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1 Git 2.18 Release Notes
2 ======================
4 Updates since v2.17
5 -------------------
7 UI, Workflows & Features
9 * Rename detection logic in "diff" family that is used in "merge" has
10 learned to guess when all of x/a, x/b and x/c have moved to z/a,
11 z/b and z/c, it is likely that x/d added in the meantime would also
12 want to move to z/d by taking the hint that the entire directory
13 'x' moved to 'z'. A bug causing dirty files involved in a rename
14 to be overwritten during merge has also been fixed as part of this
15 work.
17 * "git filter-branch" learned to use a different exit code to allow
18 the callers to tell the case where there was no new commits to
19 rewrite from other error cases.
21 * When built with more recent cURL, GIT_SSL_VERSION can now specify
22 "tlsv1.3" as its value.
24 * "git gui" learned that "~/.ssh/" and
25 "~/.ssh/" are also possible SSH key files.
26 (merge 2e2f0288ef bb/git-gui-ssh-key-files later to maint).
28 * "git gui" performs commit upon CTRL/CMD+ENTER but the
29 CTRL/CMD+KP_ENTER (i.e. enter key on the numpad) did not have the
30 same key binding. It now does.
31 (merge 28a1d94a06 bp/git-gui-bind-kp-enter later to maint).
33 * "git gui" has been taught to work with old versions of tk (like
34 8.5.7) that do not support "ttk::style theme use" as a way to query
35 the current theme.
36 (merge 4891961105 cb/git-gui-ttk-style later to maint).
38 * "git rebase" has learned to honor "--signoff" option when using
39 backends other than "am" (but not "--preserve-merges").
41 * "git branch --list" during an interrupted "rebase -i" now lets
42 users distinguish the case where a detached HEAD is being rebased
43 and a normal branch is being rebased.
45 * "git mergetools" learned talking to guiffy.
48 Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
50 * A "git fetch" from a repository with insane number of refs into a
51 repository that is already up-to-date still wasted too many cycles
52 making many lstat(2) calls to see if these objects at the tips
53 exist as loose objects locally. These lstat(2) calls are optimized
54 away by enumerating all loose objects beforehand.
55 It is unknown if the new strategy negatively affects existing use
56 cases, fetching into a repository with many loose objects from a
57 repository with small number of refs.
59 * Git can be built to use either v1 or v2 of the PCRE library, and so
60 far, the build-time configuration USE_LIBPCRE=YesPlease instructed
61 the build procedure to use v1, but now it means v2. USE_LIBPCRE1
62 and USE_LIBPCRE2 can be used to explicitly choose which version to
63 use, as before.
65 * The build procedure learned to optionally use symbolic links
66 (instead of hardlinks and copies) to install "git-foo" for built-in
67 commands, whose binaries are all identical.
69 * Conversion from uchar[20] to struct object_id continues.
71 * The way "git worktree prune" worked internally has been simplified,
72 by assuming how "git worktree move" moves an existing worktree to a
73 different place.
75 * Code clean-up for the "repository" abstraction.
76 (merge 00a3da2a13 nd/remove-ignore-env-field later to maint).
78 * Code to find the length to uniquely abbreviate object names based
79 on packfile content, which is a relatively recent addtion, has been
80 optimized to use the same fan-out table.
82 * The mechanism to use parse-options API to automate the command line
83 completion continues to get extended and polished.
85 * Copies of old scripted Porcelain commands in contrib/examples/ have
86 been removed.
88 * Some tests that rely on the exact hardcoded values of object names
89 have been updated in preparation for hash function migration.
91 * Perf-test update.
93 * Test helper update.
95 * The effort continues to refactor the internal global data structure
96 to make it possible to open multiple repositories, work with and
97 then close them,
99 * Small test-helper programs have been consolidated into a single
100 binary.
102 * API clean-up around ref-filter code.
104 * Shell completion (in contrib) that gives list of paths have been
105 optimized somewhat.
107 * The index file is updated to record the fsmonitor section after a
108 full scan was made, to avoid wasting the effort that has already
109 spent.
111 * Performance measuring framework in t/perf learned to help bisecting
112 performance regressions.
