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Update draft release notes to 1.8.3

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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@@ -32,6 +32,25 @@ Updates since v1.8.2
UI, Workflows & Features
+ * When the interactive access to git-shell is not enabled, it issues
+ a message meant to help the system admininstrator to enable it.
+ An explicit way to help the end users who connect to the service by
+ issuing custom messages to refuse such an access has been added.
+
+ * "git status" suggests users to look into using--untracked=no option
+ when it takes too long.
+
+ * "git fetch" learned to fetch a commit at the tip of an unadvertised
+ ref by specifying a raw object name from the command line when the
+ server side supports this feature.
+
+ * "git count-objects -v" learned to report leftover temporary
+ packfiles and other garbage in the object store.
+
+ * A new read-only credential helper (in contrib/) to interact with
+ the .netrc/.authinfo files has been added.
+
+ * "git send-email" can be used with the credential helper system.
Foreign Interface
@@ -42,6 +61,10 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, etc.
* Updates for building under msvc.
+ * A few codepaths knew how much data they need to put in the
+ hashtables they use upfront, but still started from a small table
+ repeatedly growing and rehashing.
+
Also contains minor documentation updates and code clean-ups.
@@ -53,6 +76,10 @@ Unless otherwise noted, all the fixes since v1.8.2 in the maintenance
track are contained in this release (see release notes to them for
details).
+ * Clarify in the documentation "what" gets pushed to "where" when the
+ command line to "git push" does not say these explicitly.
+ (merge cfe1348 jc/maint-push-refspec-default-doc later to maint).
+
* The "--color=<when>" argument to the commands in the diff family
was described poorly.
(merge 3d0e75f jc/color-diff-doc later to maint).
@@ -84,3 +111,52 @@ details).
CGit from sideways bypassing the entry points of the API the
in-tree users use.
(merge ac751a0 jk/graph-c-expose-symbols-for-cgit later to maint).
+
+ * "git update-index -h" did not do the usual "-h(elp)" thing.
+
+ * "git index-pack" had a buffer-overflow while preparing an
+ informational message when the translated version of it was too
+ long.
+ (merge 5c3459f nd/index-pack-l10n-buf-overflow later to maint).
+
+ * 'git commit -m "$msg"' used to add an extra newline even when
+ $msg already ended with one.
+ (merge 46fbf75 bc/commit-complete-lines-given-via-m-option later to maint).
+
+ * 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.
+ (merge 698a1ec ob/imap-send-ssl-verify later to maint).
+
+ * perl/Git.pm::cat_blob slurped everything in core only to write it
+ out to a file descriptor, which was not a very smart thing to do.
+ (merge 712c6ad jc/perl-cat-blob later to maint).
+
+ * "git branch" did not bother to check nonsense command line
+ parameters and issue errors in many cases.
+ (merge 8efb889 nd/branch-error-cases later to maint).
+
+ * Verification of signed tags were not done correctly when not in C
+ or en/US locale.
+ (merge 0174eea mg/gpg-interface-using-status later to maint).
+
+ * 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.
+ (merge 5c680be jk/utf-8-can-be-spelled-differently later to maint).
+
+ * When export-subst is used, "zip" output recorded incorrect
+ size of the file.
+ (merge d3c1472 rs/zip-compresssed-size-with-export-subst later to maint).
+
+ * "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.
+ (merge 18505c3 jk/mailsplit-maildir-muttsort later to maint).
+
+ * "git submodule update", when recursed into sub-submodules, did not
+ acccumulate the prefix paths.
+ (merge 75bf5e6 we/submodule-update-prefix-output later to maint).
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