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authorJunio C Hamano <>2018-10-30 06:44:45 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2018-10-30 06:44:45 (GMT)
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Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -23,6 +23,12 @@ Backward Compatibility Notes
of the command, while sending the alias expansion to the standard
error stream.
+ * "git send-email" learned to grab address-looking string on any
+ trailer whose name ends with "-by". This is a backward-incompatible
+ change. Adding "--suppress-cc=misc-by" on the command line, or
+ setting sendemail.suppresscc configuration variable to "misc-by",
+ can be used to disable this behaviour.
Updates since v2.19
@@ -123,6 +129,22 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
been improved.
(merge 501afcb8b0 js/mingw-default-ident later to maint).
+ * The "rev-list --filter" feature learned to exclude all trees via
+ "tree:0" filter.
+ * "git send-email" learned to grab address-looking string on any
+ trailer whose name ends with "-by"; --suppress-cc=misc-by on the
+ command line, or setting sendemail.suppresscc configuration
+ variable to "misc-by", can be used to disable this behaviour.
+ * Developer builds now uses -Wunused-function compilation option.
+ * One of our CI tests to run with "unusual/experimental/random"
+ settings now also uses commit-graph and midx.
+ * "git mergetool" learned to take the "--[no-]gui" option, just like
+ "git difftool" does.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
@@ -230,6 +252,16 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* An experiment to fuzz test a few areas, hopefully we can gain more
coverage to various areas.
+ * More codepaths are moving away from hardcoded hash sizes.
+ * The way the Windows port figures out the current directory has been
+ improved.
+ * The way DLLs are loaded on the Windows port has been improved.
+ * Some tests have been reorganized and renamed; "ls t/" now gives a
+ better overview of what is tested for these scripts than before.
Fixes since v2.19
@@ -333,6 +365,29 @@ Fixes since v2.19
parent commits, which has been corrected.
(merge 04005834ed np/log-graph-octopus-fix later to maint).
+ * "git range-diff" did not work well when the compared ranges had
+ changes in submodules and the "--submodule=log" was used.
+ * The implementation of run_command() API on the UNIX platforms had a
+ bug that caused a command not on $PATH to be found in the current
+ directory.
+ (merge f67b980771 jk/run-command-notdot later to maint).
+ * A mutex used in "git pack-objects" were not correctly initialized
+ and this caused "git repack" to dump core on Windows.
+ (merge 34204c8166 js/pack-objects-mutex-init-fix later to maint).
+ * Under certain circumstances, "git diff D:/a/b/c D:/a/b/d" on
+ Windows would strip initial parts from the paths because they
+ were not recognized as absolute, which has been corrected.
+ (merge ffd04e92e2 js/diff-notice-has-drive-prefix later to maint).
+ * The receive.denyCurrentBranch=updateInstead codepath kicked in even
+ when the push should have been rejected due to other reasons, such
+ as it does not fast-forward or the update-hook rejects it, which
+ has been corrected.
+ (merge b072a25fad jc/receive-deny-current-branch-fix 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).
@@ -361,3 +416,11 @@ Fixes since v2.19
(merge ca8ed443a5 mm/doc-no-dashed-git later to maint).
(merge ce366a8144 du/get-tar-commit-id-is-plumbing later to maint).
(merge 61018fe9e0 du/cherry-is-plumbing later to maint).
+ (merge c7e5fe79b9 sb/strbuf-h-update later to maint).
+ (merge 8d2008196b tq/branch-create-wo-branch-get later to maint).
+ (merge 2e3c894f4b tq/branch-style-fix later to maint).
+ (merge c5d844af9c sg/doc-show-branch-typofix later to maint).
+ (merge 081d91618b ah/doc-updates later to maint).
+ (merge b84c783882 jc/cocci-preincr later to maint).
+ (merge 5e495f8122 uk/merge-subtree-doc-update later to maint).
+ (merge aaaa881822 jk/uploadpack-packobjectshook-fix later to maint).