reason why this change is needed and the
+transition plan.
+
+For a similar reason, "git push $there :$killed" to delete the branch
+$killed in a remote repository $there, if $killed branch is the current
+branch pointed at by its HEAD, gets a large warning.  You can choose what
+should happen upon such a push by setting the configuration variable
+receive.denyDeleteCurrent in the receiving repository.
+
+When the user does not tell "git push" what to push, it has always
+pushed matching refs.  For some people it is unexpected, and a new
+configuration variable push.default has been introduced to allow
+changing a different default behaviour.  To advertise the new feature,
+a big warning is issued if this is not configured and a git push without
+arguments is attempted.
+
+
+Updates since v1.6.2
+--------------------
+
+(subsystems)
+
+* various git-svn updates.
+
+* git-gui updates, including an update to Russian translation, and a
+  fix to an infinite loop when showing an empty diff.
+
+* gitk updates, including an update to Russian translation and improved Windows
+  support.
+
+(performance)
+
+* many uses of lstat(2) in the codepath for "git checkout" have been
+  optimized out.
+
+(usability, bells and whistles)
+
+* Boolean configuration variable yes/no can be written as on/off.
+
+* rsync:/path/to/repo can be used to run git over rsync for local
+  repositories.  It may not be useful in practice; meant primarily for
+  testing.
+
+* http transport learned to prompt and use password when fetching from or
+  pushing to http://user@host.xz/ URL.
+
+* (msysgit) progress output that is sent over the sideband protocol can
+  be handled appropriately in Windows console.
+
+* "--pretty=<style>" option to the log family of commands can now be
+  spelled as "--format=<style>".  In addition, --format=%formatstring
+  is a short-hand for --pretty=tformat:%formatstring.
+
+* "--oneline" is a synonym for "--pretty=oneline --abbrev-commit".
+
+* "--graph" to the "git log" family can draw the commit ancestry graph
+  in colors.
+
+* If you realize that you botched the patch when you are editing hunks
+  with the 'edit' action in git-add -i/-p, you can abort the editor to
+  tell git not to apply it.
+
+* @{-1} is a new way to refer to the last branch you were on introduced in
+  1.6.2, but the initial implementation did not teach this to a few
+  commands.  Now the syntax works with "branch -m @{-1} newname".
+
+* git-archive learned --output=<file> option.
+
+* git-archive takes attributes from the tree being archived; strictly
+  speaking, this is an incompatible behaviour change, but is a good one.
+  Use --worktree-attributes option to allow it to read attributes from
+  the work tree as before (deprecated git-tar tree command always reads
+  attributes from the work tree).
+
+* git-bisect shows not just the number of remaining commits whose goodness
+  is unknown, but also shows the estimated number of remaining rounds.
+
+* You can give --date=<format> option to git-blame.
+
+* "git-branch -r" shows HEAD symref that points at a remote branch in
+  interest of each tracked remote repository.
+
+* "git-branch -v -v" is a new way to get list of names for branches and the
+  "upstream" branch for them.
+
+* git-config learned -e option to open an editor to edit the config file
+  directly.
+
+* git-clone runs post-checkout hook when run without --no-checkout.
+
+* git-difftool is now part of the officially supported command, primarily
+  maintained by David Aguilar.
+
+* git-for-each-ref learned a new "upstream" token.
+
+* git-format-patch can be told to use attachment with a new configuration,
+  format.attach.
+
+* git-format-patch can be told to produce deep or shallow message threads.
+
+* git-format-patch can be told to always add sign-off with a configuration
+  variable.
+
+* git-format-patch learned format.headers configuration to add extra
+  header fields to the output.  This behaviour is similar to the existing
+  --add-header=<header> option of the command.
+
+* git-format-patch gives human readable names to the attached files, when
+  told to send patches as attachments.
+
+* git-grep learned to highlight the found substrings in color.
+
+* git-imap-send learned to work around Thunderbird's inability to easily
+  disable format=flowed with a new configuration, imap.preformattedHTML.
+
+* git-rebase can be told to rebase the series even if your branch is a
+  descendant of the commit you are rebasing onto with --force-rebase
+  option.
+
+* git-rebase can be told to report diffstat with the --stat option.
+
+* Output from git-remote command has been vastly improved.
+
+* "git remote update --prune $remote" updates from the named remote and
+  then prunes stale tracking branches.
+
+* git-send-email learned --confirm option to review the Cc: list before
+  sending the messages out.
+
+(developers)
+
+* Test scripts can be run under valgrind.
+
+* Test scripts can be run with installed git.
+
+* Makefile learned 'coverage' option to run the test suites with
+  coverage tracking enabled.
+
+* Building the manpages with docbook-xsl between 1.69.1 and 1.71.1 now
+  requires setting DOCBOOK_SUPPRESS_SP to work around a docbook-xsl bug.
+  This workaround used to be enabled by default, but causes problems
+  with newer versions of docbook-xsl.  In addition, there are a few more
+  knobs you can tweak to work around issues with various versions of the
+  docbook-xsl package.  See comments in Documentation/Makefile for details.
+
+* Support for building and testing a subset of git on a system without a
+  working perl has been improved.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.6.2
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.6.2.X maintenance series are included in this
+release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+Here are fixes that this release has, but have not been backported to
+v1.6.2.X series.
+
+* "git-apply" rejected a patch that swaps two files (i.e. renames A to B
+  and B to A at the same time).  May need to be backported by cherry
+  picking d8c81df and then 7fac0ee).
+
+* The initial checkout did not read the attributes from the .gitattribute
+  file that is being checked out.
+
+* git-gc spent excessive amount of time to decide if an object appears
+  in a locally existing pack (if needed, backport by merging 69e020a).
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e439e45
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,46 @@
+GIT v1.6.4.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.4
+------------------
+
+ * An unquoted value in the configuration file, when it contains more than
+   one whitespaces in a row, got them replaced with a single space.
+
+ * "git am" used to accept a single piece of e-mail per file (not a mbox)
+   as its input, but multiple input format support in v1.6.4 broke it.
+   Apparently many people have been depending on this feature.
+
+ * The short help text for "git filter-branch" command was a single long
+   line, wrapped by terminals, and was hard to read.
+
+ * The "recursive" strategy of "git merge" segfaulted when a merge has
+   more than one merge-bases, and merging of these merge-bases involves
+   a rename/rename or a rename/add conflict.
+
+ * "git pull --rebase" did not use the right fork point when the
+   repository has already fetched from the upstream that rewinds the
+   branch it is based on in an earlier fetch.
+
+ * Explain the concept of fast-forward more fully in "git push"
+   documentation, and hint to refer to it from an error message when the
+   command refuses an update to protect the user.
+
+ * The default value for pack.deltacachesize, used by "git repack", is now
+   256M, instead of unbounded.  Otherwise a repack of a moderately sized
+   repository would needlessly eat into swap.
+
+ * Document how "git repack" (hence "git gc") interacts with a repository
+   that borrows its objects from other repositories (e.g. ones created by
+   "git clone -s").
+
+ * "git show" on an annotated tag lacked a delimiting blank line between
+   the tag itself and the contents of the object it tags.
+
+ * "git verify-pack -v" erroneously reported number of objects with too
+   deep delta depths as "chain length 0" objects.
+
+ * Long names of authors and committers outside US-ASCII were sometimes
+   incorrectly shown in "gitweb".
+
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..c11ec01
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
+GIT v1.6.4.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.4.1
+--------------------
+
+* --date=relative output between 1 and 5 years ago rounded the number of
+    years when saying X years Y months ago, instead of rounding it down.
+
+* "git add -p" did not handle changes in executable bits correctly
+  (a regression around 1.6.3).
+
+* "git apply" did not honor GNU diff's convention to mark the creation/deletion
+  event with UNIX epoch timestamp on missing side.
+
+* "git checkout" incorrectly removed files in a directory pointed by a
+  symbolic link during a branch switch that replaces a directory with
+  a symbolic link.
+
+* "git clean -d -f" happily descended into a subdirectory that is managed by a
+  separate git repository.  It now requires two -f options for safety.
+
+* "git fetch/push" over http transports had two rather grave bugs.
+
+* "git format-patch --cover-letter" did not prepare the cover letter file
+  for use with non-ASCII strings when there are the series contributors with
+  non-ASCII names.
+
+* "git pull origin branch" and "git fetch origin && git merge origin/branch"
+  left different merge messages in the resulting commit.
+
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5643e65
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,29 @@
+GIT v1.6.4.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.4.2
+--------------------
+
+* "git clone" from an empty repository gave unnecessary error message,
+  even though it did everything else correctly.
+
+* "git cvsserver" invoked git commands via "git-foo" style, which has long
+  been deprecated.
+
+* "git fetch" and "git clone" had an extra sanity check to verify the
+  presence of the corresponding *.pack file before downloading *.idx
+  file by issuing a HEAD request.  Github server however sometimes
+  gave 500 (Internal server error) response to HEAD even if a GET
+  request for *.pack file to the same URL would have succeeded, and broke
+  clone over HTTP from some of their repositories.  As a workaround, this
+  verification has been removed (as it is not absolutely necessary).
+
+* "git grep" did not like relative pathname to refer outside the current
+  directory when run from a subdirectory.
+
+* an error message from "git push" was formatted in a very ugly way.
+
+* "git svn" did not quote the subversion user name correctly when
+  running its author-prog helper program.
+
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..0ead45f
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,26 @@
+GIT v1.6.4.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.4.4
+--------------------
+
+* The workaround for Github server that sometimes gave 500 (Internal server
+  error) response to HEAD requests in 1.6.4.3 introduced a regression that
+  caused re-fetching projects over http to segfault in certain cases due
+  to uninitialized pointer being freed.
+
+* "git pull" on an unborn branch used to consider anything in the work
+  tree and the index discardable.
+
+* "git diff -b/w" did not work well on the incomplete line at the end of
+  the file, due to an incorrect hashing of lines in the low-level xdiff
+  routines.
+
+* "git checkout-index --prefix=$somewhere" used to work when $somewhere is
+  a symbolic link to a directory elsewhere, but v1.6.4.2 broke it.
+
+* "git unpack-objects --strict", invoked when receive.fsckobjects
+  configuration is set in the receiving repository of "git push", did not
+  properly check the objects, especially the submodule links, it received.
+
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..eb6307d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,20 @@
+Git v1.6.4.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.4.4
+--------------------
+
+ * Simplified base85 implementation.
+
+ * An overlong line after ".gitdir: " in a git file caused out of bounds
+   access to an array on the stack.
+
+ * "git count-objects" did not handle packs larger than 4G.
+
+ * "git rev-parse --parseopt --stop-at-non-option" did not stop at non option
+   when --keep-dashdash was in effect.
+
+ * "gitweb" can sometimes be tricked into parrotting a filename argument
+   given in a request without properly quoting.
+
+Other minor fixes and documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7a90441
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,147 @@
+GIT v1.6.4 Release Notes
+========================
+
+With the next major release, "git push" into a branch that is
+currently checked out will be refused by default.  You can choose
+what should happen upon such a push by setting the configuration
+variable receive.denyCurrentBranch in the receiving repository.
+
+To ease the transition plan, the receiving repository of such a
+push running this release will issue a big warning when the
+configuration variable is missing.  Please refer to:
+
+  http://git.or.cz/gitwiki/GitFaq#non-bare
+  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/107758/focus=108007
+
+for more details on the reason why this change is needed and the
+transition plan.
+
+For a similar reason, "git push $there :$killed" to delete the branch
+$killed in a remote repository $there, if $killed branch is the current
+branch pointed at by its HEAD, gets a large warning.  You can choose what
+should happen upon such a push by setting the configuration variable
+receive.denyDeleteCurrent in the receiving repository.
+
+
+Updates since v1.6.3
+--------------------
+
+(subsystems)
+
+ * gitweb Perl style clean-up.
+
+ * git-svn updates, including a new --authors-prog option to map author
+   names by invoking an external program, 'git svn reset' to unwind
+   'git svn fetch', support for more than one branches, documenting
+   of the useful --minimize-url feature, new "git svn gc" command, etc.
+
+(portability)
+
+ * We feed iconv with "UTF-8" instead of "utf8"; the former is
+   understood more widely.  Similarly updated test scripts to use
+   encoding names more widely understood (e.g. use "ISO8859-1" instead
+   of "ISO-8859-1").
+
+ * Various portability fixes/workarounds for different vintages of
+   SunOS, IRIX, and Windows.
+
+ * Git-over-ssh transport on Windows supports PuTTY plink and TortoisePlink.
+
+(performance)
+
+ * Many repeated use of lstat() are optimized out in "checkout" codepath.
+
+ * git-status (and underlying git-diff-index --cached) are optimized
+   to take advantage of cache-tree information in the index.
+
+(usability, bells and whistles)
+
+ * "git add --edit" lets users edit the whole patch text to fine-tune what
+   is added to the index.
+
+ * "git am" accepts StGIT series file as its input.
+
+ * "git bisect skip" skips to a more randomly chosen place in the hope
+   to avoid testing a commit that is too close to a commit that is
+   already known to be untestable.
+
+ * "git cvsexportcommit" learned -k option to stop CVS keywords expansion
+
+ * "git fast-export" learned to handle history simplification more
+   gracefully.
+
+ * "git fast-export" learned an option --tag-of-filtered-object to handle
+   dangling tags resulting from history simplification more usefully.
+
+ * "git grep" learned -p option to show the location of the match using the
+   same context hunk marker "git diff" uses.
+
+ * https transport can optionally be told that the used client
+   certificate is password protected, in which case it asks the
+   password only once.
+
+ * "git imap-send" is IPv6 aware.
+
+ * "git log --graph" draws graphs more compactly by using horizontal lines
+   when able.
+
+ * "git log --decorate" shows shorter refnames by stripping well-known
+   refs/* prefix.
+
+ * "git push $name" honors remote.$name.pushurl if present before
+   using remote.$name.url.  In other words, the URL used for fetching
+   and pushing can be different.
+
+ * "git send-email" understands quoted aliases in .mailrc files (might
+   have to be backported to 1.6.3.X).
+
+ * "git send-email" can fetch the sender address from the configuration
+   variable "sendmail.from" (and "sendmail.<identity>.from").
+
+ * "git show-branch" can color its output.
+
+ * "add" and "update" subcommands to "git submodule" learned --reference
+   option to use local clone with references.
+
+ * "git submodule update" learned --rebase option to update checked
+   out submodules by rebasing the local changes.
+
+ * "gitweb" can optionally use gravatar to adorn author/committer names.
+
+(developers)
+
+ * A major part of the "git bisect" wrapper has moved to C.
+
+ * Formatting with the new version of AsciiDoc 8.4.1 is now supported.
+
+Fixes since v1.6.3
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.6.3.X maintenance series are included in this
+release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+Here are fixes that this release has, but have not been backported to
+v1.6.3.X series.
+
+ * "git diff-tree -r -t" used to omit new or removed directories from
+   the output.  df533f3 (diff-tree -r -t: include added/removed
+   directories in the output, 2009-06-13) may need to be cherry-picked
+   to backport this fix.
+
+ * The way Git.pm sets up a Repository object was not friendly to callers
+   that chdir around.  It now internally records the repository location
+   as an absolute path when autodetected.
+
+ * Removing a section with "git config --remove-section", when its
+   section header has a variable definition on the same line, lost
+   that variable definition.
+
+ * "git rebase -p --onto" used to always leave side branches of a merge
+   intact, even when both branches are subject to rewriting.
+
+ * "git repack" used to faithfully follow grafts and considered true
+   parents recorded in the commit object unreachable from the commit.
+   After such a repacking, you cannot remove grafts without corrupting
+   the repository.
+
+ * "git send-email" did not detect erroneous loops in alias expansion.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..309ba18
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,20 @@
+GIT v1.6.5.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.5
+------------------
+
+ * An corrupt pack could make codepath to read objects into an
+   infinite loop.
+
+ * Download throughput display was always shown in KiB/s but on fast links
+   it is more appropriate to show it in MiB/s.
+
+ * "git grep -f filename" used uninitialized variable and segfaulted.
+
+ * "git clone -b branch" gave a wrong commit object name to post-checkout
+   hook.
+
+ * "git pull" over http did not work on msys.
+
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..aa7ccce
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,19 @@
+GIT v1.6.5.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.5.1
+--------------------
+
+ * Installation of templates triggered a bug in busybox when using tar
+   implementation from it.
+
+ * "git add -i" incorrectly ignored paths that are already in the index
+   if they matched .gitignore patterns.
+
+ * "git describe --always" should have produced some output even there
+   were no tags in the repository, but it didn't.
+
+ * "git ls-files" when showing tracked files incorrectly paid attention
+   to the exclude patterns.
+
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b2fad1b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,63 @@
+Git v1.6.5.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.5.2
+--------------------
+
+ * info/grafts file didn't ignore trailing CR at the end of lines.
+
+ * Packages generated on newer FC were unreadable by older versions of
+   RPM as the new default is to use stronger hash.
+
+ * output from "git blame" was unreadable when the file ended in an
+   incomplete line.
+
+ * "git add -i/-p" didn't handle deletion of empty files correctly.
+
+ * "git clone" takes up to two parameters, but did not complain when
+   given more arguments than necessary and silently ignored them.
+
+ * "git cvsimport" did not read files given as command line arguments
+   correctly when it is run from a subdirectory.
+
+ * "git diff --color-words -U0" didn't work correctly.
+
+ * The handling of blank lines at the end of file by "git diff/apply
+   --whitespace" was inconsistent with the other kinds of errors.
+   They are now colored, warned against, and fixed the same way as others.
+
+ * There was no way to allow blank lines at the end of file without
+   allowing extra blanks at the end of lines.  You can use blank-at-eof
+   and blank-at-eol whitespace error class to specify them separately.
+   The old trailing-space error class is now a short-hand to set both.
+
+ * "-p" option to "git format-patch" was supposed to suppress diffstat
+   generation, but it was broken since 1.6.1.
+
+ * "git imap-send" did not compile cleanly with newer OpenSSL.
+
+ * "git help -a" outside of a git repository was broken.
+
+ * "git ls-files -i" was supposed to be inverse of "git ls-files" without -i
+   with respect to exclude patterns, but it was broken since 1.6.5.2.
+
+ * "git ls-remote" outside of a git repository over http was broken.
+
+ * "git rebase -i" gave bogus error message when the command word was
+   misspelled.
+
+ * "git receive-pack" that is run in response to "git push" did not run
+   garbage collection nor update-server-info, but in larger hosting sites,
+   these almost always need to be run.  To help site administrators, the
+   command now runs "gc --auto" and "u-s-i" by setting receive.autogc
+   and receive.updateserverinfo configuration variables, respectively.
+
+ * Release notes spelled the package name with incorrect capitalization.
+
+ * "gitweb" did not escape non-ascii characters correctly in the URL.
+
+ * "gitweb" showed "patch" link even for merge commits.
+
+ * "gitweb" showed incorrect links for blob line numbers in pathinfo mode.
+
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d3a2a3e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
+Git v1.6.5.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.5.3
+--------------------
+
+ * "git help" (without argument) used to check if you are in a directory
+   under git control. There was no breakage in behaviour per-se, but this
+   was unnecessary.
+
+ * "git prune-packed" gave progress output even when its standard error is
+   not connected to a terminal; this caused cron jobs that run it to
+   produce crufts.
+
+ * "git pack-objects --all-progress" is an option to ask progress output
+   from write-object phase _if_ progress output were to be produced, and
+   shouldn't have forced the progress output.
+
+ * "git apply -p<n> --directory=<elsewhere>" did not work well for a
+   non-default value of n.
+
+ * "git merge foo HEAD" was misparsed as an old-style invocation of the
+   command and produced a confusing error message.  As it does not specify
+   any other branch to merge, it shouldn't be mistaken as such.  We will
+   remove the old style "git merge <message> HEAD <commit>..."  syntax in
+   future versions, but not in this release,
+
+ * "git merge -m <message> <branch>..." added the standard merge message
+   on its own after user-supplied message, which should have overridden the
+   standard one.
+
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ecfc57d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,49 @@
+Git v1.6.5.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.5.4
+--------------------
+
+ * Manual pages can be formatted with older xmlto again.
+
+ * GREP_OPTIONS exported from user's environment could have broken
+   our scripted commands.
+
+ * In configuration files, a few variables that name paths can begin with
+   ~/ and ~username/ and they are expanded as expected.  This is not a
+   bugfix but 1.6.6 will have this and without backporting users cannot
+   easily use the same ~/.gitconfig across versions.
+
+ * "git diff -B -M" did the same computation to hash lines of contents
+   twice, and held onto memory after it has used the data in it
+   unnecessarily before it freed.
+
+ * "git diff -B" and "git diff --dirstat" was not counting newly added
+   contents correctly.
+
+ * "git format-patch revisions... -- path" issued an incorrect error
+   message that suggested to use "--" on the command line when path
+   does not exist in the current work tree (it is a separate matter if
+   it makes sense to limit format-patch with pathspecs like that
+   without using the --full-diff option).
+
+ * "git grep -F -i StRiNg" did not work as expected.
+
+ * Enumeration of available merge strategies iterated over the list of
+   commands in a wrong way, sometimes producing an incorrect result.
+
+ * "git shortlog" did not honor the "encoding" header embedded in the
+   commit object like "git log" did.
+
+ * Reading progress messages that come from the remote side while running
+   "git pull" is given precedence over reading the actual pack data to
+   prevent garbled progress message on the user's terminal.
+
+ * "git rebase" got confused when the log message began with certain
+   strings that looked like Subject:, Date: or From: header.
+
+ * "git reset" accidentally run in .git/ directory checked out the
+   work tree contents in there.
+
+
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.6.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.6.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..a9eaf76
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.6.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,23 @@
+Git v1.6.5.6 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.5.5
+--------------------
+
+ * "git add -p" had a regression since v1.6.5.3 that broke deletion of
+   non-empty files.
+
+ * "git archive -o o.zip -- Makefile" produced an archive in o.zip
+   but in POSIX tar format.
+
+ * Error message given to "git pull --rebase" when the user didn't give
+   enough clue as to what branch to integrate with still talked about
+   "merging with" the branch.
+
+ * Error messages given by "git merge" when the merge resulted in a
+   fast-forward still were in plumbing lingo, even though in v1.6.5
+   we reworded messages in other cases.
+
+ * The post-upload-hook run by upload-pack in response to "git fetch" has
+   been removed, due to security concerns (the hook first appeared in
+   1.6.5).
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.7.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.7.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..dc5302c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.7.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,19 @@
+Git v1.6.5.7 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.5.6
+--------------------
+
+* If a user specifies a color for a <slot> (i.e. a class of things to show
+  in a particular color) that is known only by newer versions of git
+  (e.g. "color.diff.func" was recently added for upcoming 1.6.6 release),
+  an older version of git should just ignore them.  Instead we diagnosed
+  it as an error.
+
+* With help.autocorrect set to non-zero value, the logic to guess typos
+  in the subcommand name misfired and ran a random nonsense command.
+
+* If a command is run with an absolute path as a pathspec inside a bare
+  repository, e.g. "rev-list HEAD -- /home", the code tried to run
+  strlen() on NULL, which is the result of get_git_work_tree(), and
+  segfaulted.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.8.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.8.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..8b24beb
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.8.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,28 @@
+Git v1.6.5.8 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.5.7
+--------------------
+
+* "git count-objects" did not handle packfiles that are bigger than 4G on
+  platforms with 32-bit off_t.
+
+* "git rebase -i" did not abort cleanly if it failed to launch the editor.
+
+* "git blame" did not work well when commit lacked the author name.
+
+* "git fast-import" choked when handling a tag that points at an object
+  that is not a commit.
+
+* "git reset --hard" did not work correctly when GIT_WORK_TREE environment
+  variable is used to point at the root of the true work tree.
+
+* "git grep" fed a buffer that is not NUL-terminated to underlying
+  regexec().
+
+* "git checkout -m other" while on a branch that does not have any commit
+  segfaulted, instead of failing.
+
+* "git branch -a other" should have diagnosed the command as an error.
+
+Other minor documentation updates are also included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.9.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.9.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..bb469dd
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.9.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,18 @@
+Git v1.6.5.9 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.5.8
+--------------------
+
+ * An overlong line after ".gitdir: " in a git file caused out of bounds
+   access to an array on the stack.
+
+ * "git blame -L $start,$end" segfaulted when too large $start was given.
+
+ * "git rev-parse --parseopt --stop-at-non-option" did not stop at non option
+   when --keep-dashdash was in effect.
+
+ * "gitweb" can sometimes be tricked into parrotting a filename argument
+   given in a request without properly quoting.
+
+Other minor fixes and documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ee141c1
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,169 @@
+GIT v1.6.5 Release Notes
+========================
+
+In git 1.7.0, which was planned to be the release after 1.6.5, "git
+push" into a branch that is currently checked out will be refused by
+default.
+
+You can choose what should happen upon such a push by setting the
+configuration variable receive.denyCurrentBranch in the receiving
+repository.
+
+Also, "git push $there :$killed" to delete the branch $killed in a remote
+repository $there, when $killed branch is the current branch pointed at by
+its HEAD, will be refused by default.
+
+You can choose what should happen upon such a push by setting the
+configuration variable receive.denyDeleteCurrent in the receiving
+repository.
+
+To ease the transition plan, the receiving repository of such a
+push running this release will issue a big warning when the
+configuration variable is missing.  Please refer to:
+
+  http://git.or.cz/gitwiki/GitFaq#non-bare
+  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/107758/focus=108007
+
+for more details on the reason why this change is needed and the
+transition plan.
+
+Updates since v1.6.4
+--------------------
+
+(subsystems)
+
+ * various updates to gitk, git-svn and gitweb.
+
+(portability)
+
+ * more improvements on mingw port.
+
+ * 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.
+
+(performance)
+
+ * 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
+   Mozilla.
+
+ * Unnecessary inefficiency in deepening of a shallow repository has
+   been removed.
+
+ * "git clone" does not grab objects that it does not need (i.e.
+   referenced only from refs outside refs/heads and refs/tags
+   hierarchy) anymore.
+
+ * The "git" main binary used to link with libcurl, which then dragged
+   in a large number of external libraries.  When using basic plumbing
+   commands in scripts, this unnecessarily slowed things down.  We now
+   implement http/https/ftp transfer as a separate executable as we
+   used to.
+
+ * "git clone" run locally hardlinks or copies the files in .git/ to
+   newly created repository.  It used to give new mtime to copied files,
+   but this delayed garbage collection to trigger unnecessarily in the
+   cloned repository.  We now preserve mtime for these files to avoid
+   this issue.
+
+(usability, bells and whistles)
+
+ * Human writable date format to various options, e.g. --since=yesterday,
+   master@{2000.09.17}, are taught to infer some omitted input properly.
+
+ * A few programs gave verbose "advice" messages to help uninitiated
+   people when issuing error messages.  An infrastructure to allow
+   users to squelch them has been introduced, and a few such messages
+   can be silenced now.
+
+ * refs/replace/ hierarchy is designed to be usable as a replacement
+   of the "grafts" mechanism, with the added advantage that it can be
+   transferred across repositories.
+
+ * "git am" learned to optionally ignore whitespace differences.
+
+ * "git am" handles input e-mail files that has CRLF line endings sensibly.
+
+ * "git am" learned "--scissors" option to allow you to discard early part
+   of an incoming e-mail.
+
+ * "git archive -o output.zip" 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 $args" is a new recommended way to ask "what would
+   happen if I try to commit with these arguments."
+
+ * "git commit --dry-run" and "git status" shows conflicted paths in a
+   separate section to make them easier to spot during a merge.
+
+ * "git cvsimport" now supports password-protected pserver access even
+   when the password is not taken from ~/.cvspass file.
+
+ * "git fast-export" learned --no-data option that can be useful when
+   reordering commits and trees without touching the contents of
+   blobs.
+
+ * "git fast-import" has a pair of new front-end in contrib/ area.
+
+ * "git init" learned to mkdir/chdir into a directory when given an
+   extra argument (i.e. "git init this").
+
+ * "git instaweb" optionally can use mongoose as the web server.
+
+ * "git log --decorate" can optionally be told with --decorate=full to
+   give the reference name in full.
+
+ * "git merge" issued an unnecessarily scary message when it detected
+   that the merge may have to touch the path that the user has local
+   uncommitted changes to. The message has been reworded to make it
+   clear that the command aborted, without doing any harm.
+
+ * "git push" can be told to be --quiet.
+
+ * "git push" pays attention to url.$base.pushInsteadOf and uses a URL
+   that is derived from the URL used for fetching.
+
+ * informational output from "git reset" that lists the locally modified
+   paths is made consistent with that of "git checkout $another_branch".
+
+ * "git submodule" learned to give submodule name to scripts run with
+   "foreach" subcommand.
+
+ * various subcommands to "git submodule" learned --recursive option.
+
+ * "git submodule summary" learned --files option to compare the work
+   tree vs the commit bound at submodule path, instead of comparing
+   the index.
+
+ * "git upload-pack", which is the server side support for "git clone" and
+   "git fetch", can call a new post-upload-pack hook for statistics purposes.
+
+(developers)
+
+ * With GIT_TEST_OPTS="--root=/p/a/t/h", tests can be run outside the
+   source directory; using tmpfs may give faster turnaround.
+
+ * With NO_PERL_MAKEMAKER set, DESTDIR= is now honoured, so you can
+   build for one location, and install into another location to tar it
+   up.
+
+Fixes since v1.6.4
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.6.4.X maintenance series are included in this
+release, unless otherwise noted.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.6.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.6.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..f1d0a4a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.6.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,37 @@
+Git v1.6.6.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.6
+------------------
+
+ * "git blame" did not work well when commit lacked the author name.
+
+ * "git branch -a name" wasn't diagnosed as an error.
+
+ * "git count-objects" did not handle packfiles that are bigger than 4G on
+   platforms with 32-bit off_t.
+
+ * "git checkout -m other" while on a branch that does not have any commit
+   segfaulted, instead of failing.
+
+ * "git fast-import" choked when fed a tag that do not point at a
+   commit.
+
+ * "git grep" finding from work tree files could have fed garbage to
+   the underlying regexec(3).
+
+ * "git grep -L" didn't show empty files (they should never match, and
+   they should always appear in -L output as unmatching).
+
+ * "git rebase -i" did not abort cleanly if it failed to launch the editor.
+
+ * "git reset --hard" did not work correctly when GIT_WORK_TREE environment
+   variable is used to point at the root of the true work tree.
+
+ * http-backend was not listed in the command list in the documentation.
+
+ * Building on FreeBSD (both 7 and 8) needs OLD_ICONV set in the Makefile
+
+ * "git checkout -m some-branch" while on an unborn branch crashed.
+
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.6.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.6.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..4eaddc0
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.6.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,46 @@
+Git v1.6.6.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.6.1
+--------------------
+
+ * recursive merge didn't correctly diagnose its own programming errors,
+   and instead caused the caller to segfault.
+
+ * The new "smart http" aware clients probed the web servers to see if
+   they support smart http, but did not fall back to dumb http transport
+   correctly with some servers.
+
+ * Time based reflog syntax e.g. "@{yesterday}" didn't diagnose a misspelled
+   time specification and instead assumed "@{now}".
+
+ * "git archive HEAD -- no-such-directory" produced an empty archive
+   without complaining.
+
+ * "git blame -L start,end -- file" misbehaved when given a start that is
+   larger than the number of lines in the file.
+
+ * "git checkout -m" didn't correctly call custom merge backend supplied
+   by the end user.
+
+ * "git config -f <file>" misbehaved when run from a subdirectory.
+
+ * "git cvsserver" didn't like having regex metacharacters (e.g. '+') in
+   CVSROOT environment.
+
+ * "git fast-import" did not correctly handle large blobs that may
+   bust the pack size limit.
+
+ * "git gui" is supposed to work even when launched from inside a .git
+   directory.
+
+ * "git gui" misbehaved when applying a hunk that ends with deletion.
+
+ * "git imap-send" did not honor imap.preformattedHTML as documented.
+
+ * "git log" family incorrectly showed the commit notes unconditionally by
+   mistake, which was especially irritating when running "git log --oneline".
+
+ * "git status" shouldn't require an write access to the repository.
+
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.6.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.6.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..11483ac
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.6.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,23 @@
+Git v1.6.6.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.6.6.2
+--------------------
+
+ * An overlong line after ".gitdir: " in a git file caused out of bounds
+   access to an array on the stack.
+
+ * "git bisect $path" did not correctly diagnose an error when given a
+   non-existent path.
+
+ * "git blame -L $start,$end" segfaulted when too large $start was given.
+
+ * "git imap-send" did not write draft box with CRLF line endings per RFC.
+
+ * "git rev-parse --parseopt --stop-at-non-option" did not stop at non option
+   when --keep-dashdash was in effect.
+
+ * "gitweb" can sometimes be tricked into parrotting a filename argument
+   given in a request without properly quoting.
+
+Other minor fixes and documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.6.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.6.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..c50b59c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.6.6.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,224 @@
+Git v1.6.6 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Notes on behaviour change
+-------------------------
+
+ * In this release, "git fsck" defaults to "git fsck --full" and
+   checks packfiles, and because of this it will take much longer to
+   complete than before.  If you prefer a quicker check only on loose
+   objects (the old default), you can say "git fsck --no-full".  This
+   has been supported by 1.5.4 and newer versions of git, so it is
+   safe to write it in your script even if you use slightly older git
+   on some of your machines.
+
+Preparing yourselves for compatibility issues in 1.7.0
+------------------------------------------------------
+
+In git 1.7.0, which is planned to be the release after 1.6.6, there will
+be a handful of behaviour changes that will break backward compatibility.
+
+These changes were discussed long time ago and existing behaviours have
+been identified as more problematic to the userbase than keeping them for
+the sake of backward compatibility.
+
+When necessary, a transition strategy for existing users has been designed
+not to force them running around setting configuration variables and
+updating their scripts in order to either keep the traditional behaviour
+or adjust to the new behaviour, on the day their sysadmin decides to install
+the new version of git.  When we switched from "git-foo" to "git foo" in
+1.6.0, even though the change had been advertised and the transition
+guide had been provided for a very long time, the users procrastinated
+during the entire transition period, and ended up panicking on the day
+their sysadmins updated their git installation.  We are trying to avoid
+repeating that unpleasantness in the 1.7.0 release.
+
+For changes decided to be in 1.7.0, commands that will be affected
+have been much louder to strongly discourage such procrastination, and
+they continue to be in this release.  If you have been using recent
+versions of git, you would have seen warnings issued when you used
+features whose behaviour will change, with a clear instruction on how
+to keep the existing behaviour if you want to.  You hopefully are
+already well prepared.
+
+Of course, we have also been giving "this and that will change in
+1.7.0; prepare yourselves" warnings in the release notes and
+announcement messages for the past few releases.  Let's see how well
+users will fare this time.
+
+ * "git push" into a branch that is currently checked out (i.e. pointed by
+   HEAD in a repository that is not bare) will be refused by default.
+
+   Similarly, "git push $there :$killed" to delete the branch $killed
+   in a remote repository $there, when $killed branch is the current
+   branch pointed at by its HEAD, will be refused by default.
+
+   Setting the configuration variables receive.denyCurrentBranch and
+   receive.denyDeleteCurrent to 'ignore' in the receiving repository
+   can be used to override these safety features.  Versions of git
+   since 1.6.2 have issued a loud warning when you tried to do these
+   operations without setting the configuration, so repositories of
+   people who still need to be able to perform such a push should
+   already have been future proofed.
+
+   Please refer to:
+
+   http://git.or.cz/gitwiki/GitFaq#non-bare
+   http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/107758/focus=108007
+
+   for more details on the reason why this change is needed and the
+   transition process that already took place so far.
+
+ * "git send-email" will not make deep threads by default when sending a
+   patch series with more than two messages.  All messages will be sent
+   as a reply to the first message, i.e. cover letter.  Git 1.6.6 (this
+   release) will issue a warning about the upcoming default change, when
+   it uses the traditional "deep threading" behaviour as the built-in
+   default.  To squelch the warning but still use the "deep threading"
+   behaviour, give --chain-reply-to option or set sendemail.chainreplyto
+   to true.
+
+   It has been possible to configure send-email to send "shallow thread"
+   by setting sendemail.chainreplyto configuration variable to false.
+   The only thing 1.7.0 release will do is to change the default when
+   you haven't configured that variable.
+
+ * "git status" will not be "git commit --dry-run".  This change does not
+   affect you if you run the command without pathspec.
+
+   Nobody sane found the current behaviour of "git status Makefile" useful
+   nor meaningful, and it confused users.  "git commit --dry-run" has been
+   provided as a way to get the current behaviour of this command since
+   1.6.5.
+
+ * "git diff" traditionally treated various "ignore whitespace" options
+   only as a way to filter the patch output.  "git diff --exit-code -b"
+   exited with non-zero status even if all changes were about changing the
+   amount of whitespace and nothing else.  and "git diff -b" showed the
+   "diff --git" header line for such a change without patch text.
+
+   In 1.7.0, the "ignore whitespaces" will affect the semantics of the
+   diff operation itself.  A change that does not affect anything but
+   whitespaces will be reported with zero exit status when run with
+   --exit-code, and there will not be "diff --git" header for such a
+   change.
+
+
+Updates since v1.6.5
+--------------------
+
+(subsystems)
+
+ * various gitk updates including use of themed widgets under Tk 8.5,
+   Japanese translation, a fix to a bug when running "gui blame" from
+   a subdirectory, etc.
+
+ * various git-gui updates including new translations, wm states fixes,
+   Tk bug workaround after quitting, improved heuristics to trigger gc,
+   etc.
+
+ * various git-svn updates.
+
+ * "git fetch" over http learned a new mode that is different from the
+   traditional "dumb commit walker".
+
+(portability)
+
+ * imap-send can be built on mingw port.
+
+(performance)
+
+ * "git diff -B" has smaller memory footprint.
+
+(usability, bells and whistles)
+
+ * The object replace mechanism can be bypassed with --no-replace-objects
+   global option given to the "git" program.
+
+ * In configuration files, a few variables that name paths can begin with ~/
+   and ~username/ and they are expanded as expected.
+
+ * "git subcmd -h" now shows short usage help for many more subcommands.
+
+ * "git bisect reset" can reset to an arbitrary commit.
+
+ * "git checkout frotz" when there is no local branch "frotz" but there
+   is only one remote tracking branch "frotz" is taken as a request to
+   start the named branch at the corresponding remote tracking branch.
+
+ * "git commit -c/-C/--amend" can be told with a new "--reset-author" option
+   to ignore authorship information in the commit it is taking the message
+   from.
+
+ * "git describe" can be told to add "-dirty" suffix with "--dirty" option.
+
+ * "git diff" learned --submodule option to show a list of one-line logs
+   instead of differences between the commit object names.
+
+ * "git diff" learned to honor diff.color.func configuration to paint
+   function name hint printed on the hunk header "@@ -j,k +l,m @@" line
+   in the specified color.
+
+ * "git fetch" learned --all and --multiple options, to run fetch from
+   many repositories, and --prune option to remove remote tracking
+   branches that went stale.  These make "git remote update" and "git
+   remote prune" less necessary (there is no plan to remove "remote
+   update" nor "remote prune", though).
+
+ * "git fsck" by default checks the packfiles (i.e. "--full" is the
+   default); you can turn it off with "git fsck --no-full".
+
+ * "git grep" can use -F (fixed strings) and -i (ignore case) together.
+
+ * import-tars contributed fast-import frontend learned more types of
+   compressed tarballs.
+
+ * "git instaweb" knows how to talk with mod_cgid to apache2.
+
+ * "git log --decorate" shows the location of HEAD as well.
