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Subject[ANNOUNCE] Git v2.16.0-rc0
An early preview release Git v2.16.0-rc0 is now available for
testing at the usual places. It is comprised of 435 non-merge
commits since v2.15.0, contributed by 76 people, 22 of which are
new faces.

The tarballs are found at:

The following public repositories all have a copy of the
'v2.16.0-rc0' tag and the 'master' branch that the tag points at:

url =
url = git://
url =

New contributors whose contributions weren't in v2.15.0 are as follows.
Welcome to the Git development community!

Albert Astals Cid, Antoine Beaupré, Damien Marié, Daniel
Bensoussan, Florian Klink, Gennady Kupava, Guillaume Castagnino,
Haaris Mehmood, Hans Jerry Illikainen, Ingo Ruhnke, Jakub
Bereżański, Jean Carlo Machado, J Wyman, Kevin, Łukasz
Stelmach, Marius Paliga, Olga Telezhnaya, Rafael Ascensão,
Robert Abel, Robert P. J. Day, Shuyu Wei, and Wei Shuyu.

Returning contributors who helped this release are as follows.
Thanks for your continued support.

Adam Dinwoodie, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason, Alex Vandiver,
Anders Kaseorg, Andrey Okoshkin, Ann T Ropea, Beat Bolli, Ben
Peart, Brandon Williams, brian m. carlson, Carlos Martín Nieto,
Charles Bailey, Christian Couder, Dennis Kaarsemaker, Derrick
Stolee, Elijah Newren, Emily Xie, Eric Sunshine, Eric Wong,
Heiko Voigt, Jacob Keller, Jameson Miller, Jean-Noel Avila,
Jeff Hostetler, Jeff King, Johannes Schindelin, Jonathan Nieder,
Jonathan Tan, Junio C Hamano, Kaartic Sivaraam, Kevin Daudt,
Lars Schneider, Liam Beguin, Martin Ågren, Michael Haggerty,
Nicolas Morey-Chaisemartin, Phil Hord, Phillip Wood, Pranit
Bauva, Prathamesh Chavan, Ramsay Jones, Randall S. Becker,
Rasmus Villemoes, René Scharfe, Simon Ruderich, Stefan Beller,
Steffen Prohaska, Stephan Beyer, SZEDER Gábor, Thomas Braun,
Thomas Gummerer, Todd Zullinger, Torsten Bögershausen, and
W. Trevor King.


Git 2.16 Release Notes (draft)

Backward compatibility notes and other notable changes.

* Use of an empty string as a pathspec element that is used for
'everything matches' is now an error.

Updates since v2.15

UI, Workflows & Features

* An empty string as a pathspec element that means "everything"
i.e. 'git add ""', is now illegal. We started this by first
deprecating and warning a pathspec that has such an element in
2.11 (Nov 2016).

* A hook script that is set unexecutable is simply ignored. Git
notifies when such a file is ignored, unless the message is
squelched via advice.ignoredHook configuration.

* "git pull" has been taught to accept "--[no-]signoff" option and
pass it down to "git merge".

* The "--push-option=<string>" option to "git push" now defaults to a
list of strings configured via push.pushOption variable.

* "gitweb" checks if a directory is searchable with Perl's "-x"
operator, which can be enhanced by using "filetest 'access'"
pragma, which now we do.

* "git stash save" has been deprecated in favour of "git stash push".

* The set of paths output from "git status --ignored" was tied
closely with its "--untracked=<mode>" option, but now it can be
controlled more flexibly. Most notably, a directory that is
ignored because it is listed to be ignored in the ignore/exclude
mechanism can be handled differently from a directory that ends up
to be ignored only because all files in it are ignored.

* The remote-helper for talking to MediaWiki has been updated to
truncate an overlong pagename so that ".mw" suffix can still be

* The remote-helper for talking to MediaWiki has been updated to
work with mediawiki namespaces.

* The "--format=..." option "git for-each-ref" takes learned to show
the name of the 'remote' repository and the ref at the remote side
that is affected for 'upstream' and 'push' via "%(push:remotename)"
and friends.

* Doc and message updates to teach users "bisect view" is a synonym
for "bisect visualize".

* "git bisect run" that did not specify any command to run used to go
ahead and treated all commits to be tested as 'good'. This has
been corrected by making the command error out.

* The SubmittingPatches document has been converted to produce an
HTML version via AsciiDoc/Asciidoctor.

* We learned to talk to watchman to speed up "git status" and other
operations that need to see which paths have been modified.

* The "diff" family of commands learned to ignore differences in
carriage return at the end of line.

* Places that know about "", like documentation and shell
completion (in contrib/) have been taught about "sendemail.tocmd",

* "git add --renormalize ." is a new and safer way to record the fact
that you are correcting the end-of-line convention and other
"convert_to_git()" glitches in the in-repository data.

* "git branch" and "git checkout -b" are now forbidden from creating
a branch whose name is "HEAD".

* "git branch --list" learned to show its output through the pager by
default when the output is going to a terminal, which is controlled
by the pager.branch configuration variable. This is similar to a
recent change to "git tag --list".

* "git grep -W", "git diff -W" and their friends learned a heuristic
to extend a pre-context beyond the line that matches the "function
pattern" (aka "diff.*.xfuncname") to include a comment block, if
exists, that immediately precedes it.

