Use the symlinked RelNote file as a list-block to
act as the core of the release-notes man page.

The mantainers work load should not be affected.

Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>

The included lines are inset 11 spaces by the man page
asciidoc formatting so some are more than 80 characters long.
No negative indent mechanism for the list block was found -
suggestions welcomed.

The use of the stalenotes section from git(1) was rejected.

The stalenotes, with over two hundred links, has greater than
2 digits allowed in the trailing link list on the man page,
so would miss the hundreds digit.

Also the html links for the "documentation for release x.y.z"
(at are to html files that are not actually made
by the makefile.
 Documentation/Makefile             |  1 +
 Documentation/gitrelease-notes.txt | 37 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 38 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/gitrelease-notes.txt

diff --git a/Documentation/Makefile b/Documentation/Makefile
index fc6b2cf..b599b1f 100644
--- a/Documentation/Makefile
+++ b/Documentation/Makefile
@@ -29,6 +29,7 @@ MAN7_TXT += gitdiffcore.txt
 MAN7_TXT += gitglossary.txt
 MAN7_TXT += gitnamespaces.txt
 MAN7_TXT += gitrevisions.txt
+MAN7_TXT += gitrelease-notes.txt
 MAN7_TXT += gittutorial-2.txt
 MAN7_TXT += gittutorial.txt
 MAN7_TXT += gitworkflows.txt
diff --git a/Documentation/gitrelease-notes.txt 
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..29d9b1b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/gitrelease-notes.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,37 @@
+gitrelease-notes - the onward progress of the stupid content tracker
+'git help release-notes'
+Provide the release notes for the latest (possibly
+unreleased) version of Git, that is available from 'master'
+branch of the `git.git` repository.
+Release notes for older versions are available in the Git source
+Documentation/RelNotes/ folder. This is currently available at
+Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite

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