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authorJunio C Hamano <>2018-05-23 05:45:34 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2018-05-23 05:45:34 (GMT)
commite144d126d74f5d2702870ca9423743102eec6fcd (patch)
parentfb3a0cabf23ccd1d4ae3fead2c5b478930630822 (diff)
The sixth batch for 2.18
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 101 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.18.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.18.0.txt
index fccc2f3..40c3b94 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.18.0.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.18.0.txt
@@ -82,6 +82,28 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
"feature" to fetch only commits and/or trees, which nobody used.
This has been removed.
+ * The functionality of "$GIT_DIR/info/grafts" has been superseded by
+ the "refs/replace/" mechanism for some time now, but the internal
+ code had support for it in many places, which has been cleaned up
+ in order to drop support of the "grafts" mechanism.
+ * "git worktree add" learned to check out an existing branch.
+ * "git --no-pager cmd" did not have short-and-sweet single letter
+ option. Now it does as "-P".
+ (merge 7213c28818 js/no-pager-shorthand later to maint).
+ * "git rebase" learned "--rebase-merges" to transplant the whole
+ topology of commit graph elsewhere.
+ * "git status" learned to pay attention to UI related diff
+ configuration variables such as diff.renames.
+ * The command line completion mechanism (in contrib/) learned to load
+ custom completion file for "git $command" where $command is a
+ custom "git-$command" that the end user has on the $PATH when using
+ newer version of bash.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
@@ -179,6 +201,37 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* The code to interface to GPG has been restructured somewhat to make
it cleaner to integrate with other types of signature systems later.
+ * The code has been taught to use the duplicated information stored
+ in the commit-graph file to learn the tree object name for a commit
+ to avoid opening and parsing the commit object when it makes sense
+ to do so.
+ * "git gc" in a large repository takes a lot of time as it considers
+ to repack all objects into one pack by default. The command has
+ been taught to pretend as if the largest existing packfile is
+ marked with ".keep" so that it is left untouched while objects in
+ other packs and loose ones are repacked.
+ * The transport protocol v2 is getting updated further.
+ * The codepath around object-info API has been taught to take the
+ repository object (which in turn tells the API which object store
+ the objects are to be located).
+ * Rename detection logic in "diff" family that is used in "merge" has
+ learned to guess when all of x/a, x/b and x/c have moved to z/a,
+ z/b and z/c, it is likely that x/d added in the meantime would also
+ want to move to z/d by taking the hint that the entire directory
+ 'x' moved to 'z'. A bug causing dirty files involved in a rename
+ to be overwritten during merge has also been fixed as part of this
+ work. Incidentally, this also avoids updating a file in the
+ working tree after a (non-trivial) merge whose result matches what
+ our side originally had.
+ * "git pack-objects" needs to allocate tons of "struct object_entry"
+ while doing its work, and shrinking its size helps the performance
+ quite a bit.
Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
@@ -292,6 +345,43 @@ Fixes since v2.17
some merge commits in certain cases, which has been corrected.
(merge be011bbe00 ma/fast-export-skip-merge-fix later to maint).
+ * The code did not propagate the terminal width to subprocesses via
+ COLUMNS environment variable, which it now does. This caused
+ trouble to "git column" helper subprocess when "git tag --column=row"
+ tried to list the existing tags on a display with non-default width.
+ (merge b5d5a567fb nd/term-columns later to maint).
+ * We learned that our source files with ".pl" and ".py" extensions
+ are Perl and Python files respectively and changes to them are
+ better viewed as such with appropriate diff drivers.
+ (merge 7818b619e2 ab/perl-python-attrs later to maint).
+ * "git rebase -i" sometimes left intermediate "# This is a
+ combination of N commits" message meant for the human consumption
+ inside an editor in the final result in certain corner cases, which
+ has been fixed.
+ (merge 15ef69314d js/rebase-i-clean-msg-after-fixup-continue later to maint).
+ * A test to see if the filesystem normalizes UTF-8 filename has been
+ updated to check what we need to know in a more direct way, i.e. a
+ path created in NFC form can be accessed with NFD form (or vice
+ versa) to cope with APFS as well as HFS.
+ (merge 742ae10e35 tb/test-apfs-utf8-normalization later to maint).
+ * "git format-patch --cover --attach" created a broken MIME multipart
+ message for the cover letter, which has been fixed by keeping the
+ cover letter as plain text file.
+ (merge 50cd54ef4e bc/format-patch-cover-no-attach later to maint).
+ * The split-index feature had a long-standing and dormant bug in
+ certain use of the in-core merge machinery, which has been fixed.
+ (merge 7db118303a en/unpack-trees-split-index-fix later to maint).
+ * Asciidoctor gives a reasonable imitation for AsciiDoc, but does not
+ render illustration in a literal block correctly when indented with
+ HT by default. The problem is fixed by forcing 8-space tabs.
+ (merge 379805051d bc/asciidoctor-tab-width later to maint).
* Other minor doc, test and build updates and code cleanups.
(merge 248f66ed8e nd/trace-with-env later to maint).
(merge 14ced5562c ys/bisect-object-id-missing-conversion-fix later to maint).
@@ -310,3 +400,14 @@ Fixes since v2.17
(merge adc887221f tq/t1510 later to maint).
(merge bed21a8ad6 sg/doc-gc-quote-mismatch-fix later to maint).
(merge 73364e4f10 tz/doc-git-urls-reference later to maint).
+ (merge cd1e606bad bc/mailmap-self later to maint).
+ (merge f7997e3682 ao/config-api-doc later to maint).
+ (merge ee930754d8 jk/apply-p-doc later to maint).
+ (merge 011b648646 nd/pack-format-doc later to maint).
+ (merge 87a6bb701a sg/t5310-jgit-bitmap-test later to maint).
+ (merge f6b82970aa sg/t5516-fixes later to maint).
+ (merge 4362da078e sg/t7005-spaces-in-filenames-cleanup later to maint).
+ (merge 7d0ee47c11 js/test-unset-prereq later to maint).
+ (merge 5356a3c354 ah/misc-doc-updates later to maint).
+ (merge 92c4a7a129 nd/completion-aliasfiletype-typofix later to maint).
+ (merge 58bd77b66a nd/pack-unreachable-objects-doc later to maint).