* "git config --expiry-date gc.reflogexpire" can read "2.weeks" from
the configuration and report it as a timestamp, just like "--int"
would read "1k" and report 1024, to help consumption by scripts.

* The shell completion (in contrib/) learned that "git pull" can take
the "--autostash" option.

* The tagnames "git log --decorate" uses to annotate the commits can
now be limited to subset of available refs with the two additional
options, --decorate-refs[-exclude]=<pattern>.

* "git grep" compiled with libpcre2 sometimes triggered a segfault,
which is being fixed.

* "git send-email" tries to see if the sendmail program is available
in /usr/lib and /usr/sbin; extend the list of locations to be
checked to also include directories on $PATH.

* "git diff" learned, "--anchored", a variant of the "--patience"
algorithm, to which the user can specify which 'unique' line to be
used as anchoring points.

* The way "git worktree add" determines what branch to create from
where and checkout in the new worktree has been updated a bit.

* Ancient part of codebase still shows dots after an abbreviated
object name just to show that it is not a full object name, but
these ellipses are confusing to people who newly discovered Git
who are used to seeing abbreviated object names and find them
confusing with the range syntax.

* With a configuration variable rebase.abbreviateCommands set,
"git rebase -i" produces the todo list with a single-letter
command names.

* "git worktree add" learned to run the post-checkout hook, just like
"git checkout" does, after the initial checkout.

* "git svn" has been updated to strip CRs in the commit messages, as
recent versions of Subversion rejects them.

* "git imap-send" did not correctly quote the folder name when
making a request to the server, which has been corrected.

* Error messages from "git rebase" have been somewhat cleaned up.

* Git has been taught to support an https:// URL used for http.proxy
when using recent versions of libcurl.

* "git merge" learned to pay attention to merge.verifySignatures
configuration variable and pretend as if '--verify-signatures'
option was given from the command line.

* "git describe" was taught to dig trees deeper to find a
<commit-ish>:<path> that refers to a given blob object.

Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.

* An earlier update made it possible to use an on-stack in-core
lockfile structure (as opposed to having to deliberately leak an
on-heap one). Many codepaths have been updated to take advantage
of this new facility.

* Calling cmd_foo() as if it is a general purpose helper function is
a no-no. Correct two instances of such to set an example.

* We try to see if somebody runs our test suite with a shell that
does not support "local" like bash/dash does.

* An early part of piece-by-piece rewrite of "git bisect" in C.

* GSoC to piece-by-piece rewrite "git submodule" in C.

* Optimize the code to find shortest unique prefix of object names.

* Pathspec-limited revision traversal was taught not to keep finding
unneeded differences once it knows two trees are different inside
given pathspec.

* Conversion from uchar[20] to struct object_id continues.

* Code cleanup.

* A single-word "unsigned flags" in the diff options is being split
into a structure with many bitfields.

* TravisCI build updates.

* Parts of a test to drive the long-running content filter interface
has been split into its own module, hopefully to eventually become

* Drop (perhaps overly cautious) sanity check before using the index
read from the filesystem at runtime.

* The build procedure has been taught to avoid some unnecessary
instability in the build products.

* A new mechanism to upgrade the wire protocol in place is proposed
and demonstrated that it works with the older versions of Git
without harming them.

* An infrastructure to define what hash function is used in Git is
introduced, and an effort to plumb that throughout various
codepaths has been started.

* The code to iterate over loose object files got optimized.

* An internal function that was left for backward compatibility has
been removed, as there is no remaining callers.

* Historically, the diff machinery for rename detection had a
hardcoded limit of 32k paths; this is being lifted to allow users
trade cycles with a (possibly) easier to read result.

* The tracing infrastructure has been optimized for cases where no
tracing is requested.

* In preparation for implementing narrow/partial clone, the object
walking machinery has been taught a way to tell it to "filter" some
objects from enumeration.

* A few structures and variables that are implementation details of
the decorate API have been renamed and then the API got documented

* Assorted updates for TravisCI integration.
(merge 4f26366679 sg/travis-fixes later to maint).

* Introduce a helper to simplify code to parse a common pattern that
expects either "--key" or "--key=<something>".

* "git version --build-options" learned to report the host CPU and
the exact commit object name the binary was built from.

Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.

Fixes since v2.15

* "auto" as a value for the columnar output configuration ought to
judge "is the output consumed by humans?" with the same criteria as
"auto" for coloured output configuration, i.e. either the standard
output stream is going to tty, or a pager is in use. We forgot the
latter, which has been fixed.

* The experimental "color moved lines differently in diff output"
feature was buggy around "ignore whitespace changes" edges, which
has been corrected.

* Instead of using custom line comparison and hashing functions to
implement "moved lines" coloring in the diff output, use the pair
of these functions from lower-layer xdiff/ code.

* Some codepaths did not check for errors when asking what branch the
HEAD points at, which have been fixed.

* "git commit", after making a commit, did not check for errors when
asking on what branch it made the commit, which has been corrected.

* "git status --ignored -u" did not stop at a working tree of a
separate project that is embedded in an ignored directory and
listed files in that other project, instead of just showing the
directory itself as ignored.

* A broken access to object databases in recent update to "git grep
--recurse-submodules" has been fixed.

* A recent regression in "git rebase -i" that broke execution of git
commands from subdirectories via "exec" instruction has been fixed.

