[darcs-users] NWRUG darcs intro presentation - thoughts?

Ashley Moran ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk
Mon Jul 13 11:14:10 UTC 2009

Hi all

I'm just preparing a presentation for North West Ruby User Group[1]  
(that's north west as in Manchester UK, not Seattle USA).  It will be  
a half-hour intro to darcs, to show basic features, but also to try to  
demonstrate how a patch-based system enables more flexible workflows  
than a centralised and/or timeline-based system, and to give a run  
down of situations where darcs is and isn't suitable.

My first question (asked to Eric on Twitter) is whether it would be  
better to do code demos to demonstrate darcs interactivity, or to put  
the interactive sessions in slides.  More code demos means a better  
feel for the software, more slides means more examples (it's quicker).

On top of that, I'd also be interested to know what other darcs users  
think the most important things about darcs are to convey to a new  
audience.  I suspect there are things I don't do (features or  
workflows) that many users are benefiting from.

BTW The slides will be made available on a Creative Commons licence  
after the event (which is this Thursday).


[1] http://nwrug.org/events/july09/


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