[ANNOUNCE] Git v2.13.4

From: Junio C Hamano
Date: Tue Aug 01 2017 - 15:44:52 EST

The latest maintenance release Git v2.13.4 is now available at
the usual places.

There is no update that is particulary important or controversial in
this release; it is primarily to flush the safer fixes that have
already been in the 'master' branch in preparation for the v2.14.0
release down to the maintenance track.

The tarballs are found at:


The following public repositories all have a copy of the 'v2.13.4'
tag and the 'maint' branch that the tag points at:

url = https://kernel.googlesource.com/pub/scm/git/git
url = git://repo.or.cz/alt-git.git
url = https://github.com/gitster/git


Git v2.13.4 Release Notes

Fixes since v2.13.3

* Update the character width tables.

* A recent update broke an alias that contained an uppercase letter,
which has been fixed.

* On Cygwin, similar to Windows, "git push //server/share/repository"
ought to mean a repository on a network share that can be accessed
locally, but this did not work correctly due to stripping the double
slashes at the beginning.

* The progress meter did not give a useful output when we haven't had
0.5 seconds to measure the throughput during the interval. Instead
show the overall throughput rate at the end, which is a much more
useful number.

* We run an early part of "git gc" that deals with refs before
daemonising (and not under lock) even when running a background
auto-gc, which caused multiple gc processes attempting to run the
early part at the same time. This is now prevented by running the
early part also under the GC lock.

Also contains a handful of small code and documentation clean-ups.


Changes since v2.13.3 are as follows:

Beat Bolli (1):
unicode: update the width tables to Unicode 10

Eric Wong (1):
set FD_CLOEXEC properly when O_CLOEXEC is not supported

Jeff King (2):
gc: run pre-detach operations under lock
t: handle EOF in test_copy_bytes()

Johannes Schindelin (2):
t1300: demonstrate that CamelCased aliases regressed
alias: compare alias name *case-insensitively*

Jonathan Nieder (1):
pre-rebase hook: capture documentation in a <<here document

Junio C Hamano (3):
fixes from 'master' for 2.13.4
Preparation for 2.13.4 continues
Git 2.13.4

Kaartic Sivaraam (3):
doc: correct a mistake in an illustration
doc: camelCase the i18n config variables to improve readability
doc: reformat the paragraph containing the 'cut-line'

Phillip Wood (4):
add -i: move unquote_path() to Git.pm
Git::unquote_path(): handle '\a'
Git::unquote_path(): throw an exception on bad path
t9700: add tests for Git::unquote_path()

Renà Scharfe (3):
apply: use starts_with() in gitdiff_verify_name()
apply: use strcmp(3) for comparing strings in gitdiff_verify_name()
progress: show overall rate in last update

Torsten BÃgershausen (1):
cygwin: allow pushing to UNC paths