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Git v1.8.2.1 Release Notes
Fixes since v1.8.2
* An earlier change to the attribute system introduced at v1.8.1.2 by
mistake stopped a pattern "dir" (without trailing slash) from
matching a directory "dir" (it only wanted to allow pattern "dir/"
to also match).
* Verification of signed tags were not done correctly when not in C
or en/US locale.
* 'git commit -m "$msg"' used to add an extra newline even when
$msg already ended with one.
* The "--match=<pattern>" option of "git describe", when used with
"--all" to allow refs that are not annotated tags to be used as a
base of description, did not restrict the output from the command
to those that match the given pattern.
* An aliased command spawned from a bare repository that does not say
it is bare with "core.bare = yes" is treated as non-bare by mistake.
* When "format-patch" quoted a non-ascii strings on the header files,
it incorrectly applied rfc2047 and chopped a single character in
the middle of it.
* "git archive" reports a failure when asked to create an archive out
of an empty tree. It would be more intuitive to give an empty
archive back in such a case.
* "git tag -f <tag>" always said "Updated tag '<tag>'" even when
creating a new tag (i.e. not overwriting nor updating).
* "git cmd -- ':(top'" was not diagnosed as an invalid syntax, and
instead the parser kept reading beyond the end of the string.
* Annotated tags outside refs/tags/ hierarchy were not advertised
correctly to the ls-remote and fetch with recent version of Git.
* The code to keep track of what directory names are known to Git on
platforms with case insensitive filesystems can get confused upon a
hash collision between these pathnames and looped forever.
* The logic used by "git diff -M --stat" to shorten the names of
files before and after a rename did not work correctly when the
common prefix and suffix between the two filenames overlapped.
* "git submodule update", when recursed into sub-submodules, did not
accumulate the prefix paths.
* "git am $maildir/" applied messages in an unexpected order; sort
filenames read from the maildir/ in a way that is more likely to
sort messages in the order the writing MUA meant to, by sorting
numeric segment in numeric order and non-numeric segment in
alphabetical order.
* When export-subst is used, "zip" output recorded incorrect
size of the file.
* Some platforms and users spell UTF-8 differently; retry with the
most official "UTF-8" when the system does not understand the
user-supplied encoding name that are the common alternative
spellings of UTF-8.
* "git branch" did not bother to check nonsense command line
parameters and issue errors in many cases.
* "git update-index -h" did not do the usual "-h(elp)" thing.
* perl/ slurped everything in core only to write it
out to a file descriptor, which was not a very smart thing to do.
* The SSL peer verification done by "git imap-send" did not ask for
Server Name Indication (RFC 4366), failing to connect SSL/TLS
sites that serve multiple hostnames on a single IP.
* "git index-pack" had a buffer-overflow while preparing an
informational message when the translated version of it was too
* Clarify in the documentation "what" gets pushed to "where" when the
command line to "git push" does not say these explicitly.
* In "git reflog expire", REACHABLE bit was not cleared from the
correct objects.
* The "--color=<when>" argument to the commands in the diff family
was described poorly.
* The arguments given to pre-rebase hook were not documented.
* The v4 index format was not documented.
* The "--match=<pattern>" argument "git describe" takes uses glob
pattern but it wasn't obvious from the documentation.
* Some sources failed to compile on systems that lack NI_MAXHOST in
their system header (e.g. z/OS).
* Add an example use of "--env-filter" in "filter-branch"
* "git bundle verify" did not say "records a complete history" for a
bundle that does not have any prerequisites.
* In the v1.8.0 era, we changed symbols that do not have to be global
to file scope static, but a few functions in graph.c were used by
CGit from sideways bypassing the entry points of the API the
in-tree users use.
* "git merge-tree" had a typo in the logic to detect d/f conflicts,
which caused it to segfault in some cases.