[darcs-users] ANN: darcs 2.3.1: better docs, fewer bugs

Reinier Lamers tux_rocker at reinier.de
Sun Sep 20 20:38:24 UTC 2009

Dear Darcs users,

The darcs team would like to announce the immediate availability of a new 
stable version of darcs, 2.3.1. This is a bugfix release. The user-visible 
changes are:

   * Fix bugs in optimizations in 2.3.0
   * Documentation improvements
   * Remove autoconf build system

A more complete list of changes in this and older versions of darcs can be 
found at http://www.darcs.net/NEWS .

You can obtain the source tarball at the following address:
   * http://darcs.net/releases/darcs-2.3.1.tar.gz

The build instructions are available in the enclosed README file in those

Moreover, if you have cabal-install available, you can install latest stable
release of darcs by issuing the following commands (no tarballs needed):

    $ cabal update  
    $ cabal install darcs

This should give you a darcs binary in `~/.cabal/bin` -- you should probably
add this to your PATH. More detailed instructions for installing on Windows 
available near the end of this announcement.

Installing on Windows

To install darcs on Windows systems from scratch, please download the Haskell
Platform and MSYS:

 * http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/2009.2.0.1/HaskellPlatform-2009.2.0.1-
 * http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/files/MSYS+Base+System/MSYS-1.0.11-

After installing both, you should have an "MSYS" icon: run MSYS and in the
terminal window type (the `$` character denotes the prompt, do not repeat it):

    $ cabal update  
    $ cabal install darcs -f-curl

This should download, compile and install all required dependencies and also
darcs itself. The resulting darcs executable will be placed into the Haskell
Platform executables folder, and should be accessible from the MSYS shell 
type "darcs --version" to check).


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