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+Git v2.1 Release Notes
+======================
+
+Backward compatibility notes
+----------------------------
+
+ * The default value we give to the environment variable LESS has been
+ changed from "FRSX" to "FRX", losing "S" (chop long lines instead
+ of wrapping). Existing users who prefer not to see line-wrapped
+ output may want to set
+
+ $ git config core.pager "less -S"
+
+ to restore the traditional behaviour. It is expected that people
+ find output from most subcommands easier to read with the new
+ default, except for "blame" which tends to produce really long
+ lines. To override the new default only for "git blame", you can
+ do this:
+
+ $ git config pager.blame "less -S"
+
+ * A few disused directories in contrib/ have been retired.
+
+
+Updates since v2.0
+------------------
+
+UI, Workflows & Features
+
+ * Since the very beginning of Git, we gave the LESS environment a
+ default value "FRSX" when we spawn "less" as the pager. "S" (chop
+ long lines instead of wrapping) has been removed from this default
+ set of options, because it is more or less a personal taste thing,
+ as opposed to the others that have good justifications (i.e. "R" is
+ very much justified because many kinds of output we produce are
+ colored and "FX" is justified because output we produce is often
+ shorter than a page).
+
+ * The logic and data used to compute the display width needed for
+ UTF-8 strings have been updated to match Unicode 7.0 better.
+
+ * HTTP-based transports learned to better propagate the error messages from
+ the webserver to the client coming over the HTTP transport.
+
+ * The completion script for bash (in contrib/) has been updated to
+ better handle aliases that define a complex sequence of commands.
+
+ * The "core.preloadindex" configuration variable is enabled by default,
+ allowing modern platforms to take advantage of their
+ multiple cores.
+
+ * "git clone" applies the "if cloning from a local disk, physically
+ copy the repository using hardlinks, unless otherwise told not to with
+ --no-local" optimization when the url.*.insteadOf mechanism rewrites a
+ remote-repository "git clone $URL" into a
+ clone from a local disk.
+
+ * "git commit --date=<date>" option learned more
+ timestamp formats, including "--date=now".
+
+ * The `core.commentChar` configuration variable is used to specify a
+ custom comment character (other than the default "#") for
+ the commit message editor. This can be set to `auto` to attempt to
+ choose a different character that does not conflict with any that
+ already starts a line in the message being edited, for cases like
+ "git commit --amend".
+
+ * "git format-patch" learned --signature-file=<file> to add the contents
+ of a file as a signature to the mail message it produces.
+
+ * "git grep" learned the grep.fullname configuration variable to force
+ "--full-name" to be the default. This may cause regressions for
+ scripted users who do not expect this new behaviour.
+
+ * "git imap-send" learned to ask the credential helper for auth
+ material.
+
+ * "git log" and friends now understand the value "auto" for the
+ "log.decorate" configuration variable to enable the "--decorate"
+ option automatically when the output is sent to tty.
+
+ * "git merge" without an argument, even when there is an upstream
+ defined for the current branch, refused to run until
+ merge.defaultToUpstream is set to true. Flip the default of that
+ configuration variable to true.
+
+ * "git mergetool" learned to drive the vimdiff3 backend.
+
+ * mergetool.prompt used to default to 'true', always asking "do you
+ really want to run the tool on this path?". The default has been
+ changed to 'false'. However, the prompt will still appear if
+ mergetool used its autodetection system to guess which tool to use.
+ Users who explicitly specify or configure a tool will no longer see
+ the prompt by default.
+
+ Strictly speaking, this is a backward incompatible change and
+ users need to explicitly set the variable to 'true' if they want
+ to be prompted to confirm running the tool on each path.
+
+ * "git replace" learned the "--edit" subcommand to create a
+ replacement by editing an existing object.
+
+ * "git replace" learned a "--graft" option to rewrite the parents of a
+ commit.
+
+ * "git send-email" learned "--to-cover" and "--cc-cover" options, to
+ tell it to copy To: and Cc: headers found in the first input file
+ when emitting later input files.
+
+ * "git svn" learned to cope with malformed timestamps with only one
+ digit in the hour part, e.g. 2014-01-07T5:01:02.048176Z, emitted
+ by some broken subversion server implementations.
+
+ * "git tag" when editing the tag message shows the name of the tag
+ being edited as a comment in the editor.
+
+ * "git tag" learned to pay attention to "tag.sort" configuration, to
+ be used as the default sort order when no --sort=<value> option
+ is given.
+
+ * A new "git verify-commit" command, to check GPG signatures in signed
+ commits, in a way similar to "git verify-tag" is used to check
+ signed tags, was added.
+
+
+Performance, Internal Implementation, etc.
+
+ * Build procedure for 'subtree' (in contrib/) has been cleaned up.
+
+ * Support for the profile-feedback build, which has
+ bit-rotted for quite a while, has been updated.
+
+ * An experimental format to use two files (the base file and
+ incremental changes relative to it) to represent the index has been
+ introduced; this may reduce I/O cost of rewriting a large index
+ when only small part of the working tree changes.
+
+ * Effort to shrink the size of patches Windows folks maintain on top
+ by upstreaming them continues. More tests that are not applicable
+ to the Windows environment are identified and either skipped or
+ made more portable.
+
+ * Eradication of "test $condition -a $condition" from our scripts
+ continues.
+
+ * The `core.deltabasecachelimit` used to default to 16 MiB , but this
+ proved to be too small, and has been bumped to 96 MiB.
+
+ * "git blame" has been optimized greatly by reorganising the data
+ structure that is used to keep track of the work to be done.
+
+ * "git diff" that compares 3-or-more trees (e.g. parents and the
+ result of a merge) has been optimized.
+
+ * The API to update/delete references are being converted to handle
+ updates to multiple references in a transactional way. As an
+ example, "update-ref --stdin [-z]" has been updated to use this
+ API.
+
+ * skip_prefix() and strip_suffix() API functions are used a lot more
+ widely throughout the codebase now.
+
+ * Parts of the test scripts can be skipped by using a range notation,
+ e.g. "sh t1234-test.sh --run='1-4 6 8-'" to omit test piece 5 and 7
+ and run everything else.
+
+
+Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
+
+
+Fixes since v2.0
+----------------
+
+Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes since v2.0 in the maintenance
+track are contained in this release (see the maintenance releases'
+notes for details).
+
+ * We used to unconditionally disable the pager in the pager process
+ we spawn to feed out output, but that prevented people who want to
+ run "less" within "less" from doing so.
+ (merge c0459ca je/pager-do-not-recurse later to maint).
+
+ * Tools that read diagnostic output in our standard error stream do
+ not want to see terminal control sequence (e.g. erase-to-eol).
+ Detect them by checking if the standard error stream is connected
+ to a tty.
+ (merge 38de156 mn/sideband-no-ansi later to maint).
+
+ * Mishandling of patterns in .gitignore that have trailing SPs quoted
+ with backslashes (e.g. ones that end with "\ ") has been
+ corrected.
+ (merge 97c1364be6b pb/trim-trailing-spaces later to maint).
+
+ * Reworded the error message given upon a failure to open an existing
+ loose object file due to e.g. permission issues; it was reported as
+ the object being corrupt, but that is not quite true.
