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Git v1.7.10.2 Release Notes
Fixes since v1.7.10.1
* The test scaffolding for git-daemon was flaky.
* The test scaffolding for fast-import was flaky.
* The filesystem boundary was not correctly reported when .git directory
discovery stopped at a mount point.
* HTTP transport that requires authentication did not work correctly when
multiple connections are used simultaneously.
* Minor memory leak during unpack_trees (hence "merge" and "checkout"
to check out another branch) has been plugged.
* In the older days, the header "Conflicts:" in "cherry-pick" and "merge"
was separated by a blank line from the list of paths that follow for
readability, but when "merge" was rewritten in C, we lost it by
mistake. Remove the newline from "cherry-pick" to make them match
* The command line parser choked "git cherry-pick $name" when $name can
be both revision name and a pathname, even though $name can never be a
path in the context of the command.
* The "include.path" facility in the configuration mechanism added in
1.7.10 forgot to interpret "~/path" and "~user/path" as it should.
* "git config --rename-section" to rename an existing section into a
bogus one did not check the new name.
* The "diff --no-index" codepath used limited-length buffers, risking
pathnames getting truncated. Update it to use the strbuf API.
* The report from "git fetch" said "new branch" even for a non branch
* The http-backend (the server side of the smart http transfer) used
value obtained from REMOTE_USER unconditionally, making it
impossible for the server side site-specific customization to use
different identity sources to affect the names logged. It now uses
REMOTE_USER only as a fallback value.
* "log --graph" was not very friendly with "--stat" option and its
output had line breaks at wrong places.
* Octopus merge strategy did not reduce heads that are recorded in the
final commit correctly.
* "git push" over smart-http lost progress output a few releases ago;
this release resurrects it.
* The error and advice messages given by "git push" when it fails due
to non-ff were not very helpful to new users; it has been broken
into three cases, and each is given a separate advice message.
* The insn sheet given by "rebase -i" did not make it clear that the
insn lines can be re-ordered to affect the order of the commits in
the resulting history.
* "git repack" used to write out unreachable objects as loose objects
when repacking, even if such loose objects will immediately pruned
due to its age.
* A contrib script "rerere-train" did not work out of the box unless
user futzed with her $PATH.
* "git rev-parse --show-prefix" used to emit nothing when run at the
top-level of the working tree, but now it gives a blank line.
* The i18n of error message "git stash save" was not properly done.
* "git submodule" used a sed script that some platforms mishandled.
* When using a Perl script on a system where "perl" found on user's
$PATH could be ancient or otherwise broken, we allow builders to
specify the path to a good copy of Perl with $PERL_PATH. The
gitweb test forgot to use that Perl when running its test.
Also contains minor fixes and documentation updates.