The latest maintenance release Git v1.8.5.5 is now available at
the usual places.  Hopefully this will be the last update to the
1.8.5.x series.

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

7bb4ea883b1f8f6f7f927035f85e8e27b57e0194  git-
39dd7979c8757d2dc4bc3aaa82741ba93557d566  git-htmldocs-
a4a2aef1440d4751f37c65359da57c9bd51a7beb  git-manpages-

The following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.8.5.5
tag and the maint branch that the tag points at:

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

Also, has copies of the
release tarballs.

Git v1.8.5.5 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.8.5.4

 * The pathspec matching code, while comparing two trees (e.g. "git
   diff A B -- path1 path2") was too aggressive and failed to match
   some paths when multiple pathspecs were involved.

 * "git repack --max-pack-size=8g" stopped being parsed correctly when
   the command was reimplemented in C.

 * A recent update to "git send-email" broke platforms where
   /etc/ssl/certs/ directory exists but cannot be used as SSL_ca_path
   (e.g. Fedora rawhide).

 * A handful of bugs around interpreting $branch@{upstream} notation
   and its lookalike, when $branch part has interesting characters,
   e.g. "@", and ":", have been fixed.

 * "git clone" would fail to clone from a repository that has a ref
   directly under "refs/", e.g. "refs/stash", because different
   validation paths do different things on such a refname.  Loosen the
   client side's validation to allow such a ref.

 * "git log --left-right A...B" lost the "leftness" of commits
   reachable from A when A is a tag as a side effect of a recent
   bugfix.  This is a regression in 1.8.4.x series.

 * "git merge-base --octopus" used to leave cleaning up suboptimal
   result to the caller, but now it does the clean-up itself.

 * "git mv A B/", when B does not exist as a directory, should error
   out, but it didn't.

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


Changes since v1.8.5.4 are as follows:

Andy Spencer (1):
      tree_entry_interesting: match against all pathspecs

Jeff King (9):
      fetch-pack: do not filter out one-level refs
      interpret_branch_name: factor out upstream handling
      interpret_branch_name: rename "cp" variable to "at"
      interpret_branch_name: always respect "namelen" parameter
      interpret_branch_name: avoid @{upstream} past colon
      interpret_branch_name: find all possible @-marks
      repack: fix typo in max-pack-size option
      repack: make parsed string options const-correct
      repack: propagate pack-objects options as strings

Junio C Hamano (5):
      merge-base: separate "--independent" codepath into its own helper
      merge-base --octopus: reduce the result from get_octopus_merge_bases()
      revision: mark contents of an uninteresting tree uninteresting
      revision: propagate flag bits from tags to pointees

Ruben Kerkhof (1):
      send-email: /etc/ssl/certs/ directory may not be usable as ca_path

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