[darcs-users] enfranchising darcs?

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Fri Oct 17 16:48:32 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 7:29 AM, David Roundy <daveroundy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 2:25 PM, Jason Dagit <dagit at codersbase.com> wrote:
> > * Now it seems as though the plan is to throw autotools out the window on
> > all platforms and unconditionally.  Meaning that on POSIX platforms we
> are
> > changing something that isn't broken.
> No, the configure script *is* broken, it's just not as broken as cabal
> is.  It doesn't allow very good forward-compatibility, only
> backward-compatibility, meaning with every major release of ghc, darcs
> is broke, because the configure script needs to explicitly  mention
> every possible  package that might contain a module that  we use.
> Franchise fixes this bug.

I couldn't figure out how Franchise fixes this from looking at the source
repository (and there doesn't seem to be any website or user documentation
other than an example or two of very simple projects that don't illustrate
this point).  Could you please explain?

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