+ (merge d6c8a05 jk/report-fail-to-read-objects-better later to maint).
+
+ * "git log -2master" is a common typo that shows two commits starting
+ from whichever random branch that is not 'master' that happens to
+ be checked out currently.
+ (merge e3fa568 jc/revision-dash-count-parsing later to maint).
+
+ * Code to avoid adding the same alternate object store twice was
+ subtly broken for a long time, but nobody seems to have noticed.
+ (merge 80b4785 rs/fix-alt-odb-path-comparison later to maint).
+ (merge 539e750 ek/alt-odb-entry-fix later to maint).
+
+ * The "%<(10,trunc)%s" pretty format specifier in the log family of
+ commands is used to truncate the string to a given length (e.g. 10
+ in the example) with padding to column-align the output, but did
+ not take into account that number of bytes and number of display
+ columns are different.
+ (merge 7d50987 as/pretty-truncate later to maint).
+
+ * "%G" (nothing after G) is an invalid pretty format specifier, but
+ the parser did not notice it as garbage.
+ (merge 958b2eb jk/pretty-G-format-fixes later to maint).
+
+ * A handful of code paths had to read the commit object more than
+ once when showing header fields that are usually not parsed. The
+ internal data structure to keep track of the contents of the commit
+ object has been updated to reduce the need for this double-reading,
+ and to allow the caller find the length of the object.
+ (merge 218aa3a jk/commit-buffer-length later to maint).
+
+ * The "mailmap.file" configuration option did not support tilde
+ expansion (i.e. ~user/path and ~/path).
+ (merge 9352fd5 ow/config-mailmap-pathname later to maint).
+
+ * The completion scripts (in contrib/) did not know about quite a few
+ options that are common between "git merge" and "git pull", and a
+ couple of options unique to "git merge".
+ (merge 8fee872 jk/complete-merge-pull later to maint).
+
+ * The unix-domain socket used by the sample credential cache daemon
+ tried to unlink an existing stale one at a wrong path, if the path
+ to the socket was given as an overlong path that does not fit in
+ the sun_path member of the sockaddr_un structure.
+ (merge 2869b3e rs/fix-unlink-unix-socket later to maint).
+
+ * An ancient rewrite passed a wrong pointer to a curl library
+ function in a rarely used code path.
+ (merge 479eaa8 ah/fix-http-push later to maint).
+
+ * "--ignore-space-change" option of "git apply" ignored the spaces
+ at the beginning of lines too aggressively, which is inconsistent
+ with the option of the same name that "diff" and "git diff" have.
+ (merge 14d3bb4 jc/apply-ignore-whitespace later to maint).
+
+ * "git blame" miscounted the number of columns needed to show localized
+ timestamps, resulting in a jaggy left-side-edge for the source code
+ lines in its output.
+ (merge dd75553 jx/blame-align-relative-time later to maint).
+
+ * "git blame" assigned the blame to the copy in the working-tree if
+ the repository is set to core.autocrlf=input and the file used CRLF
+ line endings.
+ (merge 4d4813a bc/blame-crlf-test later to maint).
+
+ * "git clone -b brefs/tags/bar" would have mistakenly thought we were
+ following a single tag, even though it was a name of the branch,
+ because it incorrectly used strstr().
+ (merge 60a5f5f jc/fix-clone-single-starting-at-a-tag later to maint).
+
+ * "git commit --allow-empty-message -C $commit" did not work when the
+ commit did not have any log message.
+ (merge 076cbd6 jk/commit-C-pick-empty later to maint).
+
+ * "git diff --find-copies-harder" sometimes pretended as if the mode
+ bits have changed for paths that are marked with the assume-unchanged
+ bit.
+ (merge 5304810 jk/diff-files-assume-unchanged later to maint).
+
+ * "filter-branch" left an empty single-parent commit that results when
+ all parents of a merge commit get mapped to the same commit, even
+ under "--prune-empty".
+ (merge 79bc4ef cb/filter-branch-prune-empty-degenerate-merges later to maint).
+
+ * "git format-patch" did not enforce the rule that the "--follow"
+ option from the log/diff family of commands must be used with
+ exactly one pathspec.
+ (merge dd63f16 jk/diff-follow-must-take-one-pathspec later to maint).
+
+ * "git gc --auto" was recently changed to run in the background to
+ give control back early to the end-user sitting in front of the
+ terminal, but it forgot that housekeeping involving reflogs should
+ be done without other processes competing for accesses to the refs.
+ (merge 62aad18 nd/daemonize-gc later to maint).
+
+ * "git grep -O" to show the lines that hit in the pager did not work
+ well with case insensitive search. We now spawn "less" with its
+ "-I" option when it is used as the pager (which is the default).
+ (merge f7febbe sk/spawn-less-case-insensitively-from-grep-O-i later to maint).
+
+ * We used to disable threaded "git index-pack" on platforms without
+ thread-safe pread(); use a different workaround for such
+ platforms to allow threaded "git index-pack".
+ (merge 3953949 nd/index-pack-one-fd-per-thread later to maint).
+
+ * The error reporting from "git index-pack" has been improved to
+ distinguish missing objects from type errors.
+ (merge 77583e7 jk/index-pack-report-missing later to maint).
+
+ * "log --show-signature" incorrectly decided the color to paint a
+ mergetag that was and was not correctly validated.
+ (merge 42c55ce mg/fix-log-mergetag-color later to maint).
+
+ * "log --show-signature" did not pay attention to the "--graph" option.
+ (merge cf3983d zk/log-graph-showsig later to maint).
+
+ * "git mailinfo" used to read beyond the ends of header strings while
+ parsing an incoming e-mail message to extract the patch.
+ (merge b1a013d rs/mailinfo-header-cmp later to maint).
+
+ * On a case insensitive filesystem, merge-recursive incorrectly
+ deleted the file that is to be renamed to a name that is the same
+ except for case differences.
+ (merge baa37bf dt/merge-recursive-case-insensitive later to maint).
+
+ * Merging changes into a file that ends in an incomplete line made the
+ last line into a complete one, even when the other branch did not
+ change anything around the end of file.
+ (merge ba31180 mk/merge-incomplete-files later to maint).
+
+ * "git pack-objects" unnecessarily copied the previous contents when
+ extending the hashtable, even though it will populate the table
+ from scratch anyway.
+ (merge fb79947 rs/pack-objects-no-unnecessary-realloc later to maint).
+
+ * Recent updates to "git repack" started to duplicate objects that
+ are in packfiles marked with the .keep flag into the new packfile by
+ mistake.
+ (merge d078d85 jk/repack-pack-keep-objects later to maint).
+
+ * "git rerere forget" did not work well when merge.conflictstyle
+ was set to a non-default value.
+ (merge de3d8bb fc/rerere-conflict-style later to maint).
+
+ * "git remote rm" and "git remote prune" can involve removing many
+ refs at once, which is not a very efficient thing to do when very
+ many refs exist in the packed-refs file.
+ (merge e6bea66 jl/remote-rm-prune later to maint).
+
+ * "git log --exclude=<glob> --all | git shortlog" worked as expected,
+ but "git shortlog --exclude=<glob> --all", which is supposed to be
+ identical to the above pipeline, was not accepted at the command
+ line argument parser level.
