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authorJunio C Hamano <>2015-05-22 19:53:21 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2015-05-22 19:53:21 (GMT)
commit9532ead9875b7b92ff2007f9de61af5874e8839a (patch)
treed756c3fda707cb3cd1e1a41e447df645c549142a /Documentation
parente4b4e7d704e17901c95bd22f80a02c9628450c3a (diff)
Fourth batch for 2.5 cycle
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.5.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.5.0.txt
index fb7aa97..b102837 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.5.0.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.5.0.txt
@@ -53,6 +53,34 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
test scripts is now turned on by default.
(merge 92b269f jk/test-chain-lint later to maint).
+ * Filter scripts were run with SIGPIPE disabled on the Git side,
+ expecting that they may not read what Git feeds them to filter.
+ We however treated a filter that does not read its input fully
+ before exiting as an error.
+ This changes semantics, but arguably in a good way. If a filter
+ can produce its output without consuming its input using whatever
+ magic, we now let it do so, instead of diagnosing it as a
+ programming error.
+ * Instead of dying immediately upon failing to obtain a lock, the
+ locking (of refs etc) retries after a short while with backoff.
+ * Introduce http.<url>.SSLCipherList configuration variable to tweak
+ the list of cipher suite to be used with libcURL when talking with
+ https:// sites.
+ * "git subtree" script (in contrib/) used "echo -n" to produce
+ progress messages in a non-portable way.
+ * "git subtree" script (in contrib/) does not have --squash option
+ when pushing, but the documentation and help text pretended as if
+ it did.
+ * The Git subcommand completion (in contrib/) listed credential
+ helpers among candidates, which is not something the end user would
+ invoke interatively.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
@@ -96,6 +124,11 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
is sent to the background instead.
(merge 9a9a41d lm/squelch-bg-progress later to maint).
+ * There was a dead code that used to handle "git pull --tags" and
+ show special-cased error message, which was made irrelevant when
+ the semantics of the option changed back in Git 1.9 days.
+ (merge 19d122b pt/pull-tags-error-diag later to maint).
Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
@@ -107,6 +140,14 @@ Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes since v2.4 in the maintenance
track are contained in this release (see the maintenance releases'
notes for details).
+ * Git 2.4 broke setting verbosity and progress levels on "git clone"
+ with native transports.
+ (merge 822f0c4 mh/clone-verbosity-fix later to maint).
+ * "git add -e" did not allow the user to abort the operation by
+ killing the editor.
+ (merge cb64800 jk/add-e-kill-editor later to maint).
* Memory usage of "git index-pack" has been trimmed by tens of
(merge c6458e6 nd/slim-index-pack-memory-usage later to maint).
@@ -236,6 +277,37 @@ notes for details).
files yet to be added to the index.
(merge d95d728 nd/diff-i-t-a later to maint).
+ * There was a commented-out (instead of being marked to expect
+ failure) test that documented a breakage that was fixed since the
+ test was written; turn it into a proper test.
+ (merge 66d2e04 sb/t1020-cleanup later to maint).
+ * The "log --decorate" enhancement in Git 2.4 that shows the commit
+ at the tip of the current branch e.g. "HEAD -> master", did not
+ work with --decorate=full.
+ (merge 429ad20 mg/log-decorate-HEAD later to maint).
+ * The ref API did not handle cases where 'refs/heads/xyzzy/frotz' is
+ removed at the same time as 'refs/heads/xyzzy' is added (or vice
+ versa) very well.
+ (merge c628edf mh/ref-directory-file later to maint).
+ * Multi-ref transaction support we merged a few releases ago
+ unnecessarily kept many file descriptors open, risking to fail with
+ resource exhaustion. This is for 2.4.x track.
+ (merge 185ce3a mh/write-refs-sooner-2.4 later to maint).
+ * "git bundle verify" did not diagnose extra parameters on the
+ command line.
+ (merge 7886cfa ps/bundle-verify-arg later to maint).
+ * Various documentation mark-up fixes to make the output more
+ consistent in general and also make AsciiDoctor (an alternative
+ formatter) happier.
+ (merge d0258b9 jk/asciidoc-markup-fix later to maint).
+ (merge ad3967a jk/stripspace-asciidoctor-fix later to maint).
+ (merge 975e382 ja/tutorial-asciidoctor-fix later to maint).
* Code cleanups and documentation updates.
(merge 0269f96 mm/usage-log-l-can-take-regex later to maint).
(merge 64f2589 nd/t1509-chroot-test later to maint).
@@ -245,3 +317,6 @@ notes for details).
(merge 1154aa4 jc/plug-fmt-merge-msg-leak later to maint).
(merge 319b678 jk/sha1-file-reduce-useless-warnings later to maint).
(merge 9a35c14 fg/document-commit-message-stripping later to maint).
+ (merge bbf431c ps/doc-packfile-vs-pack-file later to maint).
+ (merge 309a9e3 jk/skip-http-tests-under-no-curl later to maint).
+ (merge ccd593c dl/branch-error-message later to maint).