[ANNOUNCE] git-filter-repo 2.32.0
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From
Elijah Newren
Date
2021-06-07 17:44:37 UTC
The latest release of git-filter-repo, v2.32.0, is now available.  It
is comprised of 32 non-merge commits since v2.29.0, including 20
changes from five new contributors.

The public repo of filter-repo is at

    https://github.com/newren/git-filter-repo

The tarballs can be found at:

    https://github.com/newren/git-filter-repo/releases

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 v2.29.0 are as follows.
Welcome to the git-filter-repo development community!

  * Johannes Schindelin
  * Stefano Rivera
  * Lassi Kortela
  * Shezan Baig
  * 林博仁(Buo-ren Lin)

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

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git-filter-repo 2.32 Release Notes
==================================

(Note: Additional information is available for many release notes at
    https://github.com/newren/git-filter-repo/issues/<NUMBER>)

(Note: Windows users may be interested in the external fixes at
 https://github.com/msys2/msys2-runtime/pull/27 and
 https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/pull/3165, the pair of which
 should improve the experience for many users who try to run
 git-filter-repo on Windows.)

* Fixes:
  * sanity check that the --path-rename argument has exactly one ':' (#206)
  * fix --use-mailmap (#185)
  * improve invalid repository error message

* Enhancements:
  * Allow callback bodies to be loaded from a file (#246)

* Documentation:
  * update Windows section of INSTALL.md
  * link from main README.md to nicely formatted external copy of documentation
  * add some clarifications around replace refs (#235)
  * link to (dangerous but useful) GitHub docs on purging old history (#235)

* contrib scripts:
  * bfg-ish: fix relative path compatibility for --replace-text and repo (#242)
  * bfg-ish: add some sanity checks on specified repo (#241)
  * lint-history: decode filename to fix Windows portability (#231)
  * lint-history: fix binary blob detection (#223)
  * lint-history: explain filename paths (#147)
  * lint-history: explain how TMPDIR can be used (#147)

* Miscellaneous:
  * lots of fixes for running the testsuite Windows (#231)
  * add a GitHub workflow for continuous integration (#167)
  * add a reusable test runner script (#205)



Changes since v2.29.0 are as follows:

Elijah Newren (12):
      filter-repo: fix --use-mailmap
      lint-history: fix binary blob detection
      t9390: add a testcase for --path-rename with no colon
      filter-repo: improve invalid repository error message
      filter-repo: avoid depending on `wc` binary being present
      README.md: link to external formatting of user manual
      git-filter-repo.txt: add some clarifications around replace refs
      git-filter-repo.txt: link to GitHub docs on purging old history
      bfg-ish: add some sanity checks on the specified repo
      lint-history: explain filename paths
      lint-history: explain how TMPDIR can be used
      INSTALL.md: reference dscho's excellent python on git-for-windows fixes

Johannes Schindelin (14):
      Ignore the generated Python cache
      Test data and scripts must have Unix line endings
      t9390: use the correct prereq when using "funny" file names
      t9390: expect the correct line count in `--strip-blobs-with-ids`
      t9390: close link of broken &&-chain
      t9390: avoid using Bash-ism `<(...)`
      t9390: avoid using `colrm`
      t9390: work around clash with MSYS2's Unix<->Win32 path conversion
      t9390: work around yet another Unix<->Win32 path issue
      t9391: don't rely on the system gitconfig defining core.autocrlf=false
      t9391: guard `dos2unix` use behind a prereq
      Add a GitHub workflow to test this thing
      Fix the Python path on Windows
      lint-history: do decode bytes

Lassi Kortela (1):
      Fix bug in --path-rename argument without colon

Shezan Baig (1):
      Allow callback body to be loaded from a file

Stefano Rivera (3):
      Break the actual test runner into its own script
      Exit non-zero if the tests fail
      Share implementation with github workflow

林博仁(Buo-ren Lin) (1):
      Fix relative path compatibility for --replace-text and bfg_args.repo