[darcs-users] Professional darcs server

Max Battcher me at worldmaker.net
Fri Oct 17 05:37:20 UTC 2008

Trent W. Buck wrote:
> Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> writes:
>> Unfortunately, this is stalled at the moment for lack of time on my
>> part.  I would be very interested to have a volunteer that could serve
>> as Dave's long term contact.  We already have the bandwidth and the
>> hardware, generously provided by Dave.  All we need is the software,
>> people willing to put the software into place, and administrators for
>> the site.
> Will the software be free software (unlike github)?  If so, is it
> already available for darcs getting and perusal?  Or do you not have any
> code yet?  If that's the case, maybe the happs community would be
> interested in contributing to a "darcshub" project, since if successful
> it'd quickly become a very visible "real world" demonstration of happs.

I don't believe there is any software yet, that's what's holding the 
project back.  If someone wanted to build a "darcshub" project for happs 
I would bet Eric would be thrilled to try running it.

On the other hand, it might be better to make use of existing repository 
browsers like Trac+darcs or Darcsweb...  I've been working on my own 
open source repository hosting software for years ("Darcsforge" [1]) 
which is planned to be nearly a full stack for darcs repository hosting; 
only it's not finished yet or really ready for prime time, but its open 
source and I'd appreciate anyone interested in contributing (it's 
Python, so a bit "easier" than Haskell).

[1] Somewhat Trac-like, but more modular and built around Darcs from the 
start, written as a set of Django applications.

Self-hosting: http://darcsforge.code.worldmaker.net


(Including some new documentation just written and posted today!)

--Max Battcher--

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