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authorJunio C Hamano <>2017-06-13 20:52:29 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-06-13 20:52:29 (GMT)
commita393b0a4ceb7ce4472370660dcea79cfff67a2a9 (patch)
parentd0870466f688789fba46ead22736035b22961903 (diff)
Eighth batch for 2.14
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 14 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.14.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.14.0.txt
index e4ca72e..257f1e7 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.14.0.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.14.0.txt
@@ -67,6 +67,9 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
* Make the "indent" heuristics the default in "diff" and diff.indentHeuristics
configuration variable an escape hatch for those who do no want it.
+ * Many commands learned to pay attention to submodule.recurse
+ configuration.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
@@ -129,6 +132,20 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* The internal logic used in "git blame" has been libified to make it
easier to use by cgit.
+ * Our code often opens a path to an optional file, to work on its
+ contents when we can successfully open it. We can ignore a failure
+ to open if such an optional file does not exist, but we do want to
+ report a failure in opening for other reasons (e.g. we got an I/O
+ error, or the file is there, but we lack the permission to open).
+ The exact errors we need to ignore are ENOENT (obviously) and
+ ENOTDIR (less obvious). Instead of repeating comparison of errno
+ with these two constants, introduce a helper function to do so.
+ * We often try to open a file for reading whose existence is
+ optional, and silently ignore errors from open/fopen; report such
+ errors if they are not due to missing files.
Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
@@ -176,7 +193,6 @@ notes for details).
* "git checkout --recurse-submodules" did not quite work with a
submodule that itself has submodules.
- (merge 218c883783 sb/checkout-recurse-submodules later to maint).
* Plug some leaks and updates internal API used to implement the
split index feature to make it easier to avoid such a leak in the
@@ -203,7 +219,6 @@ notes for details).
checked out with eol=LF even on Windows.
* Introduce the BUG() macro to improve die("BUG: ...").
- (merge 3d7dd2d3b6 jk/bug-to-abort later to maint).
* Clarify documentation for include.path and includeIf.<condition>.path
configuration variables.
@@ -249,17 +264,14 @@ notes for details).
* The "run-command" API implementation has been made more robust
against dead-locking in a threaded environment.
- (merge e3f43ce765 bw/forking-and-threading later to maint).
* A recent update to started skipping all the
tests in the script when a web server testing is disabled or
unavailable, not just the ones that require a web server. Non HTTP
tests have been salvaged to always run in this script.
- (merge 2e397e4ddf jc/skip-test-in-the-middle later to maint).
* "git send-email" now uses Net::SMTP::SSL, which is obsolete, only
when needed. Recent versions of Net::SMTP can do TLS natively.
- (merge bfbfc9a953 dk/send-email-avoid-net-smtp-ssl-when-able later to maint).
* "foo\bar\baz" in "git fetch foo\bar\baz", even though there is no
slashes in it, cannot be a nickname for a remote on Windows, as
@@ -269,7 +281,6 @@ notes for details).
even though the command should not lose ignored ones without "-x".
"git status --ignored" did not list ignored and untracked files
without "-uall". These have been corrected.
- (merge 6b1db43109 sl/clean-d-ignored-fix later to maint).
* The result from "git diff" that compares two blobs, e.g. "git diff
$commit1:$path $commit2:$path", used to be shown with the full
@@ -291,16 +302,12 @@ notes for details).
closed, to help Windows, on which a stale timestamp is reported by
fstat() on a file that is opened for writing and data was written
but not yet closed.
- (merge 9f41c7a6b3 jh/close-index-before-stat later to maint).
* "git pull --rebase --autostash" didn't auto-stash when the local history
fast-forwards to the upstream.
- (merge f15e7cf5cc tb/pull-ff-rebase-autostash later to maint).
+ * A flaky test has been corrected.
+ (merge 7c2115aa07 jk/pack-idx-corruption-safety later to maint).
* Other minor doc, test and build updates and code cleanups.
- (merge c5a9157393 jh/memihash-opt later to maint).
- (merge 44e2ff09ce ab/t3070-test-dedup later to maint).
- (merge 9ee4aa95db rf/completion-config-commit later to maint).
- (merge ef4fe5617e jk/connect-symref-info-leak-fix later to maint).
- (merge a56eea28c4 jk/drop-free-refspecs later to maint).
- (merge 0c79cee697 ad/pull-remote-doc later to maint).
+ (merge 8ba74bfd7c jc/diff-tree-stale-comment later to maint).