[darcs-devel] announcing darcs 2.0.0pre1, the first prerelease for darcs 2

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Dec 18 09:51:43 UTC 2007

I don't have the post from Peter yet, so I'm responding to Stefan's.

Stefan O'Rear writes:

 > On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 06:11:58AM +0100, Peter Lund wrote:

 > > Neon is GPL and is used as the basis for HTTP support in gnome-vfs and
 > > Nautilus, the file manager in Gnome. It supports WebDAV, TLS, cookies,
 > > connection keep-alive, and transfer compression.  I think it only needs
 > > its arms twisted a little bit to also support pipelining.

The problem with neon in my experience is that they don't hesitate to
change the API in incompatible ways, occasionally requiring
substantial changes in the caller.  It appears that at least on the
Mac gnome-vfs bundles neon, and GNU Arch also decided to bundle a
version of neon that "worked for them" rather than deal with the API
changes.  I know it's been mildly annoying for me maintaining an elisp
wrapper for it.  (It would be a real PITA except I haven't released
the wrapper so I just drop support for older versions as I go along.)

I haven't worked on that wrapper code in about a year, so it's
possible that neon's API has stabilized.  It's something to check,

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