Over the weekend, I noticed that a relative path to GIT_INDEX_FILE is interpreted in several different, inconsistent ways by git. git-annex mostly used absolute paths, but did use a relative path in git annex view. Now it will only use absolute paths to avoid git's wacky behavior.

Integrated some patches to support building with ghc 8.0.1, which was recently released.

The gnupg-options git configs were not always passed to gpg. Fixing this involved quite a lot of plumbing to get the options to the right functions, and consumed half of today.

Also did some design work on external special remote protocol to avoid backwards compatability problems when adding new protocol features.