+
+ * "git log" and "git rev-list" learned to take revs and pathspecs from
+   the standard input with the new "--stdin" option.
+
+ * "--pretty=format" option to "log" family of commands learned:
+
+   . to wrap text with the "%w()" specifier.
+   . to show reflog information with "%g[sdD]" specifier.
+
+ * "git notes" command to annotate existing commits.
+
+ * "git merge" (and "git pull") learned --ff-only option to make it fail
+   if the merge does not result in a fast-forward.
+
+ * "git mergetool" learned to use p4merge.
+
+ * "git rebase -i" learned "reword" that acts like "edit" but immediately
+   starts an editor to tweak the log message without returning control to
+   the shell, which is done by "edit" to give an opportunity to tweak the
+   contents.
+
+ * "git send-email" can be told with "--envelope-sender=auto" to use the
+   same address as "From:" address as the envelope sender address.
+
+ * "git send-email" will issue a warning when it defaults to the
+   --chain-reply-to behaviour without being told by the user and
+   instructs to prepare for the change of the default in 1.7.0 release.
+
+ * In "git submodule add <repository> <path>", <path> is now optional and
+   inferred from <repository> the same way "git clone <repository>" does.
+
+ * "git svn" learned to read SVN 1.5+ and SVK merge tickets.
+
+ * "git svn" learned to recreate empty directories tracked only by SVN.
+
+ * "gitweb" can optionally render its "blame" output incrementally (this
+   requires JavaScript on the client side).
+
+ * Author names shown in gitweb output are links to search commits by the
+   author.
+
+Fixes since v1.6.5
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.6.5.X maintenance series are included in this
+release, unless otherwise noted.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..8ff5bca
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,35 @@
+Git v1.7.0.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.0
+------------------
+
+ * In a freshly created repository "rev-parse HEAD^0" complained that
+   it is dangling symref, even though "rev-parse HEAD" didn't.
+
+ * "git show :no-such-name" tried to access the index without bounds
+   check, leading to a potential segfault.
+
+ * Message from "git cherry-pick" was harder to read and use than necessary
+   when it stopped due to conflicting changes.
+
+ * We referred to ".git/refs/" throughout the documentation when we
+   meant to talk about abstract notion of "ref namespace".  Because
+   people's repositories often have packed refs these days, this was
+   confusing.
+
+ * "git diff --output=/path/that/cannot/be/written" did not correctly
+   error out.
+
+ * "git grep -e -pattern-that-begin-with-dash paths..." could not be
+   spelled as "git grep -- -pattern-that-begin-with-dash paths..." which
+   would be a GNU way to use "--" as "end of options".
+
+ * "git grep" compiled with threading support tried to access an
+   uninitialized mutex on boxes with a single CPU.
+
+ * "git stash pop -q --index" failed because the unnecessary --index
+   option was propagated to "git stash drop" that is internally run at the
+   end.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..fcb46ca
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,40 @@
+Git v1.7.0.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.0.1
+--------------------
+
+ * GIT_PAGER was not honored consistently by some scripted Porcelains, most
+   notably "git am".
+
+ * updating working tree files after telling git to add them to the
+   index and while it is still working created garbage object files in
+   the repository without diagnosing it as an error.
+
+ * "git bisect -- pathspec..." did not diagnose an error condition properly when
+   the simplification with given pathspec made the history empty.
+
+ * "git rev-list --cherry-pick A...B" now has an obvious optimization when the
+   histories haven't diverged (i.e. when one end is an ancestor of the other).
+
+ * "git diff --quiet -w" did not work as expected.
+
+ * "git fast-import" didn't work with a large input, as it lacked support
+   for producing the pack index in v2 format.
+
+ * "git imap-send" didn't use CRLF line endings over the imap protocol
+   when storing its payload to the draft box, violating RFC 3501.
+
+ * "git log --format='%w(x,y,z)%b'" and friends that rewrap message
+   has been optimized for utf-8 payload.
+
+ * Error messages generated on the receiving end did not come back to "git
+   push".
+
+ * "git status" in 1.7.0 lacked the optimization we used to have in 1.6.X series
+   to speed up scanning of large working tree.
+
+ * "gitweb" did not diagnose parsing errors properly while reading tis configuration
+   file.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..3b35573
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,34 @@
+Git v1.7.0.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.0.2
+--------------------
+
+ * Object files are created in a more ACL friendly way in repositories
+   where group permission is ACL controlled.
+
+ * "git add -i" didn't handle a deleted path very well.
+
+ * "git blame" padded line numbers with one extra SP when the total number
+   of lines was one less than multiple of ten due to an off-by-one error.
+
+ * "git fetch --all/--multi" used to discard information for remotes that
+   are fetched earlier.
+
+ * "git log --author=me --grep=it" tried to find commits that have "it"
+   or are written by "me", instead of the ones that have "it" _and_ are
+   written by "me".
+
+ * "git log -g branch" misbehaved when there was no entries in the reflog
+   for the named branch.
+
+ * "git mailinfo" (hence "git am") incorrectly removed initial indent from
+   paragraphs.
+
+ * "git prune" and "git reflog" (hence "git gc" as well) didn't honor
+   an instruction never to expire by setting gc.reflogexpire to never.
+
+ * "git push" misbehaved when branch.<name>.merge was configured without
+   matching branch.<name>.remote.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..cf7f60e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,27 @@
+Git v1.7.0.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.0.3
+--------------------
+
+ * Optimized ntohl/htonl on big-endian machines were broken.
+
+ * Color values given to "color.<cmd>.<slot>" configuration can now have
+   more than one attributes (e.g. "bold ul").
+
+ * "git add -u nonexistent-path" did not complain.
+
+ * "git apply --whitespace=fix" didn't work well when an early patch in
+   a patch series adds trailing blank lines and a later one depended on
+   such a block of blank lines at the end.
+
+ * "git fast-export" didn't check error status and stop when marks file
+   cannot be opened.
+
+ * "git format-patch --ignore-if-in-upstream" gave unwarranted errors
+   when the range was empty, instead of silently finishing.
+
+ * "git remote prune" did not detect remote tracking refs that became
+   dangling correctly.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..3149c91
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,26 @@
+Git v1.7.0.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.0.4
+--------------------
+
+ * "git daemon" failed to compile on platforms without sockaddr_storage type.
+
+ * Output from "git rev-list --pretty=oneline" was unparsable when a
+   commit did not have any message, which is abnormal but possible in a
+   repository converted from foreign scm.
+
+ * "git stash show <commit-that-is-not-a-stash>" gave an error message
+   that was not so useful.  Reworded the message to "<it> is not a
+   stash".
+
+ * Python scripts in contrib/ area now start with "#!/usr/bin/env python"
+   to honor user's PATH.
+
+ * "git imap-send" used to mistake any line that begins with "From " as a
+   message separator in format-patch output.
+
+ * Smart http server backend failed to report an internal server error and
+   infinitely looped instead after output pipe was closed.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.6.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.6.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b2852b6
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.6.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,13 @@
+Git v1.7.0.6 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.0.5
+--------------------
+
+ * "git diff --stat" used "int" to count the size of differences,
+   which could result in overflowing.
+
+ * "git rev-list --abbrev-commit" defaulted to 40-byte abbreviations, unlike
+   newer tools in the git toolset.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.7.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.7.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d0cb7ca
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.7.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,16 @@
+Git v1.7.0.7 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.0.6
+--------------------
+
+ * "make NO_CURL=NoThanks install" was broken.
+
+ * An overlong line after ".gitdir: " in a git file caused out of bounds
+   access to an array on the stack.
+
+ * "git config --path conf.var" to attempt to expand a variable conf.var
+   that uses "~/" short-hand segfaulted when $HOME environment variable
+   was not set.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.8.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.8.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7f05b48
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.8.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+Git v1.7.0.8 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+This is primarily to backport support for the new "add.ignoreErrors"
+name given to the existing "add.ignore-errors" configuration variable.
+
+The next version, Git 1.7.4, and future versions, will support both
+old and incorrect name and the new corrected name, but without this
+backport, users who want to use the new name "add.ignoreErrors" in
+their repositories cannot use older versions of Git.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.9.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.9.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..bfb3166
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.9.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+Git v1.7.0.9 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.0.8
+--------------------
+
+ * "gitweb" can sometimes be tricked into parrotting a filename argument
+   given in a request without properly quoting.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..0bb8c0b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.0.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,214 @@
+Git v1.7.0 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Notes on behaviour change
+-------------------------
+
+ * "git push" into a branch that is currently checked out (i.e. pointed at by
+   HEAD in a repository that is not bare) is refused by default.
+
+   Similarly, "git push $there :$killed" to delete the branch $killed
+   in a remote repository $there, when $killed branch is the current
+   branch pointed at by its HEAD, will be refused by default.
+
+   Setting the configuration variables receive.denyCurrentBranch and
+   receive.denyDeleteCurrent to 'ignore' in the receiving repository
+   can be used to override these safety features.
+
+ * "git send-email" does not make deep threads by default when sending a
+   patch series with more than two messages.  All messages will be sent
+   as a reply to the first message, i.e. cover letter.
+
+   It has been possible already to configure send-email to send "shallow thread"
+   by setting sendemail.chainreplyto configuration variable to false.  The
+   only thing this release does is to change the default when you haven't
+   configured that variable.
+
+ * "git status" is not "git commit --dry-run" anymore.  This change does
+   not affect you if you run the command without argument.
+
+ * "git diff" traditionally treated various "ignore whitespace" options
+   only as a way to filter the patch output.  "git diff --exit-code -b"
+   exited with non-zero status even if all changes were about changing the
+   amount of whitespace and nothing else;  and "git diff -b" showed the
+   "diff --git" header line for such a change without patch text.
+
+   In this release, the "ignore whitespaces" options affect the semantics
+   of the diff operation.  A change that does not affect anything but
+   whitespaces is reported with zero exit status when run with
+   --exit-code, and there is no "diff --git" header for such a change.
+
+ * External diff and textconv helpers are now executed using the shell.
+   This makes them consistent with other programs executed by git, and
+   allows you to pass command-line parameters to the helpers. Any helper
+   paths containing spaces or other metacharacters now need to be
+   shell-quoted.  The affected helpers are GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF in the
+   environment, and diff.*.command and diff.*.textconv in the config
+   file.
+
+ * The --max-pack-size argument to 'git repack', 'git pack-objects', and
+   'git fast-import' was assuming the provided size to be expressed in MiB,
+   unlike the corresponding config variable and other similar options accepting
+   a size value.  It is now expecting a size expressed in bytes, with a possible
+   unit suffix of 'k', 'm', or 'g'.
+
+Updates since v1.6.6
+--------------------
+
+(subsystems)
+
+ * "git fast-import" updates; adds "option" and "feature" to detect the
+   mismatch between fast-import and the frontends that produce the input
+   stream.
+
+ * "git svn" support of subversion "merge tickets" and miscellaneous fixes.
+
+ * "gitk" and "git gui" translation updates.
+
+ * "gitweb" updates (code clean-up, load checking etc.)
+
+(portability)
+
+ * Some more MSVC portability patches for msysgit port.
+
+ * Minimum Pthreads emulation for msysgit port.
+
+(performance)
+
+ * More performance improvement patches for msysgit port.
+
+(usability, bells and whistles)
+
+ * More commands learned "--quiet" and "--[no-]progress" options.
+
+ * Various commands given by the end user (e.g. diff.type.textconv,
+   and GIT_EDITOR) can be specified with command line arguments.  E.g. it
+   is now possible to say "[diff "utf8doc"] textconv = nkf -w".
+
+ * "sparse checkout" feature allows only part of the work tree to be
+   checked out.
+
+ * HTTP transfer can use authentication scheme other than basic
+   (i.e./e.g. digest).
+
+ * Switching from a version of superproject that used to have a submodule
+   to another version of superproject that no longer has it did not remove
+   the submodule directory when it should (namely, when you are not
+   interested in the submodule at all and didn't clone/checkout).
+
+ * A new attribute conflict-marker-size can be used to change the size of
+   the conflict markers from the default 7; this is useful when tracked
+   contents (e.g. git-merge documentation) have strings that resemble the
+   conflict markers.
+
+ * A new syntax "<branch>@{upstream}" can be used on the command line to
+   substitute the name of the "upstream" of the branch.  Missing branch
+   defaults to the current branch, so "git fetch && git merge @{upstream}"
+   will be equivalent to "git pull".
+
+ * "git am --resolved" has a synonym "git am --continue".
+
+ * "git branch --set-upstream" can be used to update the (surprise!) upstream,
+   i.e. where the branch is supposed to pull and merge from (or rebase onto).
+
+ * "git checkout A...B" is a way to detach HEAD at the merge base between
+   A and B.
+
+ * "git checkout -m path" to reset the work tree file back into the
+   conflicted state works even when you already ran "git add path" and
+   resolved the conflicts.
+
+ * "git commit --date='<date>'" can be used to override the author date
+   just like "git commit --author='<name> <email>'" can be used to
+   override the author identity.
+
+ * "git commit --no-status" can be used to omit the listing of the index
+   and the work tree status in the editor used to prepare the log message.
+
+ * "git commit" warns a bit more aggressively until you configure user.email,
+   whose default value almost always is not (and fundamentally cannot be)
+   what you want.
+
+ * "git difftool" has been extended to make it easier to integrate it
+   with gitk.
+
+ * "git fetch --all" can now be used in place of "git remote update".
+
+ * "git grep" does not rely on external grep anymore.  It can use more than
+   one thread to accelerate the operation.
+
+ * "git grep" learned "--quiet" option.
+
+ * "git log" and friends learned "--glob=heads/*" syntax that is a more
+   flexible way to complement "--branches/--tags/--remotes".
+
+ * "git merge" learned to pass options specific to strategy-backends.  E.g.
+
+    - "git merge -Xsubtree=path/to/directory" can be used to tell the subtree
+      strategy how much to shift the trees explicitly.
+
+    - "git merge -Xtheirs" can be used to auto-merge as much as possible,
+      while discarding your own changes and taking merged version in
+      conflicted regions.
+
+ * "git push" learned "git push origin --delete branch", a syntactic sugar
+   for "git push origin :branch".
+
+ * "git push" learned "git push --set-upstream origin forker:forkee" that
+   lets you configure your "forker" branch to later pull from "forkee"
+   branch at "origin".
+
+ * "git rebase --onto A...B" means the history is replayed on top of the
+   merge base between A and B.
+
+ * "git rebase -i" learned new action "fixup" that squashes the change
+   but does not affect existing log message.
+
+ * "git rebase -i" also learned --autosquash option that is useful
+   together with the new "fixup" action.
+
+ * "git remote" learned set-url subcommand that updates (surprise!) url
+   for an existing remote nickname.
+
+ * "git rerere" learned "forget path" subcommand.  Together with "git
+   checkout -m path" it will be useful when you recorded a wrong
+   resolution.
+
+ * Use of "git reset --merge" has become easier when resetting away a
+   conflicted mess left in the work tree.
+
+ * "git rerere" had rerere.autoupdate configuration but there was no way
+   to countermand it from the command line; --no-rerere-autoupdate option
+   given to "merge", "revert", etc. fixes this.
+
+ * "git status" learned "-s(hort)" output format.
+
+(developers)
+
+ * The infrastructure to build foreign SCM interface has been updated.
+
+ * Many more commands are now built-in.
+
+ * THREADED_DELTA_SEARCH is no more.  If you build with threads, delta
+   compression will always take advantage of it.
+
+Fixes since v1.6.6
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.6.6.X maintenance series are included in this
+release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+ * "git branch -d branch" used to refuse deleting the branch even when
+   the branch is fully merged to its upstream branch if it is not merged
+   to the current branch.  It now deletes it in such a case.
+
+ * "filter-branch" command incorrectly said --prune-empty and --filter-commit
+   were incompatible; the latter should be read as --commit-filter.
+
+ * When using "git status" or asking "git diff" to compare the work tree
+   with something, they used to consider that a checked-out submodule with
+   uncommitted changes is not modified; this could cause people to forget
+   committing these changes in the submodule before committing in the
+   superproject. They now consider such a change as a modification and
+   "git diff" will append a "-dirty" to the work tree side when generating
+   patch output or when used with the --submodule option.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..3f6b314
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,96 @@
+Git v1.7.1.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.1
+------------------
+
+ * Authentication over http transport can now be made lazily, in that the
+   request can first go to a URL without username, get a 401 response and
+   then the client will ask for the username to use.
+
+ * We used to mistakenly think "../work" is a subdirectory of the current
+   directory when we are in "../work-xyz".
+
+ * The attribute mechanism now allows an entry that uses an attribute
+   macro that set/unset one attribute, immediately followed by an
+   overriding setting; this makes attribute macros much easier to use.
+
+ * We didn't recognize timezone "Z" as a synonym for "UTC" (75b37e70).
+
+ * In 1.7.0, read-tree and user commands that use the mechanism such as
+   checkout and merge were fixed to handle switching between branches one
+   of which has a file while the other has a directory at the same path
+   correctly even when there are some "confusing" pathnames in them.  But
+   the algorithm used for this fix was suboptimal and had a terrible
+   performance degradation especially in larger trees.
+
+ * "git am -3" did not show diagnosis when the patch in the message was corrupt.
+
+ * After "git apply --whitespace=fix" removed trailing blank lines in an
+   patch in a patch series, it failed to apply later patches that depend
+   on the presence of such blank lines.
+
+ * "git bundle --stdin" segfaulted.
+
+ * "git checkout" and "git rebase" overwrote paths that are marked "assume
+   unchanged".
+
+ * "git commit --amend" on a commit with an invalid author-name line that
+   lacks the display name didn't work.
+
+ * "git describe" did not tie-break tags that point at the same commit
+   correctly; newer ones are preferred by paying attention to the
+   tagger date now.
+
+ * "git diff" used to tell underlying xdiff machinery to work very hard to
+   minimize the output, but this often was spending too many extra cycles
+   for very little gain.
+
+ * "git diff --color" did not paint extended diff headers per line
+   (i.e. the coloring escape sequence didn't end at the end of line),
+   which confused "less -R".
+
+ * "git fetch" over HTTP verifies the downloaded packfiles more robustly.
+
+ * The memory usage by "git index-pack" (run during "git fetch" and "git
+   push") got leaner.
+
+ * "GIT_DIR=foo.git git init --bare bar.git" created foo.git instead of bar.git.
+
+ * "git log --abbrev=$num --format='%h' ignored --abbrev=$num.
+
+ * "git ls-files ../out/side/cwd" refused to work.
+
+ * "git merge --log" used to replace the custom message given by "-m" with
+   the shortlog, instead of appending to it.
+
+ * "git notes copy" without any other argument segfaulted.
+
+ * "git pull" accepted "--dry-run", gave it to underlying "git fetch" but
+   ignored the option itself, resulting in a bogus attempt to merge
+   unrelated commit.
+
+ * "git rebase" did not faithfully reproduce a malformed author ident, that
+   is often seen in a repository converted from foreign SCMs.
+
+ * "git reset --hard" started from a wrong directory and a working tree in
+   a nonstandard location is in use got confused.
+
+ * "git send-email" lacked a way to specify the domainname used in the
+   EHLO/HELO exchange, causing rejected connection from picky servers.
+   It learned --smtp-domain option to solve this issue.
+
+ * "git send-email" did not declare a content-transfer-encoding and
+   content-type even when its payload needs to be sent in 8-bit.
+
+ * "git show -C -C" and other corner cases lost diff metainfo output
+   in 1.7.0.
+
+ * "git stash" incorrectly lost paths in the working tree that were
+   previously removed from the index.
+
+ * "git status" stopped refreshing the index by mistake in 1.7.1.
+
+ * "git status" showed excess "hints" even when advice.statusHints is set to false.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..61ba14e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,28 @@
+Git v1.7.1.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.1.1
+--------------------
+
+ * "git commit" did not honor GIT_REFLOG_ACTION environment variable, resulting
+   reflog messages for cherry-pick and revert actions to be recorded as "commit".
+
+ * "git clone/fetch/pull" issued an incorrect error message when a ref and
+   a symref that points to the ref were updated at the same time.  This
+   obviously would update them to the same value, and should not result in
+   an error condition.
+
+ * "git diff" inside a tree with many pathnames that have certain
+   characters has become very slow in 1.7.0 by mistake.
+
+ * "git rev-parse --parseopt --stop-at-non-option" did not stop at non option
+   when --keep-dashdash was in effect.
+
+ * An overlong line after ".gitdir: " in a git file caused out of bounds
+   access to an array on the stack.
+
+ * "git config --path conf.var" to attempt to expand a variable conf.var
+   that uses "~/" short-hand segfaulted when $HOME environment variable
+   was not set.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5b18518
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+Git v1.7.1.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+This is primarily to backport support for the new "add.ignoreErrors"
+name given to the existing "add.ignore-errors" configuration variable.
+
+The next version, Git 1.7.4, and future versions, will support both
+old and incorrect name and the new corrected name, but without this
+backport, users who want to use the new name "add.ignoreErrors" in
+their repositories cannot use older versions of Git.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7c734b4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+Git v1.7.1.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.1.3
+--------------------
+
+ * "gitweb" can sometimes be tricked into parrotting a filename argument
+   given in a request without properly quoting.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..9d89fed
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,89 @@
+Git v1.7.1 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.7.0
+--------------------
+
+ * Eric Raymond is the maintainer of updated CIAbot scripts, in contrib/.
+
+ * gitk updates.
+
+ * Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively ask
+   for a 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 have 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
+   a 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 describes dirty submodules.
+
+ * "git for-each-ref" learned %(symref), %(symref:short) and %(flag)
+   tokens.
+
+ * "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
+   $HOME/.gitconfig).
+
+ * "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
+   to use the "union merge" behaviour.
+
+ * "git notes" command has been rewritten in C and learned 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 describes dirty submodules.
+
+ * "git svn" should work better when interacting with repositories
+   with CRLF line endings.
+
+ * "git imap-send" learned to support CRAM-MD5 authentication.
+
+ * "gitweb" installation procedure can use "minified" js/css files
+   better.
+
+ * Various documentation updates.
+
+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 diff --stat" used "int" to count the size of differences,
+   which could result in overflowing.
+
+ * "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.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..1103c47
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,25 @@
+Git v1.7.2.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.2
+------------------
+
+ * "git instaweb" wasn't useful when your Apache was installed under a
+   name other than apache2 (e.g. "httpd").
+
+ * Similarly, "git web--browse" (invoked by "git help -w") learned that
+   chrome browser is sometimes called google-chrome.
+
+ * An overlong line after ".gitdir: " in a git file caused out of bounds
+   access to an array on the stack.
+
+ * "git config --path conf.var" to attempt to expand a variable conf.var
+   that uses "~/" short-hand segfaulted when $HOME environment variable
+   was not set.
+
+ * Documentation on Cygwin failed to build.
+
+ * The error message from "git pull blarg" when 'blarg' is an unknown
+   remote name has been improved.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..71eb6a8
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,22 @@
+Git v1.7.2.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.2.1
+--------------------
+
+ * Object transfer over smart http transport deadlocked the client when
+   the remote HTTP server returned a failure, instead of erroring it out.
+
+ * git-gui honors custom textconv filters when showing diff and blame;
+
+ * git diff --relative=subdir (without the necessary trailing /) did not
+   work well;
+
+ * "git diff-files -p --submodule" was recently broken;
+
+ * "git checkout -b n ':/token'" did not work;
+
+ * "git index-pack" (hence "git fetch/clone/pull/push") enabled the object
+   replacement machinery by mistake (it never should have);
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..610960c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,39 @@
+Git v1.7.2.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.2.2
+--------------------
+
+ * When people try insane things such as delta-compressing 4GiB files, we
+   threw an assertion failure.
+
+ * "git archive" gave the full commit ID for "$Format:%h$".
+
+ * "git fetch --tags" did not fetch tags when remote.<nick>.tagopt was set
+   to --no-tags.  The command line option now overrides the configuration
+   setting.
+
+ * "git for-each-ref --format='%(objectname:short)'" has been completely
+   broken for a long time.
+
+ * "git gc" incorrectly pruned a rerere record that was created long
+   time ago but still is actively and repeatedly used.
+
+ * "git log --follow -M -p" was seriously broken in 1.7.2, reporting
+   assertion failure.
+
+ * Running "git log" with an incorrect option started pager nevertheless,
+   forcing the user to dismiss it.
+
+ * "git rebase" did not work well when the user has diff.renames
+   configuration variable set.
+
+ * An earlier (and rather old) fix to "git rebase" against a rebased
+   upstream broke a more normal, non rebased upstream case rather badly,
+   attempting to re-apply patches that are already accepted upstream.
+
+ * "git submodule sync" forgot to update the superproject's config file
+   when submodule URL changed.
+
+ * "git pack-refs --all --prune" did not remove a directory that has
+   become empty.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..f7950a4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+Git v1.7.2.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+This is primarily to backport support for the new "add.ignoreErrors"
+name given to the existing "add.ignore-errors" configuration variable.
+
+The next version, Git 1.7.4, and future versions, will support both
+old and incorrect name and the new corrected name, but without this
+backport, users who want to use the new name "add.ignoreErrors" in
+their repositories cannot use older versions of Git.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..bf976c4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+Git v1.7.2.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.2.4
+--------------------
+
+ * "gitweb" can sometimes be tricked into parrotting a filename argument
+   given in a request without properly quoting.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..15cf011
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,151 @@
+Git v1.7.2 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.7.1
+--------------------
+
+ * core.eol configuration and text/eol attributes are the new way to control
+   the end of line conventions for files in the working tree.
+
+ * core.autocrlf has been made safer - it will now only handle line
+   endings for new files and files that are LF-only in the
+   repository. To normalize content that has been checked in with
+   CRLF, use the new eol/text attributes.
+
+ * The whitespace rules used in "git apply --whitespace" and "git diff"
+   gained a new member in the family (tab-in-indent) to help projects with
+   policy to indent only with spaces.
+
+ * When working from a subdirectory, by default, git does not look for its
+   metadirectory ".git" across filesystems, primarily to help people who
+   have invocations of git in their custom PS1 prompts, as being outside
+   of a git repository would look for ".git" all the way up to the root
+   directory, and NFS mounts are often slow.  DISCOVERY_ACROSS_FILESYSTEM
+   environment variable can be used to tell git not to stop at a
+   filesystem boundary.
+
+ * Usage help messages generated by parse-options library (i.e. most
+   of the Porcelain commands) are sent to the standard output now.
+
+ * ':/<string>' notation to look for a commit now takes regular expression
+   and it is not anchored at the beginning of the commit log message
+   anymore (this is a backward incompatible change).
+
+ * "git" wrapper learned "-c name=value" option to override configuration
+   variable from the command line.
+
+ * Improved portability for various platforms including older SunOS,
+   HP-UX 10/11, AIX, Tru64, etc. and platforms with Python 2.4.
+
+ * The message from "git am -3" has been improved when conflict
+   resolution ended up making the patch a no-op.
+
+ * "git blame" applies the textconv filter to the contents it works
+   on, when available.
+
+ * "git checkout --orphan newbranch" is similar to "-b newbranch" but
+   prepares to create a root commit that is not connected to any existing
+   commit.
+
+ * "git cherry-pick" learned to pick a range of commits
+   (e.g. "cherry-pick A..B" and "cherry-pick --stdin"), so did "git
+   revert"; these do not support the nicer sequencing control "rebase
+   [-i]" has, though.
+
+ * "git cherry-pick" and "git revert" learned --strategy option to specify
+   the merge strategy to be used when performing three-way merges.
+
+ * "git cvsserver" can be told to use pserver; its password file can be
+   stored outside the repository.
+
+ * The output from the textconv filter used by "git diff" can be cached to
+   speed up their reuse.
+
+ * "git diff --word-diff=<mode>" extends the existing "--color-words"
+   option, making it more useful in color-challenged environments.
+
+ * The regexp to detect function headers used by "git diff" for PHP has
+   been enhanced for visibility modifiers (public, protected, etc.) to
+   better support PHP5.
+
+ * "diff.noprefix" configuration variable can be used to implicitly
+   ask for "diff --no-prefix" behaviour.
+
+ * "git for-each-ref" learned "%(objectname:short)" that gives the object
+   name abbreviated.
+
+ * "git format-patch" learned --signature option and format.signature
+   configuration variable to customize the e-mail signature used in the
+   output.
+
+ * Various options to "git grep" (e.g. --count, --name-only) work better
+   with binary files.
+
+ * "git grep" learned "-Ovi" to open the files with hits in your editor.
+
+ * "git help -w" learned "chrome" and "chromium" browsers.
+
+ * "git log --decorate" shows commit decorations in various colours.
+
+ * "git log --follow <path>" follows across copies (it used to only follow
+   renames).  This may make the processing more expensive.
+
+ * "git log --pretty=format:<template>" specifier learned "% <something>"
+   magic that inserts a space only when %<something> expands to a
+   non-empty string; this is similar to "%+<something>" magic, but is
+   useful in a context to generate a single line output.
+
+ * "git notes prune" learned "-n" (dry-run) and "-v" options, similar to
+   what "git prune" has.
+
+ * "git patch-id" can be fed a mbox without getting confused by the
+   signature line in the format-patch output.
+
+ * "git remote" learned "set-branches" subcommand.
+
+ * "git rev-list A..B" learned --ancestry-path option to further limit
+   the result to the commits that are on the ancestry chain between A and
+   B (i.e. commits that are not descendants of A are excluded).
+
+ * "git show -5" is equivalent to "git show --do-walk 5"; this is similar
+   to the update to make "git show master..next" walk the history,
+   introduced in 1.6.4.
+
+ * "git status [-s] --ignored" can be used to list ignored paths.
+
+ * "git status -s -b" shows the current branch in the output.
+
+ * "git status" learned "--ignore-submodules" option.
+
+ * Various "gitweb" enhancements and clean-ups, including syntax
+   highlighting, "plackup" support for instaweb, .fcgi suffix to run
+   it as FastCGI script, etc.
+
+ * The test harness has been updated to produce TAP-friendly output.
+
+ * Many documentation improvement patches are also included.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.7.1
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.7.1.X maintenance series are included in this
+release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+ * We didn't URL decode "file:///path/to/repo" correctly when path/to/repo
+   had percent-encoded characters (638794c, 9d2e942, ce83eda, 3c73a1d).
+
+ * "git clone" did not configure remote.origin.url correctly for bare
+   clones (df61c889).
+
+ * "git diff --graph" works better with "--color-words" and other options
+   (81fa024..4297c0a).
+
+ * "git diff" could show ambiguous abbreviation of blob object names on
+   its "index" line (3e5a188).
+
+ * "git reset --hard" started from a wrong directory and a working tree in
+   a nonstandard location is in use got confused (560fb6a1).
+
+ * "git read-tree -m A B" used to switch to branch B while retaining
+   local changes added an incorrect cache-tree information (b1f47514).
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..002c93b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,14 @@
+Git v1.7.3.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.3
+------------------
+
+ * "git stash show stash@{$n}" was accidentally broken in 1.7.3 ("git
+   stash show" without any argument still worked, though).
+
+ * "git stash branch $branch stash@{$n}" was accidentally broken in
+   1.7.3 and started dropping the named stash even when branch creation
+   failed.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5c93b85
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+Git v1.7.3.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+This is primarily to push out many documentation fixes accumulated since
+the 1.7.3.1 release.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..9b2b244
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,54 @@
+Git v1.7.3.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+In addition to the usual fixes, this release also includes support for
+the new "add.ignoreErrors" name given to the existing "add.ignore-errors"
+configuration variable.
+
+The next version, Git 1.7.4, and future versions, will support both
+old and incorrect name and the new corrected name, but without this
+backport, users who want to use the new name "add.ignoreErrors" in
+their repositories cannot use older versions of Git.
+
+Fixes since v1.7.3.2
+--------------------
+
+ * "git apply" segfaulted when a bogus input is fed to it.
+
+ * Running "git cherry-pick --ff" on a root commit segfaulted.
+
+ * "diff", "blame" and friends incorrectly applied textconv filters to
+   symlinks.
+
+ * Highlighting of whitespace breakage in "diff" output was showing
+   incorrect amount of whitespaces when blank-at-eol is set and the line
+   consisted only of whitespaces and a TAB.
+
+ * "diff" was overly inefficient when trying to find the line to use for
+   the function header (i.e. equivalent to --show-c-function of GNU diff).
+
+ * "git imap-send" depends on libcrypto but our build rule relied on the
+   linker to implicitly link it via libssl, which was wrong.
+
+ * "git merge-file" can be called from within a subdirectory now.
+
+ * "git repack -f" expanded and recompressed non-delta objects in the
+   existing pack, which was wasteful.  Use new "-F" option if you really
+   want to (e.g. when changing the pack.compression level).
+
+ * "git rev-list --format="...%x00..." incorrectly chopped its output
+   at NUL.
+
+ * "git send-email" did not correctly remove duplicate mail addresses from
+   the Cc: header that appear on the To: header.
+
+ * The completion script (in contrib/completion) ignored lightweight tags
+   in __git_ps1().
+
+ * "git-blame" mode (in contrib/emacs) didn't say (require 'format-spec)
+   even though it depends on it; it didn't work with Emacs 22 or older
+   unless Gnus is used.
+
+ * "git-p4" (in contrib/) did not correctly handle deleted files.
+
+Other minor fixes and documentation updates are also included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e57f7c1
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,45 @@
+Git v1.7.3.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.3.3
+--------------------
+
+ * Smart HTTP transport used to incorrectly retry redirected POST
+   request with GET request.
+
+ * "git apply" did not correctly handle patches that only change modes
+   if told to apply while stripping leading paths with -p option.
+
+ * "git apply" can deal with patches with timezone formatted with a
+   colon between the hours and minutes part (e.g. "-08:00" instead of
+   "-0800").
+
+ * "git checkout" removed an untracked file "foo" from the working
+   tree when switching to a branch that contains a tracked path
+   "foo/bar".  Prevent this, just like the case where the conflicting
+   path were "foo" (c752e7f..7980872d).
+
+ * "git cherry-pick" or "git revert" refused to work when a path that
+   would be modified by the operation was stat-dirty without a real
+   difference in the contents of the file.
+
+ * "git diff --check" reported an incorrect line number for added
+   blank lines at the end of file.
+
+ * "git imap-send" failed to build under NO_OPENSSL.
+
+ * Setting log.decorate configuration variable to "0" or "1" to mean
+   "false" or "true" did not work.
+
+ * "git push" over dumb HTTP protocol did not work against WebDAV
+   servers that did not terminate a collection name with a slash.
+
+ * "git tag -v" did not work with GPG signatures in rfc1991 mode.
+
+ * The post-receive-email sample hook was accidentally broken in 1.7.3.3
+   update.
+
+ * "gitweb" can sometimes be tricked into parrotting a filename argument
+   given in a request without properly quoting.
+
+Other minor fixes and documentation updates are also included.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..40f3ba5
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,34 @@
+Git 1.7.3.5 Release Notes
+=========================
+
+ * The xfuncname pattern used by "git diff" and "git grep" to show the
+   last notable line in context were broken for python and ruby for a long
+   time.
+
+ * "git merge" into an unborn branch removed an untracked file "foo" from
+   the working tree when merged branch had "foo" (this fix was already in
+   1.7.3.3 but was omitted from the release notes by mistake).
+
+ * "git status -s" did not quote unprintable characters in paths as
+   documented.
+
+ * "git am --abort" used to always reset to the commit at the beginning of
+   the last "am" invocation that has stopped, losing any unrelated commits
+   that may have been made since then.  Now it refrains from doing so and
+   instead issues a warning.
+
+ * "git blame" incorrectly reused bogusly cached result of textconv
+   filter for files from the working tree.
+
+ * "git commit" used to abort after the user edited the log message
+   when the committer information was not correctly set up.  It now
+   aborts before starting the editor.
+
+ * "git commit --date=invalid" used to silently ignore the incorrectly
+   specified date; it is now diagnosed as an error.
+
+ * "git rebase --skip" to skip the last commit in a series used to fail
+   to run post-rewrite hook and to copy notes from old commits that have
+   successfully been rebased so far.  Now it do (backmerge ef88ad2).
+
+ * "gitweb" tried to show a wrong feed logo when none was specified.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..309c331
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,76 @@
+Git v1.7.3 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.7.2
+--------------------
+
+ * git-gui, now at version 0.13.0, got various updates and a new
+   maintainer, Pat Thoyts.
+
+ * Gitweb allows its configuration to change per each request; it used to
+   read the configuration once upon startup.
+
+ * When git finds a corrupt object, it now reports the file that contains
+   it.
+
+ * "git checkout -B <it>" is a shorter way to say "git branch -f <it>"
+   followed by "git checkout <it>".
+
+ * When "git checkout" or "git merge" refuse to proceed in order to
+   protect local modification to your working tree, they used to stop
+   after showing just one path that might be lost.  They now show all,
+   in a format that is easier to read.
+
+ * "git clean" learned "-e" ("--exclude") option.
+
+ * Hunk headers produced for C# files by "git diff" and friends show more
+   relevant context than before.
+
+ * diff.ignoresubmodules configuration variable can be used to squelch the
+   differences in submodules reported when running commands (e.g. "diff",
+   "status", etc.) at the superproject level.
+
+ * http.useragent configuration can be used to lie who you are to your
+   restrictive firewall.
+
+ * "git rebase --strategy <s>" learned "-X" option to pass extra options
+   that are understood by the chosen merge strategy.
+
+ * "git rebase -i" learned "exec" that you can insert into the insn sheet
+   to run a command between its steps.
+
+ * "git rebase" between branches that have many binary changes that do
+   not conflict should be faster.
+
+ * "git rebase -i" peeks into rebase.autosquash configuration and acts as
+   if you gave --autosquash from the command line.
+
+
+Also contains various documentation updates.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.7.2
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in v1.7.2.X maintenance series are included in this
+release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+ * "git merge -s recursive" (which is the default) did not handle cases
+   where a directory becomes a file (or vice versa) very well.
+
+ * "git fetch" and friends were accidentally broken for url with "+" in
+   its path, e.g. "git://git.gnome.org/gtk+".
+
+ * "git fetch $url" (i.e. without refspecs) was broken for quite some
+   time, if the current branch happen to be tracking some remote.
+
+ * "git ls-tree dir dirgarbage", when "dir" was a directory,
+   incorrectly recursed into "dir".
+
+ * "git note remove" created unnecessary extra commit when named object
+   did not have any note to begin with.
+
+ * "git rebase" did not work well if you had diff.noprefix configured.
+
+ * "git -c foo=bar subcmd" did not work well for subcmd that is not
+   implemented as a built-in command.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..79923a6
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,27 @@
+Git v1.7.4.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.4
+------------------
+
+ * On Windows platform, the codepath to spawn a new child process forgot
+   to first flush the output buffer.
+
+ * "git bundle" did not use OFS_DELTA encoding, making its output a few
+   per-cent larger than necessarily.
+
+ * The option to tell "git clone" to recurse into the submodules was
+   misspelled with an underscore "--recurse_submodules".
+
+ * "git diff --cached HEAD" before the first commit does what an end user
+   would expect (namely, show what would be committed without further "git
+   add").
+
+ * "git fast-import" didn't accept the command to ask for "notes" feature
+   to be present in its input stream, even though it was capable of the
+   feature.
+
+ * "git fsck" gave up scanning loose object files in directories with
+   garbage files.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ef4ce1f
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,58 @@
