[darcs-users] [Haskell-cafe] darcs 2.4 beta 1 release

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 06:48:51 UTC 2010


"Sittampalam, Ganesh" <ganesh.sittampalam at credit-suisse.com> writes:

> Obviously source code documentation would be nice, but why is it
> "show-stopping"?

I consider it "show-stopping" in the sense that I keep having people on
#gentoo-haskell asking me why they can't compile darcs 2.3.1 because
that error comes up, and I have to explain to either disable
documentation or downgrade Cabal (if they're still using <GHC-6.11).

> Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
>> I really feel that bug 1720 [1] is a show-stopping bug for darcs,
>> especially since it means that building Haddock for darcs with
>> GHC-6.12.* isn't possible. 
>> 
>> [1] http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1720
>> 
>> I tried to make a fix, but didn't know enough of how darcs is
>> documented to be able to do anything. 
>> 
>> 
>> Reinier Lamers <tux_rocker at reinier.de> writes:
>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> The darcs team would like to announce the immediate availability of
>>> darcs 2.4 beta 1. darcs 2.4 will contain many improvements and
>>> bugfixes compared to darcs 2.3.1. Highlights are the fast index-based
>>> diffing which is now used by all darcs commands, and the interactive
>>> hunk-splitting in darcs record. This beta is your chance to
>>> test-drive 
>>> these improvements and make darcs even better.
>>> 
>>> If you have installed the Haskell Platform or cabal-install, you can
>>> install this beta release by doing:
>>> 
>>>   $ cabal update
>>>   $ cabal install --reinstall darcs-beta
>>> 
>>> Alternatively, you can download the tarball from
>>> http://darcs.net/releases/darcs-2.3.98.1.tar.gz , and build it by
>>> hand 
>>> as explained in the README file.
>>> 
>>> A list of important changes since 2.3.1 is as follows (please let me
>>> know if there's something you miss!):
>>> 
>>>    * Use fast index-based diffing everywhere (Petr)
>>>    * Interactive patch splitting (Ganesh)
>>>    * An 'optimize --upgrade' option to convert  to hashed format
>>> in-place      (Eric) 
>>>    * Hunk matching (Kamil Dworakowski, tat.wright)
>>>    * Progress reporting is no longer deceptive (Roman Plášil)
>>>    * A 'remove --recursive' option to remove a directory tree from
>>> revision      control (Roman Plášil) 
>>>    * A '--remote-darcs' flag for pushing to a host where darcs isn't
>>> called      darcs 
>>>    * Many miscellaneous Windows improvements (Salvatore, Petr and
>>> others) 
>>>    * 'darcs send' now mentions the repository name in the email body
>>> (Joachim) 
>>>    * Handle files with boring names in the repository correctly
>>> (Petr) 
>>>    * Fix parsing of .authorspellings file (Tomáš Caitt)
>>>    * Various sane new command-line option names (Florent)
>>>    * Remove the '--checkpoint' option (Petr)
>>>    * Use external libraries for all UTF-8 handling (Eric, Reinier)
>>>    * Use the Haskell zlib package exclusively for compression (Petr)
>>> 
>>> Kind Regards,
>>> the darcs release manager,
>>> Reinier Lamers
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