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Update draft release notes to 1.8.2

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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File Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.2.txt

    All-caps "GIT" was merely a way to imitate "Git" typeset in small
    caps in our ASCII text only documentation and to be avoided.
+ * The completion script (in contrib/completion) used to let the
+   default completer to suggest pathnames, which gave too many
+   irrelevant choices (e.g. "git add" would not want to add an
+   unmodified path).  It learnt to use a more git-aware logic to
+   enumerate only relevant ones.
  * In bare repositories, "git shortlog" and other commands now read
    mailmap files from the tip of the history, to help running these
    tools in server settings.
    was merged to 'maint' and was with a severe performance
    degradations and needs to merge a fix-up topic.
+ * The smart HTTP clients forgot to verify the content-type that comes
+   back from the server side to make sure that the request is being
+   handled properly.
+   (merge 3443db5 sp/smart-http-content-type-check later to maint).
  * "git am" did not parse datestamp correctly from Hg generated patch,
    when it is run in a locale outside C (or en).
  * "git apply" misbehaved when fixing whitespace breakages by removing
    excess trailing blank lines.
+ * "git apply --summary" has been taught to make sure the similarity
+   value shown in its output is sensible, even when the input had a
+   bogus value.
+   (merge afcb6ac jk/apply-similaritly-parsing later to maint).
  * A tar archive created by "git archive" recorded a directory in a
    way that made NetBSD's implementation of "tar" sometimes unhappy.
    failed to remove the real location of the $GIT_DIR it created.
    This was most visible when interrupting a submodule update.
+ * We used to have an arbitrary 32 limit for combined diff input,
+   resulting in incorrect number of leading colons shown when showing
+   the "--raw --cc" output.
+   (merge edbc00e jc/combine-diff-many-parents later to maint).
  * "git fetch --depth" was broken in at least three ways.  The
    resulting history was deeper than specified by one commit, it was
    unclear how to wipe the shallowness of the repository with the
    unfortunately is still relevant because some people use ancient
+ * The autoconf subsystem passed --mandir down to generated
+   config.mak.autogen but forgot to do the same for --htmldir.
+   (merge fc1c541 ct/autoconf-htmldir later to maint).
  * We have been carrying a translated and long-unmaintained copy of an
    old version of the tutorial; removed.