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 final version of 1.8.3 is expected to be tagged late this week.

I have kept many late topics outside 'next' during the -rc period
primarily because the original plan was to keep the -rc period short
for this cycle, and because rebuilding 'next' after the release will
make it a lot more cumbersome to maintain the "What's cooking"
report if we have many topics on 'next' already.  But we ended up
having to do an extra -rc3 so I merged a bunch of topics including
the late ones to 'next' with this pushout.

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

[New Topics]

* dm/unbash-subtree (2013-05-21) 1 commit
 - contrib/git-subtree: Use /bin/sh interpreter instead of /bin/bash

* fc/transport-helper-no-refspec (2013-05-21) 2 commits
 - transport-helper: check if the dry-run is supported
 - transport-helper: barf when user tries old:new

* rr/die-on-missing-upstream (2013-05-21) 2 commits
 - sha1_name: fix error message for @{<N>}, @{<date>}
 - sha1_name: fix error message for @{u}

 When a reflog notation is used for implicit "current branch", we
 did not say which branch and worse said "branch ''".

* jc/show-branch (2013-05-21) 5 commits
 - show-branch: use commit slab to represent bitflags of arbitrary width
 - show-branch.c: remove "all_mask"
 - show-branch.c: abstract out "flags" operation
 - show-branch.c: lift all_mask/all_revs to a global static
 - show-branch.c: update comment style
 (this branch uses jk/commit-info-slab.)


* rj/mingw-cygwin (2013-05-08) 2 commits
 - cygwin: Remove the CYGWIN_V15_WIN32API build variable
 - mingw: rename WIN32 cpp macro to GIT_WINDOWS_NATIVE

 Update build for Cygwin 1.[57].  There seems to have been some
 discussion but did anything concrete come out of it???

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

 Waiting for the initial history to pull from.

* 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
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-07 at 4f09e24)
 + 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.


* fc/remote-bzr (2013-05-16) 6 commits
 - remote-bzr: trivial cleanups
 - remote-bzr: change global repo
 - remote-bzr: delay cloning/pulling
 - remote-bzr: simplify get_remote_branch()
 - remote-bzr: fix for files with spaces
 - remote-bzr: recover from failed clones

 The ones near the tip conflicted with the hotfix for 1.8.3 so I
 discarded them for now.

* jx/clean-interactive (2013-05-20) 15 commits
 - test: add t7301 for git-clean--interactive
 - git-clean: add documentation for interactive git-clean
 - git-clean: add ask each interactive action
 - git-clean: add select by numbers interactive action
 - git-clean: add filter by pattern interactive action
 - git-clean: use a git-add-interactive compatible UI
 - git-clean: add colors to interactive git-clean
 - git-clean: show items of del_list in columns
 - git-clean: add support for -i/--interactive
 - git-clean: refactor git-clean into two phases
 - Refactor write_name_quoted_relative, remove unused params
 - Refactor quote_path_relative, remove unused params
 - quote.c: remove path_relative, use relative_path instead
 - path.c: refactor relative_path(), not only strip prefix
 - test: add test cases for relative_path

* tr/test-v-and-v-subtest-only (2013-05-16) 6 commits
 - test-lib: support running tests under valgrind in parallel
 - test-lib: allow prefixing a custom string before "ok N" etc.
 - test-lib: valgrind for only tests matching a pattern
 - test-lib: verbose mode for only tests matching a pattern
 - test-lib: refactor $GIT_SKIP_TESTS matching
 - test-lib: enable MALLOC_* for the actual tests

 Allows N instances of tests run in parallel, each running 1/N parts
 of the test suite under Valgrind, to speed things up.

 The tip one may be useful in practice but is a tad ugly ;-)

* rh/merge-options-doc-fix (2013-05-16) 1 commit
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at f76baf3)
 + Documentation/merge-options.txt: restore `-e` option

* rr/zsh-color-prompt (2013-05-17) 3 commits
 - prompt: colorize ZSH prompt
 - prompt: factor out gitstring coloring logic
 - prompt: introduce GIT_PS1_STATESEPARATOR

* an/diff-index-doc (2013-05-20) 1 commit
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 6e1459b)
 + Documentation/diff-index: mention two modes of operation

* fc/contrib-related (2013-05-20) 1 commit
 - Add new git-related helper to contrib

