Git 1.8.0-rc0

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.0.txt
index e183df6..cc460a4 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.0.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.0.txt
@@ -65,6 +65,10 @@
  * "git merge-base" learned "--is-ancestor A B" option to tell if A is
    an ancestor of B.  The result is indicated by its exit status code.
+ * "git mergetool" allows users to override the actual command used
+   with the mergetool.$name.cmd configuration variable even for built-in
+   mergetool backends.
  * The "-Xours" backend option to "git merge -s recursive" now takes
    effect even on binary files.
@@ -154,6 +158,10 @@
    more useful by showing cleanly merged parts as coming from the other
    branch that is being merged.
+ * It was unclear in the documentation for "git blame" that it is
+   unnecessary for users to use the "--follow" option.
+   (merge e5dce96 jc/blame-follows-renames later to maint).
  * Output from "git branch -v" contains "(no branch)" that could be
    localized, but the code to align it along with the names of
    branches were counting in bytes, not in display columns.
@@ -163,6 +171,12 @@
    order, which is not what the user who said "A C B" naturally
+ * A repository created with "git clone --single" had its fetch
+   refspecs set up just like a clone without "--single", leading the
+   subsequent "git fetch" to slurp all the other branches, defeating
+   the whole point of specifying "only this branch".
+   (merge 31b808a rt/maint-clone-single later to maint).
  * Documentation talked about "first line of commit log" when it meant
    the title of the commit.  The description was clarified by defining
    how the title is decided and rewording the casual mention of "first
@@ -204,6 +218,11 @@
  * "git p4", when "--use-client-spec" and "--detect-branches" are used
    together, misdetected branches.
+ * "git receive-pack" (the counterpart to "git push") did not give
+   progress output while processing objects it received to the puser
+   when run over the smart-http protocol.
+   (merge 74eb32d jk/receive-pack-unpack-error-to-pusher later to maint).
  * When you misspell the command name you give to the "exec" action in
    the "git rebase -i" insn sheet, you are told that 'rebase' is not a
    git subcommand from "git rebase --continue".
@@ -228,3 +247,7 @@
    subcommand to "git submodule"; the user instead got a complaint
    that "git submodule status" was run with an unknown path "frotz".
    (merge af9c9f9 rr/maint-submodule-unknown-cmd later to maint).
+ * "git status" honored the ignore=dirty settings in .gitmodules but
+   "git commit" didn't.
+   (merge 8f6811e os/commit-submodule-ignore later to maint).
index d2d2d69..7f71eef 100755
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@