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Git Release Notes
=================
Backward Compatibility Notes
----------------------------
* "git branch -l <foo>" used to be a way to ask a reflog to be
created while creating a new branch, but that is no longer the
case. It is a short-hand for "git branch --list <foo>" now.
* "git push" into refs/tags/* hierarchy is rejected without getting
forced, but "git fetch" (misguidedly) used the "fast forwarding"
rule used for the refs/heads/* hierarchy; this has been corrected,
which means some fetches of tags that did not fail with older
version of Git will fail without "--force" with this version.
Updates since v2.19
-------------------
UI, Workflows & Features
* Running "git clone" against a project that contain two files with
pathnames that differ only in cases on a case insensitive
filesystem would result in one of the files lost because the
underlying filesystem is incapable of holding both at the same
time. An attempt is made to detect such a case and warn.
* "git checkout -b newbranch [HEAD]" should not have to do as much as
checking out a commit different from HEAD. An attempt is made to
optimize this special case.
* "git rev-list --stdin </dev/null" used to be an error; it now shows
no output without an error. "git rev-list --stdin --default HEAD"
still falls back to the given default when nothing is given on the
standard input.
* Lift code from GitHub to restrict delta computation so that an
object that exists in one fork is not made into a delta against
another object that does not appear in the same forked repository.
* "git format-patch" learned new "--interdiff" and "--range-diff"
options to explain the difference between this version and the
previous attempt in the cover letter (or after the tree-dashes as
a comment).
* "git mailinfo" used in "git am" learned to make a best-effort
recovery of a patch corrupted by MUA that sends text/plain with
format=flawed option.
(merge 3aa4d81f88 rs/mailinfo-format-flowed later to maint).
* The rules used by "git push" and "git fetch" to determine if a ref
can or cannot be updated were inconsistent; specifically, fetching
to update existing tags were allowed even though tags are supposed
to be unmoving anchoring points. "git fetch" was taught to forbid
updates to existing tags without the "--force" option.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* When there are too many packfiles in a repository (which is not
recommended), looking up an object in these would require
consulting many pack .idx files; a new mechanism to have a single
file that consolidates all of these .idx files is introduced.
* "git submodule update" is getting rewritten piece-by-piece into C.
* The code for computing history reachability has been shuffled,
obtained a bunch of new tests to cover them, and then being
improved.
* The unpack_trees() API used in checking out a branch and merging
walks one or more trees along with the index. When the cache-tree
in the index tells us that we are walking a tree whose flattened
contents is known (i.e. matches a span in the index), as linearly
scanning a span in the index is much more efficient than having to
open tree objects recursively and listing their entries, the walk
can be optimized, which has been done.
* When creating a thin pack, which allows objects to be made into a
delta against another object that is not in the resulting pack but
is known to be present on the receiving end, the code learned to
take advantage of the reachability bitmap; this allows the server
to send a delta against a base beyond the "boundary" commit.
* spatch transformation to replace boolean uses of !hashcmp() to
newly introduced oideq() is added, and applied, to regain
performance lost due to support of multiple hash algorithms.
* Fix a bug in which the same path could be registered under multiple
worktree entries if the path was missing (for instance, was removed
manually). Also, as a convenience, expand the number of cases in
which --force is applicable.
Fixes since v2.19
-----------------
* "git interpret-trailers" and its underlying machinery had a buggy
code that attempted to ignore patch text after commit log message,
which triggered in various codepaths that will always get the log
message alone and never get such an input.
(merge 66e83d9b41 jk/trailer-fixes later to maint).
* Malformed or crafted data in packstream can make our code attempt
to read or write past the allocated buffer and abort, instead of
reporting an error, which has been fixed.
* Code cleanup, docfix, build fix, etc.
(merge 96a7501aad ts/doc-build-manpage-xsl-quietly later to maint).
(merge b9b07efdb2 tg/conflict-marker-size later to maint).
(merge fa0aeea770 sg/doc-trace-appends later to maint).
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