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Second wave of topics toward 1.8.3

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -52,6 +52,16 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
* "git send-email" can be used with the credential helper system.
+ * There was no Porcelain way to say "I no longer am interested in
+ this submodule", once you express your interest in a submodule with
+ "submodule init". "submodule deinit" is the way to do so.
+ * "git pull --rebase" learned to pass "-v/-q" options to underlying
+ "git rebase".
+ * The new "--follow-tags" option tells "git push" to push relevant
+ annotated tags when pushing branches out.
Foreign Interface
@@ -76,35 +86,76 @@ 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
+ * Annotated tags outside refs/tags/ hierarchy were not advertised
+ correctly to the ls-remote and fetch with recent version of Git.
+ (merge c29c46f jk/fully-peeled-packed-ref later to maint).
+ * Recent optimization broke shallow clones.
+ (merge f59de5d jk/peel-ref later to maint).
+ * "git cmd -- ':(top'" was not diagnosed as an invalid syntax, and
+ instead the parser kept reading beyond the end of the string.
+ (merge f612a67 lf/setup-prefix-pathspec later to maint).
+ * "git tag -f <tag>" always said "Updated tag '<tag>'" even when
+ creating a new tag (i.e. not overwriting nor updating).
+ (merge 3ae851e ph/tag-force-no-warn-on-creation later to maint).
+ * "git p4" did not behave well when the path to the root of the P4
+ client was not its real path.
+ (merge bbd8486 pw/p4-symlinked-root later to maint).
+ * "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.
+ (merge bd54cf1 jk/empty-archive later to maint).
+ * 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.
+ (merge 6cd3c05 ks/rfc2047-one-char-at-a-time later to maint).
+ * 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.
+ (merge 2cd83d1 jk/alias-in-bare later to maint).
+ * In "git reflog expire", REACHABLE bit was not cleared from the
+ correct objects.
+ (merge e8e92e0 jc/maint-reflog-expire-clean-mark-typofix later to maint).
+ * 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.
+ (merge b174eb4 ap/maint-diff-rename-avoid-overlap later to maint).
+ * 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.
+ (merge 46e1d6e jc/describe later to maint).
* 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).
* The arguments given to pre-rebase hook were not documented.
- (merge 0414acc wk/doc-pre-rebase later to maint).
* The v4 index format was not documented.
- (merge 647d879 nd/doc-index-format later to maint).
* The "--match=<pattern>" argument "git describe" takes uses glob
pattern but it wasn't obvious from the documentation.
- (merge 5229149 gp/describe-match-uses-glob-pattern later to maint).
* Some sources failed to compile on systems that lack NI_MAXHOST in
their system header (e.g. z/OS).
- (merge 3b130ade dm/ni-maxhost-may-be-missing later to maint).
* Add an example use of "--env-filter" in "filter-branch"
- (merge 21b6e4f tk/doc-filter-branch later to maint).
* "git bundle verify" did not say "records a complete history" for a
bundle that does not have any prerequisites.
- (merge a02ffe0 lf/bundle-verify-list-prereqs later to maint).
* 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
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