* mc/describe-first-parent (2013-05-20) 1 commit
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 2e02ffc)
 + describe: Add --first-parent option

* rs/tar-tests (2013-05-20) 6 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at aed12a7)
 + t5000: test long filenames
 + t5000: simplify tar-tree tests
 + t5000: use check_tar for prefix test
 + t5000: factor out check_tar
 + t5000, t5003: create directories for extracted files lazily
 + t5000: integrate export-subst tests into regular tests

* da/darwin (2013-05-21) 4 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 0497edb)
 + imap-send: eliminate HMAC deprecation warnings on Mac OS X
 + cache.h: eliminate SHA-1 deprecation warnings on Mac OS X
 + Makefile: add support for Apple CommonCrypto facility
 + Makefile: fix default regex settings on Darwin

 Newer MacOS X encourages the programs to compile and link with
 their CommonCrypto, not with OpenSSL.

* fc/macos-x-clipped-write (2013-05-17) 1 commit
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 510b0dd)
 + compate/clipped-write.c: large write(2) fails on Mac OS X/XNU

 Mac OS X does not like to write(2) more than INT_MAX number of

* fc/remote-hg (2013-05-21) 41 commits
 - remote-hg: remove files before modifications
 - remote-hg: improve lightweight tag author
 - remote-hg: use remote 'default' not local one
 - remote-hg: improve branch listing
 - remote-hg: simplify branch_tip()
 - remote-hg: check diverged bookmarks
 - remote-hg: pass around revision refs
 - remote-hg: implement custom checkheads()
 - remote-hg: implement custom push()
 - remote-hg: only update necessary revisions
 - remote-hg: force remote bookmark push selectively
 - remote-hg: reorganize bookmark handling
 - remote-hg: add test for failed double push
 - remote-hg: add test for big push
 - remote-hg: add test for new bookmark special
 - remote-hg: add test for bookmark diverge
 - remote-hg: add test for diverged push
 - remote-hg: add test to push new bookmark
 - remote-hg: add remote tests
 - remote-hg: add check_bookmark() test helper
 - remote-bzr: simplify test checks
 - remote-hg: always point HEAD to master
 - remote-hg: improve progress calculation
 - remote-hg: trivial cleanups
 - remote-hg: ensure remote rebasing works
 - remote-hg: upgrade version 1 marks
 - remote-hg: switch from revisions to SHA-1 noteids
 - remote-hg: add version checks to the marks
 - remote-hg: improve node traversing
 - remote-hg: shuffle some code
 - remote-hg: use a shared repository store
 - remote-hg: load all extensions
 - remote-hg: test: simplify previous branch checkout
 - remote-helpers: test: simplify remote URLs
 - remote-helpers: tests: general improvements
 - remote-helpers: test: cleanup style
 - remote-helpers: test: cleanup white-spaces
 - remote-hg: trivial reorganization
 - remote-hg: test: be a little more quiet
 - remote-hg: tests: fix hg merge
 - remote-helpers: tests: use python directly

 The remainder are to be rerolled on top of the bottom-two, so I
 flipped the order of the series.

* hv/config-from-blob (2013-05-12) 5 commits
 - do not die when error in config parsing of buf occurs
 - teach config --blob option to parse config from database
 - config: make parsing stack struct independent from actual data source
 - config: drop cf validity check in get_next_char()
 - config: factor out config file stack management

* jc/t5551-posix-sed-bre (2013-05-12) 1 commit
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at d597ca1)
 + t5551: do not use unportable sed '\+'

 POSIX fix for a test script.

* jk/fetch-always-update-tracking (2013-05-12) 4 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at f7e4b16)
 + fetch: opportunistically update tracking refs
 + refactor "ref->merge" flag
 + fetch/pull doc: untangle meaning of bare <ref>
 + t5510: start tracking-ref tests from a known state

 "git fetch origin master" unlike "git fetch origin" or "git fetch"
 does not update "refs/remotes/origin/master" and it was an early
 design decision to keep the update of remote tracking branches
 predictable, but in practice it turns out that people find it more
 convenient to opportunisticly update them whenever we have a
 chance, and we have been updating them when we run "git push" which
 already breaks the original "predictability" anyway.

