[darcs-users] darcs weekly news #8

Eric Kow kowey at darcs.net
Thu Oct 16 22:11:15 UTC 2008

News and discussions
1. Improving the darcs build system?  David Roundy is doing some interesting
   work on building darcs with his franchise build system.  There are also
   attempts by other folks to Cabalise darcs.  Discussions are underway
   about the future of building darcs.
   * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2008-October/014642.html
   * http://wiki.darcs.net/index.html/CabalWishlist
   * darcs get http://code.haskell.org/darcs/cabalised

2. Type Correct Changes: A Safe Approach to Version Control Implementation
   Jason Dagit gave a Galois tech talk on the use of Haskell GADTs to make
   darcs code more transparent, robust and approachable.
   * http://www.galois.com/blog/2008/10/09/type-correct-changes-a-safe-approach-to-version-control-implementation/
   * http://www.galois.com/~dons/slides/08-10-dagit.pdf

3. Haskell, static typing, type witnesses and darcs.  David Roundy gave a
   darcs talk at the ACM (5 October), presenting darcs and also explaining
   how the type witnesses are helping us to avoid errors in the code.
   * http://files.codersbase.com/droundy-08.pdf

4. Darcs hacking sprint only 9 days away!
   * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2008-October/014541.html

Thanks to our patch reviewers for this week for giving David a hand!

- Trent W. Buck
- Jason Dagit
- Nathan Gray
- Simon Michael

Issues resolved in the last week (3)
issue1062 Eric Kow
 * ignore setCooked and setEcho errors.
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1062

issue1105 Dmitry Kurochkin
 * check if default options are valid.
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1105

issue1139 David Roundy
 * make special cases handle no arguments gracefully.
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1139

Patches applied in the last week (96)
2008-10-14 benjamin.franksen at bessy.de
 - finished cleanup of default_boring entries

2008-10-14 David Roundy
 - simplify pull_many_files.sh.

2008-10-14 Eric Kow
 - Use fgrep in printer.sh test (more portable than grep -F)

2008-10-13 David Roundy
 - have makefile make hspwd rather than shell_harness.
 - slightly hokey approach to solving pwd problem.

2008-10-12 Matthias Kilian
 - Remove bashisms and GNUisms

2008-10-05 Eric Kow
 - Restore quiet grep in portable_pwd
 - Disable a test that triggers a setCooked failure under Windows.

2008-10-05 David Roundy
 - further makefile cleanups.

2008-10-05 Eric Kow
 - Simplify testing in makefile.
 - Revise test documentation to reflect consolidation to shell tests.
 - Remove Perl test harness and convenience copies.
 - Do not use Perl test harness.
 - Hopefully fix issue595 test on Solaris.

2008-10-05 David Roundy
 - fix bug in external.sh translation.

2008-10-05 Eric Kow
 - Translate printer test into shell.
 - Translate still more Perl tests into shell.
 - Translate pull_many_files tests into shell and avoid redoing work.

2008-10-04 Eric Kow
 - Skip filepath test which does not work on Windows.
 - Fix non-portable use of grep -q in tests.
 - Make sed usage more portable in hidden_conflict2 test.

2008-10-04 Eric Kow
 - Translate some more Perl tests into shell.

2008-10-13 David Roundy
 - add test that timestamps are properly set.
 - simplify write_default_prefs.

2008-10-12 ben.franksen at online.de
 - documented provenance of .tmp_versions and .DS_Store files in default boring

2008-10-11 David Roundy
 - resolve issue1139: make special cases handle no arguments gracefully.
 - remove reimplementation of zipWith.
 - fix incompatibilities with ghc 6.6
 - refactor Match to handle --store-in-memory itself.
 - make writeSlurpy work properly when given "."
 - add tests for issue1139.

2008-10-11 Trent W. Buck
 - Copyright and licensing notes and rationales.

2008-10-11 Dmitry Kurochkin
 - Document DARCS_KEEP_TMPDIR in manual.
 - Documentation for DARCS_KEEP_TMPDIR.

2008-10-10 David Roundy
 - add new test that optimize --reorder behaves itself on lazy repos.
 - give more debug output in test.

