[darcs-users] do we still need libwww support?
zooko at zooko.com
Thu Mar 5 23:03:56 UTC 2009
On Mar 5, 2009, at 15:12 PM, Petr Rockai wrote:
> Nevertheless, I'd be for cutting into the wget support as well, so
> it'd be left
> at either HTTP or libcurl. I don't think the wget stuff is
> particularly useful
> (probably less so than libwww).
wget support actually caused a problem for my brother. Trying to use
darcs it took forever (probably would have taken hours) with not good
indication of why. Asking me for help, we added "-v -v -v --debug --
timing" and observed that it was because it was launching a wget
subprocess for each patch, which took a noticeable fraction of a
second for each one. It turns out he had compiled this darcs
Bottom line: for him, it would have been good if the compile had
failed saying "Need libcurl or HTTP to proceed". At least maybe
require "--wget-fallback" as a compile option in order to enable it
at all? Better just to get rid of it.
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