114 * Some multi-word source filenames are being renamed to separate
115 words with dashes instead of underscores.
117 * An reusable "memory pool" implementation has been extracted from
118 fast-import.c, which in turn has become the first user of the
119 mem-pool API.
121 Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
124 Fixes since v2.17
125 -----------------
127 * "git shortlog cruft" aborted with a BUG message when run outside a
128 Git repository. The command has been taught to complain about
129 extra and unwanted arguments on its command line instead in such a
130 case.
131 (merge 4aa0161e83 ma/shortlog-revparse later to maint).
133 * "git stash push -u -- <pathspec>" gave an unnecessary and confusing
134 error message when there was no tracked files that match the
135 <pathspec>, which has been fixed.
136 (merge 353278687e tg/stash-untracked-with-pathspec-fix later to maint).
138 * "git tag --contains no-such-commit" gave a full list of options
139 after giving an error message.
140 (merge 3bb0923f06 ps/contains-id-error-message later to maint).
142 * "diff-highlight" filter (in contrib/) learned to undertand "git log
143 --graph" output better.
144 (merge 4551fbba14 jk/diff-highlight-graph-fix later to maint).
146 * when refs that do not point at committish are given, "git
147 filter-branch" gave a misleading error messages. This has been
148 corrected.
149 (merge f78ab355e7 yk/filter-branch-non-committish-refs later to maint).
151 * "git submodule status" misbehaved on a submodule that has been
152 removed from the working tree.
153 (merge 74b6bda32f rs/status-with-removed-submodule later to maint).
155 * When credential helper exits very quickly without reading its
156 input, it used to cause Git to die with SIGPIPE, which has been
157 fixed.
158 (merge a0d51e8d0e eb/cred-helper-ignore-sigpipe later to maint).
160 * "git rebase --keep-empty" still removed an empty commit if the
161 other side contained an empty commit (due to the "does an
162 equivalent patch exist already?" check), which has been corrected.
163 (merge 3d946165e1 pw/rebase-keep-empty-fixes later to maint).
165 * Some codepaths, including the refs API, get and keep relative
166 paths, that go out of sync when the process does chdir(2). The
167 chdir-notify API is introduced to let these codepaths adjust these
168 cached paths to the new current directory.
169 (merge fb9c2d2703 jk/relative-directory-fix later to maint).
171 * "cd sub/dir && git commit ../path" ought to record the changes to
172 the file "sub/path", but this regressed long time ago.
173 (merge 86238e07ef bw/commit-partial-from-subdirectory-fix later to maint).
175 * Recent introduction of "--log-destination" option to "git daemon"
176 did not work well when the daemon was run under "--inetd" mode.
177 (merge e67d906d73 lw/daemon-log-destination later to maint).
179 * Small fix to the autoconf build procedure.
180 (merge 249482daf0 es/fread-reads-dir-autoconf-fix later to maint).
182 * Fix an unexploitable (because the oversized contents are not under
183 attacker's control) buffer overflow.
184 (merge d8579accfa bp/fsmonitor-bufsize-fix later to maint).
186 * Other minor doc, test and build updates and code cleanups.
187 (merge 248f66ed8e nd/trace-with-env later to maint).
188 (merge 14ced5562c ys/bisect-object-id-missing-conversion-fix later to maint).
189 (merge 5988eb631a ab/doc-hash-brokenness later to maint).
190 (merge a4d4e32a70 pk/test-avoid-pipe-hiding-exit-status later to maint).
191 (merge 05e293c1ac jk/flockfile-stdio later to maint).
192 (merge e9184b0789 jk/t5561-missing-curl later to maint).
193 (merge b1801b85a3 nd/worktree-move later to maint).
194 (merge bbd374dd20 ak/bisect-doc-typofix later to maint).
195 (merge 4855f06fb3 mn/send-email-credential-doc later to maint).
196 (merge 8523b1e355 en/doc-typoes later to maint).
197 (merge 43b44ccfe7 js/t5404-path-fix later to maint).
198 (merge decf711fc1 ps/test-chmtime-get later to maint).
199 (merge 22d11a6e8e es/worktree-docs later to maint).
200 (merge 92a5dbbc22 tg/use-git-contacts later to maint).