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Git v2.14.2 Release Notes
Fixes since v2.14.1
* Because recent Git for Windows do come with a real msgfmt, the
build procedure for git-gui has been updated to use it instead of a
hand-rolled substitute.
* "%C(color name)" in the pretty print format always produced ANSI
color escape codes, which was an early design mistake. They now
honor the configuration (e.g. "color.ui = never") and also tty-ness
of the output medium.
* The http.{sslkey,sslCert} configuration variables are to be
interpreted as a pathname that honors "~[username]/" prefix, but
weren't, which has been fixed.
* Numerous bugs in walking of reflogs via "log -g" and friends have
been fixed.
* "git commit" when seeing an totally empty message said "you did not
edit the message", which is clearly wrong. The message has been
* When a directory is not readable, "gitweb" fails to build the
project list. Work this around by skipping such a directory.
* A recently added test for the "credential-cache" helper revealed
that EOF detection done around the time the connection to the cache
daemon is torn down were flaky. This was fixed by reacting to
ECONNRESET and behaving as if we got an EOF.
* Some versions of GnuPG fail to kill gpg-agent it auto-spawned
and such a left-over agent can interfere with a test. Work it
around by attempting to kill one before starting a new test.
* "git log --tag=no-such-tag" showed log starting from HEAD, which
has been fixed---it now shows nothing.
* The "tag.pager" configuration variable was useless for those who
actually create tag objects, as it interfered with the use of an
editor. A new mechanism has been introduced for commands to enable
pager depending on what operation is being carried out to fix this,
and then "git tag -l" is made to run pager by default.
* "git push --recurse-submodules $there HEAD:$target" was not
propagated down to the submodules, but now it is.
* Commands like "git rebase" accepted the --rerere-autoupdate option
from the command line, but did not always use it. This has been
* "git clone --recurse-submodules --quiet" did not pass the quiet
option down to submodules.
* "git am -s" has been taught that some input may end with a trailer
block that is not Signed-off-by: and it should refrain from adding
an extra blank line before adding a new sign-off in such a case.
* "git svn" used with "--localtime" option did not compute the tz
offset for the timestamp in question and instead always used the
current time, which has been corrected.
* Memory leaks in a few error codepaths have been plugged.
* bash 4.4 or newer gave a warning on NUL byte in command
substitution done in "git stash"; this has been squelched.
* "git grep -L" and "git grep --quiet -L" reported different exit
codes; this has been corrected.
* When handshake with a subprocess filter notices that the process
asked for an unknown capability, Git did not report what program
the offending subprocess was running. This has been corrected.
* "git apply" that is used as a better "patch -p1" failed to apply a
taken from a file with CRLF line endings to a file with CRLF line
endings. The root cause was because it misused convert_to_git()
that tried to do "safe-crlf" processing by looking at the index
entry at the same path, which is a nonsense---in that mode, "apply"
is not working on the data in (or derived from) the index at all.
This has been fixed.
* Killing "git merge --edit" before the editor returns control left
the repository in a state with MERGE_MSG but without MERGE_HEAD,
which incorrectly tells the subsequent "git commit" that there was
a squash merge in progress. This has been fixed.
* "git archive" did not work well with pathspecs and the
export-ignore attribute.
* "git cvsserver" no longer is invoked by "git daemon" by default,
as it is old and largely unmaintained.
* Various Perl scripts did not use safe_pipe_capture() instead of
backticks, leaving them susceptible to end-user input. They have
been corrected.
Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
Credits go to joernchen <> for finding the
unsafe constructs in "git cvsserver", and to Jeff King at GitHub for
finding and fixing instances of the same issue in other scripts.