+Git v1.7.4.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.4.1
+--------------------
+
+ * Many documentation updates to match "git cmd -h" output and the
+   git-cmd manual page.
+
+ * We used to keep one file descriptor open for each and every packfile
+   that we have a mmap window on it (read: "in use"), even when for very
+   tiny packfiles.  We now close the file descriptor early when the entire
+   packfile fits inside one mmap window.
+
+ * "git bisect visualize" tried to run "gitk" in windowing
+   environments even when "gitk" is not installed, resulting in a
+   strange error message.
+
+ * "git clone /no/such/path" did not fail correctly.
+
+ * "git commit" did not correctly error out when the user asked to use a
+   non existent file as the commit message template.
+
+ * "git diff --stat -B" ran on binary files counted the changes in lines,
+   which was nonsensical.
+
+ * "git diff -M" opportunistically detected copies, which was not
+   necessarily a good thing, especially when it is internally run by
+   recursive merge.
+
+ * "git difftool" didn't tell (g)vimdiff that the files it is reading are
+   to be opened read-only.
+
+ * "git merge" didn't pay attention to prepare-commit-msg hook, even
+   though if a merge is conflicted and manually resolved, the subsequent
+   "git commit" would have triggered the hook, which was inconsistent.
+
+ * "git patch-id" (and commands like "format-patch --ignore-in-upstream"
+   that use it as their internal logic) handled changes to files that end
+   with incomplete lines incorrectly.
+
+ * The official value to tell "git push" to push the current branch back
+   to update the upstream branch it forked from is now called "upstream".
+   The old name "tracking" is and will be supported.
+
+ * "git submodule update" used to honor the --merge/--rebase option (or
+   corresponding configuration variables) even for a newly cloned
+   subproject, which made no sense (so/submodule-no-update-first-time).
+
+ * gitweb's "highlight" interface mishandled tabs.
+
+ * gitweb didn't understand timezones with GMT offset that is not
+   multiple of a whole hour.
+
+ * gitweb had a few forward-incompatible syntactic constructs and
+   also used incorrect variable when showing the file mode in a diff.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..02a3d5b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
+Git v1.7.4.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.4.2
+--------------------
+
+ * "git apply" used to confuse lines updated by previous hunks as lines
+   that existed before when applying a hunk, contributing misapplication
+   of patches with offsets.
+
+ * "git branch --track" (and "git checkout --track --branch") used to
+   allow setting up a random non-branch that does not make sense to follow
+   as the "upstream".  The command correctly diagnoses it as an error.
+
+ * "git checkout $other_branch" silently removed untracked symbolic links
+   in the working tree that are in the way in order to check out paths
+   under it from the named branch.
+
+ * "git cvsimport" did not bail out immediately when the cvs server cannot
+   be reached, spewing unnecessary error messages that complain about the
+   server response that it never got.
+
+ * "git diff --quiet" did not work very well with the "--diff-filter"
+   option.
+
+ * "git grep -n" lacked a long-hand synonym --line-number.
+
+ * "git stash apply" reported the result of its operation by running
+   "git status" from the top-level of the working tree; it should (and
+   now does) run it from the user's working directory.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ff06e04
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,35 @@
+Git v1.7.4.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.4.3
+--------------------
+
+ * Compilation of sha1_file.c on BSD platforms were broken due to our
+   recent use of getrlimit() without including <sys/resource.h>.
+
+ * "git config" did not diagnose incorrect configuration variable names.
+
+ * "git format-patch" did not wrap a long subject line that resulted from
+   rfc2047 encoding.
+
+ * "git instaweb" should work better again with plackup.
+
+ * "git log --max-count=4 -Sfoobar" now shows 4 commits that changes the
+   number of occurrences of string "foobar"; it used to scan only for 4
+   commits and then emitted only matching ones.
+
+ * "git log --first-parent --boundary $c^..$c" segfaulted on a merge.
+
+ * "git pull" into an empty branch should have behaved as if
+   fast-forwarding from emptiness to the version being pulled, with
+   the usual protection against overwriting untracked files.
+
+ * "git submodule" that is run while a merge in the superproject is in
+   conflicted state tried to process each conflicted submodule up to
+   three times.
+
+ * "git status" spent all the effort to notice racily-clean index entries
+   but didn't update the index file to help later operations go faster in
+   some cases.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b7a0eeb
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,4 @@
+Git v1.7.4.5 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+This contains only minor documentation fixes accumulated since 1.7.4.4.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d5bca73
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,156 @@
+Git v1.7.4 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.7.3
+--------------------
+
+ * The documentation Makefile now assumes by default asciidoc 8 and
+   docbook-xsl >= 1.73. If you have older versions, you can set
+   ASCIIDOC7 and ASCIIDOC_ROFF, respectively.
+
+ * The option parsers of various commands that create new branches (or
+   rename existing ones to a new name) were too loose and users were
+   allowed to give a branch a name that begins with a dash by creative
+   abuse of their command line options, which only led to burning
+   themselves.  The name of a branch cannot begin with a dash now.
+
+ * System-wide fallback default attributes can be stored in
+   /etc/gitattributes; the core.attributesfile configuration variable can
+   be used to customize the path to this file.
+
+ * The thread structure generated by "git send-email" has changed
+   slightly.  Setting the cover letter of the latest series as a reply
+   to the cover letter of the previous series with --in-reply-to used
+   to make the new cover letter and all the patches replies to the
+   cover letter of the previous series; this has been changed to make
+   the patches in the new series replies to the new cover letter.
+
+ * The Bash completion script in contrib/ has been adjusted to be usable with
+   Bash 4 (options with '=value' didn't complete).  It has been also made
+   usable with zsh.
+
+ * Different pagers can be chosen depending on which subcommand is
+   being run under the pager, using the "pager.<subcommand>" variable.
+
+ * The hardcoded tab-width of 8 that is used in whitespace breakage checks is now
+   configurable via the attributes mechanism.
+
+ * Support of case insensitive filesystems (i.e. "core.ignorecase") has
+   been improved.  For example, the gitignore mechanism didn't pay attention
+   to case insensitivity.
+
+ * The <tree>:<path> syntax for naming a blob in a tree, and the :<path>
+   syntax for naming a blob in the index (e.g. "master:Makefile",
+   ":hello.c") have been extended.  You can start <path> with "./" to
+   implicitly have the (sub)directory you are in prefixed to the
+   lookup.  Similarly, ":../Makefile" from a subdirectory would mean
+   "the Makefile of the parent directory in the index".
+
+ * "git blame" learned the --show-email option to display the e-mail
+   addresses instead of the names of authors.
+
+ * "git commit" learned the --fixup and --squash options to help later invocation
+   of interactive rebase.
+
+ * Command line options to "git cvsimport" whose names are in capital
+   letters (-A, -M, -R and -S) can now be specified as the default in
+   the .git/config file by their longer names (cvsimport.authorsFile,
+   cvsimport.mergeRegex, cvsimport.trackRevisions, cvsimport.ignorePaths).
+
+ * "git daemon" can be built in the MinGW environment.
+
+ * "git daemon" can take more than one --listen option to listen to
+   multiple addresses.
+
+ * "git describe --exact-match" was optimized not to read commit
+   objects unnecessarily.
+
+ * "git diff" and "git grep" learned what functions and subroutines
+   in Fortran, Pascal and Perl look like.
+
+ * "git fetch" learned the "--recurse-submodules" option.
+
+ * "git mergetool" tells vim/gvim to show a three-way diff by default
+   (use vimdiff2/gvimdiff2 as the tool name for old behavior).
+
+ * "git log -G<pattern>" limits the output to commits whose change has
+   added or deleted lines that match the given pattern.
+
+ * "git read-tree" with no argument as a way to empty the index is
+   deprecated; we might want to remove it in the future.  Users can
+   use the new --empty option to be more explicit instead.
+
+ * "git repack -f" does not spend cycles to recompress objects in the
+   non-delta representation anymore (use -F if you really mean it
+   e.g. after you changed the core.compression variable setting).
+
+ * "git merge --log" used to limit the resulting merge log to 20
+   entries; this is now customizable by giving e.g. "--log=47".
+
+ * "git merge" may work better when all files were moved out of a
+   directory in one branch while a new file is created in place of that
+   directory in the other branch.
+
+ * "git merge" learned the "--abort" option, synonymous to
+   "git reset --merge" when a merge is in progress.
+
+ * "git notes" learned the "merge" subcommand to merge notes refs.
+   In addition to the default manual conflict resolution, there are
+   also several notes merge strategies for automatically resolving
+   notes merge conflicts.
+
+ * "git rebase --autosquash" can use SHA-1 object names to name the
+   commit which is to be fixed up (e.g. "fixup! e83c5163").
+
+ * The default "recursive" merge strategy learned the --rename-threshold
+   option to influence the rename detection, similar to the -M option
+   of "git diff".  From the "git merge" frontend, the "-X<strategy option>"
+   interface, e.g. "git merge -Xrename-threshold=50% ...", can be used
+   to trigger this.
+
+ * The "recursive" strategy also learned to ignore various whitespace
+   changes; the most notable is -Xignore-space-at-eol.
+
+ * "git send-email" learned "--to-cmd", similar to "--cc-cmd", to read
+   the recipient list from a command output.
+
+ * "git send-email" learned to read and use "To:" from its input files.
+
+ * you can extend "git shell", which is often used on boxes that allow
+   git-only login over ssh as login shell, with a custom set of
+   commands.
+
+ * The current branch name in "git status" output can be colored differently
+   from the generic header color by setting the "color.status.branch" variable.
+
+ * "git submodule sync" updates metainformation for all submodules,
+   not just the ones that have been checked out.
+
+ * gitweb can use a custom 'highlight' command with its configuration file.
+
+ * other gitweb updates.
+
+
+Also contains various documentation updates.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.7.3
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in the v1.7.3.X maintenance series are included in this
+release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+ * "git log --author=me --author=her" did not find commits written by
+   me or by her; instead it looked for commits written by me and by
+   her, which is impossible.
+
+ * "git push --progress" shows progress indicators now.
+
+ * "git rebase -i" showed a confusing error message when given a
+   branch name that does not exist.
+
+ * "git repack" places its temporary packs under $GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY/pack
+   instead of $GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY/ to avoid cross directory renames.
+
+ * "git submodule update --recursive --other-flags" passes flags down
+   to its subinvocations.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..c6ebd76
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,47 @@
+Git v1.7.5.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.5
+------------------
+
+ * When an object "$tree:$path" does not exist, if $path does exist in the
+   subtree of $tree that corresponds to the subdirectory the user is in,
+   git now suggests using "$tree:./$path" in addition to the advice to use
+   the full path from the root of the working tree.
+
+ * The "--date=relative" output format used to say "X years, 12 months"
+   when it should have said "X+1 years".
+
+ * The smart-HTTP transfer was broken in 1.7.5 when the client needs
+   to issue a small POST (which uses content-length) and then a large
+   POST (which uses chunked) back to back.
+
+ * "git clean" used to fail on an empty directory that is not readable,
+   even though rmdir(2) could remove such a directory.  Now we attempt it
+   as the last resort.
+
+ * The "--dirstat" option of "diff" family of commands used to totally
+   ignore a change that only rearranged lines within a file.  Such a
+   change now counts as at least a minimum but non zero change.
+
+ * The "--dirstat" option of "diff" family of commands used to use the
+   pathname in the original, instead of the pathname in the result,
+   when renames are involved.
+
+ * "git pack-object" did not take core.bigfilethreashold into account
+   (unlike fast-import); now it does.
+
+ * "git reflog" ignored options like "--format=.." on the command line.
+
+ * "git stash apply" used to refuse to work if there was any change in
+   the working tree, even when the change did not overlap with the change
+   the stash recorded.
+
+ * "git stash apply @{99999}" was not diagnosed as an error, even when you
+   did not have that many stash entries.
+
+ * An error message from "git send-email" to diagnose a broken SMTP
+   connection configuration lacked a space between "hello=<smtp-domain>"
+   and "port=<smtp-server-port>".
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..951eb7c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,57 @@
+Git v1.7.5.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+The release notes to 1.7.5.1 forgot to mention:
+
+ * "git stash -p --no-keep-index" and "git stash --no-keep-index -p" now
+   mean the same thing.
+
+ * "git upload-pack" (hence "git push" over git native protocol) had a
+   subtle race condition that could lead to a deadlock.
+
+Fixes since v1.7.5.1
+--------------------
+
+ * "git add -p" did not work correctly when a hunk is split and then
+   one of them was given to the editor.
+
+ * "git add -u" did not resolve a conflict where our history deleted and
+   their history modified the same file, and the working tree resolved to
+   keep a file.
+
+ * "git cvsimport" did not know that CVSNT stores its password file in a
+   location different from the traditional CVS.
+
+ * "git diff-files" did not show the mode information from the working
+   tree side of an unmerged path correctly.
+
+ * "git diff -M --cached" used to use unmerged path as a possible rename
+   source candidate, which made no sense.
+
+ * The option name parser in "git fast-import" used prefix matches for
+   some options where it shouldn't, and accepted non-existent options,
+   e.g. "--relative-marksmith" or "--forceps".
+
+ * "git format-patch" did not quote RFC822 special characters in the
+   email address (e.g From: Junio C. Hamano <jch@example.com>, not
+   From: "Junio C. Hamano" <jch@example.com>).
+
+ * "git format-patch" when run with "--quiet" option used to produce a
+   nonsense result that consists of alternating empty output.
+
+ * In "git merge", per-branch branch.<name>.mergeoptions configuration
+   variables did not override the fallback default merge.<option>
+   configuration variables such as merge.ff, merge.log, etc.
+
+ * "git merge-one-file" did not honor GIT_WORK_TREE settings when
+   handling a "both sides added, differently" conflict.
+
+ * "git mergetool" did not handle conflicted submoudules gracefully.
+
+ * "git-p4" (in contrib) used a wrong base image while merge a file that
+   was added on both branches differently.
+
+ * "git rebase -i -p" failed to preserve the history when there is a
+   redundant merge created with the --no-ff option.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..9c03353
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
+Git v1.7.5.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.5.2
+--------------------
+
+ * The bash completion scripts should correctly work using zsh's bash
+   completion emulation layer now.
+
+ * Setting $(prefix) in config.mak did not affect where etc/gitconfig
+   file is read from, even though passing it from the command line of
+   $(MAKE) did.
+
+ * The logic to handle "&" (expand to UNIX username) in GECOS field
+   miscounted the length of the name it formatted.
+
+ * "git cherry-pick -s resolve" failed to cherry-pick a root commit.
+
+ * "git diff --word-diff" misbehaved when diff.suppress-blank-empty was
+   in effect.
+
+ * "git log --stdin path" with an input that has additional pathspec
+   used to corrupt memory.
+
+ * "git send-pack" (hence "git push") over smalt-HTTP protocol could
+   deadlock when the client side pack-object died early.
+
+ * Compressed tarball gitweb generates used to be made with the timestamp
+   of the tarball generation; this was bad because snapshot from the same
+   tree should result in a same tarball.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..cf3f455
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,21 @@
+Git v1.7.5.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.5.3
+--------------------
+
+ * The single-key mode of "git add -p" was easily fooled into thinking
+   that it was told to add everthing ('a') when up-arrow was pressed by
+   mistake.
+
+ * Setting a git command that uses custom configuration via "-c var=val"
+   as an alias caused a crash due to a realloc(3) failure.
+
+ * "git diff -C -C" used to disable the rename detection entirely when
+   there are too many copy candidate paths in the tree; now it falls
+   back to "-C" when doing so would keep the copy candidate paths
+   under the rename detection limit.
+
+ * "git rerere" did not diagnose a corrupt MERGE_RR file in some cases.
+
+And other minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..987919c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.5.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,132 @@
+Git v1.7.5 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.7.4
+--------------------
+
+ * Various MinGW portability fixes.
+
+ * Various git-p4 enhancements (in contrib).
+
+ * Various vcs-svn, git-svn and gitk enhancements and fixes.
+
+ * Various git-gui updates (0.14.0).
+
+ * Update to more modern HP-UX port.
+
+ * The codebase is getting prepared for i18n/l10n; no translated
+   strings nor translation mechanism in the code yet, but the strings
+   are being marked for l10n.
+
+ * The bash completion script can now complete symmetric difference
+   for "git diff" command, e.g. "git diff ...bra<TAB>".
+
+ * The default minimum length of abbreviated and unique object names
+   can now be configured by setting the core.abbrev configuration
+   variable.
+
+ * "git apply -v" reports offset lines when the patch does not apply at
+   the exact location recorded in the diff output.
+
+ * "git config" used to be also known as "git repo-config", but the old
+   name is now officially deprecated.
+
+ * "git checkout --detach <commit>" is a more user friendly synonym for
+   "git checkout <commit>^0".
+
+ * "git checkout" performed on detached HEAD gives a warning and
+   advice when the commit being left behind will become unreachable from
+   any branch or tag.
+
+ * "git cherry-pick" and "git revert" can be told to use a custom merge
+   strategy, similar to "git rebase".
+
+ * "git cherry-pick" remembers which commit failed to apply when it is
+   stopped by conflicts, making it unnecessary to use "commit -c $commit"
+   to conclude it.
+
+ * "git cvsimport" bails out immediately when the cvs server cannot be
+   reached, without spewing unnecessary error messages that complain about
+   the server response it never got.
+
+ * "git fetch" vs "git upload-pack" transfer learned 'no-done'
+   protocol extension to save one round-trip after the content
+   negotiation is done. This saves one HTTP RPC, reducing the overall
+   latency for a trivial fetch.
+
+ * "git fetch" can be told to recursively fetch submodules on-demand.
+
+ * "git grep -f <filename>" learned to treat "-" as "read from the
+   standard input stream".
+
+ * "git grep --no-index" did not honor pathspecs correctly, returning
+   paths outside the specified area.
+
+ * "git init" learned the --separate-git-dir option to allow the git
+   directory for a new repository created elsewhere and linked via the
+   gitdir mechanism. This is primarily to help submodule support later
+   to switch between a branch of superproject that has the submodule
+   and another that does not.
+
+ * "git log" type commands now understand globbing pathspecs.  You
+   can say "git log -- '*.txt'" for example.
+
+ * "git log" family of commands learned --cherry and --cherry-mark
+   options that can be used to view two diverged branches while omitting
+   or highlighting equivalent changes that appear on both sides of a
+   symmetric difference (e.g. "log --cherry A...B").
+
+ * A lazy "git merge" that didn't say what to merge used to be an error.
+   When run on a branch that has an upstream defined, however, the command
+   now merges from the configured upstream.
+
+ * "git mergetool" learned how to drive "beyond compare 3" as well.
+
+ * "git rerere forget" without pathspec used to forget all the saved
+   conflicts that relate to the current merge; it now requires you to
+   give it pathspecs.
+
+ * "git rev-list --objects $revs -- $pathspec" now limits the objects listed
+   in its output properly with the pathspec, in preparation for narrow
+   clones.
+
+ * "git push" with no parameters gives better advice messages when
+   "tracking" is used as the push.default semantics or there is no remote
+   configured yet.
+
+ * A possible value to the "push.default" configuration variable,
+   'tracking', gained a synonym that more naturally describes what it
+   does, 'upstream'.
+
+ * "git rerere" learned a new subcommand "remaining" that is similar to
+   "status" and lists the paths that had conflicts which are known to
+   rerere, but excludes the paths that have already been marked as
+   resolved in the index from its output.  "git mergetool" has been
+   updated to use this facility.
+
+Also contains various documentation updates.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.7.4
+------------------
+
+All of the fixes in the v1.7.4.X maintenance series are included in this
+release, unless otherwise noted.
+
+ * "git fetch" from a client that is mostly following the remote
+   needlessly told all of its refs to the server for both sides to
+   compute the set of objects that need to be transferred efficiently,
+   instead of stopping when the server heard enough. In a project with
+   many tags, this turns out to be extremely wasteful, especially over
+   the smart HTTP transport (sp/maint-{upload,fetch}-pack-stop-early~1).
+
+ * "git fetch" run from a repository that uses the same repository as
+   its alternate object store as the repository it is fetching from
+   did not tell the server that it already has access to objects
+   reachable from the refs in their common alternate object store,
+   causing it to fetch unnecessary objects (jc/maint-fetch-alt).
+
+ * "git remote add --mirror" created a configuration that is suitable for
+   doing both a mirror fetch and a mirror push at the same time, which
+   made little sense.  We now warn and require the command line to specify
+   either --mirror=fetch or --mirror=push.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..42e46ab
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,63 @@
+Git v1.7.6.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.6
+------------------
+
+ * Various codepaths that invoked zlib deflate/inflate assumed that these
+   functions can compress or uncompress more than 4GB data in one call on
+   platforms with 64-bit long, which has been corrected.
+
+ * "git unexecutable" reported that "unexecutable" was not found, even
+   though the actual error was that "unexecutable" was found but did
+   not have a proper she-bang line to be executed.
+
+ * Error exits from $PAGER were silently ignored.
+
+ * "git checkout -b <branch>" was confused when attempting to create a
+   branch whose name ends with "-g" followed by hexadecimal digits,
+   and refused to work.
+
+ * "git checkout -b <branch>" sometimes wrote a bogus reflog entry,
+   causing later "git checkout -" to fail.
+
+ * "git diff --cc" learned to correctly ignore binary files.
+
+ * "git diff -c/--cc" mishandled a deletion that resolves a conflict, and
+   looked in the working tree instead.
+
+ * "git fast-export" forgot to quote pathnames with unsafe characters
+   in its output.
+
+ * "git fetch" over smart-http transport used to abort when the
+   repository was updated between the initial connection and the
+   subsequent object transfer.
+
+ * "git fetch" did not recurse into submodules in subdirectories.
+
+ * "git ls-tree" did not error out when asked to show a corrupt tree.
+
+ * "git pull" without any argument left an extra whitespace after the
+   command name in its reflog.
+
+ * "git push --quiet" was not really quiet.
+
+ * "git rebase -i -p" incorrectly dropped commits from side branches.
+
+ * "git reset [<commit>] paths..." did not reset the index entry correctly
+   for unmerged paths.
+
+ * "git submodule add" did not allow a relative repository path when
+   the superproject did not have any default remote url.
+
+ * "git submodule foreach" failed to correctly give the standard input to
+   the user-supplied command it invoked.
+
+ * submodules that the user has never showed interest in by running
+   "git submodule init" was incorrectly marked as interesting by "git
+   submodule sync".
+
+ * "git submodule update --quiet" was not really quiet.
+
+  * "git tag -l <glob>..." did not take multiple glob patterns from the
+   command line.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..67ae414
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+Git v1.7.6.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.6.1
+--------------------
+
+ * v1.7.6.1 broke "git push --quiet"; it used to be a no-op against an old
+   version of Git running on the other end, but v1.7.6.1 made it abort.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..9597183
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,24 @@
+Git v1.7.6.3 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.6.2
+--------------------
+
+ * "git -c var=value subcmd" misparsed the custom configuration when
+   value contained an equal sign.
+
+ * "git fetch" had a major performance regression, wasting many
+   needless cycles in a repository where there is no submodules
+   present. This was especially bad, when there were many refs.
+
+ * "git reflog $refname" did not default to the "show" subcommand as
+   the documentation advertised the command to do.
+
+ * "git reset" did not leave meaningful log message in the reflog.
+
+ * "git status --ignored" did not show ignored items when there is no
+   untracked items.
+
+ * "git tag --contains $commit" was unnecessarily inefficient.
+
+Also contains minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e19acac
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
+Git v1.7.6.4 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.6.3
+--------------------
+
+ * The error reporting logic of "git am" when the command is fed a file
+   whose mail-storage format is unknown was fixed.
+
+ * "git branch --set-upstream @{-1} foo" did not expand @{-1} correctly.
+
+ * "git check-ref-format --print" used to parrot a candidate string that
+   began with a slash (e.g. /refs/heads/master) without stripping it, to make
+   the result a suitably normalized string the caller can append to "$GIT_DIR/".
+
+ * "git clone" failed to clone locally from a ".git" file that itself
+   is not a directory but is a pointer to one.
+
+ * "git clone" from a local repository that borrows from another
+   object store using a relative path in its objects/info/alternates
+   file did not adjust the alternates in the resulting repository.
+
+ * "git describe --dirty" did not refresh the index before checking the
+   state of the working tree files.
+
+ * "git ls-files ../$path" that is run from a subdirectory reported errors
+   incorrectly when there is no such path that matches the given pathspec.
+
+ * "git mergetool" could loop forever prompting when nothing can be read
+   from the standard input.
+
+Also contains minor fixes and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..9ec498e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.6.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,136 @@
+Git v1.7.6 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.7.5
+--------------------
+
+ * Various git-svn updates.
+
+ * Updates the way content tags are handled in gitweb.  Also adds
+   a UI to choose common timezone for displaying the dates.
+
+ * Similar to branch names, tagnames that begin with "-" are now
+   disallowed.
+
+ * Clean-up of the C part of i18n (but not l10n---please wait)
+   continues.
+
+ * The scripting part of the codebase is getting prepared for i18n/l10n.
+
+ * Pushing and pulling from a repository with large number of refs that
+   point to identical commits are optimized by not listing the same commit
+   during the common ancestor negotiation exchange with the other side.
+
+ * Adding a file larger than core.bigfilethreshold (defaults to 1/2 Gig)
+   using "git add" will send the contents straight to a packfile without
+   having to hold it and its compressed representation both at the same
+   time in memory.
+
+ * Processes spawned by "[alias] <name> = !process" in the configuration
+   can inspect GIT_PREFIX environment variable to learn where in the
+   working tree the original command was invoked.
+
+ * A magic pathspec ":/" tells a command that limits its operation to
+   the current directory when ran from a subdirectory to work on the
+   entire working tree. In general, ":/path/to/file" would be relative
+   to the root of the working tree hierarchy.
+
+   After "git reset --hard; edit Makefile; cd t/", "git add -u" would
+   be a no-op, but "git add -u :/" would add the updated contents of
+   the Makefile at the top level. If you want to name a path in the
+   current subdirectory whose unusual name begins with ":/", you can
+   name it by "./:/that/path" or by "\:/that/path".
+
+ * "git blame" learned "--abbrev[=<n>]" option to control the minimum
+   number of hexdigits shown for commit object names.
+
+ * "git blame" learned "--line-porcelain" that is less efficient but is
+   easier to parse.
+
+ * Aborting "git commit --interactive" discards updates to the index
+   made during the interactive session.
+
+ * "git commit" learned a "--patch" option to directly jump to the
+   per-hunk selection UI of the interactive mode.
+
+ * "git diff" and its family of commands learned --dirstat=0 to show
+   directories that contribute less than 0.1% of changes.
+
+ * "git diff" and its family of commands learned --dirstat=lines mode to
+   assess damage to the directory based on number of lines in the patch
+   output, not based on the similarity numbers.
+
+ * "git format-patch" learned "--quiet" option to suppress the output of
+   the names of generated files.
+
+ * "git format-patch" quotes people's names when it has RFC822 special
+   characters in it, e.g. "Junio C. Hamano" <jch@example.com>.  Earlier
+   it was up to the user to do this when using its output.
+
+ * "git format-patch" can take an empty --subject-prefix now.
+
+ * "git grep" learned the "-P" option to take pcre regular expressions.
+
+ * "git log" and friends learned a new "--notes" option to replace the
+   "--show-notes" option.  Unlike "--show-notes", "--notes=<ref>" does
+   not imply showing the default notes.
+
+ * They also learned a log.abbrevCommit configuration variable to augment
+   the --abbrev-commit command line option.
+
+ * "git ls-remote" learned "--exit-code" option to consider it a
+   different kind of error when no remote ref to be shown.
+
+ * "git merge" learned "-" as a short-hand for "the previous branch", just
+   like the way "git checkout -" works.
+
+ * "git merge" uses "merge.ff" configuration variable to decide to always
+   create a merge commit (i.e. --no-ff, aka merge.ff=no), refuse to create
+   a merge commit (i.e. --ff-only, aka merge.ff=only). Setting merge.ff=yes
+   (or not setting it at all) restores the default behaviour of allowing
+   fast-forward to happen when possible.
+
+ * p4-import (from contrib) learned a new option --preserve-user.
+
+ * "git read-tree -m" learned "--dry-run" option that reports if a merge
+   would fail without touching the index nor the working tree.
+
+ * "git rebase" that does not specify on top of which branch to rebase
+   the current branch now uses @{upstream} of the current branch.
+
+ * "git rebase" finished either normally or with --abort did not
+   update the reflog for HEAD to record the event to come back to
+   where it started from.
+
+ * "git remote add -t only-this-branch --mirror=fetch" is now allowed. Earlier
+   a fetch-mode mirror meant mirror everything, but now it only means refs are
+   not renamed.
+
+ * "git rev-list --count" used with "--cherry-mark" counts the cherry-picked
+   commits separately, producing more a useful output.
+
+ * "git submodule update" learned "--force" option to get rid of local
+   changes in submodules and replace them with the up-to-date version.
+
+ * "git status" and friends ignore .gitmodules file while the file is
+   still in a conflicted state during a merge, to avoid using information
+   that is not final and possibly corrupt with conflict markers.
+
+Also contains various documentation updates and minor miscellaneous
+changes.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.7.5
+------------------
+
+Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes in 1.7.5.X maintenance track are
+included in this release.
+
+ * "git config" used to choke with an insanely long line.
+   (merge ef/maint-strbuf-init later)
+
+ * "git diff --quiet" did not work well with --diff-filter.
+   (merge jk/diff-not-so-quick later)
+
+ * "git status -z" did not default to --porcelain output format.
+   (merge bc/maint-status-z-to-use-porcelain later)
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ac9b838
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,60 @@
+Git v1.7.7.1 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.7
+------------------
+
+ * On some BSD systems, adding +s bit on directories is detrimental
+   (it is not necessary on BSD to begin with). "git init --shared"
+   has been updated to take this into account without extra makefile
+   settings on platforms the Makefile knows about.
+
+ * After incorrectly written third-party tools store a tag object in
+   HEAD, git diagnosed it as a repository corruption and refused to
+   proceed in order to avoid spreading the damage. We now gracefully
+   recover from such a situation by pretending as if the commit that
+   is pointed at by the tag were in HEAD.
+
+ * "git apply --whitespace=error" did not bother to report the exact
+   line number in the patch that introduced new blank lines at the end
+   of the file.
+
+ * "git apply --index" did not check corrupted patch.
+
+ * "git checkout $tree $directory/" resurrected paths locally removed or
+   modified only in the working tree in $directory/ that did not appear
+   in $directory of the given $tree. They should have been kept intact.
+
+ * "git diff $tree $path" used to apply the pathspec at the output stage,
+   reading the whole tree, wasting resources.
+
+ * The code to check for updated submodules during a "git fetch" of the
+   superproject had an unnecessary quadratic loop.
+
+ * "git fetch" from a large bundle did not enable the progress output.
+
+ * When "git fsck --lost-and-found" found that an empty blob object in the
+   object store is unreachable, it incorrectly reported an error after
+   writing the lost blob out successfully.
+
+ * "git filter-branch" did not refresh the index before checking that the
+   working tree was clean.
+
+ * "git grep $tree" when run with multiple threads had an unsafe access to
+   the object database that should have been protected with mutex.
+
+ * The "--ancestry-path" option to "git log" and friends misbehaved in a
+   history with complex criss-cross merges and showed an uninteresting
+   side history as well.
+
+ * Test t1304 assumed LOGNAME is always set, which may not be true on
+   some systems.
+
+ * Tests with --valgrind failed to find "mergetool" scriptlets.
+
+ * "git patch-id" miscomputed the patch-id in a patch that has a line longer
+   than 1kB.
+
+ * When an "exec" insn failed after modifying the index and/or the working
+   tree during "rebase -i", we now check and warn that the changes need to
+   be cleaned up.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e6bbef2
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,44 @@
+Git v1.7.7.2 Release Notes
+==========================
+
+Fixes since v1.7.7.1
+--------------------
+
+ * We used to drop error messages from libcurl on certain kinds of
+   errors.
+
+ * Error report from smart HTTP transport, when the connection was
+   broken in the middle of a transfer, showed a useless message on
+   a corrupt packet.
+
+ * "git fetch --prune" was unsafe when used with refspecs from the
+   command line.
+
+ * The attribute mechanism did not use case insensitive match when
+   core.ignorecase was set.
+
+ * "git bisect" did not notice when it failed to update the working tree
+   to the next commit to be tested.
+
+ * "git config --bool --get-regexp" failed to separate the variable name
+   and its value "true" when the variable is defined without "= true".
+
+ * "git remote rename $a $b" were not careful to match the remote name
+   against $a (i.e. source side of the remote nickname).
+
+ * "git mergetool" did not use its arguments as pathspec, but as a path to
+   the file that may not even have any conflict.
+
+ * "git diff --[num]stat" used to use the number of lines of context
+   different from the default, potentially giving different results from
+   "git diff | diffstat" and confusing the users.
+
+ * "git pull" and "git rebase" did not work well even when GIT_WORK_TREE is
+   set correctly with GIT_DIR if the current directory is outside the working
+   tree.
+
+ * "git send-email" did not honor the configured hostname when restarting
+   the HELO/EHLO exchange after switching TLS on.
+
+ * "gitweb" used to produce a non-working link while showing the contents
+   of a blob, when JavaScript actions are enabled.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7655ccc
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.7.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,134 @@
+Git v1.7.7 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Updates since v1.7.6
+--------------------
+
+ * The scripting part of the codebase is getting prepared for i18n/l10n.
+
+ * Interix, Cygwin and Minix ports got updated.
+
+ * Various updates to git-p4 (in contrib/), fast-import, and git-svn.
+
+ * Gitweb learned to read from /etc/gitweb-common.conf when it exists,
+   before reading from gitweb_config.perl or from /etc/gitweb.conf
+   (this last one is read only when per-repository gitweb_config.perl
+   does not exist).
+
+ * Various codepaths that invoked zlib deflate/inflate assumed that these
+   functions can compress or uncompress more than 4GB data in one call on
+   platforms with 64-bit long, which has been corrected.
+
+ * Git now recognizes loose objects written by other implementations that
+   use a non-standard window size for zlib deflation (e.g. Agit running on
+   Android with 4kb window). We used to reject anything that was not
+   deflated with 32kb window.
+
+ * Interaction between the use of pager and coloring of the output has
+   been improved, especially when a command that is not built-in was
+   involved.
+
+ * "git am" learned to pass the "--exclude=<path>" option through to underlying
+   "git apply".
+
+ * You can now feed many empty lines before feeding an mbox file to
+   "git am".
+
+ * "git archive" can be told to pass the output to gzip compression and
+   produce "archive.tar.gz".
+
+ * "git bisect" can be used in a bare repository (provided that the test
+   you perform per each iteration does not need a working tree, of
+   course).
+
+ * The length of abbreviated object names in "git branch -v" output
+   now honors the core.abbrev configuration variable.
+
+ * "git check-attr" can take relative paths from the command line.
+
+ * "git check-attr" learned an "--all" option to list the attributes for a
+   given path.
+
+ * "git checkout" (both the code to update the files upon checking out a
+   different branch and the code to checkout a specific set of files) learned
+   to stream the data from object store when possible, without having to
+   read the entire contents of a file into memory first. An earlier round
+   of this code that is not in any released version had a large leak but
+   now it has been plugged.
+
+ * "git clone" can now take a "--config key=value" option to set the
+   repository configuration options that affect the initial checkout.
+
+ * "git commit <paths>..." now lets you feed relative pathspecs that
+   refer to outside your current subdirectory.
+
+ * "git diff --stat" learned a --stat-count option to limit the output of
+   a diffstat report.
+
+ * "git diff" learned a "--histogram" option to use a different diff
+   generation machinery stolen from jgit, which might give better
+   performance.
+
+ * "git diff" had a weird worst case behaviour that can be triggered
+   when comparing files with potentially many places that could match.
+
+ * "git fetch", "git push" and friends no longer show connection
+   errors for addresses that couldn't be connected to when at least one
+   address succeeds (this is arguably a regression but a deliberate
+   one).
+
+ * "git grep" learned "--break" and "--heading" options, to let users mimic
+   the output format of "ack".
+
+ * "git grep" learned a "-W" option that shows wider context using the same
+   logic used by "git diff" to determine the hunk header.
+
+ * Invoking the low-level "git http-fetch" without "-a" option (which
+   git itself never did---normal users should not have to worry about
+   this) is now deprecated.
+
+ * The "--decorate" option to "git log" and its family learned to
+   highlight grafted and replaced commits.
+
+ * "git rebase master topci" no longer spews usage hints after giving
+   the "fatal: no such branch: topci" error message.
+
+ * The recursive merge strategy implementation got a fairly large
+   fix for many corner cases that may rarely happen in real world
+   projects (it has been verified that none of the 16000+ merges in
+   the Linux kernel history back to v2.6.12 is affected with the
+   corner case bugs this update fixes).
+
+ * "git stash" learned an "--include-untracked option".
+
+ * "git submodule update" used to stop at the first error updating a
+   submodule; it now goes on to update other submodules that can be
+   updated, and reports the ones with errors at the end.
+
+ * "git push" can be told with the "--recurse-submodules=check" option to
+   refuse pushing of the supermodule, if any of its submodules'
+   commits hasn't been pushed out to their remotes.
+
+ * "git upload-pack" and "git receive-pack" learned to pretend that only a
+   subset of the refs exist in a repository. This may help a site to
+   put many tiny repositories into one repository (this would not be
+   useful for larger repositories as repacking would be problematic).
+
+ * "git verify-pack" has been rewritten to use the "index-pack" machinery
+   that is more efficient in reading objects in packfiles.
+
+ * test scripts for gitweb tried to run even when CGI-related perl modules
+   are not installed; they now exit early when the latter are unavailable.
+
+Also contains various documentation updates and minor miscellaneous
+changes.
+
+
+Fixes since v1.7.6
+------------------
+
+Unless otherwise noted, all fixes in the 1.7.6.X maintenance track are
+included in this release.
+
+ * "git branch -m" and "git checkout -b" incorrectly allowed the tip
+   of the branch that is currently checked out updated.
diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index 646b6e7..0dbf2c9 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -1,3 +1,57 @@
+Checklist (and a short version for the impatient):
+
+	Commits:
+
+	- make commits of logical units
+	- check for unnecessary whitespace with "git diff --check"
+	  before committing
+	- do not check in commented out code or unneeded files
+	- the first line of the commit message should be a short
+	  description (50 characters is the soft limit, see DISCUSSION
+	  in git-commit(1)), and should skip the full stop
+	- the body should provide a meaningful commit message, which:
+	  . explains the problem the change tries to solve, iow, what
+	    is wrong with the current code without the change.
+	  . justifies the way the change solves the problem, iow, why
+	    the result with the change is better.
+	  . alternate solutions considered but discarded, if any.
+	- describe changes in imperative mood, e.g. "make xyzzy do frotz"
+	  instead of "[This patch] makes xyzzy do frotz" or "[I] changed
+	  xyzzy to do frotz", as if you are giving orders to the codebase
+	  to change its behaviour.
+	- try to make sure your explanation can be understood without
+	  external resources. Instead of giving a URL to a mailing list
+	  archive, summarize the relevant points of the discussion.
+	- add a "Signed-off-by: Your Name <you@example.com>" line to the
+	  commit message (or just use the option "-s" when committing)
+	  to confirm that you agree to the Developer's Certificate of Origin
+	- make sure that you have tests for the bug you are fixing
+	- make sure that the test suite passes after your commit
+
+	Patch:
+
+	- use "git format-patch -M" to create the patch
+	- do not PGP sign your patch
+	- do not attach your patch, but read in the mail
+	  body, unless you cannot teach your mailer to
+	  leave the formatting of the patch alone.
+	- be careful doing cut & paste into your mailer, not to
+	  corrupt whitespaces.
+	- provide additional information (which is unsuitable for
+	  the commit message) between the "---" and the diffstat
+	- if you change, add, or remove a command line option or
+	  make some other user interface change, the associated
+	  documentation should be updated as well.
+	- if your name is not writable in ASCII, make sure that
+	  you send off a message in the correct encoding.
+	- send the patch to the list (git@vger.kernel.org) and the
+	  maintainer (gitster@pobox.com) if (and only if) the patch
+	  is ready for inclusion. If you use git-send-email(1),
+	  please test it first by sending email to yourself.
+	- see below for instructions specific to your mailer
+
+Long version:
+
 I started reading over the SubmittingPatches document for Linux
 kernel, primarily because I wanted to have a document similar to
 it for the core GIT to make sure people understand what they are
@@ -7,6 +61,34 @@
 here on the technical/contents front, because the core GIT is
 thousand times smaller ;-).  So here is only the relevant bits.
 
