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authorJunio C Hamano <>2017-06-19 19:41:12 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-06-19 19:41:12 (GMT)
commit05ec6e13aaf33b6a647e1321203a770e697eea9a (patch)
parent50ad8561dee9d479e41586689486cbbb4a742f7b (diff)
Ninth batch for 2.14
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 29 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.14.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.14.0.txt
index 257f1e7..a71615a 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.14.0.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.14.0.txt
@@ -70,6 +70,22 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
* Many commands learned to pay attention to submodule.recurse
+ * The convention for a command line is to follow "git cmdname
+ --options" with revisions followed by an optional "--"
+ disambiguator and then finally pathspecs. When "--" is not there,
+ we make sure early ones are all interpretable as revs (and do not
+ look like paths) and later ones are the other way around. A
+ pathspec with "magic" (e.g. ":/p/a/t/h" that matches p/a/t/h from
+ the top-level of the working tree, no matter what subdirectory you
+ are working from) are conservatively judged as "not a path", which
+ required disambiguation more often. The command line parser
+ learned to say "it's a pathspec" a bit more often when the syntax
+ looks like so.
+ (merge 2cb47ab695 jk/pathspec-magic-disambiguation later to maint).
+ * Update "perl-compatible regular expression" support to enable JIT
+ and also allow linking with the newer PCRE v2 library.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
@@ -146,6 +162,12 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
optional, and silently ignore errors from open/fopen; report such
errors if they are not due to missing files.
+ * When an existing repository is used for t/perf testing, we first
+ create bit-for-bit copy of it, which may grab a transient state of
+ the repository and freeze it into the repository used for testing,
+ which then may cause Git operations to fail. Single out "the index
+ being locked" case and forcibly drop the lock from the copy.
Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
@@ -309,5 +331,12 @@ notes for details).
* A flaky test has been corrected.
(merge 7c2115aa07 jk/pack-idx-corruption-safety later to maint).
+ * "git $cmd -h" for builtin commands calls the implementation of the
+ command (i.e. cmd_$cmd() function) without doing any repository
+ set-up, and the commands that expect RUN_SETUP is done by the Git
+ potty needs to be prepared to show the help text without barfing.
+ (merge d691551192 jk/consistent-h later to maint).
* Other minor doc, test and build updates and code cleanups.
(merge 8ba74bfd7c jc/diff-tree-stale-comment later to maint).
+ (merge 68602c01fd sb/submodule-rm-absorb later to maint).