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authorJunio C Hamano <>2013-02-11 04:47:28 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-02-11 04:47:28 (GMT)
commitaa3982890fe7506badfddf6252402a335a4d72b7 (patch)
parente1ebf212377837d676b0b28a821c022b0a3e57f3 (diff)
Update draft release notes to 1.8.2
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 25 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.2.txt
index a244034..ad6496f 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.2.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.2.txt
@@ -39,6 +39,12 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
All-caps "GIT" was merely a way to imitate "Git" typeset in small
caps in our ASCII text only documentation and to be avoided.
+ * The completion script (in contrib/completion) used to let the
+ default completer to suggest pathnames, which gave too many
+ irrelevant choices (e.g. "git add" would not want to add an
+ unmodified path). It learnt to use a more git-aware logic to
+ enumerate only relevant ones.
* In bare repositories, "git shortlog" and other commands now read
mailmap files from the tip of the history, to help running these
tools in server settings.
@@ -248,12 +254,22 @@ details).
was merged to 'maint' and was with a severe performance
degradations and needs to merge a fix-up topic.
+ * The smart HTTP clients forgot to verify the content-type that comes
+ back from the server side to make sure that the request is being
+ handled properly.
+ (merge 3443db5 sp/smart-http-content-type-check later to maint).
* "git am" did not parse datestamp correctly from Hg generated patch,
when it is run in a locale outside C (or en).
* "git apply" misbehaved when fixing whitespace breakages by removing
excess trailing blank lines.
+ * "git apply --summary" has been taught to make sure the similarity
+ value shown in its output is sensible, even when the input had a
+ bogus value.
+ (merge afcb6ac jk/apply-similaritly-parsing later to maint).
* A tar archive created by "git archive" recorded a directory in a
way that made NetBSD's implementation of "tar" sometimes unhappy.
@@ -279,6 +295,11 @@ details).
failed to remove the real location of the $GIT_DIR it created.
This was most visible when interrupting a submodule update.
+ * We used to have an arbitrary 32 limit for combined diff input,
+ resulting in incorrect number of leading colons shown when showing
+ the "--raw --cc" output.
+ (merge edbc00e jc/combine-diff-many-parents later to maint).
* "git fetch --depth" was broken in at least three ways. The
resulting history was deeper than specified by one commit, it was
unclear how to wipe the shallowness of the repository with the
@@ -377,6 +398,10 @@ details).
unfortunately is still relevant because some people use ancient
+ * The autoconf subsystem passed --mandir down to generated
+ config.mak.autogen but forgot to do the same for --htmldir.
+ (merge fc1c541 ct/autoconf-htmldir later to maint).
* We have been carrying a translated and long-unmaintained copy of an
old version of the tutorial; removed.