[darcs-users] announcing darcs 2.1.0pre3
kowey at darcs.net
Thu Oct 2 12:07:52 UTC 2008
The third pre-release of darcs 2.1 is now available at
Since the last pre-release, we have resolved two of the items on our
work list and a recently discovered darcs 2 bug.
On the other hand, we have discovered a new regression from darcs 2.0.2
and some performance issues in our recent work for issue971. We are
confident that we can resolve these within the upcoming week, but since
regressions are involved, I think it might be prudent to delay the
release so that we at least have one week to test these changes. At the
very latest, darcs 2.1 should be released on 17 October, but I hope we
will be able to get it out soon after the tenth.
We are now very close to the finish line. More news in a week!
Upcoming release schedule
2008-10-10: darcs 2.1.0pre4
2008-10-17: darcs 2.1.0
* Backing out http://bugs.darcs.net/issue971 (Petr Ročkai)
We have observed a performance regression in the newer, more robust
version of the darcs repair code and will be postponing this feature
for next release. The work for this week consists of undoing the
relevant changes and auditing the undo.
Darcs sometimes crashes in darcs send. It is clear to us why the
crash happens and how to fix it. The work for this week consists
of creating a minimal test case for our regression testing suite
and implementing the relevant changes.
Improve the error messages for 'bug in get_extra' errors, which can
happen if darcs is fooled into thinking that two patches are the same.
Changes since the last pre-release
* Bug Fix: Eliminate an error merging repeated conflicts in darcs-2
repositories (issue1043, David Roundy)
* New Feature: Hide 'Ignore-this:' lines which will be generated by future
versions of darcs to prevent patch-id collisions. (issue1102, Eric Kow,
* Bug Fix: Support darcs repositories which have symbolic links in their
paths (issue1078, Dmitry Kurochkin)
* Bug Fix: Make ssh connection sharing (darcs transfer-mode) work with
old-fashioned repositories (issue1003, David Roundy)
Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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