* A (possibly flakey) test fix.

* "git check-ref-format --branch @{-1}" bit a "BUG()" when run
outside a repository for obvious reasons; clarify the documentation
and make sure we do not even try to expand the at-mark magic in
such a case, but still call the validation logic for branch names.

* "git fetch --recurse-submodules" now knows that submodules can be
moved around in the superproject in addition to getting updated,
and finds the ones that need to be fetched accordingly.

* Command line completion (in contrib/) update.

* Description of blame.{showroot,blankboundary,showemail,date}
configuration variables have been added to "git config --help".

* After an error from lstat(), diff_populate_filespec() function
sometimes still went ahead and used invalid data in struct stat,
which has been fixed.

* UNC paths are also relevant in Cygwin builds and they are now
tested just like Mingw builds.

* Correct start-up sequence so that a repository could be placed
immediately under the root directory again (which was broken at
around Git 2.13).

* The credential helper for libsecret (in contrib/) has been improved
to allow possibly prompting the end user to unlock secrets that are
currently locked (otherwise the secrets may not be loaded).

* MinGW updates.

* Error checking in "git imap-send" for empty response has been

* Recent update to the refs infrastructure implementation started
rewriting packed-refs file more often than before; this has been
optimized again for most trivial cases.

* Some error messages did not quote filenames shown in it, which have
been fixed.

* "git rebase -i" recently started misbehaving when a submodule that
is configured with 'submodule.<name>.ignore' is dirty; this has
been corrected.

* Building with NO_LIBPCRE1_JIT did not disable it, which has been fixed.

* We used to add an empty alternate object database to the system
that does not help anything; it has been corrected.

* Doc update around use of "format-patch --subject-prefix" etc.

* A fix for an ancient bug in "git apply --ignore-space-change" codepath.

* Clarify and enhance documentation for "merge-base --fork-point", as
it was clear what it computed but not why/what for.

* A few scripts (both in production and tests) incorrectly redirected
their error output. These have been corrected.

* "git notes" sent its error message to its standard output stream,
which was corrected.

* The three-way merge performed by "git cherry-pick" was confused
when a new submodule was added in the meantime, which has been
fixed (or "papered over").

* The sequencer machinery (used by "git cherry-pick A..B", and "git
rebase -i", among other things) would have lost a commit if stopped
due to an unlockable index file, which has been fixed.

* "git apply --inaccurate-eof" when used with "--ignore-space-change"
triggered an internal sanity check, which has been fixed.

* Command line completion (in contrib/) has been taught about the
"--copy" option of "git branch".

* When "git rebase" prepared an mailbox of changes and fed it to "git
am" to replay them, it was confused when a stray "From " happened
to be in the log message of one of the replayed changes. This has
been corrected.

* There was a recent semantic mismerge in the codepath to write out a
section of a configuration section, which has been corrected.

* Mentions of "git-rebase" and "git-am" (dashed form) still remained
in end-user visible strings emitted by the "git rebase" command;
they have been corrected.

* Contrary to the documentation, "git pull -4/-6 other-args" did not
ask the underlying "git fetch" to go over IPv4/IPv6, which has been

* "git checkout --recursive" may overwrite and rewind the history of
the branch that happens to be checked out in submodule
repositories, which might not be desirable. Detach the HEAD but
still allow the recursive checkout to succeed in such a case.
(merge 57f22bf997 sb/submodule-recursive-checkout-detach-head later to maint).

* "git branch --set-upstream" has been deprecated and (sort of)
removed, as "--set-upstream-to" is the preferred one these days.
The documentation still had "--set-upstream" listed on its
synopsis section, which has been corrected.
(merge a060f3d3d8 tz/branch-doc-remove-set-upstream later to maint).

* Internally we use 0{40} as a placeholder object name to signal the
codepath that there is no such object (e.g. the fast-forward check
while "git fetch" stores a new remote-tracking ref says "we know
there is no 'old' thing pointed at by the ref, as we are creating
it anew" by passing 0{40} for the 'old' side), and expect that a
codepath to locate an in-core object to return NULL as a sign that
the object does not exist. A look-up for an object that does not
exist however is quite costly with a repository with large number
of packfiles. This access pattern has been optimized.
(merge 87b5e236a1 jk/fewer-pack-rescan later to maint).

* In addition to "git stash -m message", the command learned to
accept "git stash -mmessage" form.
(merge 5675473fcb ph/stash-save-m-option-fix later to maint).

* @{-N} in "git checkout @{-N}" may refer to a detached HEAD state,
but the documentation was not clear about it, which has been fixed.
(merge 75ce149575 ks/doc-checkout-previous later to maint).

* A regression in the progress eye-candy was fixed.
(merge 9c5951cacf jk/progress-delay-fix later to maint).

* The code internal to the recursive merge strategy was not fully
prepared to see a path that is renamed to try overwriting another
path that is only different in case on case insensitive systems.
This does not matter in the current code, but will start to matter
once the rename detection logic starts taking hints from nearby
paths moving to some directory and moves a new path along with them.
(merge 4cba2b0108 en/merge-recursive-icase-removal later to maint).

* An v2.12-era regression in pathspec match logic, which made it look
into submodule tree even when it is not desired, has been fixed.
(merge eef3df5a93 bw/pathspec-match-submodule-boundary later to maint).

