More fixes for 2.9.1
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1 Git v2.9.1 Release Notes
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3
4 Fixes since v2.9
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6
7 * When "git daemon" is run without --[init-]timeout specified, a
8 connection from a client that silently goes offline can hang around
9 for a long time, wasting resources. The socket-level KEEPALIVE has
10 been enabled to allow the OS to notice such failed connections.
11
12 * The commands in `git log` family take %C(auto) in a custom format
13 string. This unconditionally turned the color on, ignoring
14 --no-color or with --color=auto when the output is not connected to
15 a tty; this was corrected to make the format truly behave as
16 "auto".
17
18 * "git rev-list --count" whose walk-length is limited with "-n"
19 option did not work well with the counting optimized to look at the
20 bitmap index.
21
22 * "git show -W" (extend hunks to cover the entire function, delimited
23 by lines that match the "funcname" pattern) used to show the entire
24 file when a change added an entire function at the end of the file,
25 which has been fixed.
26
27 * The documentation set has been updated so that literal commands,
28 configuration variables and environment variables are consistently
29 typeset in fixed-width font and bold in manpages.
30
31 * "git svn propset" subcommand that was added in 2.3 days is
32 documented now.
33
34 * The documentation tries to consistently spell "GPG"; when
35 referring to the specific program name, "gpg" is used.
36
37 * "git reflog" stopped upon seeing an entry that denotes a branch
38 creation event (aka "unborn"), which made it appear as if the
39 reflog was truncated.
40
41 * The git-prompt scriptlet (in contrib/) was not friendly with those
42 who uses "set -u", which has been fixed.
43
44 * A codepath that used alloca(3) to place an unbounded amount of data
45 on the stack has been updated to avoid doing so.
46
47 * "git update-index --add --chmod=+x file" may be usable as an escape
48 hatch, but not a friendly thing to force for people who do need to
49 use it regularly. "git add --chmod=+x file" can be used instead.
50
51 * Build improvements for gnome-keyring (in contrib/)
52
53 * "git status" used to say "working directory" when it meant "working
54 tree".
55
56 * Comments about misbehaving FreeBSD shells have been clarified with
57 the version number (9.x and before are broken, newer ones are OK).
58
59 * "git cherry-pick A" worked on an unborn branch, but "git
60 cherry-pick A..B" didn't.
61
62 Also contains minor documentation updates and code clean-ups.