+ (merge eb07774 jc/shortlog-ref-exclude later to maint).
+
+ * The autostash mode of "git rebase -i" did not restore the dirty
+ working tree state if the user aborted the interactive rebase by
+ emptying the insn sheet.
+ (merge ddb5432 rr/rebase-autostash-fix later to maint).
+
+ * "git rebase --fork-point" did not filter out patch-identical
+ commits correctly.
+
+ * During "git rebase --merge", a conflicted patch could not be
+ skipped with "--skip" if the next one also conflicted.
+ (merge 95104c7 bc/fix-rebase-merge-skip later to maint).
+
+ * "git show -s" (i.e. show log message only) used to incorrectly emit
+ an extra blank line after a merge commit.
+ (merge ad2f725 mk/show-s-no-extra-blank-line-for-merges later to maint).
+
+ * "git status", even though it is a read-only operation, tries to
+ update the index with refreshed lstat(2) info to optimize future
+ accesses to the working tree opportunistically, but this could
+ race with a "read-write" operation that modifies the index while it
+ is running. Detect such a race and avoid overwriting the index.
+ (merge 426ddee ym/fix-opportunistic-index-update-race later to maint).
+
+ * "git status" (and "git commit") behaved as if changes in a modified
+ submodule are not there if submodule.*.ignore configuration is set,
+ which was misleading. The configuration is only to unclutter diff
+ output during the course of development, and not to hide
+ changes in the "status" output to cause the users forget to commit
+ them.
+ (merge c215d3d jl/status-added-submodule-is-never-ignored later to maint).
+
+ * Documentation for "git submodule sync" forgot to say that the subcommand
+ can take the "--recursive" option.
+ (merge 9393ae7 mc/doc-submodule-sync-recurse later to maint).
+
+ * "git update-index --cacheinfo" in 2.0 release crashed on a
+ malformed command line.
+ (merge c8e1ee4 jc/rev-parse-argh-dashed-multi-words later to maint).
+
+ * The mode to run tests with HTTP server tests disabled was broken.
+ (merge afa53fe na/no-http-test-in-the-middle later to maint).
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.1.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.1.1.txt
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+Git v2.1.1 Release Notes
+========================
+
+ * Git 2.0 had a regression where "git fetch" into a shallowly
+ cloned repository from a repository with bitmap object index
+ enabled did not work correctly. This has been corrected.
+
+ * Git 2.0 had a regression which broke (rarely used) "git diff-tree
+ -t". This has been corrected.
+
+ * "git log --pretty/format=" with an empty format string did not
+ mean the more obvious "No output whatsoever" but "Use default
+ format", which was counterintuitive. Now it means "nothing shown
+ for the log message part".
+
+ * "git -c section.var command" and "git -c section.var= command"
+ should pass the configuration differently (the former should be a
+ boolean true, the latter should be an empty string), but they
+ didn't work that way. Now it does.
+
+ * Applying a patch not generated by Git in a subdirectory used to
+ check the whitespace breakage using the attributes for incorrect
+ paths. Also whitespace checks were performed even for paths
+ excluded via "git apply --exclude=<path>" mechanism.
+
+ * "git bundle create" with date-range specification were meant to
+ exclude tags outside the range, but it did not work correctly.
+
+ * "git add x" where x that used to be a directory has become a
+ symbolic link to a directory misbehaved.
+
+ * The prompt script checked $GIT_DIR/ref/stash file to see if there
+ is a stash, which was a no-no.
+
+ * "git checkout -m" did not switch to another branch while carrying
+ the local changes forward when a path was deleted from the index.
+
+ * With sufficiently long refnames, fast-import could have overflown
+ an on-stack buffer.
+
+ * After "pack-refs --prune" packed refs at the top-level, it failed
+ to prune them.
+
+ * "git gc --auto" triggered from "git fetch --quiet" was not quiet.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.1.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.1.2.txt
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+Git v2.1.2 Release Notes
+========================
+
+ * "git push" over HTTP transport had an artificial limit on number of
+ refs that can be pushed imposed by the command line length.
+
+ * When receiving an invalid pack stream that records the same object
+ twice, multiple threads got confused due to a race.
+
+ * An attempt to remove the entire tree in the "git fast-import" input
+ stream caused it to misbehave.
+
+ * Reachability check (used in "git prune" and friends) did not add a
+ detached HEAD as a starting point to traverse objects still in use.
+
+ * "git config --add section.var val" used to lose existing
+ section.var whose value was an empty string.
+
+ * "git fsck" failed to report that it found corrupt objects via its
+ exit status in some cases.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.1.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.1.3.txt
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+Git v2.1.3 Release Notes
+========================
+
+ * Some MUAs mangled a line in a message that begins with "From " to
+ ">From " when writing to a mailbox file and feeding such an input to
+ "git am" used to lose such a line.
+
+ * "git daemon" (with NO_IPV6 build configuration) used to incorrectly
+ use the hostname even when gethostbyname() reported that the given
+ hostname is not found.
+
+ * Newer versions of 'meld' breaks the auto-detection we use to see if
+ they are new enough to support the `--output` option.
+
+ * "git pack-objects" forgot to disable the codepath to generate
+ object recheability bitmap when it needs to split the resulting
+ pack.
+
+ * "gitweb" used deprecated CGI::startfrom, which was removed from
+ CGI.pm as of 4.04; use CGI::start_from instead.
+
+ * "git log" documentation had an example section marked up not
+ quite correctly, which passed AsciiDoc but failed with
+ AsciiDoctor.
+
+Also contains some documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.1.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.1.4.txt
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+Git v2.1.4 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Fixes since v2.1.3
+------------------
+
+ * We used to allow committing a path ".Git/config" with Git that is
+ running on a case sensitive filesystem, but an attempt to check out
+ such a path with Git that runs on a case insensitive filesystem
+ would have clobbered ".git/config", which is definitely not what
+ the user would have expected. Git now prevents you from tracking
+ a path with ".Git" (in any case combination) as a path component.
+
+ * On Windows, certain path components that are different from ".git"
+ are mapped to ".git", e.g. "git~1/config" is treated as if it were
+ ".git/config". HFS+ has a similar issue, where certain unicode
+ codepoints are ignored, e.g. ".g\u200cit/config" is treated as if
+ it were ".git/config". Pathnames with these potential issues are
+ rejected on the affected systems. Git on systems that are not
+ affected by this issue (e.g. Linux) can also be configured to
+ reject them to ensure cross platform interoperability of the hosted
+ projects.
+
+ * "git fsck" notices a tree object that records such a path that can
+ be confused with ".git", and with receive.fsckObjects configuration
+ set to true, an attempt to "git push" such a tree object will be
+ rejected. Such a path may not be a problem on a well behaving
+ filesystem but in order to protect those on HFS+ and on case
+ insensitive filesystems, this check is enabled on all platforms.
+
+A big "thanks!" for bringing this issue to us goes to our friends in
+the Mercurial land, namely, Matt Mackall and Augie Fackler.
+
+Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code clean-ups.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.2.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.2.0.txt
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+Git v2.2 Release Notes
+======================
+
+Updates since v2.1
+------------------
+
+Ports
+
+ * Building on older MacOS X systems automatically sets
+ the necessary NO_APPLE_COMMON_CRYPTO build-time option.