* nd/clone-connectivity-shortcut (2013-05-11) 4 commits
 - clone: open a shortcut for connectivity check
 - index-pack: remove dead code (it should never happen)
 - fetch-pack: prepare updated shallow file before fetching the pack
 - clone: let the user know when check_everything_connected is run

* rr/rebase-autostash (2013-05-12) 7 commits
 - rebase: implement --[no-]autostash and rebase.autostash
 - rebase --merge: return control to caller, for housekeeping
 - rebase -i: return control to caller, for housekeeping
 - am: return control to caller, for housekeeping
 - rebase: prepare to do generic housekeeping
 - rebase -i: don't error out if $state_dir already exists
 - am: tighten a conditional that checks for $dotest

* kb/ancestry-path-threedots (2013-05-16) 2 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 5d75bd3)
 + revision.c: treat A...B merge bases as if manually specified
 + t6019: demonstrate --ancestry-path A...B breakage
 (this branch is used by kb/full-history-compute-treesame-carefully-2.)

 "git log --ancestry-path A...B" did not work as expected, as it did
 not pay attention to the fact that the merge base between A and B
 was the bottom of the range being specified.

* kb/full-history-compute-treesame-carefully-2 (2013-05-16) 15 commits
 - revision.c: make default history consider bottom commits
 - revision.c: don't show all merges for --parents
 - revision.c: discount side branches when computing TREESAME
 - revision.c: add BOTTOM flag for commits
 - 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
 - Documentation: avoid "uninteresting"
 - rev-list-options.txt: correct TREESAME for P
 - t6111: add parents to tests
 - t6111: allow checking the parents as well
 - t6111: new TREESAME test set
 - t6019: test file dropped in -s ours merge
 - decorate.c: compact table when growing
 (this branch uses kb/ancestry-path-threedots.)

 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, but is an important topic.

* jc/strbuf-branchname-fix (2013-05-16) 1 commit
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 5db8872)
 + strbuf_branchname(): do not double-expand @{-1}~22

 "git merge @{-1}~22" was rewritten to "git merge frotz@{1}~22"
 incorrectly when your previous branch was "frotz" (it should be
 rewritten to "git merge frotz~22" instead).

* mk/combine-diff-context-horizon-fix (2013-05-15) 1 commit
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at f462c02)
 + combine-diff.c: Fix output when changes are exactly 3 lines apart

 "git diff -c -p" was not showing a deleted line from a hunk when
 another hunk immediately begins where the earlier one ends.

* mm/color-auto-default (2013-05-15) 2 commits
 - make color.ui default to 'auto'
 - config: refactor management of color.ui's default value

 Flip the default for color.ui to 'auto', which is what many
 tutorials recommend new users to do.  The updated code claims the
 switch happened at Git 2.0 in the past tense, but we might want to
 expedite it, as this change is not all that important to deserve a
 major version bump.

* tr/coverage (2013-05-13) 4 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 8480007)
 + coverage: build coverage-untested-functions by default
 + coverage: set DEFAULT_TEST_TARGET to avoid using prove
 + coverage: do not delete .gcno files before building
 + coverage: split build target into compile and test

 Update the test coverage support that was left to bitrot for some

* mg/more-textconv (2013-05-10) 7 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 701cdb7)
 + 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
 + diff_opt: track whether flags have been set explicitly
 + t4030: demonstrate behavior of show with textconv

 Make "git grep" and "git show" pay attention to --textconv when
 dealing with blob objects.

* jh/shorten-refname (2013-05-07) 4 commits
 - t1514: refname shortening is done after dereferencing symbolic refs
 - shorten_unambiguous_ref(): Fix shortening refs/remotes/origin/HEAD to origin
 - t1514: Demonstrate failure to correctly shorten "refs/remotes/origin/HEAD"
 - t1514: Add tests of shortening refnames in strict/loose mode

 When remotes/origin/HEAD is not a symbolic ref, "rev-parse
 --abbrev-ref remotes/origin/HEAD" ought to show "origin", not
 "origin/HEAD", which is fixed with this series (if it is a symbolic
 ref that points at remotes/origin/something, then it should show
 "origin/something" and it already does).

* nd/clone-local-with-colon (2013-05-07) 1 commit
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 3e293bd)
 + clone: allow cloning local paths with colons in them

 "git clone foo/bar:baz" cannot be a request to clone from a remote
 over git-over-ssh specified in the scp style.  Detect this case and
 clone from a local repository at "foo/bar:baz".

