Windows 7 x64 pro, GTX 660
Broken: 2.77-de6af2f-win64 (but also official 2.77 and previous unofficial builds)
Worked: 2.74, 2.76
Problem was reported as solved, but I see no diferences. Using Knife project gives less or more bad result. In previous version in most cases projected shape was very good "reprinted" on surface. In 2.77 is full of new edges - often it is total mess.
with SHIFT select surface
go to edit mode
choose Knife Project from toolshelf