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authorJunio C Hamano <>2018-11-18 09:24:49 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2018-11-18 09:24:49 (GMT)
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@@ -173,6 +173,15 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
each other.
(merge e5bbe09e88 nd/wildmatch-double-asterisk later to maint).
+ * The "--no-patch" option, which can be used to get a high-level
+ overview without the actual line-by-line patch difference shown, of
+ the "range-diff" command was earlier broken, which has been
+ corrected.
+ * The recently merged "rebase in C" has an escape hatch to use the
+ scripted version when necessary, but it hasn't been documented,
+ which has been corrected.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
@@ -332,6 +341,27 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* The support for format-patch (and send-email) by the command-line
completion script (in contrib/) has been simplified a bit.
+ * The revision walker machinery learned to take advantage of the
+ commit generation numbers stored in the commit-graph file.
+ * The codebase has been cleaned up to reduce "#ifndef NO_PTHREADS".
+ * The way -lcurl library gets linked has been simplified by taking
+ advantage of the fact that we can just ask curl-config command how.
+ * Various functions have been audited for "-Wunused-parameter" warnings
+ and bugs in them got fixed.
+ * A sanity check for start-up sequence has been added in the config
+ API codepath.
+ * The build procedure to link for fuzzing test has been made
+ customizable with a new Makefile variable.
+ * The way "git rebase" parses and forwards the command line options
+ meant for underlying "git am" has been revamped, which fixed for
+ options with parameters that were not passed correctly.
Fixes since v2.19
@@ -544,6 +574,37 @@ Fixes since v2.19
pathspec elements were involved, which has been fixed.
(merge b7845cebc0 nd/tree-walk-path-exclusion later to maint).
+ * "git merge" and "git pull" that merges into an unborn branch used
+ to completely ignore "--verify-signatures", which has been
+ corrected.
+ (merge 01a31f3bca jk/verify-sig-merge-into-void later to maint).
+ * "git rebase --autostash" did not correctly re-attach the HEAD at times.
+ * "rev-parse --exclude=<pattern> --branches=<pattern>" etc. did not
+ quite work, which has been corrected.
+ (merge 9ab9b5df0e ra/rev-parse-exclude-glob later to maint).
+ * When editing a patch in a "git add -i" session, a hunk could be
+ made to no-op. The "git apply" program used to reject a patch with
+ such a no-op hunk to catch user mistakes, but it is now updated to
+ explicitly allow a no-op hunk in an edited patch.
+ (merge 22cb3835b9 js/apply-recount-allow-noop later to maint).
+ * The URL to an MSDN page in a comment has been updated.
+ (merge 2ef2ae2917 js/mingw-msdn-url later to maint).
+ * "git ls-remote --sort=<thing>" can feed an object that is not yet
+ available into the comparison machinery and segfault, which has
+ been corrected to check such a request upfront and reject it.
+ * When "git bundle" aborts due to an empty commit ranges
+ (i.e. resulting in an empty pack), it left a file descriptor to an
+ lockfile open, which resulted in leftover lockfile on Windows where
+ you cannot remove a file with an open file descriptor. This has
+ been corrected.
+ (merge 2c8ee1f53c jk/close-duped-fd-before-unlock-for-bundle later to maint).
* Code cleanup, docfix, build fix, etc.
(merge 96a7501aad ts/doc-build-manpage-xsl-quietly later to maint).
(merge b9b07efdb2 tg/conflict-marker-size later to maint).
@@ -583,3 +644,4 @@ Fixes since v2.19
(merge 3063477445 tb/char-may-be-unsigned later to maint).
(merge 8c64bc9420 sg/test-rebase-editor-fix later to maint).
(merge 71571cd7d6 ma/sequencer-do-reset-saner-loop-termination later to maint).
+ (merge 9a4cb8781e cb/notes-freeing-always-null-fix later to maint).