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authorJunio C Hamano <>2018-11-06 06:51:23 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2018-11-06 06:51:23 (GMT)
commit8858448bb49332d353febc078ce4a3abcc962efe (patch)
tree3bf703a4e343500f0c830bf47d851397667871ed /Documentation/RelNotes/2.20.0.txt
parent67f673aa4a580b9e407b1ca505abf1f50510ec47 (diff)
Ninth batch for 2.20
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 57 insertions, 2 deletions
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+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.20.0.txt
@@ -56,7 +56,7 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
* "git format-patch" learned new "--interdiff" and "--range-diff"
options to explain the difference between this version and the
- previous attempt in the cover letter (or after the tree-dashes as
+ previous attempt in the cover letter (or after the three-dashes as
a comment).
* "git mailinfo" used in "git am" learned to make a best-effort
@@ -78,7 +78,7 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
meaningfully large repository. The users will now see progress
- * The minimum version of Windows supported by Windows port fo Git is
+ * The minimum version of Windows supported by Windows port of Git is
now set to Vista.
* The completion script (in contrib/) learned to complete a handful of
@@ -149,6 +149,18 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
insert in the to-do list. Upon hitting it, the command returns
control back to the user.
+ * New "--pretty=format:" placeholders %GF and %GP that show the GPG
+ key fingerprints have been invented.
+ * On platforms with recent cURL library, http.sslBackend configuration
+ variable can be used to choose a different SSL backend at runtime.
+ The Windows port uses this mechanism to switch between OpenSSL and
+ Secure Channel while talking over the HTTPS protocol.
+ * "git send-email" learned to disable SMTP authentication via the
+ "--smtp-auth=none" option, even when the smtp username is given
+ (which turns the authentication on by default).
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
@@ -268,6 +280,8 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* "git rebase" and "git rebase -i" have been reimplemented in C.
+ * Windows port learned to use nano-second resolution file timestamps.
Fixes since v2.19
@@ -394,6 +408,45 @@ Fixes since v2.19
has been corrected.
(merge b072a25fad jc/receive-deny-current-branch-fix later to maint).
+ * The logic to determine the archive type "git archive" uses did not
+ correctly kick in for "git archive --remote", which has been
+ corrected.
+ * "git repack" in a shallow clone did not correctly update the
+ shallow points in the repository, leading to a repository that
+ does not pass fsck.
+ (merge 5dcfbf564c js/shallow-and-fetch-prune later to maint).
+ * Some codepaths failed to form a proper URL when .gitmodules record
+ the URL to a submodule repository as relative to the repository of
+ superproject, which has been corrected.
+ (merge e0a862fdaf sb/submodule-url-to-absolute later to maint).
+ * "git fetch" over protocol v2 into a shallow repository failed to
+ fetch full history behind a new tip of history that was diverged
+ before the cut-off point of the history that was previously fetched
+ shallowly.
+ * The command line completion machinery (in contrib/) has been
+ updated to allow the completion script to tweak the list of options
+ that are reported by the parse-options machinery correctly.
+ (merge 276b49ff34 nd/completion-negation later to maint).
+ * Operations on promisor objects make sense in the context of only a
+ small subset of the commands that internally use the revisions
+ machinery, but the "--exclude-promisor-objects" option were taken
+ and led to nonsense results by commands like "log", to which it
+ didn't make much sense. This has been corrected.
+ (merge 669b1d2aae md/exclude-promisor-objects-fix later to maint).
+ * The "container" mode of TravisCI is going away. Our .travis.yml
+ file is getting prepared for the transition.
+ (merge 32ee384be8 ss/travis-ci-force-vm-mode later to maint).
+ * Our test scripts can now take the '-V' option as a synonym for the
+ '--verbose-log' option.
+ (merge a5f52c6dab sg/test-verbose-log 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).
@@ -430,3 +483,5 @@ Fixes since v2.19
(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).
+ (merge 3063477445 tb/char-may-be-unsigned later to maint).
+ (merge 8c64bc9420 sg/test-rebase-editor-fix later to maint).