* Amending commits in git-gui broke the author name that is non-ascii
due to incorrect enconding conversion.

* Recent update to the submodule configuration code broke "diff-tree"
by accidentally stopping to read from the index upfront.
(merge fd66bcc31f bw/submodule-config-cleanup later to maint).

* Git shows a message to tell the user that it is waiting for the
user to finish editing when spawning an editor, in case the editor
opens to a hidden window or somewhere obscure and the user gets
(merge abfb04d0c7 ls/editor-waiting-message later to maint).

* The "safe crlf" check incorrectly triggered for contents that does
not use CRLF as line endings, which has been corrected.
(merge 649f1f0948 tb/check-crlf-for-safe-crlf later to maint).

* "git clone --shared" to borrow from a (secondary) worktree did not
work, even though "git clone --local" did. Both are now accepted.
(merge b3b05971c1 es/clone-shared-worktree later to maint).

* The build procedure now allows not just the repositories but also
the refs to be used to take pre-formatted manpages and html
documents to install.
(merge 65289e9dcd rb/quick-install-doc later to maint).

* Update the shell prompt script (in contrib/) to strip trailing CR
from strings read from various "state" files.
(merge 041fe8fc83 ra/prompt-eread-fix later to maint).

* Other minor doc, test and build updates and code cleanups.
(merge 1a1fc2d5b5 rd/man-prune-progress later to maint).
(merge 0ba014035a rd/man-reflog-add-n later to maint).
(merge e54b63359f rd/doc-notes-prune-fix later to maint).
(merge ff4c9b413a sp/doc-info-attributes later to maint).
(merge 7db2cbf4f1 jc/receive-pack-hook-doc later to maint).
(merge 5a0526264b tg/t-readme-updates later to maint).
(merge 5e83cca0b8 jk/no-optional-locks later to maint).
(merge 826c778f7c js/hashmap-update-sample later to maint).
(merge 176b2d328c sg/setup-doc-update later to maint).
(merge 1b09073514 rs/am-builtin-leakfix later to maint).
(merge addcf6cfde rs/fmt-merge-msg-string-leak-fix later to maint).
(merge c3ff8f6c14 rs/strbuf-read-once-reset-length later to maint).
(merge 6b0eb884f9 db/doc-workflows-neuter-the-maintainer later to maint).
(merge 8c87bdfb21 jk/cvsimport-quoting later to maint).
(merge 176cb979fe rs/fmt-merge-msg-leakfix later to maint).
(merge 5a03360e73 tb/delimit-pretty-trailers-args-with-comma later to maint).
(merge d0e6326026 ot/pretty later to maint).
(merge 44103f4197 sb/test-helper-excludes later to maint).
(merge 170078693f jt/transport-no-more-rsync later to maint).
(merge c07b3adff1 bw/path-doc later to maint).
(merge bf9d7df950 tz/lib-git-svn-svnserve-tests later to maint).
(merge dec366c9a8 sr/http-sslverify-config-doc later to maint).


Changes since v2.15.0 are as follows:

Adam Dinwoodie (3):
t5580: add Cygwin support
rebase -i: fix comment typo
doc/SubmittingPatches: correct subject guidance

Albert Astals Cid (1):
completion: add --autostash and --no-autostash to pull

Alex Vandiver (7):
fsmonitor: read entirety of watchman output
fsmonitor: set the PWD to the top of the working tree
fsmonitor: don't bother pretty-printing JSON from watchman
fsmonitor: document GIT_TRACE_FSMONITOR
fsmonitor: delay updating state until after split index is merged
fsmonitor: read from getcwd(), not the PWD environment variable
fsmonitor: store fsmonitor bitmap before splitting index

Anders Kaseorg (1):
git-gui: sort entries in optimized tclIndex

Andrey Okoshkin (3):
commit: check result of resolve_ref_unsafe
diff: fix lstat() error handling in diff_populate_filespec()
merge-recursive: check GIT_MERGE_VERBOSITY only once

Ann T Ropea (7):
Documentation: revisions: fix typo: "three dot" ---> "three-dot" (in line with "two-dot").
Documentation: user-manual: limit usage of ellipsis
print_sha1_ellipsis: introduce helper
checkout: describe_detached_head: remove ellipsis after committish
t4013: prepare for upcoming "diff --raw --abbrev" output format change
diff: diff_aligned_abbrev: remove ellipsis after abbreviated SHA-1 value
t4013: test new output from diff --abbrev --raw

Antoine Beaupré (6):
remote-mediawiki: limit filenames to legal
remote-mediawiki: show known namespace choices on failure
remote-mediawiki: skip virtual namespaces
remote-mediawiki: support fetching from (Main) namespace
remote-mediawiki: process namespaces in order
remote-mediawiki: show progress while fetching namespaces

Beat Bolli (1):
contrib/git-jump: allow to configure the grep command

Ben Peart (16):
bswap: add 64 bit endianness helper get_be64
preload-index: add override to enable testing preload-index
update-index: add a new --force-write-index option
fsmonitor: teach git to optionally utilize a file system monitor to speed up detecting new or changed files.
fsmonitor: add documentation for the fsmonitor extension.
ls-files: Add support in ls-files to display the fsmonitor valid bit
update-index: add fsmonitor support to update-index
fsmonitor: add a test tool to dump the index extension
split-index: disable the fsmonitor extension when running the split index test
fsmonitor: add test cases for fsmonitor extension
fsmonitor: add a sample integration script for Watchman
fsmonitor: add a performance test
fsmonitor: MINGW support for watchman integration
fsmonitor: preserve utf8 filenames in fsmonitor-watchman log
read_index_from(): speed index loading by skipping verification of the entry order
fsmonitor: simplify determining the git worktree under Windows