+
+ * Building with NO_PTHREADS has been resurrected.
+
+ * Compilation options have been updated a bit to better support the
+ z/OS port.
+
+
+UI, Workflows & Features
+
+ * "git archive" learned to filter what gets archived with a pathspec.
+
+ * "git config --edit --global" starts from a skeletal per-user
+ configuration file contents, instead of a total blank, when the
+ user does not already have any global config. This immediately
+ reduces the need to later ask "Have you forgotten to set
+ core.user?", and we can add more to the template as we gain
+ more experience.
+
+ * "git stash list -p" used to be almost always a no-op because each
+ stash entry is represented as a merge commit. It learned to show
+ the difference between the base commit version and the working tree
+ version, which is in line with what "git stash show" gives.
+
+ * Sometimes users want to report a bug they experience on their
+ repository, but they are not at liberty to share the contents of
+ the repository. "fast-export" was taught an "--anonymize" option
+ to replace blob contents, names of people, paths and log
+ messages with bland and simple strings to help them.
+
+ * "git difftool" learned an option to stop feeding paths to the
+ diff backend when it exits with a non-zero status.
+
+ * "git grep" learned to paint (or not paint) partial matches on
+ context lines when showing "grep -C<num>" output in color.
+
+ * "log --date=iso" uses a slight variant of the ISO 8601 format that is
+ more human readable. A new "--date=iso-strict" option gives
+ datetime output that conforms more strictly.
+
+ * The logic "git prune" uses is more resilient against various corner
+ cases.
+
+ * A broken reimplementation of Git could write an invalid index that
+ records both stage #0 and higher-stage entries for the same path.
+ We now notice and reject such an index, as there is no sensible
+ fallback (we do not know if the broken tool wanted to resolve and
+ forgot to remove the higher-stage entries, or if it wanted to unresolve
+ and forgot to remove the stage #0 entry).
+
+ * The temporary files "git mergetool" uses are renamed to avoid too
+ many dots in them (e.g. a temporary file for "hello.c" used to be
+ named e.g. "hello.BASE.4321.c" but now uses underscore instead,
+ e.g. "hello_BASE_4321.c", to allow us to have multiple variants).
+
+ * The temporary files "git mergetool" uses can be placed in a newly
+ created temporary directory, instead of the current directory, by
+ setting the mergetool.writeToTemp configuration variable.
+
+ * "git mergetool" understands "--tool bc" now, as version 4 of
+ BeyondCompare can be driven the same way as its version 3 and it
+ feels awkward to say "--tool bc3" to run version 4.
+
+ * The "pre-receive" and "post-receive" hooks are no longer required
+ to consume their input fully (not following this requirement used
+ to result in intermittent errors in "git push").
+
+ * The pretty-format specifier "%d", which expands to " (tagname)"
+ for a tagged commit, gained a cousin "%D" that just gives the
+ "tagname" without frills.
+
+ * "git push" learned "--signed" push, that allows a push (i.e.
+ request to update the refs on the other side to point at a new
+ history, together with the transmission of necessary objects) to be
+ signed, so that it can be verified and audited, using the GPG
+ signature of the person who pushed, that the tips of branches at a
+ public repository really point the commits the pusher wanted to,
+ without having to "trust" the server.
+
+ * "git interpret-trailers" is a new filter to programmatically edit
+ the tail end of the commit log messages, e.g. "Signed-off-by:".
+
+ * "git help everyday" shows the "Everyday Git in 20 commands or so"
+ document, whose contents have been updated to match more modern
+ Git practice.
+
+ * On the "git svn" front, work progresses to reduce memory consumption and
+ to improve handling of mergeinfo.
+
+
+Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
+
+ * The API to manipulate the "refs" has been restructured to make it
+ more transactional, with the eventual goal to allow all-or-none
+ atomic updates and migrating the storage to something other than
+ the traditional filesystem based one (e.g. databases).
+
+ * The lockfile API and its users have been cleaned up.
+
+ * We no longer attempt to keep track of individual dependencies to
+ the header files in the build procedure, relying instead on automated
+ dependency generation support from modern compilers.
+
+ * In tests, we have been using NOT_{MINGW,CYGWIN} test prerequisites
+ long before negated prerequisites e.g. !MINGW were invented.
+ The former has been converted to the latter to avoid confusion.
+
+ * Optimized looking up a remote's configuration in a repository with very many
+ remotes defined.
+
+ * There are cases where you lock and open to write a file, close it
+ to show the updated contents to an external processes, and then have
+ to update the file again while still holding the lock; now the
+ lockfile API has support for such an access pattern.
+
+ * The API to allocate the structure to keep track of commit
+ decoration has been updated to make it less cumbersome to use.
+
+ * An in-core caching layer to let us avoid reading the same
+ configuration files several times has been added. A few commands
+ have been converted to use this subsystem.
+
+ * Various code paths have been cleaned up and simplified by using
+ the "strbuf", "starts_with()", and "skip_prefix()" APIs more.
+
+ * A few codepaths that died when large blobs that would not fit in
+ core are involved in their operation have been taught to punt
+ instead, by e.g. marking a too-large blob as not to be diffed.
+
+ * A few more code paths in "commit" and "checkout" have been taught
+ to repopulate the cache-tree in the index, to help speed up later
+ "write-tree" (used in "commit") and "diff-index --cached" (used in
+ "status").
+
+ * A common programming mistake to assign the same short option name
+ to two separate options is detected by the parse_options() API to help
+ developers.
+
+ * The code path to write out the packed-refs file has been optimized,
+ which especially matters in a repository with a large number of
+ refs.
+
+ * The check to see if a ref $F can be created by making sure no
+ existing ref has $F/ as its prefix has been optimized, which
+ especially matters in a repository with a large number of existing
+ refs.
+
+ * "git fsck" was taught to check the contents of tag objects a bit more.
+
+ * "git hash-object" was taught a "--literally" option to help
+ debugging.
+
+ * When running a required clean filter, we do not have to mmap the
+ original before feeding the filter. Instead, stream the file
+ contents directly to the filter and process its output.
+
+ * The scripts in the test suite can be run with the "-x" option to show
+ a shell-trace of each command they run.
+
+ * The "run-command" API learned to manage the argv and environment
+ arrays for child process, alleviating the need for the callers to
+ allocate and deallocate them.
+
+ * Some people use AsciiDoctor, instead of AsciiDoc, to format our
+ documentation set; the documentation has been adjusted to be usable
+ by both, as AsciiDoctor is pickier than AsciiDoc about its input
+ mark-up.
+
+
+Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
+
+
+Fixes since v2.1
+----------------
+
+Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes since v2.1 in the maintenance
+track are contained in this release (see the maintenance releases'
+notes for details).
+
+ * "git log --pretty/format=" with an empty format string did not
+ mean the more obvious "No output whatsoever" but "Use default
+ format", which was counterintuitive.
+
+ * "git -c section.var command" and "git -c section.var= command"
+ should pass the configuration value differently (the former should be a
+ boolean true, the latter should be an empty string).
