Here are the topics that have been cooking.  Commits prefixed with
'-' are only in 'pu' (proposed updates) while commits prefixed with
'+' are in 'next'.

The tip of the 'master' branch is tagged as v1.8.3-rc1.  We seem to
have a few interesting topics that are being discussed but it is
unlikely I'll be picking them up in 'pu'.  As we already have merged
enough changes to 'master' during this cycle that can potentially
cause unforseen regressions, let's not merge topics that are not
regression fixes from 'next' to 'master', either, until the final

You can find the changes described here in the integration branches
of the repositories listed at

[Graduated to "master"]

* hb/git-pm-tempfile (2013-04-29) 1 commit
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-29 at fecc6b0)
 + call tempfile from File::Temp as a regular function

* mb/relnotes-1.8.3-typofix (2013-04-30) 1 commit
 - Fix grammar in the 1.8.3 release notes.

* rs/pp-user-info-without-extra-allocation (2013-04-25) 3 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-29 at 13eafc3)
 + pretty: remove intermediate strbufs from pp_user_info()
 + pretty: simplify output line length calculation in pp_user_info()
 + pretty: simplify input line length calculation in pp_user_info()

* tr/remote-tighten-commandline-parsing (2013-04-24) 3 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-29 at 46a1043)
 + remote: 'show' and 'prune' can take more than one remote
 + remote: check for superfluous arguments in 'git remote add'
 + remote: add a test for extra arguments, according to docs

* tr/unpack-entry-use-after-free-fix (2013-04-30) 1 commit
 - unpack_entry: avoid freeing objects in base cache

 Fix for use-after-free regression in 1.8.3-rc0.

* zk/prompt-rebase-step (2013-04-25) 1 commit
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-25 at a8264bf)
 + show where rebase is at when stopped

[New Topics]

* fc/at-head (2013-05-02) 5 commits
 - Add new @ shortcut for HEAD
 - sha1_name: refactor reinterpret()
 - sha1_name: compare variable with constant, not constant with variable
 - sha1_name: remove unnecessary braces
 - sha1_name: remove no-op

 People are too lazy to type four capital letters "HEAD" and want to
 use a single line-noise "@" instead.

* fc/remote-bzr (2013-04-30) 18 commits
 - remote-bzr: access branches only when needed
 - remote-bzr: delay peer branch usage
 - remote-bzr: iterate revisions properly
 - remote-bzr: improve progress reporting
 - remote-bzr: add option to specify branches
 - remote-bzr: add custom method to find branches
 - remote-bzr: improve author sanitazion
 - remote-bzr: add support for shared repo
 - remote-bzr: fix branch names
 - remote-bzr: add support for bzr repos
 - remote-bzr: use branch variable when appropriate
 - remote-bzr: fix partially pushed merge
 - remote-bzr: fixes for branch diverge
 - remote-bzr: add support to push merges
 - remote-bzr: always try to update the worktree
 - remote-bzr: fix order of locking in CustomTree
 - remote-bzr: delay blob fetching until the very end
 - remote-bzr: cleanup CustomTree

* jk/lookup-object-prefer-latest (2013-05-02) 1 commit
 - lookup_object: prioritize recently found objects

* jk/subtree-do-not-push-if-split-fails (2013-05-01) 1 commit
 - contrib/subtree: don't delete remote branches if split fails


* mg/more-textconv (2013-04-23) 7 commits
 - git grep: honor textconv by default
 - grep: honor --textconv for the case rev:path
 - grep: allow to use textconv filters
 - t7008: demonstrate behavior of grep with textconv
 - cat-file: do not die on --textconv without textconv filters
 - show: honor --textconv for blobs
 - t4030: demonstrate behavior of show with textconv

 Rerolled. I am not sure if I like "show <blob>" and "grep" that use
 textconv by default, though.

* mh/multimail (2013-04-21) 1 commit
 - git-multimail: a replacement for post-receive-email

 Waiting for comments.

* jc/format-patch (2013-04-22) 2 commits
 - format-patch: --inline-single
 - format-patch: rename "no_inline" field

 A new option to send a single patch to the standard output to be
 appended at the bottom of a message.  I personally have no need for
 this, but it was easy enough to cobble together.  Tests, docs and
 stripping out more MIMEy stuff are left as exercises to interested

 Not ready for inclusion.

* jk/gitweb-utf8 (2013-04-08) 4 commits
 - gitweb: Fix broken blob action parameters on blob/commitdiff pages
 - gitweb: Don't append ';js=(0|1)' to external links
 - gitweb: Make feed title valid utf8
 - gitweb: Fix utf8 encoding for blob_plain, blobdiff_plain, commitdiff_plain, 
and patch

 Various fixes to gitweb.

 Waiting for a reroll after a review.