Brandon Williams (24):
pkt-line: add packet_write function
protocol: introduce protocol extension mechanisms
daemon: recognize hidden request arguments
upload-pack, receive-pack: introduce protocol version 1
connect: teach client to recognize v1 server response
connect: tell server that the client understands v1
http: tell server that the client understands v1
i5700: add interop test for protocol transition
ssh: introduce a 'simple' ssh variant
add, reset: use DIFF_OPT_SET macro to set a diff flag
diff: convert flags to be stored in bitfields
diff: add flag to indicate textconv was set via cmdline
diff: remove touched flags
diff: remove DIFF_OPT_TST macro
diff: remove DIFF_OPT_SET macro
diff: remove DIFF_OPT_CLR macro
diff: make struct diff_flags members lowercase
wt-status: actually ignore submodules when requested
pathspec: only match across submodule boundaries when requested
diff-tree: read the index so attribute checks work in bare repositories
submodule: convert stage_updated_gitmodules to take a struct index_state
submodule: used correct index in is_staging_gitmodules_ok
submodule: convert get_next_submodule to not rely on the_index
path: document path functions

Carlos Martín Nieto (1):
diff: --indent-heuristic is no longer experimental

Charles Bailey (2):
t4201: make use of abbreviation in the test more robust
grep: fix NO_LIBPCRE1_JIT to fully disable JIT

Christian Couder (24):
perf/run: add '--config' option to the 'run' script
perf/run: add get_var_from_env_or_config()
perf/run: add GIT_PERF_DIRS_OR_REVS
perf/run: add calls to get_var_from_env_or_config()
perf/run: add get_subsections()
perf/run: update get_var_from_env_or_config() for subsections
perf/run: add run_subsection()
perf/run: show name of rev being built
perf: store subsection results in "test-results/$GIT_PERF_SUBSECTION/"
t0021/rot13-filter: fix list comparison
t0021/rot13-filter: refactor packet reading functions
t0021/rot13-filter: improve 'if .. elsif .. else' style
t0021/rot13-filter: improve error message
t0021/rot13-filter: add packet_initialize()
t0021/rot13-filter: refactor checking final lf
t0021/rot13-filter: add capability functions
Git/ extract parts of t0021/ for reuse
Git/Packet: clarify that packet_required_key_val_read allows EOF
Git/ use 'if' instead of 'unless'
list-objects-filter-options: fix 'keword' typo in comment
git-compat-util: introduce skip_to_optional_arg()
index-pack: use skip_to_optional_arg()
diff: use skip_to_optional_arg()
diff: use skip_to_optional_arg_default()

Damien Marié (1):
run-command: add hint when a hook is ignored

Daniel Bensoussan (1):
doc: reword gitworkflows.txt for neutrality

Dennis Kaarsemaker (1):
credential-libsecret: unlock locked secrets

Derrick Stolee (5): add log --online --raw --parents perf test
sha1_name: unroll len loop in find_unique_abbrev_r()
sha1_name: parse less while finding common prefix
sha1_name: minimize OID comparisons during disambiguation
sha1_file: use strbuf_add() instead of strbuf_addf()

Elijah Newren (7):
sequencer: warn when internal merge may be suboptimal due to renameLimit
merge-recursive: handle addition of submodule on our side of history
progress: fix progress meters when dealing with lots of work
diff: remove silent clamp of renameLimit
sequencer: show rename progress during cherry picks
merge-recursive: ignore_case shouldn't reject intentional removals
strbuf: remove unused stripspace function alias

Emily Xie (1):
pathspec: die on empty strings as pathspec

Eric Sunshine (3):
worktree: invoke post-checkout hook (unless --no-checkout)
clone: support 'clone --shared' from a worktree
version --build-options: also report host CPU

Eric Wong (2):
rebase: use mboxrd format to avoid split errors
git-svn: convert CRLF to LF in commit message to SVN

Florian Klink (1):
git-send-email: honor $PATH for sendmail binary

Gennady Kupava (2):
trace: remove trace key normalization
trace: improve performance while category is disabled

Guillaume Castagnino (1):
gitweb: use filetest to allow ACLs

Haaris Mehmood (1):
config: add --expiry-date

Hans Jerry Illikainen (2):
merge: add config option for verifySignatures
t: add tests for pull --verify-signatures

Heiko Voigt (3):
fetch: add test to make sure we stay backwards compatible
implement fetching of moved submodules
submodule: simplify decision tree whether to or not to fetch

Ingo Ruhnke (1):
remote-mediawiki: allow fetching namespaces with spaces

J Wyman (1):
for-each-ref: let upstream/push report the remote ref name

Jacob Keller (2):
sequencer: pass absolute GIT_DIR to exec commands
diff: add tests for --relative without optional prefix value

Jakub Bereżański (2):
t0302: check helper can handle empty credentials
wincred: handle empty username/password correctly

