Git v1.8.2.3

The latest maintenance release Git v1.8.2.3 is now available at
the usual places.

The release tarballs are found at:

http://code.google.com/p/git-core/downloads/list

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

2831f7deec472db4d0d0cdffb4d82d91cecdf295  git-1.8.2.3.tar.gz
b8d6b3c4077d37b34bf08b6eb53c4ee5901fa2f9  git-htmldocs-1.8.2.3.tar.gz
eb04a2540ff9998e0887a4b862641ac1db723f3e  git-manpages-1.8.2.3.tar.gz

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.8.2.3
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

url = https://kernel.googlesource.com/pub/scm/git/git
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

The original tarball location

http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/

will also have the source tarball, but not the preformatted
documentation tarballs.

Git v1.8.2.3 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.8.2.2

  • “rev-list –stdin” and friends kept bogus pointers into the input
    buffer around as human readable object names. This was not a
    huge problem but was exposed by a new change that uses these
    names in error output.

  • When “git difftool” drove “kdiff3”, it mistakenly passed –auto
    option that was meant while resolving merge conflicts.

  • “git remote add” command did not diagnose extra command line
    arguments as an error and silently ignored them.

Also contains a handful of trivial code clean-ups, documentation
updates, updates to the test suite, etc.

Changes since v1.8.2.2 are as follows:

Anders Granskogen Bjørnstad (1):
      Documentation/git-commit: Typo under --edit

David Aguilar (1):
      mergetools/kdiff3: do not use --auto when diffing

Felipe Contreras (5):
      documentation: trivial whitespace cleanups
      complete: zsh: trivial simplification
      complete: zsh: use zsh completion for the main cmd
      completion: zsh: don't override suffix on _detault
      transport-helper: trivial style cleanup

John Keeping (1):
      t/Makefile: remove smoke test targets

Jonathan Nieder (1):
      glossary: a revision is just a commit

Junio C Hamano (1):
      Git 1.8.2.3

Ramkumar Ramachandra (3):
      git-completion.bash: lexical sorting for diff.statGraphWidth
      git-completion.bash: add diff.submodule to config list
      git-completion.bash: complete branch.*.rebase as boolean

René Scharfe (2):
      t5004: ignore pax global header file
      t5004: avoid using tar for checking emptiness of archive

Thomas Rast (4):
      read_revisions_from_stdin: make copies for handle_revision_arg
      remote: add a test for extra arguments, according to docs
      remote: check for superfluous arguments in 'git remote add'
      remote: 'show' and 'prune' can take more than one remote

Junio C Hamano wrote on 09 May 2013

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