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authorJunio C Hamano <>2016-09-26 23:11:46 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2016-09-26 23:11:46 (GMT)
commit21f862b498925194f8f1ebe8203b7a7df756555b (patch)
parentc4dfd2291bec53eeb03660ca9856deb9694dc8f5 (diff)
Fifth batch for 2.11
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 66 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.11.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.11.0.txt
index 8b29f77..858ed4d 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.11.0.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.11.0.txt
@@ -38,6 +38,22 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
lacked an equivalent mechanism to run the "Git-to-outside-world"
conversion. The command learned the "--filters" option to do so.
+ * Output from "git diff" can be made easier to read by selecting
+ which lines are common and which lines are added/deleted
+ intelligently when the lines before and after the changed section
+ are the same. A command line option is added to help with the
+ experiment to find a good heuristics.
+ * In some projects, it is common to use "[RFC PATCH]" as the subject
+ prefix for a patch meant for discussion rather than application. A
+ new option "--rfc" was a short-hand for "--subject-prefix=RFC PATCH"
+ to help the participants of such projects.
+ * "git add --chmod=+x <pathspec>" added recently only toggled the
+ executable bit for paths that are either new or modified. This has
+ been corrected to flip the executable bit for all paths that match
+ the given pathspec.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
@@ -196,9 +212,59 @@ notes for details).
(merge 07e7dbf jk/reduce-gc-aggressive-depth later to maint).
+ * Documentation for individual configuration variables to control use
+ of color (like `color.grep`) said that their default value is
+ 'false', instead of saying their default is taken from `color.ui`.
+ When we updated the default value for color.ui from 'false' to
+ 'auto' quite a while ago, all of them broke. This has been
+ corrected.
+ (merge 14d16e2 mm/config-color-ui-default-to-auto later to maint).
+ * The pretty-format specifier "%C(auto)" used by the "log" family of
+ commands to enable coloring of the output is taught to also issue a
+ color-reset sequence to the output.
+ (merge c99ad27 rs/c-auto-resets-attributes later to maint).
+ * A shell script example in check-ref-format documentation has been
+ fixed.
+ (merge 92dece7 ep/doc-check-ref-format-example later to maint).
+ * "git checkout <word>" does not follow the usual disambiguation
+ rules when the <word> can be both a rev and a path, to allow
+ checking out a branch 'foo' in a project that happens to have a
+ file 'foo' in the working tree without having to disambiguate.
+ This was poorly documented and the check was incorrect when the
+ command was run from a subdirectory.
+ (merge b829b94 nd/checkout-disambiguation later to maint).
+ * Some codepaths in "git diff" used regexec(3) on a buffer that was
+ mmap(2)ed, which may not have a terminating NUL, leading to a read
+ beyond the end of the mapped region. This was fixed by introducing
+ a regexec_buf() helper that takes a <ptr,len> pair with REG_STARTEND
+ extension.
+ (merge b7d36ff js/regexec-buf later to maint).
+ * The procedure to build Git on Mac OS X for Travis CI hardcoded the
+ internal directory structure we assumed HomeBrew uses, which was a
+ no-no. The procedure has been updated to ask HomeBrew things we
+ need to know to fix this.
+ (merge f86f49b ls/travis-homebrew-path-fix later to maint).
+ * When "git rebase -i" is given a broken instruction, it told the
+ user to fix it with "--edit-todo", but didn't say what the step
+ after that was (i.e. "--continue").
+ (merge 37875b4 rt/rebase-i-broken-insn-advise later to maint).
+ * Documentation around tools to import from CVS was fairly outdated.
+ (merge 106b672 jk/doc-cvs-update later to maint).
+ * "git clone --recurse-submodules" lost the progress eye-candy in
+ recent update, which has been corrected.
* Other minor doc, test and build updates and code cleanups.
(merge e78d57e bw/pathspec-remove-unused-extern-decl later to maint).
(merge ce25e4c rs/checkout-some-states-are-const later to maint).
(merge a8342a4 rs/strbuf-remove-fix later to maint).
(merge b56aa5b rs/unpack-trees-reduce-file-scope-global later to maint).
(merge 5efc60c mr/vcs-svn-printf-ulong later to maint).
+ (merge a22ae75 rs/cocci later to maint).