+
+ * Applying a patch not generated by Git in a subdirectory used to
+ check for whitespace breakage using the attributes of incorrect
+ paths. Also whitespace checks were performed even for paths
+ excluded via the "git apply --exclude=<path>" mechanism.
+
+ * "git bundle create" with a date-range specification was meant to
+ exclude tags outside the range, but it didn't.
+
+ * "git add x" where x used to be a directory and is now a
+ symbolic link to a directory misbehaved.
+
+ * The prompt script checked the $GIT_DIR/ref/stash file to see if there
+ is a stash, which was a no-no.
+
+ * Pack-protocol documentation had a minor typo.
+
+ * "git checkout -m" did not switch to another branch while carrying
+ the local changes forward when a path was deleted from the index.
+
+ * "git daemon" (with NO_IPV6 build configuration) used to incorrectly
+ use the hostname even when gethostbyname() reported that the given
+ hostname is not found.
+ (merge 107efbe rs/daemon-fixes later to maint).
+
+ * With sufficiently long refnames, "git fast-import" could have
+ overflowed an on-stack buffer.
+
+ * After "pack-refs --prune" packed refs at the top-level, it failed
+ to prune them.
+
+ * Progress output from "git gc --auto" was visible in "git fetch -q".
+
+ * We used to pass -1000 to poll(2), expecting it to also mean "no
+ timeout", which should be spelled as -1.
+
+ * "git rebase" documentation was unclear that it is required to
+ specify on what <upstream> the rebase is to be done when telling it
+ to first check out <branch>.
+ (merge 95c6826 so/rebase-doc later to maint).
+
+ * "git push" over HTTP transport had an artificial limit on the number of
+ refs that can be pushed, imposed by the command line length.
+ (merge 26be19b jk/send-pack-many-refspecs later to maint).
+
+ * When receiving an invalid pack stream that records the same object
+ twice, multiple threads got confused due to a race.
+ (merge ab791dd jk/index-pack-threading-races later to maint).
+
+ * An attempt to remove the entire tree in the "git fast-import" input
+ stream caused it to misbehave.
+ (merge 2668d69 mb/fast-import-delete-root later to maint).
+
+ * Reachability check (used in "git prune" and friends) did not add a
+ detached HEAD as a starting point to traverse objects still in use.
+ (merge c40fdd0 mk/reachable-protect-detached-head later to maint).
+
+ * "git config --add section.var val" when section.var already has an
+ empty-string value used to lose the empty-string value.
+ (merge c1063be ta/config-add-to-empty-or-true-fix later to maint).
+
+ * "git fsck" failed to report that it found corrupt objects via its
+ exit status in some cases.
+ (merge 30d1038 jk/fsck-exit-code-fix later to maint).
+
+ * Use of the "--verbose" option used to break "git branch --merged".
+ (merge 12994dd jk/maint-branch-verbose-merged later to maint).
+
+ * Some MUAs mangle a line in a message that begins with "From " to
+ ">From " when writing to a mailbox file, and feeding such an input
+ to "git am" used to lose such a line.
+ (merge 85de86a jk/mbox-from-line later to maint).
+
+ * "rev-parse --verify --quiet $name" is meant to quietly exit with a
+ non-zero status when $name is not a valid object name, but still
+ gave error messages in some cases.
+
+ * A handful of C source files have been updated to include
+ "git-compat-util.h" as the first thing, to conform better to our
+ coding guidelines.
+ (merge 1c4b660 da/include-compat-util-first-in-c later to maint).
+
+ * The t7004 test, which tried to run Git with small stack space, has been
+ updated to use a bit larger stack to avoid false breakage on some
+ platforms.
+ (merge b9a1907 sk/tag-contains-wo-recursion later to maint).
+
+ * A few documentation pages had example sections marked up not quite
+ correctly, which passed AsciiDoc but failed with AsciiDoctor.
+ (merge c30c43c bc/asciidoc-pretty-formats-fix later to maint).
+ (merge f8a48af bc/asciidoc later to maint).
+
+ * "gitweb" used deprecated CGI::startfrom, which was removed from
+ CGI.pm as of 4.04; use CGI::start_from instead.
+ (merge 4750f4b rm/gitweb-start-form later to maint).
+
+ * Newer versions of 'meld' break the auto-detection we use to see if
+ they are new enough to support the `--output` option.
+ (merge b12d045 da/mergetool-meld later to maint).
+
+ * "git pack-objects" forgot to disable the codepath to generate the
+ object reachability bitmap when it needs to split the resulting
+ pack.
+ (merge 2113471 jk/pack-objects-no-bitmap-when-splitting later to maint).
+
+ * The code to use cache-tree trusted the on-disk data too much and
+ fell into an infinite loop upon seeing an incorrectly recorded
+ index file.
+ (merge 729dbbd jk/cache-tree-protect-from-broken-libgit2 later to maint).
+
+ * "git fetch" into a repository where branch B was deleted earlier,
+ back when it had reflog enabled, and then branch B/C is fetched
+ into it without reflog enabled, which is arguably an unlikely
+ corner case, unnecessarily failed.
+ (merge aae828b jk/fetch-reflog-df-conflict later to maint).
+
+ * "git log --first-parent -L..." used to crash.
+ (merge a8787c5 tm/line-log-first-parent later to maint).
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.2.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.2.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d5a3cd9
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.2.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,34 @@
+Git v2.2.1 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Fixes since v2.2
+----------------
+
+ * We used to allow committing a path ".Git/config" with Git that is
+ running on a case sensitive filesystem, but an attempt to check out
+ such a path with Git that runs on a case insensitive filesystem
+ would have clobbered ".git/config", which is definitely not what
+ the user would have expected. Git now prevents you from tracking
+ a path with ".Git" (in any case combination) as a path component.
+
+ * On Windows, certain path components that are different from ".git"
+ are mapped to ".git", e.g. "git~1/config" is treated as if it were
+ ".git/config". HFS+ has a similar issue, where certain unicode
+ codepoints are ignored, e.g. ".g\u200cit/config" is treated as if
+ it were ".git/config". Pathnames with these potential issues are
+ rejected on the affected systems. Git on systems that are not
+ affected by this issue (e.g. Linux) can also be configured to
+ reject them to ensure cross platform interoperability of the hosted
+ projects.
+
+ * "git fsck" notices a tree object that records such a path that can
+ be confused with ".git", and with receive.fsckObjects configuration
+ set to true, an attempt to "git push" such a tree object will be
+ rejected. Such a path may not be a problem on a well behaving
+ filesystem but in order to protect those on HFS+ and on case
+ insensitive filesystems, this check is enabled on all platforms.
+
+A big "thanks!" for bringing this issue to us goes to our friends in
+the Mercurial land, namely, Matt Mackall and Augie Fackler.
+
+Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code clean-ups.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.2.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.2.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b19a35d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.2.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,63 @@
+Git v2.2.2 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Fixes since v2.2.1
+------------------
+
+ * "git checkout $treeish $path", when $path in the index and the
+ working tree already matched what is in $treeish at the $path,
+ still overwrote the $path unnecessarily.
+
+ * "git config --get-color" did not parse its command line arguments
+ carefully.
+
+ * open() emulated on Windows platforms did not give EISDIR upon
+ an attempt to open a directory for writing.
+
+ * A few code paths used abs() when they should have used labs() on
+ long integers.