2008-10-10 florent.becker at ens-lyon.org
 - add a --prompt-for-dependencies to restore the default behaviour

2008-10-11 ben.franksen at online.de
 - cleanup default boring

2008-10-08 Eric Kow
 - Fix spurious diff and missing cd in diff test.
 - Help the test harness clean to up after tests.

2008-10-10 Dmitry Kurochkin
 - Minor refactor in URL.urlThread.

2008-10-10 David Roundy
 - clean up code formatting in Hopefully.
 - clean up unused exports in Hopefully.

2008-10-01 florent.becker at ens-lyon.org
 - haddock documentation for Hopefully

2008-10-10 Eric Kow
 - resolve issue1062: ignore setCooked and setEcho errors.

2008-10-10 David Roundy
 - add missing createLink to win32/System/Posix/Files.hsc.
 - make make_changelog default to quiet output.
 - remove unused and unneeded Workarounds.
 - rename lazy-deps to dont-prompt-for-dependencies.

2008-10-08 Florent Becker
 - basic tests for --lazy-deps
 - added a --lazy-deps option
 - refactor of SelectChanges

2008-09-24 David Roundy
 - rewrite push_coalesce_patch to avoid calls to lengthFL.
 - change a bit of code to accept FilePathLike arguments.

2008-09-26 me at mornfall.net
 - Implement Commands.Check in terms of Repository.Repair functionality.
 - Implement Commands.Repair in terms of Repository.Repair functionality.
 - Export testTentative from Darcs.Repository.
 - Implement Repository.Repair to provide primitives for check and repair commands.

2008-09-24 David Roundy
 - keep changepref patches from breaking the toSimple optimization.
 - make various autoconf simplifications.

2008-10-05 Eric Kow
 - Translate merging_newlines bug into shell and restore bug context.
 - Remove residual Perlisms in match-date.

2008-09-28 Eric Kow
 - Use example.com in external.pl tests.

2008-10-04 David Roundy
 - fix incorrect merging_newlines.sh test.

2008-10-04 Eric Kow
 - Move merging_newlines test to bugs and add a simpler version.

2008-10-09 David Roundy
 - Restore send-external.sh test.
 - use minimum Cachable time in corner case where f/=f' and c/=c'.
 - add test of Ignore-this functionality.
 - warn users if they try to record a change beginning with Ignore-this:.
 - allow users to add their own ignored information to patches.
 - remove excessive indentation that made the code very hard to read.

2008-10-08 Dmitry Kurochkin
 - When requesting same URL with different cachability choose least cachable.

2008-10-08 Thorkil Naur
 - Improve test pull.sh cleanup

2008-10-06 Stephen Hicks
 - Allow dist command to take a tag argument (issue 286).

2008-10-08 David Roundy
 - clean up RepoPath a bit (removing unused methods from classes).
 - clean up exportation of SlurmMonad private internals.

2008-10-07 Petr Rockai
 - Optimize clean_hashdir's use of cleanCaches.

2008-10-07 Florent Becker
 - partial haddock documentation of Arguments.lhs

2008-10-05 David Roundy
 - mv nfs-failure test to the bugs/ folder, since it fails.

2008-10-05 Eric Kow
 - Translate some Perl bugs into shell.
 - Translate date matching test to shell.
 - Translate some more Perl tests into shell.
 - Move non-date-matching code out of match.pl
 - Fix minor bug in conflict-doppelganger test.

2008-09-25 Eric Kow
 - Update tests to reflect --darcs-2 default.

2008-10-04 Eric Kow
 - Translate some more Perl tests into shell.

2008-10-03 Tommy Pettersson
 - remove -q from diff in test, not supported on solaris

2008-10-03 Eric Kow
 - Translate some Perl tests into shell.
 - Convert tag.pl test into shell.

2008-10-01 David Roundy
 - make default_boring and default_binaries NOINLINE
 - fix bug in 1105 fix that led to improper overrides of defaults
 - add test that overriding of defaults works right.

2008-09-29 Dmitry Kurochkin
 - Test for issue1105.
 - Resolve issue1105: check if default options are valid.

2008-09-26 Eric Kow
 - Restore 'simplify patches in rollback'.
 - Restore issue27 patches.

Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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