Jameson Miller (4):
status: add option to show ignored files differently
status: report matching ignored and normal untracked
status: document options to show matching ignored files
status: test ignored modes

Jean Carlo Machado (1):
fix typos in 2.15.0 release notes

Jean-Noel Avila (1):
submodule--helper.c: i18n: add a missing space in message

Jeff Hostetler (9):
dir: allow exclusions from blob in addition to file
oidmap: add oidmap iterator methods
oidset: add iterator methods to oidset
list-objects: filter objects in traverse_commit_list
rev-list: add list-objects filtering support
pack-objects: add list-objects filtering
list-objects-filter-options: support --no-filter
rev-list: support --no-filter argument
partial-clone: design doc

Jeff King (22):
revision: quit pruning diff more quickly when possible
t4015: refactor --color-moved whitespace test
t4015: check "negative" case for "-w --color-moved"
t4015: test the output of "diff --color-moved -b"
diff: fix whitespace-skipping with --color-moved
diff: handle NULs in get_string_hash()
test-ref-store: avoid passing NULL to printf
remote: handle broken symrefs
log: handle broken HEAD in decoration check
worktree: handle broken symrefs in find_shared_symref()
setup: avoid double slashes when looking for HEAD
link_alt_odb_entries: make empty input a noop
git-jump: give contact instructions in the README
p5550: factor out nonsense-pack creation
t/perf/lib-pack: use fast-import checkpoint to create packs
p5551: add a script to test fetch pack-dir rescans
everything_local: use "quick" object existence check
sha1_file: fast-path null sha1 as a missing object
git-status.txt: mention --no-optional-locks
progress: set default delay threshold to 100%, not 0%
docs/pretty-formats: mention commas in %(trailers) syntax
cvsimport: apply shell-quoting regex globally

Johannes Schindelin (9):
for-each-ref: let upstream/push optionally report the remote name
status: do not get confused by submodules in excluded directories
mingw: include the full version information in the resources
mingw: add experimental feature to redirect standard handles
mingw: optionally redirect stderr/stdout via the same handle
mingw: document the standard handle redirection
for-each-ref: test :remotename and :remoteref
hashmap: adjust documentation to reflect reality
version --build-options: report commit, too, if possible

Jonathan Nieder (10):
ssh test: make copy_ssh_wrapper_as clean up after itself
connect: move no_fork fallback to git_tcp_connect
connect: split git:// setup into a separate function
connect: split ssh command line options into separate function
connect: split ssh option computation to its own function
ssh: 'auto' variant to select between 'ssh' and 'simple'
ssh: 'simple' variant does not support -4/-6
ssh: 'simple' variant does not support --port
connect: correct style of C-style comment
generate-cmdlist: avoid non-deterministic output

Jonathan Tan (10):
connect: in ref advertisement, shallows are last
Documentation: document Extra Parameters
Tests: clean up and document submodule helpers
Tests: clean up submodule recursive helpers
diff: support anchoring line(s)
diffcore-rename: make diff-tree -l0 mean -l<large>
decorate: clean up and document API
transport: remove unused "push" in vtable
clone, fetch: remove redundant transport check
transport: make transport vtable more private

Junio C Hamano (37):
t0027: do not use an empty string as a pathspec element
describe: do not use cmd_*() as a subroutine
merge-ours: do not use cmd_*() as a subroutine
branch: streamline "attr_only" handling in validate_new_branchname()
branch: split validate_new_branchname() into two
t5601: rm the target file of cp that could still be executing
check-ref-format --branch: do not expand @{...} outside repository
check-ref-format --branch: strip refs/heads/ using skip_prefix
check-ref-format doc: --branch validates and expands <branch>
column: do not include pager.c
xdiff: reassign xpparm_t.flags bits
The first batch for 2.16
RelNotes: the second batch post 2.15 comes
diff: --ignore-cr-at-eol
merge-base --fork-point doc: clarify the example and failure modes
RelNotes: the third batch for 2.16
branch: correctly reject refs/heads/{-dash,HEAD}
Start preparation for 2.15.1
RelNotes: the fourth batch for 2.16
Almost ready for 2.15.1
RelNotes: the fifth batch for 2.16
hooks doc: clarify when receive-pack invokes its hooks
A bit more fixes for 2.15.1
RelNotes: the sixth batch for 2.16
Git 2.15.1
RelNotes: the seventh batch
t2020: test variations that matter
Prepare for 2.15.2
RelNotes: the eighth batch
diff: use skip_to_optional_arg_default() in parsing --relative
t4045: reindent to make helpers readable
RelNotes: the ninth batch
RelNotes: the tenth batch
t5573, t7612: clean up after unexpected success of 'pull' and 'merge'
sequencer.c: drop 'const' from function return type
RelNotes: the eleventh batch
Git 2.16-rc0

Kaartic Sivaraam (12):
mailmap: use Kaartic Sivaraam's new address
builtin/branch: remove redundant check for HEAD
git-rebase: clean up dashed-usages in messages
Doc/checkout: checking out using @{-N} can lead to detached state
branch: improve documentation and naming of create_branch() parameters
branch: group related arguments of create_branch()
branch: update warning message shown when copying a misnamed branch
builtin/branch: strip refs/heads/ using skip_prefix
Doc/check-ref-format: clarify information about @{-N} syntax
rebase: consistently use branch_name variable
rebase: distinguish user input by quoting it
rebase: rebasing can also be done when HEAD is detached