+
+ * "gitweb" used to depend on a behaviour recent CGI.pm deprecated.
+
+ * "git init" (hence "git clone") initialized the per-repository
+ configuration file .git/config with x-bit by mistake.
+
+ * Git 2.0 was supposed to make the "simple" mode for the default of
+ "git push", but it didn't.
+
+ * "Everyday" document had a broken link.
+
+ * The build procedure did not bother fixing perl and python scripts
+ when NO_PERL and NO_PYTHON build-time configuration changed.
+
+ * The code that reads the reflog from the newer to the older entries
+ did not handle an entry that crosses a boundary of block it uses to
+ read them correctly.
+
+ * "git apply" was described in the documentation to take --ignore-date
+ option, which it does not.
+
+ * Traditionally we tried to avoid interpreting date strings given by
+ the user as future dates, e.g. GIT_COMMITTER_DATE=2014-12-10 when
+ used early November 2014 was taken as "October 12, 2014" because it
+ is likely that a date in the future, December 10, is a mistake.
+ This heuristics has been loosened to allow people to express future
+ dates (most notably, --until=<date> may want to be far in the
+ future) and we no longer tiebreak by future-ness of the date when
+
+ (1) ISO-like format is used, and
+ (2) the string can make sense interpreted as both y-m-d and y-d-m.
+
+ Git may still have to use the heuristics to tiebreak between dd/mm/yy
+ and mm/dd/yy, though.
+
+ * The code to abbreviate an object name to its short unique prefix
+ has been optimized when no abbreviation was requested.
+
+ * "git add --ignore-errors ..." did not ignore an error to
+ give a file that did not exist.
+
+ * Git did not correctly read an overlong refname from a packed refs
+ file.
+
+Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code clean-ups.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.0.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e3c639c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.0.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,300 @@
+Git v2.3 Release Notes
+======================
+
+This one ended up to be a release with lots of small corrections and
+improvements without big uncomfortably exciting features. The recent
+security fix that went to 2.2.1 and older maintenance tracks is also
+contained in this update.
+
+
+Updates since v2.2
+------------------
+
+Ports
+
+ * Recent gcc toolchain on Cygwin started throwing compilation warning,
+ which has been squelched.
+
+ * A few updates to build on platforms that lack tv_nsec,
+ clock_gettime, CLOCK_MONOTONIC and HMAC_CTX_cleanup (e.g. older
+ RHEL) have been added.
+
+
+UI, Workflows & Features
+
+ * It was cumbersome to use "GIT_SSH" mechanism when the user wanted
+ to pass an extra set of arguments to the underlying ssh. A new
+ environment variable GIT_SSH_COMMAND can be used for this.
+
+ * A request to store an empty note via "git notes" meant to remove
+ note from the object but with --allow-empty we will store a
+ (surprise!) note that is empty.
+
+ * "git interpret-trailers" learned to properly handle the
+ "Conflicts:" block at the end.
+
+ * "git am" learned "--message-id" option to copy the message ID of
+ the incoming e-mail to the log message of resulting commit.
+
+ * "git clone --reference=<over there>" learned the "--dissociate"
+ option to go with it; it borrows objects from the reference object
+ store while cloning only to reduce network traffic and then
+ dissociates the resulting clone from the reference by performing
+ local copies of borrowed objects.
+
+ * "git send-email" learned "--transfer-encoding" option to force a
+ non-fault Content-Transfer-Encoding header (e.g. base64).
+
+ * "git send-email" normally identifies itself via X-Mailer: header in
+ the message it sends out. A new command line flag --no-xmailer
+ allows the user to squelch the header.
+
+ * "git push" into a repository with a working tree normally refuses
+ to modify the branch that is checked out. The command learned to
+ optionally do an equivalent of "git reset --hard" only when there
+ is no change to the working tree and the index instead, which would
+ be useful to "deploy" by pushing into a repository.
+
+ * "git new-workdir" (in contrib/) can be used to populate an empty
+ and existing directory now.
+
+ * Credential helpers are asked in turn until one of them give
+ positive response, which is cumbersome to turn off when you need to
+ run Git in an automated setting. The credential helper interface
+ learned to allow a helper to say "stop, don't ask other helpers."
+ Also GIT_TERMINAL_PROMPT environment can be set to false to disable
+ our built-in prompt mechanism for passwords.
+
+ * "git branch -d" (delete) and "git branch -m" (move) learned to
+ honor "-f" (force) flag; unlike many other subcommands, the way to
+ force these have been with separate "-D/-M" options, which was
+ inconsistent.
+
+ * "diff-highlight" filter (in contrib/) allows its color output to be
+ customized via configuration variables.
+
+ * "git imap-send" learned to take "-v" (verbose) and "-q" (quiet)
+ command line options.
+
+ * "git remote add $name $URL" is now allowed when "url.$URL.insteadOf"
+ is already defined.
+
+ * "git imap-send" now can be built to use cURL library to talk to
+ IMAP servers (if the library is recent enough, of course).
+ This allows you to use authenticate method other than CRAM-MD5,
+ among other things.
+
+ * "git imap-send" now allows GIT_CURL_VERBOSE environment variable to
+ control the verbosity when talking via the cURL library.
+
+ * The prompt script (in contrib/) learned to optionally hide prompt
+ when in an ignored directory by setting GIT_PS1_HIDE_IF_PWD_IGNORED
+ shell variable.
+
+
+Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
+
+ * Earlier we made "rev-list --object-edge" more aggressively list the
+ objects at the edge commits, in order to reduce number of objects 
+ fetched into a shallow repository, but the change affected cases
+ other than "fetching into a shallow repository" and made it
+ unusably slow (e.g. fetching into a normal repository should not
+ have to suffer the overhead from extra processing). Limit it to a
+ more specific case by introducing --objects-edge-aggressive, a new
+ option to rev-list.
+
+ * Squelched useless compiler warnings on Mac OS X regarding the
+ crypto API.
+
+ * The procedure to generate unicode table has been simplified.
+
+ * Some filesystems assign filemodes in a strange way, fooling then
+ automatic "filemode trustability" check done during a new
+ repository creation. The initialization codepath has been hardened
+ against this issue.
+
+ * The codepath in "git remote update --prune" to drop many refs has
+ been optimized.
+
+ * The API into get_merge_bases*() family of functions was easy to
+ misuse, which has been corrected to make it harder to do so.
+
+ * Long overdue departure from the assumption that S_IFMT is shared by
+ everybody made in 2005, which was necessary to port to z/OS.
+
+ * "git push" and "git fetch" did not communicate an overlong refname
+ correctly. Now it uses 64kB sideband to accommodate longer ones.
+
+ * Recent GPG changes the keyring format and drops support for RFC1991
+ formatted signatures, breaking our existing tests.
+
+ * "git-prompt" (in contrib/) used a variable from the global scope,
+ possibly contaminating end-user's namespace.
+
+
+Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
+
+
+Fixes since v2.2
+----------------
+
+Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes since v2.2 in the maintenance
+track are contained in this release (see the maintenance releases'
+notes for details).
+
+ * "git http-push" over WebDAV (aka dumb http-push) was broken in
+ v2.2.2 when parsing a symbolic ref, resulting in a bogus request
+ that gets rejected by recent versions of cURL library.
