Git 1.6.6.rc4

A release candidate Git 1.6.6.rc4 is available at the usual places
for final testing:
git-1.6.6.rc4.tar.{gz,bz2}                    (source tarball)
git-htmldocs-1.6.6.rc4.tar.{gz,bz2}           (preformatted docs)
git-manpages-1.6.6.rc4.tar.{gz,bz2}           (preformatted docs)

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

testing/git-*-1.6.6.rc4-1.fc11.$arch.rpm      (RPM)

Hopefully I’ll do the final this Wednesday to make 1.6.6 a holiday gift to

I would very much prefer news outlets like and
not to say “… is released; it comes with many fixes“. Fixes to
released versions have indeed been included in the master branch, but
they all appear in the maintenance release. The main point of using a
new feature release like 1.6.6 is to get new features, so it is more
appropriate to say “it comes with many new features.”

Thanks for all contributors who have worked hard to whip this release into

Changes since v1.6.6-rc3 are as follows:

Björn Gustavsson (1):
      rebase -i: abort cleanly if the editor fails to launch

Eric Wong (2):
      git svn: make empty directory creation gc-aware
      t9146: use 'svn_cmd' wrapper

Junio C Hamano (1):
      Git 1.6.6-rc4

Stephen Boyd (2):
      api-strbuf.txt: fix typos and document launch_editor()
      technical-docs: document hash API

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