[ANNOUNCE] Git v1.8.1.2

Junio C Hamano gitster at pobox.com
Mon Jan 28 20:41:26 GMT 2013

The latest maintenance release Git v1.8.1.2 is now available at the
usual places.  This contains a handful of fixes that will also
appear in the next feature release.

The release tarballs are found at:


and their SHA-1 checksums are:

29a2dee568b1f86e9d3d8f9dcc376f24439b6a0c  git-
3df491003d026b8f4b2de378e57b930a98f0a595  git-htmldocs-
142222a27dfec52256831f2d0e2ee655f75c1077  git-manpages-

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.8.1.2
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

  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 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.8.1.1

 * An element on GIT_CEILING_DIRECTORIES list that does not name the
   real path to a directory (i.e. a symbolic link) could have caused
   the GIT_DIR discovery logic to escape the ceiling.

 * Command line completion for "tcsh" emitted an unwanted space
   after completing a single directory name.

 * Command line completion leaked an unnecessary error message while
   looking for possible matches with paths in <tree-ish>.

 * "git archive" did not record uncompressed size in the header when
   streaming a zip archive, which confused some implementations of unzip.

 * When users spelled "cc:" in lowercase in the fake "header" in the
   trailer part, "git send-email" failed to pick up the addresses from
   there. As e-mail headers field names are case insensitive, this
   script should follow suit and treat "cc:" and "Cc:" the same way.

Also contains various documentation fixes.


Changes since v1.8.1.1 are as follows:

Antoine Pelisse (3):
      dir.c: Make git-status --ignored more consistent
      git-status: Test --ignored behavior
      status: always report ignored tracked directories

Dylan Smith (1):
      git-completion.bash: silence "not a valid object" errors

Eric S. Raymond (1):
      Remove the suggestion to use parsecvs, which is currently broken.

John Keeping (1):
      git-for-each-ref.txt: 'raw' is a supported date format

Jonathan Nieder (1):
      contrib/vim: simplify instructions for old vim support

Junio C Hamano (2):
      Start preparing for

Marc Khouzam (1):
      Prevent space after directories in tcsh completion

Michael Haggerty (8):
      Introduce new static function real_path_internal()
      real_path_internal(): add comment explaining use of cwd
      Introduce new function real_path_if_valid()
      longest_ancestor_length(): use string_list_split()
      longest_ancestor_length(): take a string_list argument for prefixes
      longest_ancestor_length(): require prefix list entries to be normalized
      setup_git_directory_gently_1(): resolve symlinks in ceiling paths
      string_list_longest_prefix(): remove function

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (1):
      attr: make it build with DEBUG_ATTR again

Nickolai Zeldovich (1):
      git-send-email: treat field names as case-insensitively

Peter Eisentraut (1):
      git-commit-tree(1): correct description of defaults

René Scharfe (5):
      archive-zip: write uncompressed size into header even with streaming
      t0024, t5000: clear variable UNZIP, use GIT_UNZIP instead
      t0024, t5000: use test_lazy_prereq for UNZIP
      t5000, t5003: move ZIP tests into their own script
      t5003: check if unzip supports symlinks

Sebastian Staudt (1):
      config.txt: Document help.htmlpath config parameter

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