* jk/commit-info-slab (2013-04-19) 3 commits
 - commit-slab: introduce a macro to define a slab for new type
 - commit-slab: avoid large realloc
 - commit: allow associating auxiliary info on-demand
 (this branch is used by jc/show-branch.)

 Technology demonstration to show a way we could use unbound number
 of flag bits on commit objects.

* jn/config-ignore-inaccessible (2013-04-15) 1 commit
 - config: allow inaccessible configuration under $HOME

 When $HOME is misconfigured to point at an unreadable directory, we
 used to complain and die. This loosens the check.

 I do not think we agreed that this is a good idea, though.


* fc/completion (2013-04-27) 9 commits
 - completion: remove __git_index_file_list_filter()
 - completion: add space after completed filename
 - completion: add hack to enable file mode in bash < 4
 - completion: refactor __git_complete_index_file()
 - completion: refactor diff_index wrappers
 - completion: use __gitcompadd for __gitcomp_file
 - completion; remove unuseful comments
 - completion: document tilde expansion failure in tests
 - completion: add file completion tests

 I saw this discussed somewhat. Is everybody happy with this
 version?  This is its v2, in the $gmane/222682 thread.

* jk/test-output (2013-04-29) 2 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-01 at 63827c9)
 + test output: respect $TEST_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY
 + t/Makefile: fix result handling with TEST_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY

 When TEST_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY setting is used, it was handled somewhat
 inconsistently between the test framework and t/Makefile, and logic
 to summarize the results looked at a wrong place.

 Will cook in 'next'.

* rj/mingw-cygwin (2013-04-28) 2 commits
 - cygwin: Remove the CYGWIN_V15_WIN32API build variable
 - mingw: rename WIN32 cpp macro to GIT_WINDOWS_NATIVE

 Cygwin portability; both were reviewed by Jonathan, and the tip one
 seems to want a bit further explanation.  Needs positive report
 from Cygwin 1.7 users who have been on 1.7 to make sure it does not
 regress for them.

* rj/sparse (2013-04-28) 10 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-01 at 649e16c)
 + sparse: Fix mingw_main() argument number/type errors
 + compat/mingw.c: Fix some sparse warnings
 + compat/win32mmap.c: Fix some sparse warnings
 + compat/poll/poll.c: Fix a sparse warning
 + compat/win32/pthread.c: Fix a sparse warning
 + compat/unsetenv.c: Fix a sparse warning
 + compat/nedmalloc: Fix compiler warnings on linux
 + compat/nedmalloc: Fix some sparse warnings
 + compat/fnmatch/fnmatch.c: Fix a sparse error
 + compat/regex/regexec.c: Fix some sparse warnings

 Will cook in 'next'.

* js/transport-helper-error-reporting-fix (2013-04-28) 3 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-29 at 8cc4bb8)
 + git-remote-testgit: build it to run under $SHELL_PATH
 + git-remote-testgit: further remove some bashisms
 + git-remote-testgit: avoid process substitution
 (this branch uses fc/transport-helper-error-reporting.)

 Finishing touches to fc/transport-helper-error-reporting topic.
 Will cook in 'next'.

* mh/fetch-into-shallow (2013-05-02) 2 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-03 at 3fadc61)
 + t5500: add test for fetching with an unknown 'shallow'
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-29 at a167d3e)
 + upload-pack: ignore 'shallow' lines with unknown obj-ids

 Will cook in 'next'.

* kb/full-history-compute-treesame-carefully (2013-04-30) 8 commits
 - revision.c: discount UNINTERESTING parents
 - simplify-merges: drop merge from irrelevant side branch
 - simplify-merges: never remove all TREESAME parents
 - t6012: update test for tweaked full-history traversal
 - revision.c: Make --full-history consider more merges
 - rev-list-options.txt: correct TREESAME for P
 - t6019: test file dropped in -s ours merge
 - decorate.c: compact table when growing

 Major update to a very core part of the system to improve culling
 of irrelevant parents while traversing a mergy history.

 Will not be a 1.8.3 material.

* jh/checkout-auto-tracking (2013-04-21) 8 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-22 at 2356700)
 + glossary: Update and rephrase the definition of a remote-tracking branch
 + branch.c: Validate tracking branches with refspecs instead of refs/remotes/*
 + t9114.2: Don't use --track option against "svn-remote"-tracking branches
 + t7201.24: Add refspec to keep --track working
 + t3200.39: tracking setup should fail if there is no matching refspec.
 + checkout: Use remote refspecs when DWIMming tracking branches
 + t2024: Show failure to use refspec when DWIMming remote branch names
 + t2024: Add tests verifying current DWIM behavior of 'git checkout <branch>'

 Updates "git checkout foo" that DWIMs the intended "upstream" and
 turns it into "git checkout -t -b foo remotes/origin/foo" to
 correctly take existing remote definitions into account.  The
 remote "origin" may be what uniquely map its own branch to
 remotes/some/where/foo but that some/where may not be "origin".

