Git 1.7.2.rc1

From the official announcement posted to the Git mailing list:

A release candidate Git 1.7.2.rc1 is available at the usual places
for testing:

 http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/

 git-1.7.2.rc1.tar.{gz,bz2}			(source tarball)
 git-htmldocs-1.7.2.rc1.tar.{gz,bz2}		(preformatted docs)
 git-manpages-1.7.2.rc1.tar.{gz,bz2}		(preformatted docs)

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

 testing/git-*-1.7.2.rc1-1.fc11.$arch.rpm	(RPM)

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Git v1.7.2 Release Notes (draft)
================================

Updates since v1.7.1
--------------------

* core.eol configuration and eol attribute are the new way to control
  the end of line conventions for files in the working tree;
  core.autocrlf overrides it, keeping the traditional behaviour by
  default.

* 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"); this does not
  have nicer sequencing control "rebase [-i]" has, though.

* "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 yoru 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 revert" learned --strategy option to specify the merge strategy.

* "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.


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).

* "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 (0e71bc3).

* "git clone" did not configure remote.origin.url correctly for bare
  clones (df61c889).

* "git diff" inside a tree with many pathnames that have certain
  characters has become very slow in 1.7.0 by mistake (will merge
  e53e6b443 to 'maint').

* "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 rebase" did not faithfully reproduce a malformed author ident, that
  is often seen in a repository converted from foreign SCMs (43c23251).

* "git reset --hard" started from a wrong directory and a working tree in
  a nonstandard location is in use got confused (560fb6a1).

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Changes since v1.7.2-rc0 are as follows:

Andrew Sayers (2):
     bash-completion: Fix __git_ps1 to work with "set -u"
     bash completion: Support "divergence from upstream" messages in __git_ps1

Brandon Casey (4):
     t/lib-pager.sh: remove unnecessary '^' from 'expr' regular expression
     t/t7811-grep-open.sh: ensure fake "less" is made executable
     t/t7811-grep-open.sh: remove broken/redundant creation of fake "less" script
     t/t9001: use egrep when regular expressions are involved

Brian Gernhardt (1):
     t4027,4041: Use test -s to test for an empty file

Christian Couder (1):
     revert: accept arbitrary rev-list options

Jeff King (1):
     notes: check number of parameters to "git notes copy"

Jens Lehmann (4):
     git diff: rename test that had a conflicting name
     Add optional parameters to the diff option "--ignore-submodules"
     git submodule: ignore dirty submodules for summary and status
     Add the option "--ignore-submodules" to "git status"

Johannes Schindelin (3):
     Unify code paths of threaded greps
     grep: Add the option '--open-files-in-pager'
     grep -O: allow optional argument specifying the pager (or editor)

Jonathan Nieder (3):
     grep: refactor grep_objects loop into its own function
     t3508 (cherry-pick): futureproof against unmerged files
     revert: do not rebuild argv on heap

Julian Phillips (6):
     string_list: Fix argument order for print_string_list
     string_list: Fix argument order for for_each_string_list
     string_list: Fix argument order for string_list_insert
     string_list: Fix argument order for string_list_insert_at_index
     string_list: Fix argument order for string_list_lookup
     string_list: Fix argument order for string_list_append

Junio C Hamano (5):
     url_decode: URL scheme ends with a colon and does not require a slash
     Update draft release notes to 1.7.1.1
     Git 1.7.1.1
     git.spec.in: Add gitweb subpackage
     Git 1.7.2-rc1

Michael J Gruber (4):
     t6018: add tests for rev-list's --branches and --tags
     t6018: make sure all tested symbolic names are different revs
     git-rev-parse.txt: Document ":path" specifier
     git-rev-parse.txt: Add more examples for caret and colon

Nazri Ramliy (5):
     commit.h: add 'type' to struct name_decoration
     log-tree.c: Use struct name_decoration's type for classifying decoration
     log --decorate: Colorize commit decorations
     Allow customizable commit decorations colors
     Add test for correct coloring of git log --decoration

Ramsay Allan Jones (2):
     msvc: Select the "fast" definition of the {get,put}_be32() macros
     notes: Initialise variable to appease gcc

Thomas Rast (1):
     rev-list: introduce --count option