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authorJunio C Hamano <>2013-09-09 21:51:42 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-09-09 21:51:42 (GMT)
commitbb80ee09974667a1db6bbc5e33574ed869b76a88 (patch)
parentfadf96abaa5f42c4bb7b4b5017926779c23d8ef3 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.8.5 for the second batch of topics
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 59 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt
index 3b43a61..49a1c6c 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt
@@ -63,6 +63,43 @@ Foreign interfaces, subsystems and ports.
UI, Workflows & Features
+ * Magic pathspecs like ":(icase)makefile" that matches both
+ Makefile and makefile can be used in more places.
+ * The "http.*" variables can now be specified per URL that the
+ configuration applies. For example,
+ [http]
+ sslVerify = true
+ [http ""]
+ sslVerify = false
+ would flip http.sslVerify off only when talking to that specified
+ site.
+ * "git mv A B" when moving a submodule A has been taught to
+ relocate its working tree and to adjust the paths in the
+ .gitmodules file.
+ * "git blame" can now take more than one -L option to discover the
+ origin of multiple blocks of the lines.
+ * The http transport clients can optionally ask to save cookies
+ with http.savecookies configuration variable.
+ * "git push" learned a more fine grained control over a blunt
+ "--force" when requesting a non-fast-forward update with the
+ "--force-with-lease=<refname>:<expected object name>" option.
+ * "git diff --diff-filter=<classes of changes>" can now take
+ lowercase letters (e.g. "--diff-filter=d") to mean "show
+ everything but these classes". "git diff-files -q" is now a
+ deprecated synonym for "git diff-files --diff-filter=d".
+ * "git fetch" (hence "git pull" as well) learned to check
+ "fetch.prune" and "remote.*.prune" configuration variables and
+ to behave as if the "--prune" command line option was given.
* "git check-ignore -z" applied the NUL termination to both its input
(with --stdin) and its output, but "git check-attr -z" ignored the
option on the output side. Make both honor -z on the input and
@@ -107,6 +144,28 @@ Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes since v1.8.4 in the maintenance
track are contained in this release (see release notes to them for
+ * The mailmap support code read past the allocated buffer when the
+ mailmap file ended with an incomplete line.
+ (merge f972a16 jk/mailmap-incomplete-line later to maint).
+ * We used to send a large request to read(2)/write(2) as a single
+ system call, which was bad from the latency point of view when
+ the operation needs to be killed, and also triggered an error on
+ broken 64-bit systems that refuse to take more than 2GB read or
+ write in one go.
+ (merge a487916 sp/clip-read-write-to-8mb later to maint).
+ * "git fetch" that auto-followed tags incorrectly reused the
+ connection with Git-aware transport helper (like the sample "ext::"
+ helper shipped with Git).
+ (merge 0f73f8b jc/transport-do-not-use-connect-twice-in-fetch later to maint).
+ * "git log --full-diff -- <pathspec>" showed a huge diff for paths
+ outside the given <pathspec> for each commit, instead of showing
+ the change relative to the parent of the commit. "git reflog -p"
+ had a similar problem.
+ (merge 838f9a1 tr/log-full-diff-keep-true-parents later to maint).
* Setting submodule.*.path configuration variable to true (without
giving "= value") caused Git to segfault.
(merge 4b05440 jl/some-submodule-config-are-not-boolean later to maint).