[ANNOUNCE] Git v1.8.2.2

From: Junio C Hamano
Date: Fri Apr 26 2013 - 20:21:22 EST

The latest maintenance release Git v1.8.2.2 is now available at
the usual places.

The release tarballs are found at:


and their SHA-1 checksums are:

47a86a0a4f92998f21ada77be146676ecfd2e4af git-
8f334c0f5433ad7513680ffd0bf0f29dd5821450 git-htmldocs-
ffde312471c4b391a47426948be25629582a77ab git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.8.2.2
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

url = https://kernel.googlesource.com/pub/scm/git/git
url = git://repo.or.cz/alt-git.git
url = https://code.google.com/p/git-core/
url = git://git.sourceforge.jp/gitroot/git-core/git.git
url = git://git-core.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/git-core/git-core
url = https://github.com/gitster/git

Git v1.8.2.2 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.8.2.1

* Zsh completion forgot that '%' character used to signal untracked
files needs to be escaped with another '%'.

* A commit object whose author or committer ident are malformed
crashed some code that trusted that a name, an email and an
timestamp can always be found in it.

* The new core.commentchar configuration was not applied to a few

* "git pull --rebase" did not pass "-v/-q" options to underlying
"git rebase".

* When receive-pack detects error in the pack header it received in
order to decide which of unpack-objects or index-pack to run, it
returned without closing the error stream, which led to a hang
sideband thread.

* "git diff --diff-algorithm=algo" was understood by the command line
parser, but "git diff --diff-algorithm algo" was not.

* "git log -S/-G" started paying attention to textconv filter, but
there was no way to disable this. Make it honor --no-textconv

* "git merge $(git rev-parse v1.8.2)" behaved quite differently from
"git merge v1.8.2", as if v1.8.2 were written as v1.8.2^0 and did
not pay much attention to the annotated tag payload. Make the code
notice the type of the tag object, in addition to the dwim_ref()
based classification the current code uses (i.e. the name appears
in refs/tags/) to decide when to special case merging of tags.

* "git cherry-pick" and "git revert" can take more than one commit
on the command line these days, but it was not mentioned on the usage

* Perl scripts like "git-svn" closed (not redirecting to /dev/null)
the standard error stream, which is not a very smart thing to do.
Later open may return file descriptor #2 for unrelated purpose, and
error reporting code may write into them.

* "git apply --whitespace=fix" was not prepared to see a line getting
longer after fixing whitespaces (e.g. tab-in-indent aka Python).

* "git diff/log --cc" did not work well with options that ignore
whitespace changes.

* Documentation on setting up a http server that requires
authentication only on the push but not fetch has been clarified.

* A few bugfixes to "git rerere" working on corner case merge
conflicts have been applied.

* "git bundle" did not like a bundle created using a commit without
any message as its one of the prerequistes.


Changes since v1.8.2.1 are as follows:

Adam Spiers (1):
t: make PIPE a standard test prerequisite

Antoine Pelisse (2):
fix clang -Wtautological-compare with unsigned enum
Allow combined diff to ignore white-spaces

Benoit Bourbie (1):
Typo fix: replacing it's -> its

Carlos MartÃn Nieto (1):
Documentation/git-commit: reword the --amend explanation

David Aguilar (1):
help.c: add a compatibility comment to cmd_version()

Felipe Contreras (2):
remote-hg: fix commit messages
prompt: fix untracked files for zsh

Jakub NarÄbski (1):
gitweb/INSTALL: Simplify description of GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM

Jeff King (13):
submodule: clarify logic in show_submodule_summary
filter-branch: return to original dir after filtering
diffcore-pickaxe: remove fill_one()
diffcore-pickaxe: unify code for log -S/-G
show-branch: use strbuf instead of static buffer
doc/http-backend: clarify "half-auth" repo configuration
doc/http-backend: give some lighttpd config examples
doc/http-backend: match query-string in apache half-auth example
t/test-lib.sh: drop "$test" variable
usage: allow pluggable die-recursion checks
run-command: use thread-aware die_is_recursing routine
cat-file: print tags raw for "cat-file -p"
receive-pack: close sideband fd on early pack errors