 Will cook in 'next'.

* jc/prune-all (2013-04-25) 4 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-26 at 97a7387)
 + prune: introduce OPT_EXPIRY_DATE() and use it
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-22 at b00ccf6)
 + api-parse-options.txt: document "no-" for non-boolean options
 + git-gc.txt, git-reflog.txt: document new expiry options
 + date.c: add parse_expiry_date()
 (this branch is used by mh/packed-refs-various.)

 We used the approxidate() parser for "--expire=<timestamp>" options
 of various commands, but it is better to treat --expire=all and
 --expire=now a bit more specially than using the current timestamp.
 Update "git gc" and "git reflog" with a new parsing function for
 expiry dates.

 Will cook in 'next'.

* as/check-ignore (2013-04-29) 6 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-30 at 646931f)
 + t0008: use named pipe (FIFO) to test check-ignore streaming
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-21 at 7515aa8)
 + Documentation: add caveats about I/O buffering for check-{attr,ignore}
 + check-ignore: allow incremental streaming of queries via --stdin
 + check-ignore: move setup into cmd_check_ignore()
 + check-ignore: add -n / --non-matching option
 + t0008: remove duplicated test fixture data

 Enhance "check-ignore" (1.8.2 update) to work more like "check-attr"
 over bidi-pipes.

 Will cook in 'next'.

* mh/packed-refs-various (2013-05-01) 33 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-01 at e527153)
 + refs: handle the main ref_cache specially
 + refs: change do_for_each_*() functions to take ref_cache arguments
 + pack_one_ref(): do some cheap tests before a more expensive one
 + pack_one_ref(): use write_packed_entry() to do the writing
 + pack_one_ref(): use function peel_entry()
 + refs: inline function do_not_prune()
 + pack_refs(): change to use do_for_each_entry()
 + refs: use same lock_file object for both ref-packing functions
 + pack_one_ref(): rename "path" parameter to "refname"
 + pack-refs: merge code from pack-refs.{c,h} into refs.{c,h}
 + pack-refs: rename handle_one_ref() to pack_one_ref()
 + refs: extract a function write_packed_entry()
 + repack_without_ref(): write peeled refs in the rewritten file
 + t3211: demonstrate loss of peeled refs if a packed ref is deleted
 + refs: change how packed refs are deleted
 + search_ref_dir(): return an index rather than a pointer
 + repack_without_ref(): silence errors for dangling packed refs
 + t3210: test for spurious error messages for dangling packed refs
 + refs: change the internal reference-iteration API
 + refs: extract a function peel_entry()
 + peel_ref(): fix return value for non-peelable, not-current reference
 + peel_object(): give more specific information in return value
 + refs: extract function peel_object()
 + refs: extract a function ref_resolves_to_object()
 + repack_without_ref(): use function get_packed_ref()
 + peel_ref(): use function get_packed_ref()
 + get_packed_ref(): return a ref_entry
 + do_for_each_ref_in_dirs(): remove dead code
 + refs: define constant PEELED_LINE_LENGTH
 + refs: document how current_ref is used
 + refs: document do_for_each_ref() and do_one_ref()
 + refs: document the fields of struct ref_value
 + refs: document flags constants REF_*
 (this branch uses jc/prune-all.)

 Updates reading and updating packed-refs file, correcting corner
 case bugs.

 Will cook in 'next'.

* fc/transport-helper-error-reporting (2013-04-25) 10 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-25 at 3358f1a)
 + t5801: "VAR=VAL shell_func args" is forbidden
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-22 at 5ba6467)
 + transport-helper: update remote helper namespace
 + transport-helper: trivial code shuffle
 + transport-helper: warn when refspec is not used
 + transport-helper: clarify pushing without refspecs
 + transport-helper: update refspec documentation
 + transport-helper: clarify *:* refspec
 + transport-helper: improve push messages
 + transport-helper: mention helper name when it dies
 + transport-helper: report errors properly
 (this branch is used by js/transport-helper-error-reporting-fix.)

 Update transport helper to report errors and maintain ref hierarchy
 used to keep track of remote helper state better.

 Will cook in 'next', but may be 1.8.3 material depending on how things go.

* jk/submodule-subdirectory-ok (2013-04-24) 3 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-24 at 6306b29)
 + submodule: fix quoting in relative_path()
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-22 at f211e25)
 + submodule: drop the top-level requirement
 + rev-parse: add --prefix option

 Allow various subcommands of "git submodule" to be run not from the
 top of the working tree of the superproject.

 Will cook in 'next'.

