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@@ -5,8 +5,9 @@ Backward compatibility notes.
* An empty string used as a pathspec element has always meant
'everything matches', but it is too easy to write a script that
- finds a path to remove in $path and run 'git rm "$paht"', which
- ends up removing everything. This release starts warning about the
+ finds a path to remove in $path and run 'git rm "$paht"' by
+ mistake (when the user meant to give "$path"), which ends up
+ removing everything. This release starts warning about the
use of an empty string that is used for 'everything matches' and
asks users to use a more explicit '.' for that instead.
@@ -144,6 +145,18 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
prevented "git status" to show such a path as "new file" in the
"Changes not staged for commit" section.
+ * The smudge/clean filter API expect an external process is spawned
+ to filter the contents for each path that has a filter defined. A
+ new type of "process" filter API has been added to allow the first
+ request to run the filter for a path to spawn a single process, and
+ all filtering need is served by this single process for multiple
+ paths, reducing the process creation overhead.
+ * The user always has to say "stash@{$N}" when naming a single
+ element in the default location of the stash, i.e. reflogs in
+ refs/stash. The "git stash" command learned to accept "git stash
+ apply 4" as a short-hand for "git stash apply stash@{4}".
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
@@ -230,6 +243,19 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* Update of the sequencer codebase to make it reusable to reimplement
"rebase -i" continues.
+ * Git generally does not explicitly close file descriptors that were
+ open in the parent process when spawning a child process, but most
+ of the time the child does not want to access them. As Windows does
+ not allow removing or renaming a file that has a file descriptor
+ open, a slow-to-exit child can even break the parent process by
+ holding onto them. Use O_CLOEXEC flag to open files in various
+ codepaths.
+ * Update "interpret-trailers" machinery and teaches it that people in
+ real world write all sorts of crufts in the "trailer" that was
+ originally designed to have the neat-o "Mail-Header: like thing"
+ and nothing else.
Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
@@ -341,7 +367,6 @@ notes for details).
* The pretty-format specifier "%C(auto)" used by the "log" family of
commands to enable coloring of the output is taught to also issue a
color-reset sequence to the output.
- (merge 82b83da8d3 rs/c-auto-resets-attributes later to maint).
* A shell script example in check-ref-format documentation has been
@@ -358,7 +383,6 @@ notes for details).
beyond the end of the mapped region. This was fixed by introducing
a regexec_buf() helper that takes a <ptr,len> pair with REG_STARTEND
- (merge 842a516cb0 js/regexec-buf later to maint).
* The procedure to build Git on Mac OS X for Travis CI hardcoded the
internal directory structure we assumed HomeBrew uses, which was a
@@ -383,7 +407,6 @@ notes for details).
mechanism to avoid digging too deep into irrelevant side branches.
This however did not work well over the "smart-http" transport due
to a design bug, which has been fixed.
- (merge 06b3d386e0 jt/fetch-pack-in-vain-count-with-stateless later to maint).
* In the codepath that comes up with the hostname to be used in an
e-mail when the user didn't tell us, we looked at ai_canonname
@@ -433,11 +456,9 @@ notes for details).
version of cURL library is available, we forgot to explicitly add
imap(s):// before the destination. To some folks, that didn't work
and the library tried to make HTTP(s) requests instead.
- (merge d2d07ab861 ak/curl-imap-send-explicit-scheme later to maint).
* The ./configure script generated from was taught how
to detect support of SSL by libcurl better.
- (merge 924b7eb1c9 dp/autoconf-curl-ssl later to maint).
* The command-line completion script (in contrib/) learned to
complete "git cmd ^mas<HT>" to complete the negative end of
@@ -464,27 +485,22 @@ notes for details).
Kerberos. We took an unspecified (NULL) username and sent ":"
(i.e. no username, no password) to CURLOPT_USERPWD, but did not do
the same when the username is explicitly set to an empty string.
- (merge 5275c3081c dt/http-empty-auth later to maint).
* "git clone" of a local repository can be done at the filesystem
level, but the codepath did not check errors while copying and
adjusting the file that lists alternate object stores.
- (merge 22d3b8de1b jk/clone-copy-alternates-fix later to maint).
* Documentation for "git commit" was updated to clarify that "commit
-p <paths>" adds to the current contents of the index to come up
with what to commit.
