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Git 2.25 Release Notes
Updates since v2.24
Backward compatibility notes
UI, Workflows & Features
* A tutorial on object enumeration has been added.
* The branch description ("git branch --edit-description") has been
used to fill the body of the cover letters by the format-patch
command; this has been enhanced so that the subject can also be
* "git rebase --preserve-merges" has been marked as deprecated; this
release stops advertising it in the "git rebase -h" output.
* The code to generate multi-pack index learned to show (or not to
show) progress indicators.
* "git apply --3way" learned to honor merge.conflictStyle
configuration variable, like merges would.
* The custom format for "git log --format=<format>" learned the l/L
placeholder that is similar to e/E that fills in the e-mail
address, but only the local part on the left side of '@'.
* Documentation pages for "git shortlog" now list commit limiting
options explicitly.
* The patterns to detect function boundary for Elixir language has
been added.
* The completion script (in contrib/) learned that the "--onto"
option of "git rebase" can take its argument as the value of the
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* Debugging support for lazy cloning has been a bit improved.
* Move the definition of a set of bitmask constants from 0ctal
literal to (1U<<count) notation.
* Test updates to prepare for SHA-2 transition continues.
* Crufty code and logic accumulated over time around the object
parsing and low-level object access used in "git fsck" have been
cleaned up.
* The implementation of "git log --graph" got refactored and then its
output got simplified.
* Follow recent push to move API docs from Documentation/ to header
files and update config.h
* "git bundle" has been taught to use the parse options API. "git
bundle verify" learned "--quiet" and "git bundle create" learned
options to control the progress output.
* Handling of commit objects that use non UTF-8 encoding during
"rebase -i" has been improved.
Fixes since v2.24
* "rebase -i" ceased to run post-commit hook by mistake in an earlier
update, which has been corrected.
* "git notes copy $original" ought to copy the notes attached to the
original object to HEAD, but a mistaken tightening to command line
parameter validation made earlier disabled that feature by mistake.
* When all files from some subdirectory were renamed to the root
directory, the directory rename heuristics would fail to detect that
as a rename/merge of the subdirectory to the root directory, which has
been corrected.
* Code clean-up and a bugfix in the logic used to tell worktree local
and repository global refs apart.
(merge f45f88b2e4 sg/dir-trie-fixes later to maint).
* "git stash save" in a working tree that is sparsely checked out
mistakenly removed paths that are outside the area of interest.
(merge 4a58c3d7f7 js/update-index-ignore-removal-for-skip-worktree later to maint).
* "git rev-parse --git-path HEAD.lock" did not give the right path
when run in a secondary worktree.
(merge 76a53d640f js/git-path-head-dot-lock-fix later to maint).
* "git merge --no-commit" needs "--no-ff" if you do not want to move
HEAD, which has been corrected in the manual page for "git bisect".
(merge 8dd327b246 ma/bisect-doc-sample-update later to maint).
* "git worktree add" internally calls "reset --hard" that should not
descend into submodules, even when submodule.recurse configuration
is set, but it was affected. This has been corrected.
(merge 4782cf2ab6 pb/no-recursive-reset-hard-in-worktree-add later to maint).
* Messages from die() etc. can be mixed up from multiple processes
without even line buffering on Windows, which has been worked
(merge 116d1fa6c6 js/vreportf-wo-buffering later to maint).
* HTTP transport had possible allocator/deallocator mismatch, which
has been corrected.
* The watchman integration for fsmonitor was racy, which has been
corrected to be more conservative.
(merge dd0b61f577 kw/fsmonitor-watchman-fix later to maint).
* Fetching from multiple remotes into the same repository in parallel
had a bad interaction with the recent change to (optionally) update
the commit-graph after a fetch job finishes, as these parallel
fetches compete with each other. Which has been corrected.
* Recent update to "git stash pop" made the command empty the index
when run with the "--quiet" option, which has been corrected.
* "git fetch" codepath had a big "do not lazily fetch missing objects
when I ask if something exists" switch. This has been corrected by
marking the "does this thing exist?" calls with "if not please do not
lazily fetch it" flag.
* Test update to avoid wasted cycles.
(merge e0316695ec sg/skip-skipped-prereq later to maint).
* Error handling after "git push" finishes sending the packdata and
waits for the response to the remote side has been improved.
(merge ad7a403268 jk/send-pack-remote-failure later to maint).
* Some codepaths in "gitweb" that forgot to escape URLs generated
based on end-user input have been corrected.
(merge a376e37b2c jk/gitweb-anti-xss later to maint).
* Other code cleanup, docfix, build fix, etc.
(merge 80736d7c5e jc/am-show-current-patch-docfix later to maint).
(merge 8b656572ca sg/commit-graph-usage-fix later to maint).
(merge 6c02042139 mr/clone-dir-exists-to-path-exists later to maint).
(merge 44ae131e38 sg/blame-indent-heuristics-is-now-the-default later to maint).
(merge 0115e5d929 dl/doc-diff-no-index-implies-exit-code later to maint).
(merge 270de6acbe en/t6024-style later to maint).
(merge 14c4776d75 ns/test-desc-typofix later to maint).
(merge 68d40f30c4 dj/typofix-merge-strat later to maint).
(merge f66e0401ab jk/optim-in-pack-idx-conversion later to maint).
(merge 169bed7421 rs/parse-options-dup-null-fix later to maint).
(merge 51bd6be32d rs/use-copy-array-in-mingw-shell-command-preparation later to maint).
(merge b018719927 ma/t7004 later to maint).
(merge 932757b0cc ar/install-doc-update-cmds-needing-the-shell later to maint).