* jl/submodule-mv (2013-04-23) 5 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-23 at c04f574)
 + submodule.c: duplicate real_path's return value
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-19 at 45ae3c9)
 + rm: delete .gitmodules entry of submodules removed from the work tree
 + Teach mv to update the path entry in .gitmodules for moved submodules
 + Teach mv to move submodules using a gitfile
 + Teach mv to move submodules together with their work trees

 "git mv A B" when moving a submodule A does "the right thing",
 inclusing relocating its working tree and adjusting the paths in
 the .gitmodules file.

 Will cook in 'next'.

* jn/add-2.0-u-A-sans-pathspec (2013-04-26) 1 commit
 - git add: -u/-A now affects the entire working tree

 Will cook in 'next' until Git 2.0.

* nd/magic-pathspecs (2013-03-31) 45 commits
 . Rename field "raw" to "_raw" in struct pathspec
 . pathspec: support :(glob) syntax
 . pathspec: make --literal-pathspecs disable pathspec magic
 . pathspec: support :(literal) syntax for noglob pathspec
 . Kill limit_pathspec_to_literal() as it's only used by parse_pathspec()
 . parse_pathspec: preserve prefix length via PATHSPEC_PREFIX_ORIGIN
 . parse_pathspec: make sure the prefix part is wildcard-free
 . tree-diff: remove the use of pathspec's raw[] in follow-rename codepath
 . Remove match_pathspec() in favor of match_pathspec_depth()
 . Remove init_pathspec() in favor of parse_pathspec()
 . Remove diff_tree_{setup,release}_paths
 . Convert common_prefix() to use struct pathspec
 . Convert add_files_to_cache to take struct pathspec
 . Convert {read,fill}_directory to take struct pathspec
 . Convert refresh_index to take struct pathspec
 . Convert report_path_error to take struct pathspec
 . checkout: convert read_tree_some to take struct pathspec
 . Convert unmerge_cache to take struct pathspec
 . Convert run_add_interactive to use struct pathspec
 . Convert read_cache_preload() to take struct pathspec
 . reset: convert to use parse_pathspec
 . add: convert to use parse_pathspec
 . check-ignore: convert to use parse_pathspec
 . archive: convert to use parse_pathspec
 . ls-files: convert to use parse_pathspec
 . rm: convert to use parse_pathspec
 . checkout: convert to use parse_pathspec
 . rerere: convert to use parse_pathspec
 . status: convert to use parse_pathspec
 . commit: convert to use parse_pathspec
 . clean: convert to use parse_pathspec
 . Guard against new pathspec magic in pathspec matching code
 . parse_pathspec: support prefixing original patterns
 . parse_pathspec: support stripping/checking submodule paths
 . parse_pathspec: support stripping submodule trailing slashes
 . parse_pathspec: a special flag for max_depth feature
 . Convert some get_pathspec() calls to parse_pathspec()
 . parse_pathspec: add PATHSPEC_PREFER_{CWD,FULL}
 . parse_pathspec: save original pathspec for reporting
 . Add parse_pathspec() that converts cmdline args to struct pathspec
 . pathspec: add copy_pathspec
 . pathspec: i18n-ize error strings in pathspec parsing code
 . Move struct pathspec and related functions to pathspec.[ch]
 . clean: remove unused variable "seen"
 . setup.c: check that the pathspec magic ends with ")"

 Migrate the rest of codebase to use "struct pathspec" more.

 This has nasty conflicts with kb/status-ignored-optim-2,
 as/check-ignore and tr/line-log; I've already asked Duy to hold
 this and later rebase on top of them.

 Will defer.

* tr/line-log (2013-04-22) 13 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-22 at 8f2c1de)
 + git-log(1): remove --full-line-diff description
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-21 at cd92620)
 + line-log: fix documentation formatting
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-15 at 504559e)
 + log -L: improve comments in process_all_files()
 + log -L: store the path instead of a diff_filespec
 + log -L: test merge of parallel modify/rename
 + t4211: pass -M to 'git log -M -L...' test
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-05 at 5afb00c)
 + log -L: fix overlapping input ranges
 + log -L: check range set invariants when we look it up
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-04-01 at 5be920c)
 + Speed up log -L... -M
 + log -L: :pattern:file syntax to find by funcname
 + Implement line-history search (git log -L)
 + Export rewrite_parents() for 'log -L'
 + Refactor parse_loc

 Will cook in 'next'.

* jc/push-2.0-default-to-simple (2013-04-03) 1 commit
 - push: switch default from "matching" to "simple"

 The early bits to adjust the tests have been merged to 'master'.

 Will cook in 'next' until Git 2.0.

* jc/add-2.0-ignore-removal (2013-04-22) 1 commit
 - git add <pathspec>... defaults to "-A"

 Updated endgame for "git add <pathspec>" that defaults to "--all"
 aka "--no-ignore-removal".

 Will cook in 'next' until Git 2.0.
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