+ (merge f6786c8 jk/http-push-symref-fix later to maint).
+
+ * The logic in "git bisect bad HEAD" etc. to avoid forcing the test
+ of the common ancestor of bad and good commits was broken.
+ (merge 07913d5 cc/bisect-rev-parsing later to maint).
+
+ * "git checkout-index --temp=$target $path" did not work correctly
+ for paths outside the current subdirectory in the project.
+ (merge 74c4de5 es/checkout-index-temp later to maint).
+
+ * The report from "git checkout" on a branch that builds on another
+ local branch by setting its branch.*.merge to branch name (not a
+ full refname) incorrectly said that the upstream is gone.
+ (merge 05e7368 jc/checkout-local-track-report later to maint).
+
+ * With The git-prompt support (in contrib/), using the exit status of
+ the last command in the prompt, e.g. PS1='$(__git_ps1) $? ', did
+ not work well, because the helper function stomped on the exit
+ status.
+ (merge 6babe76 tf/prompt-preserve-exit-status later to maint).
+
+ * Recent update to "git commit" broke amending an existing commit
+ with bogus author/committer lines without a valid e-mail address.
+ (merge c83a509 jk/commit-date-approxidate later to maint).
+
+ * The lockfile API used to get confused which file to clean up when
+ the process moved the $cwd after creating a lockfile.
+ (merge fa137f6 nd/lockfile-absolute later to maint).
+
+ * Traditionally we tried to avoid interpreting date strings given by
+ the user as future dates, e.g. GIT_COMMITTER_DATE=2014-12-10 when
+ used early November 2014 was taken as "October 12, 2014" because it
+ is likely that a date in the future, December 10, is a mistake.
+ This heuristics has been loosened to allow people to express future
+ dates (most notably, --until=<date> may want to be far in the
+ future) and we no longer tiebreak by future-ness of the date when
+
+ (1) ISO-like format is used, and
+ (2) the string can make sense interpreted as both y-m-d and y-d-m.
+
+ Git may still have to use the heuristics to tiebreak between dd/mm/yy
+ and mm/dd/yy, though.
+ (merge d372395 jk/approxidate-avoid-y-d-m-over-future-dates later to maint).
+
+ * Git did not correctly read an overlong refname from a packed refs
+ file.
+ (merge ea41783 jk/read-packed-refs-without-path-max later to maint).
+
+ * "git apply" was described in the documentation to take --ignore-date
+ option, which it does not.
+ (merge 0cef4e7 rw/apply-does-not-take-ignore-date later to maint).
+
+ * "git add -i" did not notice when the interactive command input
+ stream went away and kept asking the same question.
+ (merge a8bec7a jk/add-i-read-error later to maint).
+
+ * "git send-email" did not handle RFC 2047 encoded headers quite
+ right.
+ (merge ab47e2a rd/send-email-2047-fix later to maint).
+
+ * New tag object format validation added in 2.2 showed garbage after
+ a tagname it reported in its error message.
+ (merge a1e920a js/fsck-tag-validation later to maint).
+
+ * The code that reads the reflog from the newer to the older entries
+ did not handle an entry that crosses a boundary of block it uses to
+ read them correctly.
+ (merge 69216bf jk/for-each-reflog-ent-reverse later to maint).
+
+ * "git diff -B -M" after making a new copy B out of an existing file
+ A and then editing A extensively ought to report that B was created
+ by copying A and A was modified, which is what "git diff -C"
+ reports, but it instead said A was renamed to B and A was edited
+ heavily in place. This was not just incoherent but also failed to
+ apply with "git apply". The report has been corrected to match what
+ "git diff -C" produces for this case.
+ (merge 6936b58 jc/diff-b-m later to maint).
+
+ * In files we pre-populate for the user to edit with commented hints,
+ a line of hint that is indented with a tab used to show as '#' (or
+ any comment char), ' ' (space), and then the hint text that began
+ with the tab, which some editors flag as an indentation error (tab
+ following space). We now omit the space after the comment char in
+ such a case.
+ (merge d55aeb7 jc/strbuf-add-lines-avoid-sp-ht-sequence later to maint).
+
+ * "git ls-tree" does not support path selection based on negative
+ pathspecs, but did not error out when negative pathspecs are given.
+ (merge f1f6224 nd/ls-tree-pathspec later to maint).
+
+ * The function sometimes returned a non-freeable memory and some
+ other times returned a piece of memory that must be freed, leading
+ to inevitable leaks.
+ (merge 59362e5 jc/exec-cmd-system-path-leak-fix later to maint).
+
+ * The code to abbreviate an object name to its short unique prefix
+ has been optimized when no abbreviation was requested.
+ (merge 61e704e mh/find-uniq-abbrev later to maint).
+
+ * "git add --ignore-errors ..." did not ignore an error to
+ give a file that did not exist.
+ (merge 1d31e5a mg/add-ignore-errors later to maint).
+
+ * "git checkout $treeish $path", when $path in the index and the
+ working tree already matched what is in $treeish at the $path,
+ still overwrote the $path unnecessarily.
+ (merge c5326bd jk/checkout-from-tree later to maint).
+
+ * "git config --get-color" did not parse its command line arguments
+ carefully.
+ (merge cb35722 jk/colors-fix later to maint).
+
+ * open() emulated on Windows platforms did not give EISDIR upon
+ an attempt to open a directory for writing.
+ (merge ba6fad0 js/windows-open-eisdir-error later to maint).
+
+ * A few code paths used abs() when they should have used labs() on
+ long integers.
+ (merge 83915ba rs/maint-config-use-labs later to maint).
+ (merge 31a8aa1 rs/receive-pack-use-labs later to maint).
+
+ * "gitweb" used to depend on a behaviour recent CGI.pm deprecated.
+ (merge 13dbf46 jk/gitweb-with-newer-cgi-multi-param later to maint).
+
+ * "git init" (hence "git clone") initialized the per-repository
+ configuration file .git/config with x-bit by mistake.
+ (merge 1f32ecf mh/config-flip-xbit-back-after-checking later to maint).
+
+ * Recent update in Git 2.2 started creating objects/info/packs and
+ info/refs files with permission bits tighter than user's umask.
+ (merge d91175b jk/prune-packed-server-info later to maint).
+
+ * Git 2.0 was supposed to make the "simple" mode for the default of
+ "git push", but it didn't.
+ (merge 00a6fa0 jk/push-simple later to maint).
+
+ * "Everyday" document had a broken link.
+ (merge 366c8d4 po/everyday-doc later to maint).
+
+ * A few test fixes.
+ (merge 880ef58 jk/no-perl-tests later to maint).
+
+ * The build procedure did not bother fixing perl and python scripts
+ when NO_PERL and NO_PYTHON build-time configuration changed.
+ (merge ca2051d jk/rebuild-perl-scripts-with-no-perl-seting-change later to maint).
+
+ * The usage string of "git log" command was marked incorrectly for
+ l10n.
+ (merge e66dc0c km/log-usage-string-i18n later to maint).
+
+ * "git for-each-ref" mishandled --format="%(upstream:track)" when a
+ branch is marked to have forked from a non-existing branch.
