Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
> Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org> writes:
>> A few days too late for the 1.9.0 release cycle :(
>> This responds to Stefan Nwe's request for a 'git help' command that would
>> access the release notes. ($gmane/240595 17 Jan 2014).
>> I've used the full name "release-notes" for the help guide rather than
>> Stefan's original 'git help relnotes'.
>> The release-notes man page lists just the notes for the current release.
>> The combined notes for all releases is nearing 15k lines.
> RelNotes are incremental and only useful for those who know what the
> immediately previous release contained, but for most people who get
> their Git from distros, I have this impression that the versions of
> Git they get skip versions, and seeing the notable changes since the
> previous source release will not give them wrong information---they
Ehh,, s/will not give them/will give them/; obviously...
> may have this warm fuzzy feeling that they know what is going on,
> but they are missing information on all the accumulated changes that
> were added in earlier versions their distro skipped---these changes
> are still in the version they are running. I do not understand why
> it is even a good idea to show release notes from the command line
> "git" interface.
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