+(0) Decide what to base your work on.
+
+In general, always base your work on the oldest branch that your
+change is relevant to.
+
+ - A bugfix should be based on 'maint' in general. If the bug is not
+   present in 'maint', base it on 'master'. For a bug that's not yet
+   in 'master', find the topic that introduces the regression, and
+   base your work on the tip of the topic.
+
+ - A new feature should be based on 'master' in general. If the new
+   feature depends on a topic that is in 'pu', but not in 'master',
+   base your work on the tip of that topic.
+
+ - Corrections and enhancements to a topic not yet in 'master' should
+   be based on the tip of that topic. If the topic has not been merged
+   to 'next', it's alright to add a note to squash minor corrections
+   into the series.
+
+ - In the exceptional case that a new feature depends on several topics
+   not in 'master', start working on 'next' or 'pu' privately and send
+   out patches for discussion. Before the final merge, you may have to
+   wait until some of the dependent topics graduate to 'master', and
+   rebase your work.
+
+To find the tip of a topic branch, run "git log --first-parent
+master..pu" and look for the merge commit. The second parent of this
+commit is the tip of the topic branch.
 
 (1) Make separate commits for logically separate changes.
 
@@ -16,20 +98,43 @@
 commit message and generate a series of patches from your
 repository.  It is a good discipline.
 
