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authorJunio C Hamano <>2017-01-17 22:48:44 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-01-17 23:19:11 (GMT)
commitad36dc8b4b165bf9eb3576b42a241164e312d48c (patch)
treead06a77c844046f3c06b20e7d6e0f51aa4759260 /Documentation
parent647a1bcf14bd523dcca6b0be6f51f03e6863a02d (diff)
Almost ready for 2.11.1
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.11.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.11.1.txt
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+Git v2.11.1 Release Notes
+Fixes since v2.11
+ * The default Travis-CI configuration specifies newer P4 and GitLFS.
+ * The character width table has been updated to match Unicode 9.0
+ * Update the isatty() emulation for Windows by updating the previous
+ hack that depended on internals of (older) MSVC runtime.
+ * "git rev-parse --symbolic" failed with a more recent notation like
+ "HEAD^-1" and "HEAD^!".
+ * An empty directory in a working tree that can simply be nuked used
+ to interfere while merging or cherry-picking a change to create a
+ submodule directory there, which has been fixed..
+ * The code in "git push" to compute if any commit being pushed in the
+ superproject binds a commit in a submodule that hasn't been pushed
+ out was overly inefficient, making it unusable even for a small
+ project that does not have any submodule but have a reasonable
+ number of refs.
+ * "git push --dry-run --recurse-submodule=on-demand" wasn't
+ "--dry-run" in the submodules.
+ * The output from "git worktree list" was made in readdir() order,
+ and was unstable.
+ * mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode configuration variable did not apply
+ to built-in tools, but now it does.
+ * "git p4" LFS support was broken when LFS stores an empty blob.
+ * Fix a corner case in merge-recursive regression that crept in
+ during 2.10 development cycle.
+ * Update the error messages from the dumb-http client when it fails
+ to obtain loose objects; we used to give sensible error message
+ only upon 404 but we now forbid unexpected redirects that needs to
+ be reported with something sensible.
+ * When diff.renames configuration is on (and with Git 2.9 and later,
+ it is enabled by default, which made it worse), "git stash"
+ misbehaved if a file is removed and another file with a very
+ similar content is added.
+ * "git diff --no-index" did not take "--no-abbrev" option.
+ * "git difftool --dir-diff" had a minor regression when started from
+ a subdirectory, which has been fixed.
+ * "git commit --allow-empty --only" (no pathspec) with dirty index
+ ought to be an acceptable way to create a new commit that does not
+ change any paths, but it was forbidden, perhaps because nobody
+ needed it so far.
+ * A pathname that begins with "//" or "\\" on Windows is special but
+ path normalization logic was unaware of it.
+ * "git pull --rebase", when there is no new commits on our side since
+ we forked from the upstream, should be able to fast-forward without
+ invoking "git rebase", but it didn't.
+ * The way to specify hotkeys to "xxdiff" that is used by "git
+ mergetool" has been modernized to match recent versions of xxdiff.
+ * Unlike "git am --abort", "git cherry-pick --abort" moved HEAD back
+ to where cherry-pick started while picking multiple changes, when
+ the cherry-pick stopped to ask for help from the user, and the user
+ did "git reset --hard" to a different commit in order to re-attempt
+ the operation.
+ * Code cleanup in shallow boundary computation.
+ * A recent update to receive-pack to make it easier to drop garbage
+ objects made it clear that GIT_ALTERNATE_OBJECT_DIRECTORIES cannot
+ have a pathname with a colon in it (no surprise!), and this in turn
+ made it impossible to push into a repository at such a path. This
+ has been fixed by introducing a quoting mechanism used when
+ appending such a path to the colon-separated list.
+ * The function usage_msg_opt() has been updated to say "fatal:"
+ before the custom message programs give, when they want to die
+ with a message about wrong command line options followed by the
+ standard usage string.
+ * "git index-pack --stdin" needs an access to an existing repository,
+ but "git index-pack file.pack" to generate an .idx file that
+ corresponds to a packfile does not.
+ * Fix for NDEBUG builds.
+ * A lazy "git push" without refspec did not internally use a fully
+ specified refspec to perform 'current', 'simple', or 'upstream'
+ push, causing unnecessary "ambiguous ref" errors.
+ * "git p4" misbehaved when swapping a directory and a symbolic link.
+ * Even though an fix was attempted in Git 2.9.3 days, but running
+ "git difftool --dir-diff" from a subdirectory never worked. This
+ has been fixed.
+ * "git p4" that tracks multile p4 paths imported a single changelist
+ that touches files in these multiple paths as one commit, followed
+ by many empty commits. This has been fixed.
+ * A potential but unlikely buffer overflow in Windows port has been
+ fixed.
+ * When the http server gives an incomplete response to a smart-http
+ rpc call, it could lead to client waiting for a full response that
+ will never come. Teach the client side to notice this condition
+ and abort the transfer.
+Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index 9803330..bdab261 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -44,9 +44,10 @@ unreleased) version of Git, that is available from the 'master'
branch of the `git.git` repository.
Documentation for older releases are available here:
-* link:v2.11.0/git.html[documentation for release 2.11]
+* link:v2.11.1/git.html[documentation for release 2.11.1]
* release notes for
+ link:RelNotes/2.11.1.txt[2.11.1],
* link:v2.10.2/git.html[documentation for release 2.10.2]