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Git Release Notes

Fixes since v1.8.1.5

 * 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).

 * 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.

 * When the "--prefix" option is used to "checkout-index", the code
   did not pick the correct output filter based on the attribute

 * Annotated tags outside refs/tags/ hierarchy were not advertised
   correctly to the ls-remote and fetch with recent version of Git.

 * 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 update-index -h" did not do the usual "-h(elp)" thing.

 * 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.

 * 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 bundle verify" did not say "records a complete history" for a
   bundle that does not have any prerequisites.

Also contains various documentation fixes.