+ (merge b6160d9 rc/for-each-ref-tracking later to maint).
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..cf96186
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,52 @@
+Git v2.3.1 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Fixes since v2.3
+----------------
+
+ * The interactive "show a list and let the user choose from it"
+ interface "add -i" used showed and prompted to the user even when
+ the candidate list was empty, against which the only "choice" the
+ user could have made was to choose nothing.
+
+ * "git apply --whitespace=fix" used to under-allocate the memory
+ when the fix resulted in a longer text than the original patch.
+
+ * "git log --help" used to show rev-list options that are irrelevant
+ to the "log" command.
+
+ * The error message from "git commit", when a non-existing author
+ name was given as value to the "--author=" parameter, has been
+ reworded to avoid misunderstanding.
+
+ * A broken pack .idx file in the receiving repository prevented the
+ dumb http transport from fetching a good copy of it from the other
+ side.
+
+ * The documentation incorrectly said that C(opy) and R(ename) are the
+ only ones that can be followed by the score number in the output in
+ the --raw format.
+
+ * Fix a misspelled conditional that is always true.
+
+ * Code to read branch name from various files in .git/ directory
+ would have misbehaved if the code to write them left an empty file.
+
+ * The "git push" documentation made the "--repo=<there>" option
+ easily misunderstood.
+
+ * After attempting and failing a password-less authentication
+ (e.g. kerberos), libcURL refuses to fall back to password based
+ Basic authentication without a bit of help/encouragement.
+
+ * Setting diff.submodule to 'log' made "git format-patch" produce
+ broken patches.
+
+ * "git rerere" (invoked internally from many mergy operations) did
+ not correctly signal errors when told to update the working tree
+ files and failed to do so for whatever reason.
+
+ * "git blame HEAD -- missing" failed to correctly say "HEAD" when it
+ tried to say "No such path 'missing' in HEAD".
+
+Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code clean-ups.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..93462e4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,79 @@
+Git v2.3.2 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Fixes since v2.3.1
+------------------
+
+ * "update-index --refresh" used to leak when an entry cannot be
+ refreshed for whatever reason.
+
+ * "git fast-import" used to crash when it could not close and
+ conclude the resulting packfile cleanly.
+
+ * "git blame" died, trying to free an uninitialized piece of memory.
+
+ * "git merge-file" did not work correctly in a subdirectory.
+
+ * "git submodule add" failed to squash "path/to/././submodule" to
+ "path/to/submodule".
+
+ * In v2.2.0, we broke "git prune" that runs in a repository that
+ borrows from an alternate object store.
+
+ * Certain older vintages of cURL give irregular output from
+ "curl-config --vernum", which confused our build system.
+
+ * An earlier workaround to squelch unhelpful deprecation warnings
+ from the compiler on Mac OSX unnecessarily set minimum required
+ version of the OS, which the user might want to raise (or lower)
+ for other reasons.
+
+ * Longstanding configuration variable naming rules has been added to
+ the documentation.
+
+ * The credential helper for Windows (in contrib/) used to mishandle
+ a user name with an at-sign in it.
+
+ * Older GnuPG implementations may not correctly import the keyring
+ material we prepare for the tests to use.
+
+ * Clarify in the documentation that "remote.<nick>.pushURL" and
+ "remote.<nick>.URL" are there to name the same repository accessed
+ via different transports, not two separate repositories.
+
+ * The pack bitmap support did not build with older versions of GCC.
+
+ * Reading configuration from a blob object, when it ends with a lone
+ CR, use to confuse the configuration parser.
+
+ * We didn't format an integer that wouldn't fit in "int" but in
+ "uintmax_t" correctly.
+
+ * "git push --signed" gave an incorrectly worded error message when
+ the other side did not support the capability.
+
+ * "git fetch" over a remote-helper that cannot respond to "list"
+ command could not fetch from a symbolic reference e.g. HEAD.
+
+ * The insn sheet "git rebase -i" creates did not fully honor
+ core.abbrev settings.
+
+ * The tests that wanted to see that file becomes unreadable after
+ running "chmod a-r file", and the tests that wanted to make sure it
+ is not run as root, we used "can we write into the / directory?" as
+ a cheap substitute, but on some platforms that is not a good
+ heuristics. The tests and their prerequisites have been updated to
+ check what they really require.
+
+ * The configuration variable 'mailinfo.scissors' was hard to
+ discover in the documentation.
+
+ * Correct a breakage to git-svn around v2.2 era that triggers
+ premature closing of FileHandle.
+
+ * Even though we officially haven't dropped Perl 5.8 support, the
+ Getopt::Long package that came with it does not support "--no-"
+ prefix to negate a boolean option; manually add support to help
+ people with older Getopt::Long package.
+
+Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code clean-ups.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.3.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.3.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5ef1264
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.3.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,39 @@
+Git v2.3.3 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Fixes since v2.3.2
+------------------
+
+ * A corrupt input to "git diff -M" used cause us to segfault.
+
+ * The borrowed code in kwset API did not follow our usual convention
+ to use "unsigned char" to store values that range from 0-255.
+
+ * Description given by "grep -h" for its --exclude-standard option
+ was phrased poorly.
+
+ * Documentaton for "git remote add" mentioned "--tags" and
+ "--no-tags" and it was not clear that fetch from the remote in
+ the future will use the default behaviour when neither is given
+ to override it.
+
+ * "git diff --shortstat --dirstat=changes" showed a dirstat based on
+ lines that was never asked by the end user in addition to the
+ dirstat that the user asked for.
+
+ * The interaction between "git submodule update" and the
+ submodule.*.update configuration was not clearly documented.
+
+ * "git apply" was not very careful about reading from, removing,
+ updating and creating paths outside the working tree (under
+ --index/--cached) or the current directory (when used as a
+ replacement for GNU patch).
+
+ * "git daemon" looked up the hostname even when "%CH" and "%IP"
+ interpolations are not requested, which was unnecessary.
+
+ * The "interpolated-path" option of "git daemon" inserted any string
+ client declared on the "host=" capability request without checking.
+ Sanitize and limit %H and %CH to a saner and a valid DNS name.
+
+Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code clean-ups.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.4.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.4.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..094c7b8
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.4.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
+Git v2.3.4 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Fixes since v2.3.3
+------------------
+
+ * The 'color.status.unmerged' configuration was not described.
+
+ * "git log --decorate" did not reset colors correctly around the
+ branch names.
+
+ * "git -C '' subcmd" refused to work in the current directory, unlike
+ "cd ''" which silently behaves as a no-op.
+
+ * "git imap-send" learned to optionally talk with an IMAP server via
+ libcURL; because there is no other option when Git is built with
+ NO_OPENSSL option, use that codepath by default under such
+ configuration.
+
+ * A workaround for certain build of GPG that triggered false breakage
+ in a test has been added.
+
+ * "git rebase -i" recently started to include the number of
+ commits in the insn sheet to be processed, but on a platform
+ that prepends leading whitespaces to "wc -l" output, the numbers
+ are shown with extra whitespaces that aren't necessary.
+
+ * We did not parse username followed by literal IPv6 address in SSH
+ transport URLs, e.g. ssh://user@[2001:db8::1]:22/repo.git
+ correctly.
+
+Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code clean-ups.