Fixed two difficult bugs with direct mode. One happened (sometimes) when a file was deleted and replaced with a directory by the same name and then those changes were merged into a direct mode repository.
The other problem was that direct mode did not prevent writes to .git/annex/objects the way that indirect mode does, so when a file in the repository was not currently present, writing to the dangling symlink would follow it and write into the object directory.
Hmm, I was going to say that it's a pity that direct mode still has so many bugs being found and fixed, but the last real bug fix to direct mode was made last May! Instead, I probably have to thank Tim for being a very thorough tester.
Finished switching the test suite to use the tasty framework, and prepared tasty packages for Debian.