Git v1.8.5.2

The latest maintenance release Git v1.8.5.2 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:

3a09d6d5d4e31c702f17e664a527b4c2f6e84faf  git-1.8.5.2.tar.gz
eaf2e3cfd07c1b88eff688fc3ba79dd4f3f2bc43  git-htmldocs-1.8.5.2.tar.gz
54450c09138b8d65c5f9d2b19ca86fd63c645bb5  git-manpages-1.8.5.2.tar.gz

The following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.8.5.2
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

Also, http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/ has copies of the
release tarballs (they are recompressed over there and they have
checksums different from the above list).

Git v1.8.5.2 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.8.5.1

  • “git diff — :(icase)makefile” was unnecessarily rejected at the
    command line parser.

  • “git cat-file –batch-check=ok” did not check the existence of
    the named object.

  • “git am –abort” sometimes complained about not being able to write
    a tree with an 0{40} object in it.

  • Two processes creating loose objects at the same time could have
    failed unnecessarily when the name of their new objects started
    with the same byte value, due to a race condition.

Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code clean-ups.

Changes since v1.8.5.1 are as follows:

Jason St. John (6):
      Documentation/git-log: update "--log-size" description
      Documentation/git-log.txt: mark-up fix and minor rephasing
      State correct usage of literal examples in man pages in the coding standards
      Documentation/rev-list-options.txt: fix mark-up
      Documentation/rev-list-options.txt: fix some grammatical issues and typos
      Documentation/gitcli.txt: fix double quotes

Jeff King (1):
      unpack-trees: fix "read-tree -u --reset A B" with conflicted index

Johan Herland (1):
      sha1_file.c:create_tmpfile(): Fix race when creating loose object dirs

Junio C Hamano (4):
      t1005: reindent
      t1005: add test for "read-tree --reset -u A B"
      sha1_loose_object_info(): do not return success on missing object
      Git 1.8.5.2

Masanari Iida (3):
      typofixes: fix misspelt comments
      Documentation/technical/http-protocol.txt: typofixes
      contrib: typofixes

Michael Haggerty (1):
      cmd_repack(): remove redundant local variable "nr_packs"

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (2):
      diff: restrict pathspec limitations to diff b/f case only
      glossary-content.txt: fix documentation of "**" patterns

René Scharfe (1):
      SubmittingPatches: document how to handle multiple patches

Thomas Rast (1):
      Documentation: revamp git-cherry(1)

Torsten Bögershausen (1):
      git-fetch-pack uses URLs like git-fetch

Junio C Hamano wrote on 17 Dec 2013

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