Kevin (1):
remote-mediawiki: add namespace support

Kevin Daudt (1):
column: show auto columns when pager is active

Lars Schneider (3):
refactor "dumb" terminal determination
progress: drop delay-threshold code
launch_editor(): indicate that Git waits for user input

Liam Beguin (9):
Documentation: move rebase.* configs to new file
Documentation: use preferred name for the 'todo list' script
rebase -i: set commit to null in exec commands
rebase -i: refactor transform_todo_ids
rebase -i: replace reference to sha1 with oid
rebase -i: update functions to use a flags parameter
rebase -i -x: add exec commands via the rebase--helper
rebase -i: learn to abbreviate command names
t3404: add test case for abbreviated commands

Marius Paliga (1):
builtin/push.c: add push.pushOption config

Martin Ågren (22):
sha1_file: do not leak `lock_file`
treewide: prefer lockfiles on the stack
lockfile: fix documentation on `close_lock_file_gently()`
tempfile: fix documentation on `delete_tempfile()`
checkout-index: simplify locking logic
cache-tree: simplify locking logic
apply: move lockfile into `apply_state`
apply: remove `newfd` from `struct apply_state`
cache.h: document `write_locked_index()`
read-cache: drop explicit `CLOSE_LOCK`-flag
read-cache: leave lock in right state in `write_locked_index()`
read_cache: roll back lock in `update_index_if_able()`
grep: take the read-lock when adding a submodule
bisect: change calling-convention of `find_bisection()`
bisect: fix memory leak in `find_bisection()`
bisect: fix off-by-one error in `best_bisection_sorted()`
bisect: fix memory leak when returning best element
builtin/merge-base: free commit lists
reduce_heads: fix memory leaks
t7006: add tests for how git branch paginates
branch: respect `pager.branch` in list-mode only
branch: change default of `pager.branch` to "on"

Michael Haggerty (12):
t1409: check that `packed-refs` is not rewritten unnecessarily
files-backend: don't rewrite the `packed-refs` file unnecessarily
t0000: check whether the shell supports the "local" keyword
files_transaction_prepare(): don't leak flags to packed transaction
prune_ref(): call `ref_transaction_add_update()` directly
ref_transaction_update(): die on disallowed flags
ref_transaction_add_update(): remove a check
refs: tidy up and adjust visibility of the `ref_update` flags
refs: rename constant `REF_NODEREF` to `REF_NO_DEREF`
refs: rename constant `REF_ISPRUNING` to `REF_IS_PRUNING`
write_packed_entry(): take `object_id` arguments
refs: update some more docs to use "oid" rather than "sha1"

Nicolas Morey-Chaisemartin (1):
imap-send: URI encode server folder

Olga Telezhnaya (2):
format: create pretty.h file
format: create docs for pretty.h

Phil Hord (2):
doc: prefer 'stash push' over 'stash save'
stash: learn to parse -m/--message like commit does

Phillip Wood (2):
config: avoid "write_in_full(fd, buf, len) != len" pattern
sequencer: reschedule pick if index can't be locked

Pranit Bauva (6):
bisect--helper: use OPT_CMDMODE instead of OPT_BOOL
bisect--helper: rewrite `check_term_format` shell function in C
bisect--helper: `write_terms` shell function in C
bisect--helper: `bisect_clean_state` shell function in C
t6030: explicitly test for bisection cleanup
bisect--helper: `is_expected_rev` & `check_expected_revs` shell function in C

Prathamesh Chavan (3):
submodule--helper: introduce get_submodule_displaypath()
submodule--helper: introduce for_each_listed_submodule()
submodule: port submodule subcommand 'status' from shell to C

Rafael Ascensão (1):
log: add option to choose which refs to decorate

Ramsay Jones (1):
repository: fix a sparse 'using integer as NULL pointer' warning

Randall S. Becker (1):
install-doc-quick: allow specifying what ref to install

Rasmus Villemoes (2):
Documentation/config: add sendemail.tocmd to list preceding "See git-send-email(1)"
completion: add git config sendemail.tocmd

René Scharfe (21):
notes: move hex_to_bytes() to hex.c and export it
http-push: use hex_to_bytes()
sha1_file: use hex_to_bytes()
sequencer: factor out rewrite_file()
sequencer: use O_TRUNC to truncate files
imap-send: handle NULL return of next_arg()
imap-send: handle missing response codes gracefully
apply: avoid out-of-bounds access in fuzzy_matchlines()
apply: update line lengths for --inaccurate-eof
config: flip return value of write_section()
t4051: add test for comments preceding function lines
xdiff: factor out is_func_rec()
xdiff: show non-empty lines before functions with -W
t7810: improve check of -W with user-defined function lines
grep: update boundary variable for pre-context
grep: show non-empty lines before functions with -W
am: release strbuf after use in split_mail_mbox()
fmt-merge-msg: avoid leaking strbuf in shortlog()
strbuf: release memory on read error in strbuf_read_once()
transport-helper: plug strbuf and string_list leaks
p7519: improve check for prerequisite WATCHMAN

Robert Abel (2):
git-prompt: make __git_eread intended use explicit
git-prompt: fix reading files with windows line endings

