Some people may have noticed that the progress of the master branch head has somewhat slowed down lately, and I have kept some changes in the proposed updates branch for quite some time.
There are two reasons for this. One is that I've been quite busy during my day job hours, and haven't had enough time to make sure the multi-head fetch stuff does not break things and the way it works is reasonable. Another is that I am feeling guilty about letting Documentation go stale, and am reluctant to have what is in the proposed updates branch graduate to the master branch without accompanying documentation. Maybe I'll have some time on my next GIT day [*1*]. Anyway, here is my updated Itchlist, as a preview of what comes next. For 0.99.5, I would like to finish testing and documenting what is currently in the proposed updates branch. There are two changes there: multi-head fetch and $GIT_DIR/remotes/ that somewhat deprecates $GIT_DIR/branches/; semantics cleanup of "git reset" command. Linus has been feeding updates to make various commands to be capable of running from subdirectories and taking paths relative to the current directory. I would have liked these patches with test scripts to demonstrate they do what they claim to do well. Patches to extend existing test scripts in t/ directory are very much welcomed. So far, the following commands should be usable with relative directory paths: update-cache ls-files diff-files diff-cache diff-tree I do not have major itch after 0.99.5 right now, except for obvious fixes and tweaks here and there [*2*]. I think we would concentrate a bit more on usability enhancement including the tutorial updates. One code change I would like to see is to add limited MIME support to applymbox suite. We should be able to teach mailinfo to: - detect B encoding in the mail headers, and translate it to UTF-8; - understand a single level multipart and pick out the body of the message; - detect QP in the body and decode into the original charset; - after splitting the body into commit log and patch, translate only the commit log part into UTF-8. [Footnote] *1* Currently, my Wednesdays and Saturdays are for GIT only. *2* Here is a list of minor itches: * "git rebase" could be a bit more tolerant to conflicting patches. We may want to "wiggle" it, or may want to run 3-way "merge". * The semantics of rev-parse needs to be clarified. * show-branch may want to show things in topological order, not time-based order. * There are commands that were well intentioned but not useful in practice, like build-rev-cache. I would like to review them for removal. * Cloning a packed repository over HTTP should work natively now. Update "git clone" and remove "git-clone-dumb-http". - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html