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JGit/New and Noteworthy/3.4



  • Improved layout of branches in the commit graph
  • Allow to include untracked files in stash operations.
  • Support for SPNEGO HTTP authentication
  • Added API to permit the setting of additional HTTP headers
  • ArchiveCommand now supports selecting one or more paths.
  • CherryPickCommand now supports option "--mainline" to pick merges
  • ListBranchCommand now supports option "--contains"
  • Automatically reload SSH "known_hosts" file when it was modified
  • Improved validation of tree names in ObjectChecker
  • Blame correctly in the presence of conflicting merges
  • Take "core.autocrlf" into account for blame annotations
  • Streaming delta support was removed from JGit since it was too slow to be useful

Command Line

  • Checkout command now supports "-- <path>" parameter
  • Branch command now supports option "--contains"
  • Clone command now supports option "--no-checkout"
  • New Gerrit "repo" command, see

Performance Improvements

  • Several performance improvements for blame annotations

Build and Release Engineering

  • Allow full compilation on Java 8.
  • Update build to use Orbit R20140525021250 (Luna)
  • Update build to use Tycho 0.20.0
  • Add script to create JGit release

Bug Fixes

22 Bugs and 2 enhancement requests were closed


The following 25 developers worked on this release of JGit:

Alexander Kurtakov, Andreas Hermann, Bogdan Gheorghe, Christian Halstrick, Dave Borowitz, Doug Kelly, Guillaume Nodet, Gustaf Lundh, Jean-Jacques Lafay, Jonathan Nieder, Kaloyan Raev, Konrad Kügler, Laurent Goubet, Laurent Goujon, Marc Strapetz, Matthias Sohn, Robin Rosenberg, Robin Stocker, Rüdiger Herrmann, Shaul Zorea, Shawn Pearce, Stefan Lay, Sven Selberg, Tomasz Zarna, Yuxuan 'fishy' Wang

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