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authorJunio C Hamano <>2019-01-18 21:56:54 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2019-01-18 21:56:54 (GMT)
commit16a465bc018d09e9d7bbbdc5f40a7fb99c21f8ef (patch)
parent5104f8f1acaecbe252cd0c561582052c12278b62 (diff)
Third batch after 2.20
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 80 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.21.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.21.0.txt
index 71e437a..ea78e22 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.21.0.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.21.0.txt
@@ -29,6 +29,28 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
which gives it the same degree of noisy-ness as the case in which
the command checks out a branch.
+ * "git quiltimport" learned "--keep-non-patch" option.
+ * "git worktree remove" and "git worktree move" refused to work when
+ there is a submodule involved. This has been loosened to ignore
+ uninitialized submodules.
+ * "git cherry-pick -m1" was forbidden when picking a non-merge
+ commit, even though there _is_ parent number 1 for such a commit.
+ This was done to avoid mistakes back when "cherry-pick" was about
+ picking a single commit, but is no longer useful with "cherry-pick"
+ that can pick a range of commits. Now the "-m$num" option is
+ allowed when picking any commit, as long as $num names an existing
+ parent of the commit.
+ * Update "git multimail" from the upstream.
+ * "git p4" update.
+ * The "--format=<placeholder>" option of for-each-ref, branch and tag
+ learned to show a few more traits of objects that can be learned by
+ the object_info API.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
@@ -38,6 +60,23 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* More codepaths become aware of working with in-core repository
instance other than the default "the_repository".
+ * The "strncat()" function is now among the banned functions.
+ * Portability updates for the HPE NonStop platform.
+ * Earlier we added "-Wformat-security" to developer builds, assuming
+ that "-Wall" (which includes "-Wformat" which in turn is required
+ to use "-Wformat-security") is always in effect. This is not true
+ when config.mak.autogen is in use, unfortunately. This has been
+ fixed by unconditionally adding "-Wall" to developer builds.
+ * The loose object cache used to optimize existence look-up has been
+ updated.
+ * Flaky tests can now be repeatedly run under load with the
+ "--stress" option.
+ (merge fb7d1e3ac8 sg/stress-test later to maint).
Fixes since v2.20
@@ -97,6 +136,40 @@ Fixes since v2.20
the --text option is in effect, that is).
(merge e0e7cb8080 tb/log-G-binary later to maint).
+ * "git submodule update" ought to use a single job unless asked, but
+ by mistake used multiple jobs, which has been fixed.
+ (merge e3a9d1aca9 sb/submodule-fetchjobs-default-to-one later to maint).
+ * "git stripspace" should be usable outside a git repository, but
+ under the "-s" or "-c" mode, it didn't.
+ (merge 957da75802 jn/stripspace-wo-repository later to maint).
+ * Some of the documentation pages formatted incorrectly with
+ Asciidoctor, which have been fixed.
+ (merge b62eb1d2f4 ma/asciidoctor later to maint).
+ * The core.worktree setting in a submodule repository should not be
+ pointing at a directory when the submodule loses its working tree
+ (e.g. getting deinit'ed), but the code did not properly maintain
+ this invariant.
+ * With zsh, "git cmd path<TAB>" was completed to "git cmd path name"
+ when the completed path has a special character like SP in it,
+ without any attempt to keep "path name" a single filename. This
+ has been fixed to complete it to "git cmd path\ name" just like
+ Bash completion does.
+ * The test suite tried to see if it is run under bash, but the check
+ itself failed under some other implementations of shell (notably
+ under NetBSD). This has been corrected.
+ (merge 54ea72f09c sg/test-bash-version-fix later to maint).
+ * "git gc" and "git repack" did not close the open packfiles that
+ they found unneeded before removing them, which didn't work on a
+ platform incapable of removing an open file. This has been
+ corrected.
+ (merge 5bdece0d70 js/gc-repack-close-before-remove later to maint).
* Code cleanup, docfix, build fix, etc.
(merge 89ba9a79ae hb/t0061-dot-in-path-fix later to maint).
(merge d173e799ea sb/diff-color-moved-config-option-fixup later to maint).
@@ -106,3 +179,10 @@ Fixes since v2.20
(merge 112ea42663 fd/gitweb-snapshot-conf-doc-fix later to maint).
(merge 1cadad6f65 tb/use-common-win32-pathfuncs-on-cygwin later to maint).
(merge 57e9dcaa65 km/rebase-doc-typofix later to maint).
+ (merge b8b4cb27e6 ds/gc-doc-typofix later to maint).
+ (merge 3b3357626e nd/style-opening-brace later to maint).
+ (merge b4583d5595 es/doc-worktree-guessremote-config later to maint).
+ (merge cce99cd8c6 ds/commit-graph-assert-missing-parents later to maint).
+ (merge 0650614982 cy/completion-typofix later to maint).
+ (merge 6881925ef5 rs/sha1-file-close-mapped-file-on-error later to maint).
+ (merge bd8d6f0def en/show-ref-doc-fix later to maint).