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Git v2.13.1 Release Notes
Fixes since v2.13
* The Web interface to gmane news archive is long gone, even though
the articles are still accessible via NTTP. Replace the links with
ones to Because their message identification is
based on the actual message-id, it is likely that it will be easier
to migrate away from it if/when necessary.
* Update tests to pass under GETTEXT_POISON (a mechanism to ensure
that output strings that should not be translated are not
translated by mistake), and tell TravisCI to run them.
* Setting "log.decorate=false" in the configuration file did not take
effect in v2.13, which has been corrected.
* An earlier update to test 7400 needed to be skipped on CYGWIN.
* Git sometimes gives an advice in a rhetorical question that does
not require an answer, which can confuse new users and non native
speakers. Attempt to rephrase them.
* "git read-tree -m" (no tree-ish) gave a nonsense suggestion "use
--empty if you want to clear the index". With "-m", such a request
will still fail anyway, as you'd need to name at least one tree-ish
to be merged.
* The codepath in "git am" that is used when running "git rebase"
leaked memory held for the log message of the commits being rebased.
* "pack-objects" can stream a slice of an existing packfile out when
the pack bitmap can tell that the reachable objects are all needed
in the output, without inspecting individual objects. This
strategy however would not work well when "--local" and other
options are in use, and need to be disabled.
* Clarify documentation for include.path and includeIf.<condition>.path
configuration variables.
* Tag objects, which are not reachable from any ref, that point at
missing objects were mishandled by "git gc" and friends (they
should silently be ignored instead)
* A few http:// links that are redirected to https:// in the
documentation have been updated to https:// links.
* Make sure our tests would pass when the sources are checked out
with "platform native" line ending convention by default on
Windows. Some "text" files out tests use and the test scripts
themselves that are meant to be run with /bin/sh, ought to be
checked out with eol=LF even on Windows.
* Fix memory leaks pointed out by Coverity (and people).
* The receive-pack program now makes sure that the push certificate
records the same set of push options used for pushing.
* "git cherry-pick" and other uses of the sequencer machinery
mishandled a trailer block whose last line is an incomplete line.
This has been fixed so that an additional sign-off etc. are added
after completing the existing incomplete line.
* The shell completion script (in contrib/) learned "git stash" has
a new "push" subcommand.
* Travis CI gained a task to format the documentation with both
AsciiDoc and AsciiDoctor.
* Update the C style recommendation for notes for translators, as
recent versions of gettext tools can work with our style of
multi-line comments.
* "git clone --config var=val" is a way to populate the
per-repository configuration file of the new repository, but it did
not work well when val is an empty string. This has been fixed.
* A few codepaths in "checkout" and "am" working on an unborn branch
tried to access an uninitialized piece of memory.
* "git for-each-ref --format=..." with %(HEAD) in the format used to
resolve the HEAD symref as many times as it had processed refs,
which was wasteful, and "git branch" shared the same problem.
* "git interpret-trailers", when used as GIT_EDITOR for "git commit
-v", looked for and appended to a trailer block at the very end,
i.e. at the end of the "diff" output. The command has been
corrected to pay attention to the cut-mark line "commit -v" adds to
the buffer---the real trailer block should appear just before it.
* A test allowed both "git push" and "git receive-pack" on the other
end write their traces into the same file. This is OK on platforms
that allows atomically appending to a file opened with O_APPEND,
but on other platforms led to a mangled output, causing
intermittent test failures. This has been fixed by disabling
traces from "receive-pack" in the test.
* "foo\bar\baz" in "git fetch foo\bar\baz", even though there is no
slashes in it, cannot be a nickname for a remote on Windows, as
that is likely to be a pathname on a local filesystem.
* The "collision detecting" SHA-1 implementation shipped with 2.13
was quite broken on some big-endian platforms and/or platforms that
do not like unaligned fetches. Update to the upstream code which
has already fixed these issues.
* "git am -h" triggered a BUG().
* The interaction of "url.*.insteadOf" and custom URL scheme's
whitelisting is now documented better.
Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.