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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Git v1.8.2-rc0
Junio C Hamano <> writes:

>> I don't understand: wasn't this supposed to happen in Git 2.0? Did you
>> mean "In the upcoming major release (tentatively called *2.0*)"?
> Thanks. I am not sure what I was thinking. Perhaps when we started
> this cycle we did want to merge the push-2.0-default-to-simple series
> Will update.
>> Also, you may want to mention the argumentless "git add -u" change too.
>> It currently has an item below, but this is a future
>> backward-incompatible change so it may deserve to appear in this section
>> too.

OK, let's do this. Thanks for sharp eyes.

Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.2.txt | 16 ++++++++++++++--
1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.2.txt
index a5a1d4e..a287f24 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.2.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.2.txt
@@ -4,8 +4,8 @@ Git v1.8.2 Release Notes
Backward compatibility notes

-In the upcoming major release (tentatively called 1.8.2), we will
-change the behavior of the "git push" command.
+In the next major release Git 2.0 (not *this* one), we will change the
+behavior of the "git push" command.

When "git push [$there]" does not say what to push, we have used the
traditional "matching" semantics so far (all your branches were sent
@@ -22,6 +22,18 @@ that the old tag v1.2.3 points at. This was found to be error prone
and starting with this release, any attempt to update an existing
ref under refs/tags/ hierarchy will fail, without "--force".

+When "git add -u" and "git add -A", that does not specify what paths
+to add on the command line, is run from inside a subdirectory, the
+scope of the operation has always been limited to the subirectory.
+Many users found this counter-intuitive, given that "git commit -a"
+and other commands operate on the entire tree regardless of where you
+are. In this release, these commands give warning in such a case and
+encourage the user to say "git add -u/-A ." instead when restricting
+the scope to the current directory. At Git 2.0 (not *this* one), we
+plan to change these commands without pathspec to operate on the
+entire tree, and training your fingers to type "." will protect you
+against the future change.

Updates since v1.8.1

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