[darcs-users] darcs weekly news #35

Guillaume Hoffmann guillaumh at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 08:43:05 UTC 2009

News and discussions

1. Since the last DWN, Petr Rockai released 3 betas, the last one being
   focussed on fixing bugs under Windows :
 * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2009-July/020371.html
 * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2009-July/020409.html
 * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2009-July/020435.html

2. Petr also issued two posts (7 and 8) about his Summer of Code work
   on fast darcs:
 * http://web.mornfall.net/blog/soc_progress_7.html
 * http://web.mornfall.net/blog/soc_progress_8.html

3. Ashley Moran gave a presentation of darcs at the North West Ruby
   USer Group, and put his slides online:
 * http://aviewfromafar.net/2009/7/17/nwrug-darcs-presentation
 * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2009-July/020499.html

4. Ashley also started a (quite long) discussion about the different
   command names between darcs and the other DVCSs:
 * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2009-July/020428.html

5. Finally, Petr Rockai proposed a patch to gets rid of autoconf support
   in darcs, leaving cabal as the only build system:
 * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2009-July/020508.html

Issues resolved in the last week (0)

Patches applied in the last week (63)
2009-07-15 Petr Rockai
 - TAG
 - Bump version to
 - Bump the hashed-storage dependency to >= 0.3.6.
 - Implement getFileStatus, and use it instead of
getSymbolicLinkStatus on win32.
 - Use mmapFilePS in gzReadFilePS to avoid lazy bytestring readFile.
 - Use DARCS_TESTING_PREFS_DIR in ShellHarness, since APPDATA override
does not work.
 - Recognize a special DARCS_TESTING_PREFS_DIR envvar to override the
global preference directory.

2009-07-16 Eric Kow
 - Note darcs 2.3 pre-release and darcs 2.2 stable versions in website.
 - Remove website automation from Makefile.
 - Rename index.html.in to index.html, forgoing website automation.
 - Fix type witnesses in Darcs.Gorsvet.
 - Remove bytestring flag from darcs.cabal.
 - Remove base3 flag from darcs.cabal.
 - LANGUAGE CPP pragma for Darcs.RunCommand and Darcs.TheCommands.

2009-06-29 Reinier Lamers
 - Move email unit tests to Darcs.Test module space
 - Teach cabal about new Darcs.Test modules
 - Move unit tests to Darcs.Test module space
 - Bound size of trees generated in Darcs.Patch.QuickCheck
 - Add some comments in Darcs.Patch.QuickCheck

2009-06-21 Petr Rockai
 - Avoid getSymbolicLinkStatus in mmap implementation, works around
GHC 6.8.2 bug.
 - TAG
 - Bump version to
 - Fix Wall warnings about applyToTree in Darcs.Gorsvet.
 - Fix segfaults when index is both invalid and in the wrong format.
 - Bump hashed-storage dependency to 0.3.5.
 - TAG
 - Include hspwd.hs in the distribution tarball.
 - Update build documentation in README.
 - Bump version to
 - Use the index upgrade functionality from hashed-storage >= 0.3.4.
 - Bump hashed-storage dependency to 0.3.4.

2009-07-07 Eric Kow
 - Fix type witnesses in Darcs.Gorsvet.

2009-06-21 Petr Rockai
 - Factor out applyToTree in Gorsvet.
 - Provide readRecorded in Gorsvet as well.

2009-07-07 Eric Kow
 - Fix witnesses in GZCRCs type signatures.
 - Missing LANGUAGE CPP pragma in Darcs.Commands.GZCRCs.
 - Missing LANGUAGE pragma in Darcs.Global.

2009-07-01 Ganesh Sittampalam
 - add a comment to gzDecompress
 - further gzcrcs docs updates
 - make gzDecompress just return a flag to report corruption
 - fix (fairly harmless) bug in test script
 - Remove unnecessary pattern signature (it's not H98)
 - improve wording of help text
 - add option to limit gzcrc check/repair to current repo

2009-06-26 Trent W. Buck
 - Add type signatures to all Darcs.Gorsvet top-level bindings.
 - Add type signature to Darcs.Gorsvet.applyToTentativePristine.

2009-06-23 Petr Rockai
 - TAG
 - Add missed GZCRCs module to distribution.
 - Use hackage zlib by default.
 - Resolve conflict with Ganesh's gzcrc work.

2009-05-31 Ganesh Sittampalam
 - gzcrcs test
 - Update for zlib changes
 - Add command for repairing compressed files with corrupt CRCs
 - rename gzipDecompress for consistency, export it and isGZFile
 - generalise gzipDecompress interface
 - global for CRC warnings
 - break out gz detection from gzReadFilePS

2008-11-04 Trent W. Buck
 - Delete obsolete test_network target.

2009-05-05 Ganesh Sittampalam
 - update message and comments a bit
 - name change in zlib interface
 - reorganise a bit
 - put haddock where it belongs
 - detect and warn on patches with bad CRCs

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