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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 prerequisites.