* nd/warn-ambiguous-object-name (2013-05-07) 1 commit
 - get_sha1: improve ambiguity warning regarding SHA-1 and ref names

 "git cmd <name>", when <name> happens to be a 40-hex string,
 directly uses the 40-hex string as an object name, even if a ref
 "refs/<some hierarchy>/<name>" exists.  This disambiguation order
 is unlikely to change, but we should warn about the ambiguity just
 like we warn when more than one refs/ hierachies share the same

 The message needs to be fixed up, as this is not "refname is

* fc/zsh-leftover-bits (2013-05-08) 2 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 1b84ec1)
 + completion: synchronize zsh wrapper
 + completion: cleanup zsh wrapper

* rs/empty-archive (2013-05-09) 2 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 3e9e288)
 + t5004: resurrect original empty tar archive test
 + t5004: avoid using tar for checking emptiness of archive

 Fixes tests added in 1.8.2 era that are broken on BSDs.

* vv/help-unknown-ref (2013-05-08) 2 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 77a2941)
 + merge: use help_unknown_ref()
 + help: add help_unknown_ref()

 Detect "git merge foo" that might have meant "git merge origin/foo"
 and give an error message that is more specific than "foo is not
 something we can merge".

* fc/fast-export-persistent-marks (2013-05-07) 3 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at 10b8214)
 + fast-{import,export}: use get_sha1_hex() to read from marks file
 + fast-export: don't parse commits while reading marks file
 + fast-export: do not parse non-commit objects while reading marks file

 Optimization for fast-export by avoiding unnecessarily resolving
 arbitrary object name and parsing object when only presence and
 type information is necessary, etc.

* jc/core-checkstat-2.0 (2013-05-06) 2 commits
 - core.statinfo: remove as promised in Git 2.0
 - deprecate core.statinfo at Git 2.0 boundary

 The bottom one is a fix for a breakage of a new feature in 1.8.2.

* jk/packed-refs-race (2013-05-06) 4 commits
 - for_each_ref: load all loose refs before packed refs
 - get_packed_refs: reload packed-refs file when it changes
 - add a stat_validity struct
 - resolve_ref: close race condition for packed refs

* fc/at-head (2013-05-08) 13 commits
 - sha1_name: compare variable with constant, not constant with variable
 - Add new @ shortcut for HEAD
 - sha1_name: refactor reinterpret()
 - sha1_name: check @{-N} errors sooner
 - sha1_name: reorganize get_sha1_basic()
 - sha1_name: don't waste cycles in the @-parsing loop
 - sha1_name: remove unnecessary braces
 - sha1_name: remove no-op
 - tests: at-combinations: @{N} versus HEAD@{N}
 - tests: at-combinations: increase coverage
 - tests: at-combinations: improve nonsense()
 - tests: at-combinations: check ref names directly
 - tests: at-combinations: simplify setup

 Instead of typing four capital letters "HEAD", you can say "@"

* jk/lookup-object-prefer-latest (2013-05-02) 1 commit
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-06 at cc59dcc)
 + lookup_object: prioritize recently found objects

 Optimizes object lookup when the object hashtable starts to become

* jk/subtree-do-not-push-if-split-fails (2013-05-01) 1 commit
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-06 at 81bdf37)
 + contrib/subtree: don't delete remote branches if split fails

 "git subtree" (in contrib/) had one codepath with loose error
 checks to lose data at the remote side.

* fc/completion (2013-04-27) 9 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-21 at aba6ef1)
 + 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 think this is ready for 'next'; not that it matters during the
 prerelease feature freeze.

* jk/test-output (2013-05-06) 3 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-06 at 7c03af3)
 + t/Makefile: don't define TEST_RESULTS_DIRECTORY recursively
  (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/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) 13 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
  (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 tangled with 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'.

* 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 (2013-05-10) 12 commits
  (merged to 'next' on 2013-05-10 at 2a9af4b)
 + transport-helper: fix remote helper namespace regression
 + test: remote-helper: add missing and
  (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 tangled with 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'.

* 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.


* kb/full-history-compute-treesame-carefully (2013-05-06) 11 commits
 . revision.c: treat A...B merge bases as if manually specified
 . revision.c: discount side branches when computing TREESAME
 . 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
 . t6111: allow checking the parents as well
 . t6111: new TREESAME test set
 . t6019: test file dropped in -s ours merge
 . decorate.c: compact table when growing

 Superseded by kb/full-history-compute-treesame-carefully-2
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