-Describe the technical detail of the change(s).
+Give an explanation for the change(s) that is detailed enough so
+that people can judge if it is good thing to do, without reading
+the actual patch text to determine how well the code does what
+the explanation promises to do.
 
 If your description starts to get too long, that's a sign that you
 probably need to split up your commit to finer grained pieces.
+That being said, patches which plainly describe the things that
+help reviewers check the patch, and future maintainers understand
+the code, are the most beautiful patches.  Descriptions that summarise
+the point in the subject well, and describe the motivation for the
+change, the approach taken by the change, and if relevant how this
+differs substantially from the prior version, are all good things
+to have.
 
 Oh, another thing.  I am picky about whitespaces.  Make sure your
 changes do not trigger errors with the sample pre-commit hook shipped
-in templates/hooks--pre-commit.
+in templates/hooks--pre-commit.  To help ensure this does not happen,
+run git diff --check on your changes before you commit.
+
+
+(1a) Try to be nice to older C compilers
+
+We try to support a wide range of C compilers to compile
+git with. That means that you should not use C99 initializers, even
+if a lot of compilers grok it.
+
+Also, variables have to be declared at the beginning of the block
+(you can check this with gcc, using the -Wdeclaration-after-statement
+option).
+
+Another thing: NULL pointers shall be written as NULL, not as 0.
 
 
 (2) Generate your patch using git tools out of your commits.
 
-git based diff tools (git, Cogito, and StGIT included) generate
-unidiff which is the preferred format.
+git based diff tools generate unidiff which is the preferred format.
 
 You do not have to be afraid to use -M option to "git diff" or
 "git format-patch", if your patch involves file renames.  The
@@ -56,7 +161,12 @@
 
 It is a common convention to prefix your subject line with
 [PATCH].  This lets people easily distinguish patches from other
-e-mail discussions.
+e-mail discussions.  Use of additional markers after PATCH and
+the closing bracket to mark the nature of the patch is also
+encouraged.  E.g. [PATCH/RFC] is often used when the patch is
+not ready to be applied but it is for discussion, [PATCH v2],
+[PATCH v3] etc. are often seen when you are sending an update to
+what you have previously sent.
 
 "git format-patch" command follows the best current practice to
 format the body of an e-mail message.  At the beginning of the
@@ -72,7 +182,9 @@
 material between the three dash lines and the diffstat.
 
 Do not attach the patch as a MIME attachment, compressed or not.
-Do not let your e-mail client send quoted-printable.  Many
+Do not let your e-mail client send quoted-printable.  Do not let
+your e-mail client send format=flowed which would destroy
+whitespaces in your patches. Many
 popular e-mail applications will not always transmit a MIME
 attachment as plain text, making it impossible to comment on
 your code.  A MIME attachment also takes a bit more time to
@@ -95,16 +207,16 @@
 that starts with '-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----'.  That is
 not a text/plain, it's something else.
 
-Note that your maintainer does not necessarily read everything
-on the git mailing list.  If your patch is for discussion first,
-send it "To:" the mailing list, and optionally "cc:" him.  If it
-is trivially correct or after the list reached a consensus, send
-it "To:" the maintainer and optionally "cc:" the list.
-
-Also note that your maintainer does not actively involve himself in
-maintaining what are in contrib/ hierarchy.  When you send fixes and
-enhancements to them, do not forget to "cc: " the person who primarily
-worked on that hierarchy in contrib/.
+Unless your patch is a very trivial and an obviously correct one,
+first send it with "To:" set to the mailing list, with "cc:" listing
+people who are involved in the area you are touching (the output from
+"git blame $path" and "git shortlog --no-merges $path" would help to
+identify them), to solicit comments and reviews.  After the list
+reached a consensus that it is a good idea to apply the patch, re-send
+it with "To:" set to the maintainer and optionally "cc:" the list for
+inclusion.  Do not forget to add trailers such as "Acked-by:",
+"Reviewed-by:" and "Tested-by:" after your "Signed-off-by:" line as
+necessary.
 
 
 (4) Sign your work
@@ -152,60 +264,99 @@
 This line can be automatically added by git if you run the git-commit
 command with the -s option.
 
-Some people also put extra tags at the end.  They'll just be ignored for
-now, but you can do this to mark internal company procedures or just
-point out some special detail about the sign-off.
+Notice that you can place your own Signed-off-by: line when
+forwarding somebody else's patch with the above rules for
+D-C-O.  Indeed you are encouraged to do so.  Do not forget to
+place an in-body "From: " line at the beginning to properly attribute
+the change to its true author (see (2) above).
 
+Also notice that a real name is used in the Signed-off-by: line. Please
+don't hide your real name.
+
+If you like, you can put extra tags at the end:
+
+1. "Reported-by:" is used to credit someone who found the bug that
+   the patch attempts to fix.
+2. "Acked-by:" says that the person who is more familiar with the area
+   the patch attempts to modify liked the patch.
+3. "Reviewed-by:", unlike the other tags, can only be offered by the
+   reviewer and means that she is completely satisfied that the patch
+   is ready for application.  It is usually offered only after a
+   detailed review.
+4. "Tested-by:" is used to indicate that the person applied the patch
+   and found it to have the desired effect.
+
+You can also create your own tag or use one that's in common usage
+such as "Thanks-to:", "Based-on-patch-by:", or "Mentored-by:".
+
+------------------------------------------------
+An ideal patch flow
+
+Here is an ideal patch flow for this project the current maintainer
+suggests to the contributors:
+
+ (0) You come up with an itch.  You code it up.
+
+ (1) Send it to the list and cc people who may need to know about
+     the change.
+
+     The people who may need to know are the ones whose code you
+     are butchering.  These people happen to be the ones who are
+     most likely to be knowledgeable enough to help you, but
+     they have no obligation to help you (i.e. you ask for help,
+     don't demand).  "git log -p -- $area_you_are_modifying" would
+     help you find out who they are.
+
+ (2) You get comments and suggestions for improvements.  You may
+     even get them in a "on top of your change" patch form.
+
+ (3) Polish, refine, and re-send to the list and the people who
+     spend their time to improve your patch.  Go back to step (2).
+
+ (4) The list forms consensus that the last round of your patch is
+     good.  Send it to the list and cc the maintainer.
+
+ (5) A topic branch is created with the patch and is merged to 'next',
+     and cooked further and eventually graduates to 'master'.
+
+In any time between the (2)-(3) cycle, the maintainer may pick it up
+from the list and queue it to 'pu', in order to make it easier for
+people play with it without having to pick up and apply the patch to
+their trees themselves.
+
+------------------------------------------------
+Know the status of your patch after submission
+
+* You can use Git itself to find out when your patch is merged in
+  master. 'git pull --rebase' will automatically skip already-applied
+  patches, and will let you know. This works only if you rebase on top
+  of the branch in which your patch has been merged (i.e. it will not
+  tell you if your patch is merged in pu if you rebase on top of
+  master).
+
+* Read the git mailing list, the maintainer regularly posts messages
+  entitled "What's cooking in git.git" and "What's in git.git" giving
+  the status of various proposed changes.
 
 ------------------------------------------------
 MUA specific hints
 
 Some of patches I receive or pick up from the list share common
 patterns of breakage.  Please make sure your MUA is set up
-properly not to corrupt whitespaces.  Here are two common ones
-I have seen:
+properly not to corrupt whitespaces.
 
-* Empty context lines that do not have _any_ whitespace.
+See the DISCUSSION section of git-format-patch(1) for hints on
+checking your patch by mailing it to yourself and applying with
+git-am(1).
 
-* Non empty context lines that have one extra whitespace at the
-  beginning.
-
-One test you could do yourself if your MUA is set up correctly is:
-
-* Send the patch to yourself, exactly the way you would, except
-  To: and Cc: lines, which would not contain the list and
-  maintainer address.
-
-* Save that patch to a file in UNIX mailbox format.  Call it say
-  a.patch.
-
-* Try to apply to the tip of the "master" branch from the
-  git.git public repository:
-
-    $ git fetch http://kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git master:test-apply
-    $ git checkout test-apply
-    $ git reset --hard
-    $ git applymbox a.patch
-
-If it does not apply correctly, there can be various reasons.
-
-* Your patch itself does not apply cleanly.  That is _bad_ but
-  does not have much to do with your MUA.  Please rebase the
-  patch appropriately.
-
-* Your MUA corrupted your patch; applymbox would complain that
-  the patch does not apply.  Look at .dotest/ subdirectory and
-  see what 'patch' file contains and check for the common
-  corruption patterns mentioned above.
-
-* While you are at it, check what are in 'info' and
-  'final-commit' files as well.  If what is in 'final-commit' is
-  not exactly what you would want to see in the commit log
-  message, it is very likely that your maintainer would end up
-  hand editing the log message when he applies your patch.
-  Things like "Hi, this is my first patch.\n", if you really
-  want to put in the patch e-mail, should come after the
-  three-dash line that signals the end of the commit message.
+While you are at it, check the resulting commit log message from
+a trial run of applying the patch.  If what is in the resulting
+commit is not exactly what you would want to see, it is very
+likely that your maintainer would end up hand editing the log
+message when he applies your patch.  Things like "Hi, this is my
+first patch.\n", if you really want to put in the patch e-mail,
+should come after the three-dash line that signals the end of the
+commit message.
 
 
 Pine
@@ -238,15 +389,15 @@
 --- a/pico/pico.c
 +++ b/pico/pico.c
 @@ -219,7 +219,9 @@ PICO *pm;
- 	    switch(pico_all_done){	/* prepare for/handle final events */
- 	      case COMP_EXIT :		/* already confirmed */
- 		packheader();
+	    switch(pico_all_done){	/* prepare for/handle final events */
+	      case COMP_EXIT :		/* already confirmed */
+		packheader();
 +#if 0
- 		stripwhitespace();
+		stripwhitespace();
 +#endif
- 		c |= COMP_EXIT;
- 		break;
- 
+		c |= COMP_EXIT;
+		break;
+
 
 (Daniel Barkalow)
 
@@ -261,54 +412,21 @@
 it.
 
 
-Thunderbird
------------
+Thunderbird, KMail, GMail
+-------------------------
 
-(A Large Angry SCM)
+See the MUA-SPECIFIC HINTS section of git-format-patch(1).
 
-Here are some hints on how to successfully submit patches inline using
-Thunderbird.
+Gnus
+----
 
-This recipe appears to work with the current [*1*] Thunderbird from Suse.
-
-The following Thunderbird extensions are needed:
-	AboutConfig 0.5
-		http://aboutconfig.mozdev.org/
-	External Editor 0.7.2
-		http://globs.org/articles.php?lng=en&pg=8
-
-1) Prepare the patch as a text file using your method of choice.
-
-2) Before opening a compose window, use Edit->Account Settings to
-uncheck the "Compose messages in HTML format" setting in the
-"Composition & Addressing" panel of the account to be used to send the
-patch. [*2*]
-
-3) In the main Thunderbird window, _before_ you open the compose window
-for the patch, use Tools->about:config to set the following to the
-indicated values:
-	mailnews.send_plaintext_flowed	=> false
-	mailnews.wraplength		=> 0
-
-4) Open a compose window and click the external editor icon.
-
-5) In the external editor window, read in the patch file and exit the
-editor normally.
-
-6) Back in the compose window: Add whatever other text you wish to the
-message, complete the addressing and subject fields, and press send.
-
-7) Optionally, undo the about:config/account settings changes made in
-steps 2 & 3.
-
-
-[Footnotes]
-*1* Version 1.0 (20041207) from the MozillaThunderbird-1.0-5 rpm of Suse
-9.3 professional updates.
-
-*2* It may be possible to do this with about:config and the following
-settings but I haven't tried, yet.
-	mail.html_compose			=> false
-	mail.identity.default.compose_html	=> false
-	mail.identity.id?.compose_html		=> false
-
+'|' in the *Summary* buffer can be used to pipe the current
+message to an external program, and this is a handy way to drive
+"git am".  However, if the message is MIME encoded, what is
+piped into the program is the representation you see in your
+*Article* buffer after unwrapping MIME.  This is often not what
+you would want for two reasons.  It tends to screw up non ASCII
+characters (most notably in people's names), and also
+whitespaces (fatal in patches).  Running 'C-u g' to display the
+message in raw form before using '|' to run the pipe can work
+this problem around.
diff --git a/Documentation/asciidoc.conf b/Documentation/asciidoc.conf
index 44b1ce4..aea8627 100644
--- a/Documentation/asciidoc.conf
+++ b/Documentation/asciidoc.conf
@@ -1,20 +1,29 @@
-## gitlink: macro
+## linkgit: macro
 #
-# Usage: gitlink:command[manpage-section]
+# Usage: linkgit:command[manpage-section]
 #
 # Note, {0} is the manpage section, while {target} is the command.
 #
 # Show GIT link as: <command>(<section>); if section is defined, else just show
 # the command.
 