- (merge 7431596ab1 nd/commit-p-doc later to maint).
* A stray symbolic link in $GIT_DIR/refs/ directory could make name
resolution loop forever, which has been corrected.
- (merge e8c42cb9ce jk/ref-symlink-loop later to maint).
* The "submodule.<name>.path" stored in .gitmodules is never copied
to .git/config and such a key in .git/config has no meaning, but
the documentation described it and submodule.<name>.url next to
each other as if both belong to .git/config. This has been fixed.
- (merge 72710165c9 sb/submodule-config-doc-drop-path later to maint).
* In a worktree connected to a repository elsewhere, created via "git
worktree", "git checkout" attempts to protect users from confusion
@@ -493,29 +509,23 @@ notes for details).
branch, which is designated as the primary branch of a bare
reopsitory, in a worktree that is connected to the bare
repository. The check has been corrected to allow it.
- (merge 171c646f8c dk/worktree-dup-checkout-with-bare-is-ok later to maint).
* "git rebase" immediately after "git clone" failed to find the fork
point from the upstream.
- (merge 4f21454b55 jk/merge-base-fork-point-without-reflog later to maint).
* When fetching from a remote that has many tags that are irrelevant
to branches we are following, we used to waste way too many cycles
when checking if the object pointed at by a tag (that we are not
going to fetch!) exists in our repository too carefully.
- (merge 5827a03545 jk/fetch-quick-tag-following later to maint).
* Protect our code from over-eager compilers.
- (merge 0ac52a38e8 jk/tighten-alloc later to maint).
* Recent git allows submodule.<name>.branch to use a special token
"." instead of the branch name; the documentation has been updated
to describe it.
- (merge 15ef78008a bw/submodule-branch-dot-doc later to maint).
* A hot-fix for a test added by a recent topic that went to both
'master' and 'maint' already.
- (merge 76e368c378 tg/add-chmod+x-fix later to maint).
* "git send-email" attempts to pick up valid e-mails from the
trailers, but people in real world write non-addresses there, like
@@ -529,12 +539,10 @@ notes for details).
in unnecessary failure. This has been corrected by introducing a
new mode to run our tests in the test harness to send the verbose
output separately to the log file.
- (merge 614fe01521 jk/tap-verbose-fix later to maint).
* Some AsciiDoc formatter mishandles a displayed illustration with
tabs in it. Adjust a few of them in merge-base documentation to
work around them.
- (merge 6750f62699 po/fix-doc-merge-base-illustration later to maint).
* A minor regression fix for "git submodule" that was introduced
when more helper functions were reimplemented in C.
@@ -553,11 +561,17 @@ notes for details).
required to serve.
(merge 6bdb0083be jk/daemon-path-ok-check-truncation later to maint).
+ * Recent update to git-sh-setup (a library of shell functions that
+ are used by our in-tree scripted Porcelain commands) included
+ another shell library git-sh-i18n without specifying where it is,
+ relying on the $PATH. This has been fixed to be more explicit by
+ prefixing $(git --exec-path) output in front.
+ (merge 1073094f30 ak/sh-setup-dot-source-i18n-fix later to maint).
* Other minor doc, test and build updates and code cleanups.
- (merge a94bb68397 rs/cocci later to maint).
- (merge 641c900b2c js/reset-usage later to maint).
- (merge 30cfe72d37 rs/pretty-format-color-doc-fix later to maint).
- (merge d709f1fb9d jc/diff-unique-abbrev-comments later to maint).
- (merge 13092a916d jc/cocci-xstrdup-or-null later to maint).
- (merge 86009f32bb pb/test-parse-options-expect later to maint).
- (merge 749a2279a4 yk/git-tag-remove-mention-of-old-layout-in-doc later to maint).
+ (merge 5c238e29a8 jk/common-main later to maint).
+ (merge 5a5749e45b ak/pre-receive-hook-template-modefix later to maint).
+ (merge 6d834ac8f1 jk/rebase-config-insn-fmt-docfix later to maint).
+ (merge de9f7fa3b0 rs/commit-pptr-simplify later to maint).
+ (merge 4259d693fc sc/fmt-merge-msg-doc-markup-fix later to maint).
+ (merge 28fab7b23d nd/test-helpers later to maint).