[darcs-users] ANNOUNCE: darcs 2.5 beta 3

Reinier Lamers tux_rocker at reinier.de
Sun Aug 15 20:50:41 UTC 2010

Hi all,

The darcs team would like to announce the immediate availability of darcs 2.5
beta 3 (also known as darcs due to Cabal restrictions). Important 
changes since darcs 2.4.4 are:

   * trackdown can now do binary search with the --bisect option
   * darcs always stores patch metadata encoded with UTF-8
   * diff now supports the --index option
   * amend-record now supports the --ask-deps option
   * apply now supports the --match option
   * amend-record has a new --keep-date option
   * inventory-changing commands (like record and pull) now operate in
     constant time with respect to the number of patches in the repository
   * the push, pull, send and fetch commands no longer set the default
     repository by default
   * the --edit-description option is now on by default for the send command

You may notice that a line "obliterate has a -o flag to save obliterated 
patch" was removed from this list of changes since the darcs 2.5 beta 2 
announcement. We have postponed this feature because we discovered some 
problems with it, and we want to take the time to fix them adequately. On the 
other hand, a line "diff now supports the --index option" was added since the 
last beta :)

If you have installed the Haskell Platform or cabal-install, you can install
this beta release by doing:

  $ cabal update
  $ cabal install darcs-beta

Alternatively, you can download the tarball from 
http://darcs.net/releases/darcs- and build it by hand as 
explained in the README file. (You may notice that the Unix permissions in 
this tarball are weird - all files are 0600. That is because of Cabal bug 
#627: http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/627. It will be fixed in 
the final release.)

Kind Regards,
the darcs release manager,
Reinier Lamers	
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