+[macros]
+(?su)[\\]?(?P<name>linkgit):(?P<target>\S*?)\[(?P<attrlist>.*?)\]=
+
 [attributes]
-caret=^
+asterisk=&#42;
+plus=&#43;
+caret=&#94;
 startsb=&#91;
 endsb=&#93;
+backslash=&#92;
 tilde=&#126;
+apostrophe=&#39;
+backtick=&#96;
+litdd=&#45;&#45;
 
 ifdef::backend-docbook[]
-[gitlink-inlinemacro]
+[linkgit-inlinemacro]
 {0%{target}}
 {0#<citerefentry>}
 {0#<refentrytitle>{target}</refentrytitle><manvolnum>{0}</manvolnum>}
@@ -22,18 +31,65 @@
 endif::backend-docbook[]
 
 ifdef::backend-docbook[]
+ifndef::git-asciidoc-no-roff[]
 # "unbreak" docbook-xsl v1.68 for manpages. v1.69 works with or without this.
+# v1.72 breaks with this because it replaces dots not in roff requests.
+[listingblock]
+<example><title>{title}</title>
+<literallayout>
+ifdef::doctype-manpage[]
+&#10;.ft C&#10;
+endif::doctype-manpage[]
+|
+ifdef::doctype-manpage[]
+&#10;.ft&#10;
+endif::doctype-manpage[]
+</literallayout>
+{title#}</example>
+endif::git-asciidoc-no-roff[]
+
+ifdef::git-asciidoc-no-roff[]
+ifdef::doctype-manpage[]
+# The following two small workarounds insert a simple paragraph after screen
 [listingblock]
 <example><title>{title}</title>
 <literallayout>
 |
-</literallayout>
+</literallayout><simpara></simpara>
 {title#}</example>
+
+[verseblock]
+<formalpara{id? id="{id}"}><title>{title}</title><para>
+{title%}<literallayout{id? id="{id}"}>
+{title#}<literallayout>
+|
+</literallayout>
+{title#}</para></formalpara>
+{title%}<simpara></simpara>
+endif::doctype-manpage[]
+endif::git-asciidoc-no-roff[]
 endif::backend-docbook[]
 
+ifdef::doctype-manpage[]
+ifdef::backend-docbook[]
+[header]
+template::[header-declarations]
+<refentry>
+<refmeta>
+<refentrytitle>{mantitle}</refentrytitle>
+<manvolnum>{manvolnum}</manvolnum>
+<refmiscinfo class="source">Git</refmiscinfo>
+<refmiscinfo class="version">{git_version}</refmiscinfo>
+<refmiscinfo class="manual">Git Manual</refmiscinfo>
+</refmeta>
+<refnamediv>
+  <refname>{manname}</refname>
+  <refpurpose>{manpurpose}</refpurpose>
+</refnamediv>
+endif::backend-docbook[]
+endif::doctype-manpage[]
+
 ifdef::backend-xhtml11[]
-[gitlink-inlinemacro]
+[linkgit-inlinemacro]
 <a href="{target}.html">{target}{0?({0})}</a>
 endif::backend-xhtml11[]
-
-
diff --git a/Documentation/blame-options.txt b/Documentation/blame-options.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e76195a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/blame-options.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,121 @@
+-b::
+	Show blank SHA-1 for boundary commits.  This can also
+	be controlled via the `blame.blankboundary` config option.
+
+--root::
+	Do not treat root commits as boundaries.  This can also be
+	controlled via the `blame.showroot` config option.
+
+--show-stats::
+	Include additional statistics at the end of blame output.
+
+-L <start>,<end>::
+	Annotate only the given line range.  <start> and <end> can take
+	one of these forms:
+
+	- number
++
+If <start> or <end> is a number, it specifies an
+absolute line number (lines count from 1).
++
+
+- /regex/
++
+This form will use the first line matching the given
+POSIX regex.  If <end> is a regex, it will search
+starting at the line given by <start>.
++
+
+- +offset or -offset
++
+This is only valid for <end> and will specify a number
+of lines before or after the line given by <start>.
++
+
+-l::
+	Show long rev (Default: off).
+
+-t::
+	Show raw timestamp (Default: off).
+
+-S <revs-file>::
+	Use revisions from revs-file instead of calling linkgit:git-rev-list[1].
+
+--reverse::
+	Walk history forward instead of backward. Instead of showing
+	the revision in which a line appeared, this shows the last
+	revision in which a line has existed. This requires a range of
+	revision like START..END where the path to blame exists in
+	START.
+
+-p::
+--porcelain::
+	Show in a format designed for machine consumption.
+
+--line-porcelain::
+	Show the porcelain format, but output commit information for
+	each line, not just the first time a commit is referenced.
+	Implies --porcelain.
+
+--incremental::
+	Show the result incrementally in a format designed for
+	machine consumption.
+
+--encoding=<encoding>::
+	Specifies the encoding used to output author names
+	and commit summaries. Setting it to `none` makes blame
+	output unconverted data. For more information see the
+	discussion about encoding in the linkgit:git-log[1]
+	manual page.
+
+--contents <file>::
+	When <rev> is not specified, the command annotates the
+	changes starting backwards from the working tree copy.
+	This flag makes the command pretend as if the working
+	tree copy has the contents of the named file (specify
+	`-` to make the command read from the standard input).
+
+--date <format>::
+	The value is one of the following alternatives:
+	{relative,local,default,iso,rfc,short}. If --date is not
+	provided, the value of the blame.date config variable is
+	used. If the blame.date config variable is also not set, the
+	iso format is used. For more information, See the discussion
+	of the --date option at linkgit:git-log[1].
+
+-M|<num>|::
+	Detect moved or copied lines within a file. When a commit
+	moves or copies a block of lines (e.g. the original file
+	has A and then B, and the commit changes it to B and then
+	A), the traditional 'blame' algorithm notices only half of
+	the movement and typically blames the lines that were moved
+	up (i.e. B) to the parent and assigns blame to the lines that
+	were moved down (i.e. A) to the child commit.  With this
+	option, both groups of lines are blamed on the parent by
+	running extra passes of inspection.
++
+<num> is optional but it is the lower bound on the number of
+alphanumeric characters that git must detect as moving/copying
+within a file for it to associate those lines with the parent
+commit. The default value is 20.
+
+-C|<num>|::
+	In addition to `-M`, detect lines moved or copied from other
+	files that were modified in the same commit.  This is
+	useful when you reorganize your program and move code
+	around across files.  When this option is given twice,
+	the command additionally looks for copies from other
+	files in the commit that creates the file. When this
+	option is given three times, the command additionally
+	looks for copies from other files in any commit.
++
+<num> is optional but it is the lower bound on the number of
+alphanumeric characters that git must detect as moving/copying
+between files for it to associate those lines with the parent
+commit. And the default value is 40. If there are more than one
+`-C` options given, the <num> argument of the last `-C` will
+take effect.
+
+-h::
+--help::
+	Show help message.
diff --git a/Documentation/build-docdep.perl b/Documentation/build-docdep.perl
index 489389c..ba4205e 100755
--- a/Documentation/build-docdep.perl
+++ b/Documentation/build-docdep.perl
@@ -41,10 +41,6 @@
 while (my ($text, $included) = each %include) {
     if (! exists $included{$text} &&
 	(my $base = $text) =~ s/\.txt$//) {
-	my ($suffix) = '1';
-	if ($base eq 'git') {
-	    $suffix = '7'; # yuck...
-	}
-	print "$base.html $base.$suffix : ", join(" ", keys %$included), "\n";
+	print "$base.html $base.xml : ", join(" ", keys %$included), "\n";
     }
 }
diff --git a/Documentation/callouts.xsl b/Documentation/callouts.xsl
deleted file mode 100644
index ad03755..0000000
--- a/Documentation/callouts.xsl
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,16 +0,0 @@
-<!-- callout.xsl: converts asciidoc callouts to man page format -->
-<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0">
-<xsl:template match="co">
-	<xsl:value-of select="concat('\fB(',substring-after(@id,'-'),')\fR')"/>
-</xsl:template>
-<xsl:template match="calloutlist">
-	<xsl:text>.sp&#10;</xsl:text>
-	<xsl:apply-templates/>
-	<xsl:text>&#10;</xsl:text>
-</xsl:template>
-<xsl:template match="callout">
-	<xsl:value-of select="concat('\fB',substring-after(@arearefs,'-'),'. \fR')"/>
-	<xsl:apply-templates/>
-	<xsl:text>.br&#10;</xsl:text>
-</xsl:template>
-</xsl:stylesheet>
diff --git a/Documentation/cat-texi.perl b/Documentation/cat-texi.perl
new file mode 100755
index 0000000..828ec62
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/cat-texi.perl
@@ -0,0 +1,42 @@
+#!/usr/bin/perl -w
+
+my @menu = ();
+my $output = $ARGV[0];
+
+open TMP, '>', "$output.tmp";
+
+while (<STDIN>) {
+	next if (/^\\input texinfo/../\@node Top/);
+	next if (/^\@bye/ || /^\.ft/);
+	if (s/^\@top (.*)/\@node $1,,,Top/) {
+		push @menu, $1;
+	}
+	s/\(\@pxref{\[(URLS|REMOTES)\]}\)//;
+	print TMP;
+}
+close TMP;
+
+printf '\input texinfo
+@setfilename gitman.info
+@documentencoding UTF-8
+@dircategory Development
+@direntry
+* Git Man Pages: (gitman).  Manual pages for Git revision control system
+@end direntry
+@node Top,,, (dir)
+@top Git Manual Pages
+@documentlanguage en
+@menu
+', $menu[0];
+
+for (@menu) {
+	print "* ${_}::\n";
+}
+print "\@end menu\n";
+open TMP, '<', "$output.tmp";
+while (<TMP>) {
+	print;
+}
+close TMP;
+print "\@bye\n";
+unlink "$output.tmp";
diff --git a/Documentation/cmd-list.perl b/Documentation/cmd-list.perl
new file mode 100755
index 0000000..04f9977
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/cmd-list.perl
@@ -0,0 +1,74 @@
+#!/usr/bin/perl -w
+
+use File::Compare qw(compare);
+
+sub format_one {
+	my ($out, $nameattr) = @_;
+	my ($name, $attr) = @$nameattr;
+	my ($state, $description);
+	$state = 0;
+	open I, '<', "$name.txt" or die "No such file $name.txt";
+	while (<I>) {
+		if (/^NAME$/) {
+			$state = 1;
+			next;
+		}
+		if ($state == 1 && /^----$/) {
+			$state = 2;
+			next;
+		}
+		next if ($state != 2);
+		chomp;
+		$description = $_;
+		last;
+	}
+	close I;
+	if (!defined $description) {
+		die "No description found in $name.txt";
+	}
+	if (my ($verify_name, $text) = ($description =~ /^($name) - (.*)/)) {
+		print $out "linkgit:$name\[1\]::\n\t";
+		if ($attr =~ / deprecated /) {
+			print $out "(deprecated) ";
+		}
+		print $out "$text.\n\n";
+	}
+	else {
+		die "Description does not match $name: $description";
+	}
+}
+
+my %cmds = ();
+for (sort <>) {
+	next if /^#/;
+
+	chomp;
+	my ($name, $cat, $attr) = /^(\S+)\s+(.*?)(?:\s+(.*))?$/;
+	$attr = '' unless defined $attr;
+	push @{$cmds{$cat}}, [$name, " $attr "];
+}
+
+for my $cat (qw(ancillaryinterrogators
+		ancillarymanipulators
+		mainporcelain
+		plumbinginterrogators
+		plumbingmanipulators
+		synchingrepositories
+		foreignscminterface
+		purehelpers
+		synchelpers)) {
+	my $out = "cmds-$cat.txt";
+	open O, '>', "$out+" or die "Cannot open output file $out+";
+	for (@{$cmds{$cat}}) {
+		format_one(\*O, $_);
+	}
+	close O;
+
+	if (-f "$out" && compare("$out", "$out+") == 0) {
+		unlink "$out+";
+	}
+	else {
+		print STDERR "$out\n";
+		rename "$out+", "$out";
+	}
+}
diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index 9090762..eae75a3 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -2,21 +2,86 @@
 ------------------
 
 The git configuration file contains a number of variables that affect
-the git command's behavior. They can be used by both the git plumbing
-and the porcelains. The variables are divided into sections, where
-in the fully qualified variable name the variable itself is the last
+the git command's behavior. The `.git/config` file in each repository
+is used to store the configuration for that repository, and
+`$HOME/.gitconfig` is used to store a per-user configuration as
+fallback values for the `.git/config` file. The file `/etc/gitconfig`
+can be used to store a system-wide default configuration.
+
+The configuration variables are used by both the git plumbing
+and the porcelains. The variables are divided into sections, wherein
+the fully qualified variable name of the variable itself is the last
 dot-separated segment and the section name is everything before the last
 dot. The variable names are case-insensitive and only alphanumeric
 characters are allowed. Some variables may appear multiple times.
 
+Syntax
+~~~~~~
+
 The syntax is fairly flexible and permissive; whitespaces are mostly
-ignored. The '#' and ';' characters begin comments to the end of line,
-blank lines are ignored, lines containing strings enclosed in square
-brackets start sections and all the other lines are recognized
-as setting variables, in the form 'name = value'. If there is no equal
-sign on the line, the entire line is taken as 'name' and the variable
-is recognized as boolean "true". String values may be entirely or partially
-enclosed in double quotes; some variables may require special value format.
+ignored.  The '#' and ';' characters begin comments to the end of line,
+blank lines are ignored.
+
+The file consists of sections and variables.  A section begins with
+the name of the section in square brackets and continues until the next
+section begins.  Section names are not case sensitive.  Only alphanumeric
+characters, `-` and `.` are allowed in section names.  Each variable
+must belong to some section, which means that there must be a section
+header before the first setting of a variable.
+
+Sections can be further divided into subsections.  To begin a subsection
+put its name in double quotes, separated by space from the section name,
+in the section header, like in the example below:
+
+--------
+	[section "subsection"]
+
+--------
+
+Subsection names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except
+newline (doublequote `"` and backslash have to be escaped as `\"` and `\\`,
+respectively).  Section headers cannot span multiple
+lines.  Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection.
+You can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you
+don't need to.
+
+There is also a case insensitive alternative `[section.subsection]` syntax.
+In this syntax, subsection names follow the same restrictions as for section
+names.
+
+All the other lines (and the remainder of the line after the section
+header) are recognized as setting variables, in the form
+'name = value'.  If there is no equal sign on the line, the entire line
+is taken as 'name' and the variable is recognized as boolean "true".
+The variable names are case-insensitive and only alphanumeric
+characters and `-` are allowed.  There can be more than one value
+for a given variable; we say then that variable is multivalued.
+
+Leading and trailing whitespace in a variable value is discarded.
+Internal whitespace within a variable value is retained verbatim.
+
+The values following the equals sign in variable assign are all either
+a string, an integer, or a boolean.  Boolean values may be given as yes/no,
+1/0, true/false or on/off.  Case is not significant in boolean values, when
+converting value to the canonical form using '--bool' type specifier;
+'git config' will ensure that the output is "true" or "false".
+
+String values may be entirely or partially enclosed in double quotes.
+You need to enclose variable values in double quotes if you want to
+preserve leading or trailing whitespace, or if the variable value contains
+comment characters (i.e. it contains '#' or ';').
+Double quote `"` and backslash `\` characters in variable values must
+be escaped: use `\"` for `"` and `\\` for `\`.
+
+The following escape sequences (beside `\"` and `\\`) are recognized:
+`\n` for newline character (NL), `\t` for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB)
+and `\b` for backspace (BS).  No other char escape sequence, nor octal
+char sequences are valid.
+
+Variable values ending in a `\` are continued on the next line in the
+customary UNIX fashion.
+
+Some variables may require a special value format.
 
 Example
 ~~~~~~~
@@ -28,9 +93,18 @@
 
 	# Our diff algorithm
 	[diff]
-		external = "/usr/local/bin/gnu-diff -u"
+		external = /usr/local/bin/diff-wrapper
 		renames = true
 
+	[branch "devel"]
+		remote = origin
+		merge = refs/heads/devel
+
+	# Proxy settings
+	[core]
+		gitProxy="ssh" for "kernel.org"
+		gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
+
 Variables
 ~~~~~~~~~
 
@@ -39,10 +113,162 @@
 in the appropriate manual page. You will find a description of non-core
 porcelain configuration variables in the respective porcelain documentation.
 
+advice.*::
+	When set to 'true', display the given optional help message.
+	When set to 'false', do not display. The configuration variables
+	are:
++
+--
+	pushNonFastForward::
+		Advice shown when linkgit:git-push[1] refuses
+		non-fast-forward refs. Default: true.
+	statusHints::
+		Directions on how to stage/unstage/add shown in the
+		output of linkgit:git-status[1] and the template shown
+		when writing commit messages. Default: true.
+	commitBeforeMerge::
+		Advice shown when linkgit:git-merge[1] refuses to
+		merge to avoid overwriting local changes.
+		Default: true.
+	resolveConflict::
+		Advices shown by various commands when conflicts
+		prevent the operation from being performed.
+		Default: true.
+	implicitIdentity::
+		Advice on how to set your identity configuration when
+		your information is guessed from the system username and
+		domain name. Default: true.
+
+	detachedHead::
+		Advice shown when you used linkgit::git-checkout[1] to
+		move to the detach HEAD state, to instruct how to create
+		a local branch after the fact.  Default: true.
+--
+
 core.fileMode::
 	If false, the executable bit differences between the index and
-	the working copy are ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT.
-	See gitlink:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
+	the working tree are ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT.
+	See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
++
+The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
+will probe and set core.fileMode false if appropriate when the
+repository is created.
+
+core.ignoreCygwinFSTricks::
+	This option is only used by Cygwin implementation of Git. If false,
+	the Cygwin stat() and lstat() functions are used. This may be useful
+	if your repository consists of a few separate directories joined in
+	one hierarchy using Cygwin mount. If true, Git uses native Win32 API
+	whenever it is possible and falls back to Cygwin functions only to
+	handle symbol links. The native mode is more than twice faster than
+	normal Cygwin l/stat() functions. True by default, unless core.filemode
+	is true, in which case ignoreCygwinFSTricks is ignored as Cygwin's
+	POSIX emulation is required to support core.filemode.
+
+core.ignorecase::
+	If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable
+	git to work better on filesystems that are not case sensitive,
+	like FAT. For example, if a directory listing finds
+	"makefile" when git expects "Makefile", git will assume
+	it is really the same file, and continue to remember it as
+	"Makefile".
++
+The default is false, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
+will probe and set core.ignorecase true if appropriate when the repository
+is created.
+
+core.trustctime::
+	If false, the ctime differences between the index and the
+	working tree are ignored; useful when the inode change time
+	is regularly modified by something outside Git (file system
+	crawlers and some backup systems).
+	See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
+
+core.quotepath::
+	The commands that output paths (e.g. 'ls-files',
+	'diff'), when not given the `-z` option, will quote
+	"unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
+	pathname in a double-quote pair and with backslashes the
+	same way strings in C source code are quoted.  If this
+	variable is set to false, the bytes higher than 0x80 are
+	not quoted but output as verbatim.  Note that double
+	quote, backslash and control characters are always
+	quoted without `-z` regardless of the setting of this
+	variable.
+
+core.eol::
+	Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for
+	files that have the `text` property set.  Alternatives are
+	'lf', 'crlf' and 'native', which uses the platform's native
+	line ending.  The default value is `native`.  See
+	linkgit:gitattributes[5] for more information on end-of-line
+	conversion.
+
+core.safecrlf::
+	If true, makes git check if converting `CRLF` is reversible when
+	end-of-line conversion is active.  Git will verify if a command
+	modifies a file in the work tree either directly or indirectly.
+	For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
+	same file should yield the original file in the work tree.  If
+	this is not the case for the current setting of
+	`core.autocrlf`, git will reject the file.  The variable can
+	be set to "warn", in which case git will only warn about an
+	irreversible conversion but continue the operation.
++
+CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data.
+When it is enabled, git will convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to
+CRLF during checkout.  A file that contains a mixture of LF and
+CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by git.  For text
+files this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings
+such that we have only LF line endings in the repository.
+But for binary files that are accidentally classified as text the
+conversion can corrupt data.
++
+If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by
+setting the conversion type explicitly in .gitattributes.  Right
+after committing you still have the original file in your work
+tree and this file is not yet corrupted.  You can explicitly tell
+git that this file is binary and git will handle the file
+appropriately.
++
+Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with
+mixed line endings and the undesired effect of corrupting binary
+files cannot be distinguished.  In both cases CRLFs are removed
+in an irreversible way.  For text files this is the right thing
+to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files
+converting CRLFs corrupts data.
++
+Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a
+file identical to the original file for a different setting of
+`core.eol` and `core.autocrlf`, but only for the current one.  For
+example, a text file with `LF` would be accepted with `core.eol=lf`
+and could later be checked out with `core.eol=crlf`, in which case the
+resulting file would contain `CRLF`, although the original file
+contained `LF`.  However, in both work trees the line endings would be
+consistent, that is either all `LF` or all `CRLF`, but never mixed.  A
+file with mixed line endings would be reported by the `core.safecrlf`
+mechanism.
+
+core.autocrlf::
+	Setting this variable to "true" is almost the same as setting
+	the `text` attribute to "auto" on all files except that text
+	files are not guaranteed to be normalized: files that contain
+	`CRLF` in the repository will not be touched.  Use this
+	setting if you want to have `CRLF` line endings in your
+	working directory even though the repository does not have
+	normalized line endings.  This variable can be set to 'input',
+	in which case no output conversion is performed.
+
+core.symlinks::
+	If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
+	contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
+	linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
+	file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
+	symbolic links.
++
+The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
+will probe and set core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository
+is created.
 
 core.gitProxy::
 	A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
@@ -56,12 +282,20 @@
 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_PROXY_COMMAND' environment variable
 (which always applies universally, without the special "for"
 handling).
++
+The special string `none` can be used as the proxy command to
+specify that no proxy be used for a given domain pattern.
+This is useful for excluding servers inside a firewall from
+proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.
 
 core.ignoreStat::
-	The working copy files are assumed to stay unchanged until you
-	mark them otherwise manually - Git will not detect the file changes
-	by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems where those are very
-	slow, such as Microsoft Windows.  See gitlink:git-update-index[1].
+	If true, commands which modify both the working tree and the index
+	will mark the updated paths with the "assume unchanged" bit in the
+	index. These marked files are then assumed to stay unchanged in the
+	working tree, until you mark them otherwise manually - Git will not
+	detect the file changes	by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems
+	where those are very slow, such as Microsoft Windows.
+	See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
 	False by default.
 
 core.preferSymlinkRefs::
@@ -70,17 +304,56 @@
 	This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
 	expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
 
+core.bare::
+	If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
+	working directory associated with it.  If this is the case a
+	number of commands that require a working directory will be
+	disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
++
+This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
+linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created.  By default a
+repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
+false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
+= true).
+
+core.worktree::
+	Set the path to the root of the working tree.
+	This can be overridden by the GIT_WORK_TREE environment
+	variable and the '--work-tree' command line option.
+	The value can be an absolute path or relative to the path to
+	the .git directory, which is either specified by --git-dir
+	or GIT_DIR, or automatically discovered.
+	If --git-dir or GIT_DIR is specified but none of
+	--work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified,
+	the current working directory is regarded as the top level
+	of your working tree.
++
+Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration
+file in a ".git" subdirectory of a directory and its value differs
+from the latter directory (e.g. "/path/to/.git/config" has
+core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most likely a
+misconfiguration.  Running git commands in the "/path/to" directory will
+still use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause
+confusion unless you know what you are doing (e.g. you are creating a
+read-only snapshot of the same index to a location different from the
+repository's usual working tree).
+
 core.logAllRefUpdates::
-	Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
+	Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
 	"$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>", by appending the new and old
 	SHA1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
 	only when the file exists.  If this configuration
 	variable is set to true, missing "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>"
-	file is automatically created for branch heads.
-
-	This information can be used to determine what commit
-	was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".  This value is
-	false by default (no automated creation of log files).
+	file is automatically created for branch heads (i.e. under
+	refs/heads/), remote refs (i.e. under refs/remotes/),
+	note refs (i.e. under refs/notes/), and the symbolic ref HEAD.
++
+This information can be used to determine what commit
+was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
++
+This value is true by default in a repository that has
+a working directory associated with it, and false by
+default in a bare repository.
 
 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
 	Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
@@ -92,84 +365,846 @@
 	group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
 	repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
 	group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), git will use permissions
-	reported by umask(2). See gitlink:git-init-db[1]. False by default.
+	reported by umask(2). When '0xxx', where '0xxx' is an octal number,
+	files in the repository will have this mode value. '0xxx' will override
+	user's umask value (whereas the other options will only override
+	requested parts of the user's umask value). Examples: '0660' will make
+	the repo read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to
+	others (equivalent to 'group' unless umask is e.g. '0022'). '0640' is a
+	repository that is group-readable but not group-writable.
+	See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
 
 core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
 	If true, git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
 	and might match multiple refs in the .git/refs/ tree. True by default.
 
 core.compression::
-	An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
-	are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib and git default. 0 means no
-	compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
-	slowest.
+	An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
+	-1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
+	and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
+	If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
+	such as 'core.loosecompression' and 'pack.compression'.
 
-core.legacyheaders::
-	A boolean which enables the legacy object header format in case
-	you want to interoperate with old clients accessing the object
-	database directly (where the "http://" and "rsync://" protocols
-	count as direct access).
+core.loosecompression::
+	An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
+	are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
+	compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
+	slowest.  If not set,  defaults to core.compression.  If that is
+	not set,  defaults to 1 (best speed).
+
+core.packedGitWindowSize::
+	Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
+	single mapping operation.  Larger window sizes may allow
+	your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
+	more quickly.  Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
+	performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
+	memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
+	a large number of large pack files.
++
+Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
+MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms.  This should
+be reasonable for all users/operating systems.  You probably do
+not need to adjust this value.
++
+Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
+
+core.packedGitLimit::
+	Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
+	from pack files.  If Git needs to access more than this many
+	bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
+	regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
++
+Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 8 GiB on 64 bit platforms.
+This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
+the largest projects.  You probably do not need to adjust this value.
++
+Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
+
+core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
+	Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
+	that may be referenced by multiple deltified objects.  By storing the
+	entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
+	to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
+	objects multiple times.
++
+Default is 16 MiB on all platforms.  This should be reasonable
+for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
+You probably do not need to adjust this value.
++
+Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
+
+core.bigFileThreshold::
+	Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without
+	attempting delta compression.  Storing large files without
+	delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
+	slight expense of increased disk usage.
++
+Default is 512 MiB on all platforms.  This should be reasonable
+for most projects as source code and other text files can still
+be delta compressed, but larger binary media files won't be.
++
+Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
+
+core.excludesfile::
+	In addition to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and
+	'.git/info/exclude', git looks into this file for patterns
+	of files which are not meant to be tracked.  "{tilde}/" is expanded
+	to the value of `$HOME` and "{tilde}user/" to the specified user's
+	home directory.  See linkgit:gitignore[5].
+
+core.askpass::
+	Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
+	ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
+	via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_ASKPASS'
+	environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
+	'SSH_ASKPASS' environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
+	prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
+	command line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
+
+core.attributesfile::
+	In addition to '.gitattributes' (per-directory) and
+	'.git/info/attributes', git looks into this file for attributes
+	(see linkgit:gitattributes[5]). Path expansions are made the same
+	way as for `core.excludesfile`.
+
+core.editor::
+	Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
+	messages by launching an editor uses the value of this
+	variable when it is set, and the environment variable
+	`GIT_EDITOR` is not set.  See linkgit:git-var[1].
+
+core.pager::
+	The command that git will use to paginate output.  Can
+	be overridden with the `GIT_PAGER` environment
+	variable.  Note that git sets the `LESS` environment
+	variable to `FRSX` if it is unset when it runs the
+	pager.  One can change these settings by setting the
+	`LESS` variable to some other value.  Alternately,
+	these settings can be overridden on a project or
+	global basis by setting the `core.pager` option.
+	Setting `core.pager` has no affect on the `LESS`
+	environment variable behaviour above, so if you want
+	to override git's default settings this way, you need
+	to be explicit.  For example, to disable the S option
+	in a backward compatible manner, set `core.pager`
+	to `less -+$LESS -FRX`.  This will be passed to the
+	shell by git, which will translate the final command to
+	`LESS=FRSX less -+FRSX -FRX`.
+
+core.whitespace::
+	A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
+	notice.  'git diff' will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
+	highlight them, and 'git apply --whitespace=error' will
+	consider them as errors.  You can prefix `-` to disable
+	any of them (e.g. `-trailing-space`):
++
+* `blank-at-eol` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
+  as an error (enabled by default).
+* `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
+  before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
+  error (enabled by default).
+* `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with 8 or more
+  space characters as an error (not enabled by default).
+* `tab-in-indent` treats a tab character in the initial indent part of
+  the line as an error (not enabled by default).
+* `blank-at-eof` treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error
+  (enabled by default).
+* `trailing-space` is a short-hand to cover both `blank-at-eol` and
+  `blank-at-eof`.
+* `cr-at-eol` treats a carriage-return at the end of line as
+  part of the line terminator, i.e. with it, `trailing-space`
+  does not trigger if the character before such a carriage-return
+  is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).
+* `tabwidth=<n>` tells how many character positions a tab occupies; this
+  is relevant for `indent-with-non-tab` and when git fixes `tab-in-indent`
+  errors. The default tab width is 8. Allowed values are 1 to 63.
+
+core.fsyncobjectfiles::
+	This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
++
+This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
+data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
+journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
+and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
+
+core.preloadindex::
+	Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
++
+This can speed up operations like 'git diff' and 'git status' especially
+on filesystems like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus
+relatively high IO latencies.  With this set to 'true', git will do the
+index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel, allowing
+overlapping IO's.
+
+core.createObject::
+	You can set this to 'link', in which case a hardlink followed by
+	a delete of the source are used to make sure that object creation
+	will not overwrite existing objects.
++
+On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable.
+Set this config setting to 'rename' there; However, This will remove the
+check that makes sure that existing object files will not get overwritten.
+
+core.notesRef::
+	When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in
+	the given ref.  The ref must be fully qualified.  If the given
+	ref does not exist, it is not an error but means that no
+	notes should be printed.
++
+This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by
+the 'GIT_NOTES_REF' environment variable.  See linkgit:git-notes[1].
+
+core.sparseCheckout::
+	Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
+	linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
+
+core.abbrev::
+	Set the length object names are abbreviated to.  If unspecified,
+	many commands abbreviate to 7 hexdigits, which may not be enough
+	for abbreviated object names to stay unique for sufficiently long
+	time.
+
+add.ignore-errors::
+add.ignoreErrors::
+	Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
+	added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the '--ignore-errors'
+	option of linkgit:git-add[1].  Older versions of git accept only
+	`add.ignore-errors`, which does not follow the usual naming
+	convention for configuration variables.  Newer versions of git
+	honor `add.ignoreErrors` as well.
 
