[ANNOUNCE] git-filter-repo v2.28.0 (Was: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Git v2.28.0)
Junio C Hamano
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Elijah Newren
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2020-07-27 19:24:51 UTC

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 11:54 AM Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> wrote:
> The latest feature release Git v2.28.0 is now available at the
> usual places.  It is comprised of 317 non-merge commits since
> v2.27.0, contributed by 58 people, 13 of which are new faces.

The latest release of git-filter-repo, v2.28.0, is also now available.
It is comprised of 15 non-merge commits since v2.27.1, including two
changes from new contributors.

The public repo of filter-repo is at


The tarballs can be found at:


git-filter-repo can also be installed via a variety of package managers
across Windows, Mac OS, or Linux (and maybe others)[1].

New contributors whose contributions weren't in v2.27.1 are as follows.
Welcome to the git-filter-repo development community!

  * James Ramsay
  * Jonas Bernoulli

[1] https://github.com/newren/git-filter-repo/blob/master/INSTALL.md


git-filter-repo 2.28 Release Notes

(Note: Additional information is available for many release notes at

* New features:
  * ignore comment lines in --paths-from-file (#111)

* Fixes:
  * allow globs to match file or directory names (#114)
  * use new --date-format=raw-permissive fast-import option to avoid
    fast-import failure on malformed date timezones (#88)
  * fix undefined variable names reported by flake8 in rare error paths (#128)
  * fix crash from assuming parent is an int (#131)

* Documentation:
  * document mapping output (#117)
  * ignore the generated documentation (#127)
  * several miscellaneous doc improvements

* Miscellaneous:
  * make tests individually re-runnable

Changes since v2.27.1 are as follows:

Elijah Newren (13):
      INSTALL.md: fix missing trailing backquote
      t9390: make tests individually re-runnable
      filter-repo: allow globs to match file or directory names
      filter-repo: ignore comment lines in --paths-from-file
      git-filter-repo.txt: point people at the generated documentation
      git-filter-repo.txt: be more forceful on the wording of --force
      filter-repo: make fresh clone warning scarier
      INSTALL.md: wording clarification on what repology.org tracks
      contrib: rename no-op-example to barebones-example
      filter-repo: use new --date-format=raw-permissive fast-import option
      Contributing.md: link to Nicolai Hähnle's code review comments
      Fix undefined variable names
      filter-repo: fix crash from assuming parent is an int

James Ramsay (1):
      git-filter-repo.txt: document mapping output

Jonas Bernoulli (1):
      .gitignore: ignore the generated documentation