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authorJunio C Hamano <>2016-07-11 17:45:50 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2016-07-11 17:45:50 (GMT)
commit5c9159de87e41cf14ec5f2132afb5a06f35c26b3 (patch)
parent3a30c14b9b4385d556c6bc8c99cdb41d27093939 (diff)
Git 2.9.1v2.9.1
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
3 files changed, 58 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.9.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.9.1.txt
index 369383b..3383940 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.9.1.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.9.1.txt
@@ -59,4 +59,59 @@ Fixes since v2.9
* "git cherry-pick A" worked on an unborn branch, but "git
cherry-pick A..B" didn't.
+ * "git add -i/-p" learned to honor diff.compactionHeuristic
+ experimental knob, so that the user can work on the same hunk split
+ as "git diff" output.
+ * "log --graph --format=" learned that "%>|(N)" specifies the width
+ relative to the terminal's left edge, not relative to the area to
+ draw text that is to the right of the ancestry-graph section. It
+ also now accepts negative N that means the column limit is relative
+ to the right border.
+ * The ownership rule for the piece of memory that hold references to
+ be fetched in "git fetch" was screwy, which has been cleaned up.
+ * "git bisect" makes an internal call to "git diff-tree" when
+ bisection finds the culprit, but this call did not initialize the
+ data structure to pass to the diff-tree API correctly.
+ * Formats of the various data (and how to validate them) where we use
+ GPG signature have been documented.
+ * Fix an unintended regression in v2.9 that breaks "clone --depth"
+ that recurses down to submodules by forcing the submodules to also
+ be cloned shallowly, which many server instances that host upstream
+ of the submodules are not prepared for.
+ * Fix unnecessarily waste in the idiomatic use of ': ${VAR=default}'
+ to set the default value, without enclosing it in double quotes.
+ * Some platform-specific code had non-ANSI strict declarations of C
+ functions that do not take any parameters, which has been
+ corrected.
+ * The internal code used to show local timezone offset is not
+ prepared to handle timestamps beyond year 2100, and gave a
+ bogus offset value to the caller. Use a more benign looking
+ +0000 instead and let "git log" going in such a case, instead
+ of aborting.
+ * One among four invocations of readlink(1) in our test suite has
+ been rewritten so that the test can run on systems without the
+ command (others are in valgrind test framework and t9802).
+ * t/perf needs /usr/bin/time with GNU extension; the invocation of it
+ is updated to "gtime" on Darwin.
+ * A bug, which caused "git p4" while running under verbose mode to
+ report paths that are omitted due to branch prefix incorrectly, has
+ been fixed; the command said "Ignoring file outside of prefix" for
+ paths that are _inside_.
+ * The top level documentation "git help git" still pointed at the
+ documentation set hosted at now-defunct google-code repository.
+ Update it to point to
+ instead.
Also contains minor documentation updates and code clean-ups.
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index 494115a..a474fa1 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -43,9 +43,10 @@ unreleased) version of Git, that is available from the 'master'
branch of the `git.git` repository.
Documentation for older releases are available here:
-* link:v2.9.0/git.html[documentation for release 2.9]
+* link:v2.9.1/git.html[documentation for release 2.9.1]
* release notes for
+ link:RelNotes/2.9.1.txt[2.9.1],
* link:v2.8.4/git.html[documentation for release 2.8.4]
index ae4f560..2dadb9c 100755
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@