 alias.*::
-	Command aliases for the gitlink:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
+	Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
 	after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
 	"git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
 	confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
 	hide existing git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
 	spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
 	quote pair and a backslash can be used to quote them.
++
+If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
+it will be treated as a shell command.  For example, defining
+"alias.new = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
+"git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
+"gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD".  Note that shell commands will be
+executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
+not necessarily be the current directory.
+'GIT_PREFIX' is set as returned by running 'git rev-parse --show-prefix'
+from the original current directory. See linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
+
+am.keepcr::
+	If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
+	with parameter '--keep-cr'. In this case git-mailsplit will
+	not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
+	by giving '--no-keep-cr' from the command line.
+	See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
+
+apply.ignorewhitespace::
+	When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
+	whitespace, in the same way as the '--ignore-space-change'
+	option.
+	When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
+	respect all whitespace differences.
+	See linkgit:git-apply[1].
 
 apply.whitespace::
-	Tells `git-apply` how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
-	as the '--whitespace' option. See gitlink:git-apply[1].
+	Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
+	as the '--whitespace' option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
+
+branch.autosetupmerge::
+	Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
+	so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
+	starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
+	this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
+	and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
+	automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
+	starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
+	automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
+	local branch or remote-tracking
+	branch. This option defaults to true.
+
+branch.autosetuprebase::
+	When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
+	that tracks another branch, this variable tells git to set
+	up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
+	When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
+	When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
+	other local branches.
+	When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
+	remote-tracking branches.
+	When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
+	branches.
+	See "branch.autosetupmerge" for details on how to set up a
+	branch to track another branch.
+	This option defaults to never.
 
 branch.<name>.remote::
-	When in branch <name>, it tells `git fetch` which remote to fetch.
+	When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push' which
+	remote to fetch from/push to.  It defaults to `origin` if no remote is
+	configured. `origin` is also used if you are not on any branch.
 
 branch.<name>.merge::
-	When in branch <name>, it tells `git fetch` the default remote branch
-	to be merged.
+	Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
+	for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
+	branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
+	When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
+	refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
+	handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
+	ref which is fetched from the remote given by
+	"branch.<name>.remote".
+	The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
+	'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
+	this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
+	Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
+	If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
+	another branch in the local repository, you can point
+	branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the special setting
+	`.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
 
-pager.color::
+branch.<name>.mergeoptions::
+	Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
+	supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
+	option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
+	supported.
+
+branch.<name>.rebase::
+	When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
+	instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
+	"git pull" is run.
+	*NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
+	it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
+	for details).
+
+browser.<tool>.cmd::
+	Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
+	specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
+	as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web{litdd}browse[1].)
+
+browser.<tool>.path::
+	Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
+	browse HTML help (see '-w' option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
+	working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
+
+clean.requireForce::
+	A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f
+	or -n.   Defaults to true.
+
+color.branch::
+	A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
+	linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
+	`false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
+	only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
+
+color.branch.<slot>::
+	Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
+	`current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
+	`remote` (a remote-tracking branch in refs/remotes/), `plain` (other
+	refs).
++
+The value for these configuration variables is a list of colors (at most
+two) and attributes (at most one), separated by spaces.  The colors
+accepted are `normal`, `black`, `red`, `green`, `yellow`, `blue`,
+`magenta`, `cyan` and `white`; the attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`,
+`blink` and `reverse`.  The first color given is the foreground; the
+second is the background.  The position of the attribute, if any,
+doesn't matter.
+
+color.diff::
+	Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches.
+	If this is set to `always`, linkgit:git-diff[1],
+	linkgit:git-log[1], and linkgit:git-show[1] will use color
+	for all patches.  If it is set to `true` or `auto`, those
+	commands will only use color when output is to the terminal.
+	Defaults to false.
++
+This does not affect linkgit:git-format-patch[1] nor the
+'git-diff-{asterisk}' plumbing commands.  Can be overridden on the
+command line with the `--color[=<when>]` option.
+
+color.diff.<slot>::
+	Use customized color for diff colorization.  `<slot>` specifies
+	which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
+	of `plain` (context text), `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
+	(hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
+	`new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), or `whitespace`
+	(highlighting whitespace errors). The values of these variables may be
+	specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
+
+color.decorate.<slot>::
+	Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output.  `<slot>` is one
+	of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
+	branches, remote-tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively.
+
+color.grep::
+	When set to `always`, always highlight matches.  When `false` (or
+	`never`), never.  When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
+	when the output is written to the terminal.  Defaults to `false`.
+
+color.grep.<slot>::
+	Use customized color for grep colorization.  `<slot>` specifies which
+	part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
++
+--
+`context`;;
+	non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
+`filename`;;
+	filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
+`function`;;
+	function name lines (when using `-p`)
+`linenumber`;;
+	line number prefix (when using `-n`)
+`match`;;
+	matching text
+`selected`;;
+	non-matching text in selected lines
+`separator`;;
+	separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
+	and between hunks (`--`)
+--
++
+The values of these variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
+
+color.interactive::
+	When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
+	and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive").
+	When false (or `never`), never.  When set to `true` or `auto`, use
+	colors only when the output is to the terminal. Defaults to false.
+
+color.interactive.<slot>::
+	Use customized color for 'git add --interactive'
+	output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, `help` or `error`, for
+	four distinct types of normal output from interactive
+	commands.  The values of these variables may be specified as
+	in color.branch.<slot>.
+
+color.pager::
 	A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
 	use (default is true).
 
-diff.color::
-	When true (or `always`), always use colors in patch.
-	When false (or `never`), never.  When set to `auto`, use
-	colors only when the output is to the terminal.
+color.showbranch::
+	A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
+	linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
+	`false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
+	only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
 
-diff.color.<slot>::
-	Use customized color for diff colorization.  `<slot>`
-	specifies which part of the patch to use the specified
-	color, and is one of `plain` (context text), `meta`
-	(metainformation), `frag` (hunk header), `old` (removed
-	lines), or `new` (added lines).  The value for these
-	configuration variables can be one of: `normal`, `bold`,
-	`dim`, `ul`, `blink`, `reverse`, `reset`, `black`,
-	`red`, `green`, `yellow`, `blue`, `magenta`, `cyan`, or
-	`white`.
+color.status::
+	A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
+	linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
+	`false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
+	only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
 
-diff.renameLimit::
-	The number of files to consider when performing the copy/rename
-	detection; equivalent to the git diff option '-l'.
+color.status.<slot>::
+	Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
+	one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
+	`added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
+	`changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
+	`untracked` (files which are not tracked by git),
+	`branch` (the current branch), or
+	`nobranch` (the color the 'no branch' warning is shown in, defaulting
+	to red). The values of these variables may be specified as in
+	color.branch.<slot>.
 
-diff.renames::
-	Tells git to detect renames.  If set to any boolean value, it
-	will enable basic rename detection.  If set to "copies" or
-	"copy", it will detect copies, as well.
+color.ui::
+	This variable determines the default value for variables such
+	as `color.diff` and `color.grep` that control the use of color
+	per command family. Its scope will expand as more commands learn
+	configuration to set a default for the `--color` option.  Set it
+	to `always` if you want all output not intended for machine
+	consumption to use color, to `true` or `auto` if you want such
+	output to use color when written to the terminal, or to `false` or
+	`never` if you prefer git commands not to use color unless enabled
+	explicitly with some other configuration or the `--color` option.
+
+commit.status::
+	A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the
+	commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
+	message.  Defaults to true.
+
+commit.template::
+	Specify a file to use as the template for new commit messages.
+	"{tilde}/" is expanded to the value of `$HOME` and "{tilde}user/" to the
+	specified user's home directory.
+
+include::diff-config.txt[]
+
+difftool.<tool>.path::
+	Override the path for the given tool.  This is useful in case
+	your tool is not in the PATH.
+
+difftool.<tool>.cmd::
+	Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
+	The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
+	variables available:  'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
+	file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
+	is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
+	of the diff post-image.
+
+difftool.prompt::
+	Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
+
+diff.wordRegex::
+	A POSIX Extended Regular Expression used to determine what is a "word"
+	when performing word-by-word difference calculations.  Character
+	sequences that match the regular expression are "words", all other
+	characters are *ignorable* whitespace.
+
+fetch.recurseSubmodules::
+	This option can be either set to a boolean value or to 'on-demand'.
+	Setting it to a boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to
+	unconditionally recurse into submodules when set to true or to not
+	recurse at all when set to false. When set to 'on-demand' (the default
+	value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated submodule
+	when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
+	reference.
+
+fetch.unpackLimit::
+	If the number of objects fetched over the git native
+	transfer is below this
+	limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
+	files. However if the number of received objects equals or
+	exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
+	a pack, after adding any missing delta bases.  Storing the
+	pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
+	especially on slow filesystems.  If not set, the value of
+	`transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
+
+format.attach::
+	Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
+	'format-patch'.  The value can also be a double quoted string
+	which will enable attachments as the default and set the
+	value as the boundary.  See the --attach option in
+	linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
+
+format.numbered::
+	A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
+	subjects.  It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
+	is more than one patch.  It can be enabled or disabled for all
+	messages by setting it to "true" or "false".  See --numbered
+	option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
 
 format.headers::
 	Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
-	by mail.  See gitlink:git-format-patch[1].
+	by mail.  See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
+
+format.to::
+format.cc::
+	Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
+	by mail.  See the --to and --cc options in
+	linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
+
+format.subjectprefix::
+	The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
+	subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
+
+format.signature::
+	The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
+	the git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
+	Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
+	signature generation.
+
+format.suffix::
+	The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
+	`.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
+	include the dot if you want it).
+
+format.pretty::
+	The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
+	See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
+	linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
+
+format.thread::
+	The default threading style for 'git format-patch'.  Can be
+	a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`.  `shallow` threading
+	makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
+	where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
+	`\--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
+	`deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
+	A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
+	value disables threading.
+
+format.signoff::
+    A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
+    format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
+    patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
+    the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
+    Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
+
+filter.<driver>.clean::
+	The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree
+	file to a blob upon checkin.  See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for
+	details.
+
+filter.<driver>.smudge::
+	The command which is used to convert the content of a blob
+	object to a worktree file upon checkout.  See
+	linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
+
+gc.aggressiveWindow::
+	The window size parameter used in the delta compression
+	algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'.  This defaults
+	to 250.
+
+gc.auto::
+	When there are approximately more than this many loose
+	objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
+	Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
+	light-weight garbage collection from time to time.  The
+	default value is 6700.  Setting this to 0 disables it.
+
+gc.autopacklimit::
+	When there are more than this many packs that are not
+	marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
+	--auto` consolidates them into one larger pack.  The
+	default	value is 50.  Setting this to 0 disables it.
+
+gc.packrefs::
+	Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
+	unclonable by Git versions prior to 1.5.1.2 over dumb
+	transports such as HTTP.  This variable determines whether
+	'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `notbare`
+	to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
+	boolean value.  The default is `true`.
+
+gc.pruneexpire::
+	When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
+	Override the grace period with this config variable.  The value
+	"now" may be used to disable this  grace period and always prune
+	unreachable objects immediately.
+
+gc.reflogexpire::
+gc.<pattern>.reflogexpire::
+	'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
+	this time; defaults to 90 days.  With "<pattern>" (e.g.
+	"refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
+	the refs that match the <pattern>.
+
+gc.reflogexpireunreachable::
+gc.<ref>.reflogexpireunreachable::
+	'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
+	this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
+	defaults to 30 days.  With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
+	in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
+	match the <pattern>.
+
+gc.rerereresolved::
+	Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
+	kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
+	The default is 60 days.  See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
+
+gc.rerereunresolved::
+	Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
+	kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
+	The default is 15 days.  See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
+
+gitcvs.commitmsgannotation::
+	Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
+	to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
 
 gitcvs.enabled::
-	Whether the cvs pserver interface is enabled for this repository.
-	See gitlink:git-cvsserver[1].
+	Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
+	See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
 
 gitcvs.logfile::
-	Path to a log file where the cvs pserver interface well... logs
-	various stuff. See gitlink:git-cvsserver[1].
+	Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
+	various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
+
+gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
+	If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
+	attributes for files to determine the '-k' modes to use. If
+	the attributes force git to treat a file as text,
+	the '-k' mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
+	treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
+	will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
+	the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
+	the file type to be determined, then 'gitcvs.allbinary' is
+	used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
+
+gitcvs.allbinary::
+	This is used if 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' does not resolve
+	the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
+	unresolved files are sent to the client in
+	mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
+	as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
+	otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
+	then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
+	it is binary, similar to 'core.autocrlf'.
+
+gitcvs.dbname::
+	Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
+	derived from the git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
+	used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
+	is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
+	linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
+	Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
+
+gitcvs.dbdriver::
+	Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
+        for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
+	with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
+	reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
+	May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
+	See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
+
+gitcvs.dbuser, gitcvs.dbpass::
+	Database user and password. Only useful if setting 'gitcvs.dbdriver',
+	since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
+	'gitcvs.dbuser' supports variable substitution (see
+	linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
+
+gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
+	Database table name prefix.  Prepended to the names of any
+	database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
+	for several repositories.  Supports variable substitution (see
+	linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).  Any non-alphabetic
+	characters will be replaced with underscores.
+
+All gitcvs variables except for 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' and
+'gitcvs.allbinary' can also be specified as
+'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
+is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
+access method.
+
+grep.lineNumber::
+	If set to true, enable '-n' option by default.
+
+grep.extendedRegexp::
+	If set to true, enable '--extended-regexp' option by default.
+
+gui.commitmsgwidth::
+	Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
+	linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
+
+gui.diffcontext::
+	Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
+	made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
+
+gui.encoding::
+	Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
+	file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
+	It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
+	for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
+	If this option is not set, the tools default to the
+	locale encoding.
+
+gui.matchtrackingbranch::
+	Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
+	default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
+	not. Default: "false".
+
+gui.newbranchtemplate::
+	Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
+	linkgit:git-gui[1].
+
+gui.pruneduringfetch::
+	"true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune remote-tracking branches when
+	performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
+
+gui.trustmtime::
+	Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
+	timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
+
+gui.spellingdictionary::
+	Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
+	the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
+	off.
+
+gui.fastcopyblame::
+	If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
+	location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
+	repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
+
+gui.copyblamethreshold::
+	Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
+	detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
+	linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
+
+gui.blamehistoryctx::
+	Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
+	linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
+	Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
+	variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
+
+guitool.<name>.cmd::
+	Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
+	of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
+	mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
+	the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
+	the tool as 'GIT_GUITOOL', the name of the currently selected file as
+	'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
+	the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
+
+guitool.<name>.needsfile::
+	Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
+	that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
+
+guitool.<name>.noconsole::
+	Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
+	output.
+
+guitool.<name>.norescan::
+	Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
+	finishes execution.
+
+guitool.<name>.confirm::
+	Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
+
+guitool.<name>.argprompt::
+	Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
+	through the 'ARGS' environment variable. Since requesting an
+	argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
+	if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
+	the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
+	value of the variable is used.
+
+guitool.<name>.revprompt::
+	Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
+	'REVISION' environment variable. In other aspects this option
+	is similar to 'argprompt', and can be used together with it.
+
+guitool.<name>.revunmerged::
+	Show only unmerged branches in the 'revprompt' subdialog.
+	This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
+	for things like checkout or reset.
+
+guitool.<name>.title::
+	Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
+	is the tool name.
+
+guitool.<name>.prompt::
+	Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
+	the dialog, before subsections for 'argprompt' and 'revprompt'.
+	The default value includes the actual command.
+
+help.browser::
+	Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
+	'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
+
+help.format::
+	Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
+	Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
+	the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
+
+help.autocorrect::
+	Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
+	waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
+	than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
+	will be executed.  If the value of this option is negative,
+	the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
+	value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
+	This is the default.
+
+http.proxy::
+	Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy'
+	environment variable (see linkgit:curl[1]).  This can be overridden
+	on a per-remote basis; see remote.<name>.proxy
+
+http.cookiefile::
+	File containing previously stored cookie lines which should be used
+	in the git http session, if they match the server. The file format
+	of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
+	the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see linkgit:curl[1]).
+	NOTE that the file specified with http.cookiefile is only used as
+	input. No cookies will be stored in the file.
 
 http.sslVerify::
 	Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
@@ -186,6 +1221,12 @@
 	over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_KEY' environment
 	variable.
 
+http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
+	Enable git's password prompt for the SSL certificate.  Otherwise
+	OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
+	certificate or private key is encrypted.  Can be overridden by the
+	'GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED' environment variable.
+
 http.sslCAInfo::
 	File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
 	fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
@@ -200,6 +1241,20 @@
 	How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
 	by the 'GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS' environment variable. Default is 5.
 
+http.minSessions::
+	The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
+	requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
+	http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
+	value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
+
+http.postBuffer::
+	Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
+	transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
+	For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
+	Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
+	massive pack file locally.  Default is 1 MiB, which is
+	sufficient for most requests.
+
 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
 	If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
 	for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
@@ -208,31 +1263,302 @@
 
 http.noEPSV::
 	A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
-	This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which doesn't
+	This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
 	support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV'
 	environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
 
+http.useragent::
+	The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server.  The default
+	value represents the version of the client git such as git/1.7.1.
+	This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
+	such as Mozilla/4.0.  This may be necessary, for instance, if
+	connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
+	of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
+	Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT' environment variable.
+
 i18n.commitEncoding::
 	Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; git itself
 	does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
 	importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
 	browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
-	porcelains). See e.g. gitlink:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
+	porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
+
+i18n.logOutputEncoding::
+	Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
+	running 'git log' and friends.
+
+imap::
+	The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
+	in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
+
+init.templatedir::
+	Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
+	(See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
+
+instaweb.browser::
+	Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
+	repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
+
+instaweb.httpd::
+	The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
+	repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
+
+instaweb.local::
+	If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
+	be bound to the local IP (127.0.0.1).
+
+instaweb.modulepath::
+	The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
+	instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules.  Only used if httpd
+	is Apache.
+
+instaweb.port::
+	The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
+	linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
+
+interactive.singlekey::
+	In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
+	input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
+	Currently this is used by the `\--patch` mode of
+	linkgit:git-add[1], linkgit:git-checkout[1], linkgit:git-commit[1],
+	linkgit:git-reset[1], and linkgit:git-stash[1]. Note that this
+	setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input
+	is not available.
+
+log.abbrevCommit::
+	If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
+	linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `\--abbrev-commit`. You may
+	override this option with `\--no-abbrev-commit`.
+
+log.date::
+	Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
+	Setting a value for log.date is similar to using 'git log''s
+	`\--date` option.  Possible values are `relative`, `local`,
+	`default`, `iso`, `rfc`, and `short`; see linkgit:git-log[1]
+	for details.
+
+log.decorate::
+	Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
+	command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
+	'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
+	specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
+	This is the same as the log commands '--decorate' option.
 
 log.showroot::
 	If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
 	This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
-	Tools like gitlink:git-log[1] or gitlink:git-whatchanged[1], which
+	Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
 	normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
 
-merge.summary::
-	Whether to include summaries of merged commits in newly created
-	merge commit messages. False by default.
+mailmap.file::
+	The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
+	mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
+	first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
+	The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
+	subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
+	See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
+
+man.viewer::
+	Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
+	'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
+
+man.<tool>.cmd::
+	Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
+	specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
+	passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
+
+man.<tool>.path::
+	Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
+	display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
+
+include::merge-config.txt[]
+
+mergetool.<tool>.path::
+	Override the path for the given tool.  This is useful in case
+	your tool is not in the PATH.
+
+mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
+	Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool.  The
+	specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
+	variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
+	containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
+	'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
+	the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
+	file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
+	merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
+	tool should write the results of a successful merge.
+
+mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
+	For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
+	the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
+	successful.  If this is not set to true then the merge target file
+	timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
+	if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
+	indicate the success of the merge.
+
+mergetool.keepBackup::
+	After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
+	can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension.  If this variable
+	is set to `false` then this file is not preserved.  Defaults to
+	`true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
+
+mergetool.keepTemporaries::
+	When invoking a custom merge tool, git uses a set of temporary
+	files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
+	variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
+	preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
+	exited. Defaults to `false`.
+
+mergetool.prompt::
+	Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
+
+notes.displayRef::
+	The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
+	showing commit messages.  The value of this variable can be set
+	to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
+	shown.  You may also specify this configuration variable
+	several times.  A warning will be issued for refs that do not
+	exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
+	ignored.
++
+This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
+environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
+globs.
++
+The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
+GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
+displayed.
+
+notes.rewrite.<command>::
+	When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
+	`rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, git
+	automatically copies your notes from the original to the
+	rewritten commit.  Defaults to `true`, but see
+	"notes.rewriteRef" below.
+
+notes.rewriteMode::
+	When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
+	"notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
+	the target commit already has a note.  Must be one of
+	`overwrite`, `concatenate`, or `ignore`.  Defaults to
+	`concatenate`.
++
+This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
+environment variable.
+
+notes.rewriteRef::
+	When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
+	qualified) ref whose notes should be copied.  The ref may be a
+	glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
+	You may also specify this configuration several times.
++
+Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
+enable note rewriting.  Set it to `refs/notes/commits` to enable
+rewriting for the default commit notes.
++
+This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
+environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
+globs.
 
 pack.window::
-	The size of the window used by gitlink:git-pack-objects[1] when no
+	The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
 	window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
 
+pack.depth::
+	The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
+	maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
+
+pack.windowMemory::
+	The window memory size limit used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
+	when no limit is given on the command line.  The value can be
+	suffixed with "k", "m", or "g".  Defaults to 0, meaning no
+	limit.
+
+pack.compression::
+	An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
+	in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
+	compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
+	slowest.  If not set,  defaults to core.compression.  If that is
+	not set,  defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
+	compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
+	to level 6)."
++
+Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress
+all existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option
+to linkgit:git-repack[1].
+
+pack.deltaCacheSize::
+	The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
+	linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
+	This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
+	having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
+	for all objects is found.  Repacking large repositories on machines
+	which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
+	especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
+	A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
+	used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
+
+pack.deltaCacheLimit::
+	The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
+	linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
+	writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
+	result once the best match for all objects is found. Defaults to 1000.
+
+pack.threads::
+	Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
+	delta matches.  This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
+	be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
+	warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
+	machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
+	is however multiplied by the number of threads.
+	Specifying 0 will cause git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
+	and set the number of threads accordingly.
+
+pack.indexVersion::
+	Specify the default pack index version.  Valid values are 1 for
+	legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
+	the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
+	as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
+	packs.  Version 2 is the default.  Note that version 2 is enforced
+	and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
+	larger than 2 GB.
++
+If you have an old git that does not understand the version 2 `{asterisk}.idx` file,
+cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http" and "rsync")
+that will copy both `{asterisk}.pack` file and corresponding `{asterisk}.idx` file from the
+other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
+older version of git. If the `{asterisk}.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
+you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
+the `{asterisk}.idx` file.
+
+pack.packSizeLimit::
+	The maximum size of a pack.  This setting only affects
+	packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
+	is unaffected.  It can be overridden by the `\--max-pack-size`
+	option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. The minimum size allowed is
+	limited to 1 MiB. The default is unlimited.
+	Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
+	supported.
+
+pager.<cmd>::
+	If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the
+	output of a particular git subcommand when writing to a tty.
+	Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand using the
+	pager specified by the value of `pager.<cmd>`.  If `\--paginate`
+	or `\--no-pager` is specified on the command line, it takes
+	precedence over this option.  To disable pagination for all
+	commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
+
+pretty.<name>::
+	Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
+	linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
+	as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
+	running `git config pretty.changelog "format:{asterisk} %H %s"`
+	would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
+	to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:{asterisk} %H %s"`.
+	Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
+	will be silently ignored.
+
 pull.octopus::
 	The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
 	at once.
@@ -240,72 +1566,37 @@
 pull.twohead::
 	The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
 
-remote.<name>.url::
-	The URL of a remote repository.  See gitlink:git-fetch[1] or
-	gitlink:git-push[1].
+push.default::
+	Defines the action git push should take if no refspec is given
+	on the command line, no refspec is configured in the remote, and
+	no refspec is implied by any of the options given on the command
+	line. Possible values are:
++
+* `nothing` - do not push anything.
+* `matching` - push all matching branches.
+  All branches having the same name in both ends are considered to be
+  matching. This is the default.
+* `upstream` - push the current branch to its upstream branch.
+* `tracking` - deprecated synonym for `upstream`.
+* `current` - push the current branch to a branch of the same name.
 
-remote.<name>.fetch::
-	The default set of "refspec" for gitlink:git-fetch[1]. See
-	gitlink:git-fetch[1].
+rebase.stat::
+	Whether to show a diffstat of what changed upstream since the last
+	rebase. False by default.
 
-remote.<name>.push::
-	The default set of "refspec" for gitlink:git-push[1]. See
-	gitlink:git-push[1].
+rebase.autosquash::
+	If set to true enable '--autosquash' option by default.
 
-repack.usedeltabaseoffset::
-	Allow gitlink:git-repack[1] to create packs that uses
-	delta-base offset.  Defaults to false.
+receive.autogc::
+	By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
+	receiving data from git-push and updating refs.  You can stop
+	it by setting this variable to false.
 
-show.difftree::
-	The default gitlink:git-diff-tree[1] arguments to be used
-	for gitlink:git-show[1].
-
-showbranch.default::
-	The default set of branches for gitlink:git-show-branch[1].
-	See gitlink:git-show-branch[1].
-
-status.color::
-	A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
-	gitlink:git-status[1]. May be set to `true` (or `always`),
-	`false` (or `never`) or `auto`, in which case colors are used
-	only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
-
-status.color.<slot>::
-	Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
-	one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
-	`updated` (files which are updated but not committed),
-	`changed` (files which are changed but not updated in the index),
-	or `untracked` (files which are not tracked by git). The values of
-	these variables may be specified as in diff.color.<slot>.
-
-tar.umask::
-	By default, gitlink:git-tar-tree[1] sets file and directories modes
-	to 0666 or 0777. While this is both useful and acceptable for projects
-	such as the Linux Kernel, it might be excessive for other projects.
-	With this variable, it becomes possible to tell
-	gitlink:git-tar-tree[1] to apply a specific umask to the modes above.
-	The special value "user" indicates that the user's current umask will
-	be used. This should be enough for most projects, as it will lead to
-	the same permissions as gitlink:git-checkout[1] would use. The default
-	value remains 0, which means world read-write.
-
-user.email::
-	Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
-	Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL' and 'GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL'
-	environment variables.  See gitlink:git-commit-tree[1].
-
-user.name::
-	Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
-	Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME' and 'GIT_COMMITTER_NAME'
-	environment variables.  See gitlink:git-commit-tree[1].
-
-whatchanged.difftree::
-	The default gitlink:git-diff-tree[1] arguments to be used
-	for gitlink:git-whatchanged[1].
-
-imap::
-	The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
-	in gitlink:git-imap-send[1].
+receive.fsckObjects::
+	If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
+	objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
+	broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
+	Defaults to false.
 
 receive.unpackLimit::
 	If the number of objects received in a push is below this
@@ -314,11 +1605,279 @@
 	exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
 	a pack, after adding any missing delta bases.  Storing the
 	pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
-	especially on slow filesystems.
+	especially on slow filesystems.  If not set, the value of
+	`transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
+
+receive.denyDeletes::
+	If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
+	the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
+
+receive.denyDeleteCurrent::
+	If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
+	deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
+
+receive.denyCurrentBranch::
+	If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
+	to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
+	Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
+	out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
+	print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
+	proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
+	message. Defaults to "refuse".
 
 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
 	If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
-	not a fast forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
+	not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
 	even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
 	set when initializing a shared repository.
 
