[ANNOUNCE] Git v2.3.1

Junio C Hamano gitster at pobox.com
Wed Feb 25 07:02:26 GMT 2015

The latest maintenance release Git v2.3.1 is now available at
the usual places.

The tarballs are found at:


The following public repositories all have a copy of the 'v2.3.1'
tag and the 'maint' branch that the tag points at:

  url = git://repo.or.cz/alt-git.git
  url = https://code.google.com/p/git-core/
  url = git://git.sourceforge.jp/gitroot/git-core/git.git
  url = git://git-core.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/git-core/git-core
  url = https://github.com/gitster/git

Git v2.3.1 Release Notes

Fixes since v2.3

 * The interactive "show a list and let the user choose from it"
   interface "add -i" used showed and prompted to the user even when
   the candidate list was empty, against which the only "choice" the
   user could have made was to choose nothing.

 * "git apply --whitespace=fix" used to under-allocate the memory
   when the fix resulted in a longer text than the original patch.

 * "git log --help" used to show rev-list options that are irrelevant
   to the "log" command.

 * The error message from "git commit", when a non-existing author
   name was given as value to the "--author=" parameter, has been
   reworded to avoid misunderstanding.

 * A broken pack .idx file in the receiving repository prevented the
   dumb http transport from fetching a good copy of it from the other

 * The documentation incorrectly said that C(opy) and R(ename) are the
   only ones that can be followed by the score number in the output in
   the --raw format.

 * Fix a misspelled conditional that is always true.

 * Code to read branch name from various files in .git/ directory
   would have misbehaved if the code to write them left an empty file.

 * The "git push" documentation made the "--repo=<there>" option
   easily misunderstood.

 * After attempting and failing a password-less authentication
   (e.g. kerberos), libcURL refuses to fall back to password based
   Basic authentication without a bit of help/encouragement.

 * Setting diff.submodule to 'log' made "git format-patch" produce
   broken patches.

 * "git rerere" (invoked internally from many mergy operations) did
   not correctly signal errors when told to update the working tree
   files and failed to do so for whatever reason.

 * "git blame HEAD -- missing" failed to correctly say "HEAD" when it
   tried to say "No such path 'missing' in HEAD".

Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code clean-ups.


Changes since v2.3.0 are as follows:

Alexander Kuleshov (1):
      add -i: return from list_and_choose if there is no candidate

Doug Kelly (2):
      t4255: test am submodule with diff.submodule
      format-patch: ignore diff.submodule setting

Jeff King (7):
      git-compat-util: add xstrdup_or_null helper
      builtin/apply.c: use xstrdup_or_null instead of null_strdup
      builtin/commit.c: use xstrdup_or_null instead of envdup
      use xstrdup_or_null to replace ternary conditionals
      dumb-http: do not pass NULL path to parse_pack_index
      read_and_strip_branch: fix typo'd address-of operator
      do not check truth value of flex arrays

Jonathan Nieder (1):
      rerere: error out on autoupdate failure

Junio C Hamano (6):
      apply.c: typofix
      apply: make update_pre_post_images() sanity check the given postlen
      apply: count the size of postimage correctly
      Documentation: what does "git log --indexed-objects" even mean?
      diff-format doc: a score can follow M for rewrite
      Git 2.3.1

Lukas Fleischer (1):
      blame.c: fix garbled error message

Michael J Gruber (2):
      commit: reword --author error message
      git-push.txt: document the behavior of --repo

brian m. carlson (1):
      remote-curl: fall back to Basic auth if Negotiate fails

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