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authorJunio C Hamano <>2021-01-25 22:04:49 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2021-01-25 22:19:20 (GMT)
commite6362826a0409539642a5738db61827e5978e2e4 (patch)
parentb7bb322cba9f45f6b0294b7d1ef272013902b169 (diff)
The fourth batch
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 57 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.31.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.31.0.txt
index 47041f3..7f53db7 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.31.0.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.31.0.txt
@@ -4,6 +4,17 @@ Git 2.31 Release Notes
Updates since v2.30
+Backward incompatible and other important changes
+ * The "pack-redundant" command, which has been left stale with almost
+ unusable performance issues, now warns loudly when it gets used, as
+ we no longer want to recommend its use (instead just "repack -d"
+ instead).
+ * The development community has adopted Contributor Covenant v2.0 to
+ update from v1.4 that we have been using.
UI, Workflows & Features
* The "--format=%(trailers)" mechanism gets enhanced to make it
@@ -29,6 +40,13 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
* "git maintenance" learned to drive scheduled maintenance on
platforms whose native scheduling methods are not 'cron'.
+ * After expiring a reflog and making a single commit, the reflog for
+ the branch would record a single entry that knows both @{0} and
+ @{1}, but we failed to answer "what commit were we on?", i.e. @{1}
+ * "git bundle" learns "--stdin" option to read its refs from the
+ standard input. Also, it now does not lose refs whey they point
+ at the same object.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
@@ -39,6 +57,24 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* The topological walk codepath is covered by new trace2 stats.
+ * Update the Code-of-conduct to version 2.0 from the upstream (we've
+ been using version 1.4).
+ * "git mktag" validates its input using its own rules before writing
+ a tag object---it has been updated to share the logic with "git
+ fsck".
+ * Two new ways to feed configuration variable-value pairs via
+ environment variables have been introduced, and the way
+ GIT_CONFIG_PARAMETERS encodes variable/value pairs has been tweaked
+ to make it more robust.
+ * Tests have been updated so that they do not to get affected by the
+ name of the default branch "git init" creates.
+ * "git fetch" learns to treat ref updates atomically in all-or-none
+ fashion, just like "git push" does, with the new "--atomic" option.
Fixes since v2.30
@@ -71,6 +107,26 @@ Fixes since v2.30
* Fix for procedure to building CI test environment for mac.
(merge 3831132ace jc/macos-install-dependencies-fix later to maint).
+ * The implementation of "git branch --sort" wrt the detached HEAD
+ display has always been hacky, which has been cleaned up.
+ (merge 4045f659bd ab/branch-sort later to maint).
+ * Newline characters in the host and path part of git:// URL are
+ now forbidden.
+ (merge 6aed56736b jk/forbid-lf-in-git-url later to maint).
+ * "git diff" showed a submodule working tree with untracked cruft as
+ "Submodule commit <objectname>-dirty", but a natural expectation is
+ that the "-dirty" indicator would align with "git describe --dirty",
+ which does not consider having untracked files in the working tree
+ as source of dirtiness. The inconsistency has been fixed.
+ * When more than one commit with the same patch ID appears on one
+ side, "git log --cherry-pick A...B" did not exclude them all when a
+ commit with the same patch ID appears on the other side. Now it
+ does.
+ (merge c9e3a4e76d jk/log-cherry-pick-duplicate-patches later to maint).
* Other code cleanup, docfix, build fix, etc.
(merge 505a276596 pk/subsub-fetch-fix-take-2 later to maint).
(merge 33fc56253b fc/t6030-bisect-reset-removes-auxiliary-files later to maint).
@@ -89,3 +145,4 @@ Fixes since v2.30
(merge 52fc4f195c dl/p4-encode-after-kw-expansion later to maint).
(merge 4eb56b56e7 bc/doc-status-short later to maint).
(merge a4a1ca22ef tb/local-clone-race-doc later to maint).
+ (merge 6a8c89d053 ma/more-opaque-lock-file later to maint).