+receive.updateserverinfo::
+	If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
+	after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
+
+remote.<name>.url::
+	The URL of a remote repository.  See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
+	linkgit:git-push[1].
+
+remote.<name>.pushurl::
+	The push URL of a remote repository.  See linkgit:git-push[1].
+
+remote.<name>.proxy::
+	For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
+	the proxy to use for that remote.  Set to the empty string to
+	disable proxying for that remote.
+
+remote.<name>.fetch::
+	The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
+	linkgit:git-fetch[1].
+
+remote.<name>.push::
+	The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
+	linkgit:git-push[1].
+
+remote.<name>.mirror::
+	If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
+	as if the `\--mirror` option was given on the command line.
+
+remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
+	If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
+	using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
+	linkgit:git-remote[1].
+
+remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
+	If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
+	using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
+	linkgit:git-remote[1].
+
+remote.<name>.receivepack::
+	The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing.  See
+	option \--receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
+
+remote.<name>.uploadpack::
+	The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching.  See
+	option \--upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
+
+remote.<name>.tagopt::
+	Setting this value to \--no-tags disables automatic tag following when
+	fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to \--tags will fetch every
+	tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
+	branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
+	override this setting. See options \--tags and \--no-tags of
+	linkgit:git-fetch[1].
+
+remote.<name>.vcs::
+	Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause git to interact with
+	the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
+
+remotes.<group>::
+	The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
+	<group>".  See linkgit:git-remote[1].
+
+repack.usedeltabaseoffset::
+	By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
+	delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
+	git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
+	protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
+	"false" and repack. Access from old git versions over the
+	native protocol are unaffected by this option.
+
+rerere.autoupdate::
+	When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
+	resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
+	previously recorded resolution.  Defaults to false.
+
+rerere.enabled::
+	Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
+	conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they
+	be encountered again.  linkgit:git-rerere[1] command is by
+	default enabled if you create `rr-cache` directory under
+	`$GIT_DIR`, but can be disabled by setting this option to false.
+
+sendemail.identity::
+	A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
+	'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
+	values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
+	the value of 'sendemail.identity'.
+
+sendemail.smtpencryption::
+	See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.  Note that this
+	setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
+
+sendemail.smtpssl::
+	Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpencryption = ssl'.
+
+sendemail.<identity>.*::
+	Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
+	found below, taking precedence over those when the this
+	identity is selected, through command-line or
+	'sendemail.identity'.
+
+sendemail.aliasesfile::
+sendemail.aliasfiletype::
+sendemail.bcc::
+sendemail.cc::
+sendemail.cccmd::
+sendemail.chainreplyto::
+sendemail.confirm::
+sendemail.envelopesender::
+sendemail.from::
+sendemail.multiedit::
+sendemail.signedoffbycc::
+sendemail.smtppass::
+sendemail.suppresscc::
+sendemail.suppressfrom::
+sendemail.to::
+sendemail.smtpdomain::
+sendemail.smtpserver::
+sendemail.smtpserverport::
+sendemail.smtpserveroption::
+sendemail.smtpuser::
+sendemail.thread::
+sendemail.validate::
+	See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
+
+sendemail.signedoffcc::
+	Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.signedoffbycc'.
+
+showbranch.default::
+	The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
+	See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
+
+status.relativePaths::
+	By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
+	current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
+	relative to the repository root (this was the default for git
+	prior to v1.5.4).
+
+status.showUntrackedFiles::
+	By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
+	files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
+	contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
+	only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
+	all the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
+	systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
+	the untracked files. Possible values are:
++
+--
+* `no` - Show no untracked files.
+* `normal` - Show untracked files and directories.
+* `all` - Show also individual files in untracked directories.
+--
++
+If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
+This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
+of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
+
+status.submodulesummary::
+	Defaults to false.
+	If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
+	unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
+	summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
+	--summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]).
+
+submodule.<name>.path::
+submodule.<name>.url::
+submodule.<name>.update::
+	The path within this project, URL, and the updating strategy
+	for a submodule.  These variables are initially populated
+	by 'git submodule init'; edit them to override the
+	URL and other values found in the `.gitmodules` file.  See
+	linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
+
+submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules::
+	This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this
+	submodule. It can be overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules
+	command line option to "git fetch" and "git pull".
+	This setting will override that from in the linkgit:gitmodules[5]
+	file.
+
+submodule.<name>.ignore::
+	Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
+	a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
+	modified, "dirty" will ignore all changes to the submodules work tree and
+	takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
+	recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
+	let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
+	Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
+	submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
+	This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
+	both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
+	"--ignore-submodules" option.
+
+tar.umask::
+	This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
+	tar archive entries.  The default is 0002, which turns off the
+	world write bit.  The special value "user" indicates that the
+	archiving user's umask will be used instead.  See umask(2) and
+	linkgit:git-archive[1].
+
+transfer.unpackLimit::
+	When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
+	not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
+	The default value is 100.
+
+url.<base>.insteadOf::
+	Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
+	start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
+	large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
+	access methods, and some users need to use different access
+	methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
+	equivalent URLs and have git automatically rewrite the URL to
+	the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
+	never-before-seen repository on the site.  When more than one
+	insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
+
+url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
+	Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
+	instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
+	resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
+	a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
+	access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
+	allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have git
+	automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
+	never-before-seen repository on the site.  When more than one
+	pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
+	used.  If a remote has an explicit pushurl, git will ignore this
+	setting for that remote.
+
+user.email::
+	Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
+	Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL', 'GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL', and
+	'EMAIL' environment variables.  See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
+
+user.name::
+	Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
+	Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME' and 'GIT_COMMITTER_NAME'
+	environment variables.  See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
+
+user.signingkey::
+	If linkgit:git-tag[1] is not selecting the key you want it to
+	automatically when creating a signed tag, you can override the
+	default selection with this variable.  This option is passed
+	unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter, so you may specify a key
+	using any method that gpg supports.
+
+web.browser::
+	Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
+	Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
+	may use it.
diff --git a/Documentation/core-tutorial.txt b/Documentation/core-tutorial.txt
deleted file mode 100644
index 47505aa..0000000
--- a/Documentation/core-tutorial.txt
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,1722 +0,0 @@
-A git core tutorial for developers
-==================================
-
-Introduction
-------------
-
-This is trying to be a short tutorial on setting up and using a git
-repository, mainly because being hands-on and using explicit examples is
-often the best way of explaining what is going on.
-
-In normal life, most people wouldn't use the "core" git programs
-directly, but rather script around them to make them more palatable. 
-Understanding the core git stuff may help some people get those scripts
-done, though, and it may also be instructive in helping people
-understand what it is that the higher-level helper scripts are actually
-doing. 
-
-The core git is often called "plumbing", with the prettier user
-interfaces on top of it called "porcelain". You may not want to use the
-plumbing directly very often, but it can be good to know what the
-plumbing does for when the porcelain isn't flushing.
-
-The material presented here often goes deep describing how things
-work internally.  If you are mostly interested in using git as a
-SCM, you can skip them during your first pass.
-
-[NOTE]
-And those "too deep" descriptions are often marked as Note.
-
-[NOTE]
-If you are already familiar with another version control system,
-like CVS, you may want to take a look at
-link:everyday.html[Everyday GIT in 20 commands or so] first
-before reading this.
-
-
-Creating a git repository
--------------------------
-
-Creating a new git repository couldn't be easier: all git repositories start
-out empty, and the only thing you need to do is find yourself a
-subdirectory that you want to use as a working tree - either an empty
-one for a totally new project, or an existing working tree that you want
-to import into git. 
-
-For our first example, we're going to start a totally new repository from
-scratch, with no pre-existing files, and we'll call it `git-tutorial`.
-To start up, create a subdirectory for it, change into that
-subdirectory, and initialize the git infrastructure with `git-init-db`:
-
-------------------------------------------------
-$ mkdir git-tutorial
-$ cd git-tutorial
-$ git-init-db
-------------------------------------------------
-
-to which git will reply
-
-----------------
-defaulting to local storage area
-----------------
-
-which is just git's way of saying that you haven't been doing anything
-strange, and that it will have created a local `.git` directory setup for
-your new project. You will now have a `.git` directory, and you can
-inspect that with `ls`. For your new empty project, it should show you
-three entries, among other things:
-
- - a file called `HEAD`, that has `ref: refs/heads/master` in it.
-   This is similar to a symbolic link and points at
-   `refs/heads/master` relative to the `HEAD` file.
-+
-Don't worry about the fact that the file that the `HEAD` link points to
-doesn't even exist yet -- you haven't created the commit that will
-start your `HEAD` development branch yet.
-
- - a subdirectory called `objects`, which will contain all the
-   objects of your project. You should never have any real reason to
-   look at the objects directly, but you might want to know that these
-   objects are what contains all the real 'data' in your repository.
-
- - a subdirectory called `refs`, which contains references to objects.
-
-In particular, the `refs` subdirectory will contain two other
-subdirectories, named `heads` and `tags` respectively. They do
-exactly what their names imply: they contain references to any number
-of different 'heads' of development (aka 'branches'), and to any
-'tags' that you have created to name specific versions in your
-repository.
-
-One note: the special `master` head is the default branch, which is
-why the `.git/HEAD` file was created points to it even if it
-doesn't yet exist. Basically, the `HEAD` link is supposed to always
-point to the branch you are working on right now, and you always
-start out expecting to work on the `master` branch.
-
-However, this is only a convention, and you can name your branches
-anything you want, and don't have to ever even 'have' a `master`
-branch. A number of the git tools will assume that `.git/HEAD` is
-valid, though.
-
-[NOTE]
-An 'object' is identified by its 160-bit SHA1 hash, aka 'object name',
-and a reference to an object is always the 40-byte hex
-representation of that SHA1 name. The files in the `refs`
-subdirectory are expected to contain these hex references
-(usually with a final `\'\n\'` at the end), and you should thus
-expect to see a number of 41-byte files containing these
-references in these `refs` subdirectories when you actually start
-populating your tree.
-
-[NOTE]
-An advanced user may want to take a look at the
-link:repository-layout.html[repository layout] document
-after finishing this tutorial.
-
-You have now created your first git repository. Of course, since it's
-empty, that's not very useful, so let's start populating it with data.
-
-
-Populating a git repository
----------------------------
-
-We'll keep this simple and stupid, so we'll start off with populating a
-few trivial files just to get a feel for it.
-
-Start off with just creating any random files that you want to maintain
-in your git repository. We'll start off with a few bad examples, just to
-get a feel for how this works:
-
-------------------------------------------------
-$ echo "Hello World" >hello
-$ echo "Silly example" >example
-------------------------------------------------
-
-you have now created two files in your working tree (aka 'working directory'),
-but to actually check in your hard work, you will have to go through two steps:
-
- - fill in the 'index' file (aka 'cache') with the information about your
-   working tree state.
-
- - commit that index file as an object.
-
-The first step is trivial: when you want to tell git about any changes
-to your working tree, you use the `git-update-index` program. That
-program normally just takes a list of filenames you want to update, but
-to avoid trivial mistakes, it refuses to add new entries to the index
-(or remove existing ones) unless you explicitly tell it that you're
-adding a new entry with the `\--add` flag (or removing an entry with the
-`\--remove`) flag.
-
-So to populate the index with the two files you just created, you can do
-
-------------------------------------------------
-$ git-update-index --add hello example
-------------------------------------------------
-
-and you have now told git to track those two files.
-
-In fact, as you did that, if you now look into your object directory,
-you'll notice that git will have added two new objects to the object
-database. If you did exactly the steps above, you should now be able to do
-
-
-----------------
-$ ls .git/objects/??/*
-----------------
-
-and see two files:
-
-----------------
-.git/objects/55/7db03de997c86a4a028e1ebd3a1ceb225be238 
-.git/objects/f2/4c74a2e500f5ee1332c86b94199f52b1d1d962
-----------------
-
-which correspond with the objects with names of `557db...` and
-`f24c7...` respectively.
-
-If you want to, you can use `git-cat-file` to look at those objects, but
-you'll have to use the object name, not the filename of the object:
-
-----------------
-$ git-cat-file -t 557db03de997c86a4a028e1ebd3a1ceb225be238
-----------------
-
-where the `-t` tells `git-cat-file` to tell you what the "type" of the
-object is. git will tell you that you have a "blob" object (i.e., just a
-regular file), and you can see the contents with
-
-----------------
-$ git-cat-file "blob" 557db03
-----------------
-
-which will print out "Hello World". The object `557db03` is nothing
-more than the contents of your file `hello`.
-
-[NOTE]
-Don't confuse that object with the file `hello` itself. The
-object is literally just those specific *contents* of the file, and
-however much you later change the contents in file `hello`, the object
-we just looked at will never change. Objects are immutable.
-
-[NOTE]
-The second example demonstrates that you can
-abbreviate the object name to only the first several
-hexadecimal digits in most places.
-
-Anyway, as we mentioned previously, you normally never actually take a
-look at the objects themselves, and typing long 40-character hex
-names is not something you'd normally want to do. The above digression
-was just to show that `git-update-index` did something magical, and
-actually saved away the contents of your files into the git object
-database.
-
-Updating the index did something else too: it created a `.git/index`
-file. This is the index that describes your current working tree, and
-something you should be very aware of. Again, you normally never worry
-about the index file itself, but you should be aware of the fact that
-you have not actually really "checked in" your files into git so far,
-you've only *told* git about them.
-
-However, since git knows about them, you can now start using some of the
-most basic git commands to manipulate the files or look at their status. 
-
-In particular, let's not even check in the two files into git yet, we'll
-start off by adding another line to `hello` first:
-
-------------------------------------------------
-$ echo "It's a new day for git" >>hello
-------------------------------------------------
-
-and you can now, since you told git about the previous state of `hello`, ask
-git what has changed in the tree compared to your old index, using the
-`git-diff-files` command:
-
-------------
-$ git-diff-files
-------------
-
-Oops. That wasn't very readable. It just spit out its own internal
-version of a `diff`, but that internal version really just tells you
-that it has noticed that "hello" has been modified, and that the old object
-contents it had have been replaced with something else.
-
-To make it readable, we can tell git-diff-files to output the
-differences as a patch, using the `-p` flag:
-
-------------
-$ git-diff-files -p
-diff --git a/hello b/hello
-index 557db03..263414f 100644
---- a/hello
-+++ b/hello
-@@ -1 +1,2 @@
- Hello World
-+It's a new day for git
-----
-
-i.e. the diff of the change we caused by adding another line to `hello`.
-
-In other words, `git-diff-files` always shows us the difference between
-what is recorded in the index, and what is currently in the working
-tree. That's very useful.
-
-A common shorthand for `git-diff-files -p` is to just write `git
-diff`, which will do the same thing.
-
-------------
-$ git diff
-diff --git a/hello b/hello
-index 557db03..263414f 100644
---- a/hello
-+++ b/hello
-@@ -1 +1,2 @@
- Hello World
-+It's a new day for git
-------------
-
-
-Committing git state
---------------------
-
-Now, we want to go to the next stage in git, which is to take the files
-that git knows about in the index, and commit them as a real tree. We do
-that in two phases: creating a 'tree' object, and committing that 'tree'
-object as a 'commit' object together with an explanation of what the
-tree was all about, along with information of how we came to that state.
-
-Creating a tree object is trivial, and is done with `git-write-tree`.
-There are no options or other input: git-write-tree will take the
-current index state, and write an object that describes that whole
-index. In other words, we're now tying together all the different
-filenames with their contents (and their permissions), and we're
-creating the equivalent of a git "directory" object:
-
-------------------------------------------------
-$ git-write-tree
-------------------------------------------------
-
-and this will just output the name of the resulting tree, in this case
-(if you have done exactly as I've described) it should be
-
-----------------
-8988da15d077d4829fc51d8544c097def6644dbb
-----------------
-
-which is another incomprehensible object name. Again, if you want to,
-you can use `git-cat-file -t 8988d\...` to see that this time the object
-is not a "blob" object, but a "tree" object (you can also use
-`git-cat-file` to actually output the raw object contents, but you'll see
-mainly a binary mess, so that's less interesting).
-
-However -- normally you'd never use `git-write-tree` on its own, because
-normally you always commit a tree into a commit object using the
-`git-commit-tree` command. In fact, it's easier to not actually use
-`git-write-tree` on its own at all, but to just pass its result in as an
-argument to `git-commit-tree`.
-
-`git-commit-tree` normally takes several arguments -- it wants to know
-what the 'parent' of a commit was, but since this is the first commit
-ever in this new repository, and it has no parents, we only need to pass in
-the object name of the tree. However, `git-commit-tree`
-also wants to get a commit message
-on its standard input, and it will write out the resulting object name for the
-commit to its standard output.
-
-And this is where we create the `.git/refs/heads/master` file
-which is pointed at by `HEAD`. This file is supposed to contain
-the reference to the top-of-tree of the master branch, and since
-that's exactly what `git-commit-tree` spits out, we can do this
-all with a sequence of simple shell commands:
-
-------------------------------------------------
-$ tree=$(git-write-tree)
-$ commit=$(echo 'Initial commit' | git-commit-tree $tree)
-$ git-update-ref HEAD $commit
-------------------------------------------------
-
-which will say:
-
-----------------
-Committing initial tree 8988da15d077d4829fc51d8544c097def6644dbb
-----------------
-
-just to warn you about the fact that it created a totally new commit
-that is not related to anything else. Normally you do this only *once*
-for a project ever, and all later commits will be parented on top of an
-earlier commit, and you'll never see this "Committing initial tree"
-message ever again.
-
-Again, normally you'd never actually do this by hand. There is a
-helpful script called `git commit` that will do all of this for you. So
-you could have just written `git commit`
-instead, and it would have done the above magic scripting for you.
-
-
-Making a change
----------------
-
-Remember how we did the `git-update-index` on file `hello` and then we
-changed `hello` afterward, and could compare the new state of `hello` with the
-state we saved in the index file? 
-
-Further, remember how I said that `git-write-tree` writes the contents
-of the *index* file to the tree, and thus what we just committed was in
-fact the *original* contents of the file `hello`, not the new ones. We did
-that on purpose, to show the difference between the index state, and the
-state in the working tree, and how they don't have to match, even
-when we commit things.
-
-As before, if we do `git-diff-files -p` in our git-tutorial project,
-we'll still see the same difference we saw last time: the index file
-hasn't changed by the act of committing anything. However, now that we
-have committed something, we can also learn to use a new command:
-`git-diff-index`.
-
-Unlike `git-diff-files`, which showed the difference between the index
-file and the working tree, `git-diff-index` shows the differences
-between a committed *tree* and either the index file or the working
-tree. In other words, `git-diff-index` wants a tree to be diffed
-against, and before we did the commit, we couldn't do that, because we
-didn't have anything to diff against. 
-
-But now we can do
-
-----------------
-$ git-diff-index -p HEAD
-----------------
-
-(where `-p` has the same meaning as it did in `git-diff-files`), and it
-will show us the same difference, but for a totally different reason. 
-Now we're comparing the working tree not against the index file,
-but against the tree we just wrote. It just so happens that those two
-are obviously the same, so we get the same result.
-
-Again, because this is a common operation, you can also just shorthand
-it with
-
-----------------
-$ git diff HEAD
-----------------
-
-which ends up doing the above for you.
-
-In other words, `git-diff-index` normally compares a tree against the
-working tree, but when given the `\--cached` flag, it is told to
-instead compare against just the index cache contents, and ignore the
-current working tree state entirely. Since we just wrote the index
-file to HEAD, doing `git-diff-index \--cached -p HEAD` should thus return
-an empty set of differences, and that's exactly what it does. 
-
-[NOTE]
-================
-`git-diff-index` really always uses the index for its
-comparisons, and saying that it compares a tree against the working
-tree is thus not strictly accurate. In particular, the list of
-files to compare (the "meta-data") *always* comes from the index file,
-regardless of whether the `\--cached` flag is used or not. The `\--cached`
-flag really only determines whether the file *contents* to be compared
-come from the working tree or not.
-
-This is not hard to understand, as soon as you realize that git simply
-never knows (or cares) about files that it is not told about
-explicitly. git will never go *looking* for files to compare, it
-expects you to tell it what the files are, and that's what the index
-is there for.
-================
-
-However, our next step is to commit the *change* we did, and again, to
-understand what's going on, keep in mind the difference between "working
-tree contents", "index file" and "committed tree". We have changes
-in the working tree that we want to commit, and we always have to
-work through the index file, so the first thing we need to do is to
-update the index cache:
-
-------------------------------------------------
-$ git-update-index hello
-------------------------------------------------
-
-(note how we didn't need the `\--add` flag this time, since git knew
-about the file already).
-
-Note what happens to the different `git-diff-\*` versions here. After
-we've updated `hello` in the index, `git-diff-files -p` now shows no
-differences, but `git-diff-index -p HEAD` still *does* show that the
-current state is different from the state we committed. In fact, now
-`git-diff-index` shows the same difference whether we use the `--cached`
-flag or not, since now the index is coherent with the working tree.
-
-Now, since we've updated `hello` in the index, we can commit the new
-version. We could do it by writing the tree by hand again, and
-committing the tree (this time we'd have to use the `-p HEAD` flag to
-tell commit that the HEAD was the *parent* of the new commit, and that
-this wasn't an initial commit any more), but you've done that once
-already, so let's just use the helpful script this time:
-
-------------------------------------------------
-$ git commit
-------------------------------------------------
-
-which starts an editor for you to write the commit message and tells you
-a bit about what you have done.
-
-Write whatever message you want, and all the lines that start with '#'
-will be pruned out, and the rest will be used as the commit message for
-the change. If you decide you don't want to commit anything after all at
-this point (you can continue to edit things and update the index), you
-can just leave an empty message. Otherwise `git commit` will commit
-the change for you.
-
-You've now made your first real git commit. And if you're interested in
-looking at what `git commit` really does, feel free to investigate:
-it's a few very simple shell scripts to generate the helpful (?) commit
-message headers, and a few one-liners that actually do the
-commit itself (`git-commit`).
-
-
-Inspecting Changes
-------------------
-
-While creating changes is useful, it's even more useful if you can tell
-later what changed. The most useful command for this is another of the
-`diff` family, namely `git-diff-tree`.
-
-`git-diff-tree` can be given two arbitrary trees, and it will tell you the
-differences between them. Perhaps even more commonly, though, you can
-give it just a single commit object, and it will figure out the parent
-of that commit itself, and show the difference directly. Thus, to get
-the same diff that we've already seen several times, we can now do
-
-----------------
-$ git-diff-tree -p HEAD
-----------------
-
-(again, `-p` means to show the difference as a human-readable patch),
-and it will show what the last commit (in `HEAD`) actually changed.
-
-[NOTE]
-============
-Here is an ASCII art by Jon Loeliger that illustrates how
-various diff-\* commands compare things.
-
-                      diff-tree
-                       +----+
-                       |    |
-                       |    |
-                       V    V
-                    +-----------+
-                    | Object DB |
-                    |  Backing  |
-                    |   Store   |
-                    +-----------+
-                      ^    ^
-                      |    |
-                      |    |  diff-index --cached
-                      |    |
-          diff-index  |    V
-                      |  +-----------+
-                      |  |   Index   |
-                      |  |  "cache"  |
-                      |  +-----------+
-                      |    ^
-                      |    |
-                      |    |  diff-files
-                      |    |
-                      V    V
-                    +-----------+
-                    |  Working  |
-                    | Directory |
-                    +-----------+
-============
-
-More interestingly, you can also give `git-diff-tree` the `--pretty` flag,
-which tells it to also show the commit message and author and date of the
-commit, and you can tell it to show a whole series of diffs.
-Alternatively, you can tell it to be "silent", and not show the diffs at
-all, but just show the actual commit message.
-
-In fact, together with the `git-rev-list` program (which generates a
-list of revisions), `git-diff-tree` ends up being a veritable fount of
-changes. A trivial (but very useful) script called `git-whatchanged` is
-included with git which does exactly this, and shows a log of recent
-activities.
-
-To see the whole history of our pitiful little git-tutorial project, you
-can do
-
-----------------
-$ git log
-----------------
-
-which shows just the log messages, or if we want to see the log together
-with the associated patches use the more complex (and much more
-powerful)
-
-----------------
-$ git-whatchanged -p --root
-----------------
-
-and you will see exactly what has changed in the repository over its
-short history. 
-
-[NOTE]
-The `\--root` flag is a flag to `git-diff-tree` to tell it to
-show the initial aka 'root' commit too. Normally you'd probably not
-want to see the initial import diff, but since the tutorial project
-was started from scratch and is so small, we use it to make the result
-a bit more interesting.
-
-With that, you should now be having some inkling of what git does, and
-can explore on your own.
-
-[NOTE]
-Most likely, you are not directly using the core
-git Plumbing commands, but using Porcelain like Cogito on top
-of it. Cogito works a bit differently and you usually do not
-have to run `git-update-index` yourself for changed files (you
-do tell underlying git about additions and removals via
-`cg-add` and `cg-rm` commands). Just before you make a commit
-with `cg-commit`, Cogito figures out which files you modified,
-and runs `git-update-index` on them for you.
-
-
-Tagging a version
------------------
-
-In git, there are two kinds of tags, a "light" one, and an "annotated tag".
-
-A "light" tag is technically nothing more than a branch, except we put
-it in the `.git/refs/tags/` subdirectory instead of calling it a `head`.
-So the simplest form of tag involves nothing more than
-
-------------------------------------------------
-$ git tag my-first-tag
-------------------------------------------------
-
-which just writes the current `HEAD` into the `.git/refs/tags/my-first-tag`
-file, after which point you can then use this symbolic name for that
-particular state. You can, for example, do
-
-----------------
-$ git diff my-first-tag
-----------------
-
-to diff your current state against that tag (which at this point will
-obviously be an empty diff, but if you continue to develop and commit
-stuff, you can use your tag as an "anchor-point" to see what has changed
-since you tagged it.
-
-An "annotated tag" is actually a real git object, and contains not only a
-pointer to the state you want to tag, but also a small tag name and
-message, along with optionally a PGP signature that says that yes,
-you really did
-that tag. You create these annotated tags with either the `-a` or
-`-s` flag to `git tag`:
-
-----------------
-$ git tag -s <tagname>
-----------------
-
-which will sign the current `HEAD` (but you can also give it another
-argument that specifies the thing to tag, i.e., you could have tagged the
-current `mybranch` point by using `git tag <tagname> mybranch`).
-
-You normally only do signed tags for major releases or things
-like that, while the light-weight tags are useful for any marking you
-want to do -- any time you decide that you want to remember a certain
-point, just create a private tag for it, and you have a nice symbolic
-name for the state at that point.
-
-
-Copying repositories
---------------------
-
-git repositories are normally totally self-sufficient and relocatable
-Unlike CVS, for example, there is no separate notion of
-"repository" and "working tree". A git repository normally *is* the
-working tree, with the local git information hidden in the `.git`
-subdirectory. There is nothing else. What you see is what you got.
-
-[NOTE]
-You can tell git to split the git internal information from
-the directory that it tracks, but we'll ignore that for now: it's not
-how normal projects work, and it's really only meant for special uses.
-So the mental model of "the git information is always tied directly to
-the working tree that it describes" may not be technically 100%
-accurate, but it's a good model for all normal use.
-
-This has two implications: 
-
- - if you grow bored with the tutorial repository you created (or you've
-   made a mistake and want to start all over), you can just do simple
-+
-----------------
-$ rm -rf git-tutorial
-----------------
-+
-and it will be gone. There's no external repository, and there's no
-history outside the project you created.
-
- - if you want to move or duplicate a git repository, you can do so. There
-   is `git clone` command, but if all you want to do is just to
-   create a copy of your repository (with all the full history that
-   went along with it), you can do so with a regular
-   `cp -a git-tutorial new-git-tutorial`.
-+
-Note that when you've moved or copied a git repository, your git index