[darcs-users] Recap: remind user of DARCS_EMAIL?

Mark Stosberg mark at summersault.com
Thu Mar 26 15:51:24 UTC 2009

> How to move forward
> ===================
> As Eric darcs-user, I would personally like to have some variant of (C).
> HOWEVER, as Eric darcs-maintainer, I will reject patches for both (B)
> and (C) for now.   I don't want us to close off the possibility, but I
> think we should first try some variant of (A) and then re-assess the
> situation at a later date (e.g. after a month).
> So, please submit patches to
> - somehow remind you that you can set ~/.darcs/author globally
>   or overwrite _darcs/prefs/author locally
> - (perhaps) tell which you which author you recorded the patch as
>   and where this information comes from
> I don't want to stipulate exactly how and where (for example, we could
> just modify the prompt we have now; or we could do something more
> clever, like remind you at the end of each record if you do not have the
> ~/.darcs/author set).  Instead I would rather see what specific
> solutions you come up with.  Let's just focus on making the UI more
> informative first and work out the rest later.
> Good?

Makes sense to me.

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