Robert P. J. Day (4):
bisect: mention "view" as an alternative to "visualize"
doc: add missing "-n" (dry-run) option to reflog man page
prune: add "--progress" to man page and usage msg
notes: correct 'git notes prune' options to '[-n] [-v]'

SZEDER Gábor (7):
travis-ci: fix running P4 and Git LFS tests in Linux build jobs
travis-ci: don't build Git for the static analysis job
setup.c: fix comment about order of .git directory discovery
travis-ci: introduce a $jobname variable for 'ci/*' scripts
travis-ci: move setting environment variables to 'ci/'
travis-ci: set GIT_TEST_HTTPD in 'ci/'
travis-ci: use 'set -x' in 'ci/*' scripts for extra tracing output

Shuyu Wei (1):
pull: pass -4/-6 option to 'git fetch'

Simon Ruderich (3):
sequencer.c: check return value of close() in rewrite_file()
wrapper.c: consistently quote filenames in error messages
config: document default value of http.sslVerify

Stefan Beller (15):
recursive submodules: detach HEAD from new state
Documentation/checkout: clarify submodule HEADs to be detached
xdiff-interface: export comparing and hashing strings
diff.c: get rid of duplicate implementation
t6120: fix typo in test name
list-objects.c: factor out traverse_trees_and_blobs
config: document blame configuration
t/3512: demonstrate unrelated submodule/file conflict as cherry-pick failure
revision.h: introduce blob/tree walking in order of the commits
builtin/describe.c: rename `oid` to avoid variable shadowing
builtin/describe.c: print debug statements earlier
builtin/describe.c: factor out describe_commit
Documentation/git-clone: improve description for submodule recursing
t/helper: ignore everything but sources
builtin/describe.c: describe a blob

Steffen Prohaska (1):
doc: Mention info/attributes in gitrepository-layout

Stephan Beyer (1):
bisect run: die if no command is given

Thomas Braun (1):
completion: add remaining flags to checkout

Thomas Gummerer (11):
stash: replace "git stash save" with "git stash push" in the documentation
stash: mark "git stash save" deprecated in the man page
stash: remove now superfluos help for "stash push"
checkout: factor out functions to new lib file
worktree: add can be created from any commit-ish
worktree: add --[no-]track option to the add subcommand
worktree: make add <path> <branch> dwim
t/README: remove mention of adding copyright notices
t/README: document test_cmp_rev
worktree: add --guess-remote flag to add subcommand
add worktree.guessRemote config option

Todd Zullinger (11):
Replace Free Software Foundation address in license notices
Replace Free Software Foundation address in license notices
t/lib-gpg: fix gpgconf stderr redirect to /dev/null
rebase: fix stderr redirect in apply_autostash()
notes: send "Automatic notes merge failed" messages to stderr
branch doc: remove --set-upstream from synopsis
completion: add '--copy' option to 'git branch'
RelNotes: minor typo fixes in 2.15.1 draft
t/lib-git-svn: cleanup inconsistent tab/space usage
t/ improve svnserve tests with parallel make test
RelNotes: minor typo fixes in 2.16.0 draft

Torsten Bögershausen (3):
add: introduce "--renormalize"
convert: tighten the safe autocrlf handling
t0027: Adapt the new MIX tests to Windows

W. Trevor King (1):
pull: pass --signoff/--no-signoff to "git merge"

Wei Shuyu (1):
http: support CURLPROXY_HTTPS

brian m. carlson (31):
walker: convert to struct object_id
refs/files-backend: convert struct ref_to_prune to object_id
refs: convert delete_ref and refs_delete_ref to struct object_id
refs: convert update_ref and refs_update_ref to use struct object_id
refs: prevent accidental NULL dereference in write_pseudoref
refs: update ref transactions to use struct object_id
Convert check_connected to use struct object_id
refs: convert resolve_refdup and refs_resolve_refdup to struct object_id
refs: convert read_ref and read_ref_full to object_id
refs: convert dwim_ref and expand_ref to struct object_id
builtin/reflog: convert remaining unsigned char uses to object_id
refs: convert dwim_log to struct object_id
pack-bitmap: convert traverse_bitmap_commit_list to object_id
builtin/pack-objects: convert to struct object_id
refs: convert peel_ref to struct object_id
refs: convert read_ref_at to struct object_id
refs: convert reflog_expire parameter to struct object_id
sha1_file: convert index_path and index_fd to struct object_id
Convert remaining callers of resolve_gitlink_ref to object_id
refs: convert resolve_gitlink_ref to struct object_id
worktree: convert struct worktree to object_id
refs: convert resolve_ref_unsafe to struct object_id
refs: convert peel_object to struct object_id
refs: convert read_raw_ref backends to struct object_id
refs/files-backend: convert static functions to object_id
Documentation: enable compat-mode for Asciidoctor
setup: expose enumerated repo info
Add structure representing hash algorithm
Integrate hash algorithm support with repo setup
Switch empty tree and blob lookups to use hash abstraction
Documentation: convert SubmittingPatches to AsciiDoc

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason (2):
test-lib: add LIBPCRE1 & LIBPCRE2 prerequisites
grep: fix segfault under -P + PCRE2 <=10.30 + (*NO_JIT)

Łukasz Stelmach (1):
git-gui: prevent double UTF-8 conversion

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