Jiang Xin (1):
i18n: make the translation of -u advice in one go

Johannes Sixt (3):
rerere forget: grok files containing NUL
rerere forget: do not segfault if not all stages are present
t6200: avoid path mangling issue on Windows

John Keeping (5):
diffcore-break: don't divide by zero
bisect: avoid signed integer overflow
git-merge(1): document diff-algorithm option to merge-recursive
diff: allow unstuck arguments with --diff-algorithm
t/test-lib.sh: fix TRASH_DIRECTORY handling

Jonathan Nieder (1):
gitweb/INSTALL: GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM is for backward compatibility

Junio C Hamano (13):
merge: a random object may not necssarily be a commit
apply --whitespace=fix: avoid running over the postimage buffer
t5516: test interaction between pushURL and pushInsteadOf correctly
test: resurrect q_to_tab
t6200: use test_config/test_unconfig
t6200: test message for merging of an annotated tag
diffcore-pickaxe: port optimization from has_changes() to diff_grep()
diffcore-pickaxe: fix leaks in "log -S<block>" and "log -G<pattern>"
glossary: extend "detached HEAD" description
doc: clarify that "git daemon --user=<user>" option does not export HOME=~user
Start preparing for
Update draft release notes to

Kevin Bracey (1):
cherry-pick/revert: make usage say '<commit-ish>...'

Lukas Fleischer (1):
bundle: Accept prerequisites without commit messages

Martin von Gagern (1):
Documentation: Strip texinfo anchors to avoid duplicates

MÃrten Kongstad (1):
completion: remove duplicate block for "git commit -c"

Paul Price (1):
fast-export: fix argument name in error messages

Peter Eisentraut (1):
pull: Apply -q and -v options to rebase mode as well

Ralf Thielow (2):
fmt-merge-msg: respect core.commentchar in people credits
fmt-merge-msg: use core.commentchar in tag signatures completely

Ramkumar Ramachandra (4):
t3200 (branch): modernize style
send-email: use "return;" not "return undef;" on error codepaths
send-email: drop misleading function prototype
send-email: use the three-arg form of open in recipients_cmd

Renà Scharfe (5):
match-trees: simplify score_trees() using tree_entry()
t5004: fix issue with empty archive test and bsdtar
archive: clarify explanation of --worktree-attributes
pretty: handle broken commit headers gracefully
blame: handle broken commit headers gracefully

Robin Rosenberg (1):
bash: teach __git_ps1 about REVERT_HEAD

Simon Ruderich (3):
diffcore-pickaxe: remove unnecessary call to get_textconv()
diffcore-pickaxe: respect --no-textconv
t/README: --immediate skips cleanup commands for failed tests

Stefan Saasen (1):
Documentation: distinguish between ref and offset deltas in pack-format

Stefano Lattarini (9):
doc: various spelling fixes
git-remote-mediawiki: spelling fixes
contrib/subtree: fix spelling of accidentally
obstack: fix spelling of similar
compat/regex: fix spelling and grammar in comments
compat/nedmalloc: fix spelling in comments
precompose-utf8: fix spelling of "want" in error message
kwset: fix spelling in comments
Correct common spelling mistakes in comments and tests

Thomas Ackermann (4):
glossary: remove outdated/misleading/irrelevant entries
glossary: improve description of SHA-1 related topics
The name of the hash function is "SHA-1", not "SHA1"
glossary: improve definitions of refspec and pathspec

Thomas Rast (2):
perl: redirect stderr to /dev/null instead of closing
t9700: do not close STDERR

Torsten BÃgershausen (5):
t9020: do not use export X=Y
t9501: do not use export X=Y
test-hg-bidi.sh: do not use export X=Y
test-hg-hg-git.sh: do not use export X=Y
t7409: do not use export X=Y

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