[darcs-users] darcs weekly news #21

Guillaume Hoffmann guillaumh at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 20:44:31 UTC 2009


News and discussions
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1. Darcs fundraising is already halfway! We have gathered more than
   $500 on our objective of $1000 to help developers attend the
   upcoming Haskell Hackaton. Spread the word!
 * http://www.darcs.net/donations.html
 * http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/84nyi/

2. Support for libwww and curl/wget dropped, darcs now relies only on
   libcurl or on the Haskell HTTP module:
 * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2009-March/018147.html
 * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2009-March/018341.html

3. Bertram Felgenhauer submitted a patch that greatly reduces memory
   usage of `darcs check` and `darcs repair`:
 * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2009-March/018244.html
 * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2009-March/018252.html

Issues resolved in the last week (3)
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issue1271 Trent W. Buck
 * do not install two copies of darcs.pdf.
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1271

issue1366 Trent W. Buck
 * remove unreachable code for direct ncurses use.
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1366

issue1379 Trent W. Buck
 * remove libwww support.
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1379

Patches applied in the last week (33)
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2009-03-13 Eric Kow
 - Cabal: loosen HTTP package requirement.
 - Cabal: allow -fhttp to co-exist with -fcurl.
 - Remove support for calling wget/curl on the command line.

2009-03-13 Simon Michael
 - drop the list_authors tool in favour of "darcs show authors"

2009-03-09 Reinier Lamers
 - Add --user flag to configure in test pref

2009-03-14 Trent W. Buck
 - Resolve issue1271: do not install two copies of darcs.pdf.
 - Explicitly license more tests (as GPL2+).
 - Mimic GNU cp's arg format for "darcs mv".
 - Refactor "darcs show files" help.
 - Mention "darcs query".
 - Refactor "darcs show bug" short description.
 - Refactor "darcs get" help.
 - Refactor "darcs init" help.
 - Refactor "darcs apply" short description.
 - Refactor "darcs show authors" help.
 - Refactor command_alias help.
 - Leverage existing command_alias macro.
 - Refactor "darcs remove" help.

2009-03-14 Eric Kow
 - Add status update to donations page.

2009-03-12 Nicolas Pouillard
 - New updated Zsh completion script (c.f. issue 1301)

2009-03-12 Simon Michael
 - another fix for the man page target, it's "darcs help manpage"

2009-03-12 Trent W. Buck
 - Resolve issue1366: remove unreachable code for direct ncurses use.
 - Use standard library function `union` instead of custom `add_to_list`.
 - Rearrange code to avoid unused imports and definitions.

2009-03-10 Bertram Felgenhauer
 - Improve memory usage of darcs check and repair.
 - Fix typo.

2009-03-10 Eric Kow
 - Break cabal file up into sections, visually speaking.
 - Fix ifdef error (inconsistent use of HAVE_LIBCURL/HAVE_CURL).
 - Fix Makefile oversight in darcsman move.
 - Fix Makefile oversight in libwww removal.

2009-03-06 Trent W. Buck
 - Remove documentation references to libwww.
 - Resolve issue1379: remove libwww support.
 - Partially resolve issue1376: merge darcsman.hs into darcs(1).


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