Git v1.8.0-rc2

A release candidate Git v1.8.0-rc2 is now available for testing
at the usual places.

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

6c8076b3bcf08ffc53a64bbfb0fa69f82096f711  git-1.8.0.rc2.tar.gz
86aca88717928d9d3a38c47a315d2c57402747ca  git-htmldocs-1.8.0.rc2.tar.gz
f4023824ee6b3ad561dba5dbdfe6e07532904a27  git-manpages-1.8.0.rc2.tar.gz

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.8.0-rc2
tag and the master branch that the tag points at:

url = git://
url =
url = git://
url = git://
url =

Things seem to have calmed down and hopefully we can have the final
1.8.0 without regression soon.

Changes since v1.8.0-rc1 are as follows:

Ben Walton (1):
      tests: "cp -a" is a GNUism

Jonathan Nieder (2):
      git svn: work around SVN 1.7 mishandling of svn:special changes
      svn test: escape peg revision separator using empty peg rev

Junio C Hamano (2):
      gitcli: parse-options lets you omit tail of long options
      Git 1.8.0-rc2

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (2):
      gitignore.txt: suggestions how to get literal # or ! at the beginning
      attr: a note about the order of .gitattributes lookup

Ramkumar Ramachandra (1):
      Git url doc: mark ftp/ftps as read-only and deprecate them

Ramsay Allan Jones (1):
      MALLOC_CHECK: Allow checking to be disabled from config.mak

Simon Ruderich (1):
      l10n: de.po: fix a few minor typos

Øyvind A. Holm (1): Add missing comma to CC_LD_DYNPATH

Junio C Hamano wrote on 11 Oct 2012