[darcs-users] darcs weekly news #66

Guillaume Hoffmann guillaumh at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 12:34:03 UTC 2010

News and discussions
1. Reinier announced the release schedule of Darcs 2.5
   (soft freeze July 8th, release August 7th):

   * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2010-June/024284.html

2. Reiner also issued a call for volunteers for fixing unassigned bugs
   that should be fixed for the next release:

   * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2010-June/024407.html

3. Eric explained how to make the patch reviewing process more efficient:

   * http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/2010-June/024370.html

4. And the Sumer of Code blog posts of the last two weeks:

   * http://darcs-gsoc2010.blogspot.com/2010/06/gsoc-2010-progress-report-1.html
   * http://abuiles.blogspot.com/2010/06/gsoc-report-week-4.html
   * http://abuiles.blogspot.com/2010/06/gsoc-report-week-5.html

Issues resolved in the last week (7)
issue1176 Adolfo Builes
 * 1176: caches interfere with --remote-repo flag
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1176

issue1277 Eric Kow
 * percolate repository format errors correctly.
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1277

issue1389 Reinier Lamers
 * Change predist pref to point people to use 'cabal sdist'
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1389

issue1713 Eric Kow
 * shorter interactive prompts.
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1713

issue1857 Petr Rockai
 * Use and update pristine root pointer upon conversion.
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1857

issue1877 Florent Becker
 * make pull --dry-run --xml terse
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1877

issue1879 Eric Kow
 * notice unexpected commute failure on merge.
 * http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1879

Patches applied in the last week (53)
2010-06-21 Eric Kow
 - Generalise mechanism for distinguishing between bad and non repos.
 - Extend issue1277 test for more prerequisites.
 - Resolve issue1277: percolate repository format errors correctly.
 - Accept issue1277: darcs repository format errors not reported in add.

2010-06-26 Petr Rockai
 - Allow BL.readFile through haskell_policy for now.
 - Fix witnesses after Alexey's optimize --http work.

2010-06-24 Alexey Levan
 - Implement darcs optimize --http
 - Create a function for lazy fetching of files
 - Refactor Darcs.Repository.copyInventory (consistent naming)
 - Add --http flag for optimize

2010-06-25 Petr Rockai
 - Fix underquoted get.sh...

2010-06-11 Eric Kow
 - More robust distinction between basic and advanced chars in prompt.
 - Resolve issue1713: shorter interactive prompts.
 - Make promptCharFancy easier to extend.
 - Camel case Darcs.SelectChanges.
 - Rename Darcs.Utils.promptCharFancy to promptChar.

2010-06-23 Petr Rockai
 - Accept issue1865: cover the interaction of get --context with tags.

2010-06-23 Eric Kow
 - Mark issue1610 test as failing again (like it should be).
 - Resolve issue1879: notice unexpected commute failure on merge.
 - Accept issue1879: failing to notice unexpected commute failure.

2010-06-07 Petr Rockai
 - Make partitionFL do a 3-way split, and detect commutation bugs in Depends.

2010-06-23 Eric Kow
 - Fix progress message in tentativelyMergePatches.
 - Clarify merge2FL haddock.

2010-06-07 Petr Rockai
 - Use merge2FL instead of plain merge in tentativelMergePatches.

2010-06-22 Ganesh Sittampalam
 - fix witnesses

2010-06-22 Florent Becker
 - use shell negation properly in issue1877 test

2010-06-22 Eric Kow
 - Mark issue1877 test as passing.

2010-06-22 Florent Becker
 - resolve issue1877: make pull --dry-run --xml terse

2010-06-08 Adolfo Builes
 - Added test for issue 1503: prefer local caches to remote ones

2010-06-21 Eric Kow
 - Remove trailing whitespaces in test helper code.
 - Remove trailing whitespaces in Darcs.Witnesses.Ordered.
 - Remove trailing whitespaces in Darcs.Test.Patch.Check.
 - Remove trailing whitespace in src/Darcs/*
 - Remove trailing whitespace in src/*
 - Remove trailing whitespace in date matching code.
 - Remove trailing whitespace in Darcs.Repository and submodules.
 - Remove trailing whitespace in Darcs.Patch and submodules.
 - Remove trailing whitespace in Darcs.Commands and submodules.

2010-06-20 Lele Gaifax
 - Failing test for issue1877: pull --xml-output should not emit any verbosity

2010-06-18 Eric Kow
 - Slightly more aggresive and extendable issue1763 test.
 - Bug fix: treat filenames in darcs-2 patches as raw bytes.
 - Bug fix: inverse conflictors should also use raw bytes for filenames.

2010-06-15 Reinier Lamers
 - resolve issue1389: Change predist pref to point people to use 'cabal sdist'

2010-06-17 Eric Kow
 - Tweak haddock markup.

2010-06-16 Adolfo Builes
 -  Remove duplicated entries after any modification is done to the cache
 - Resolve issue 1176: caches interfere with --remote-repo flag

2010-06-15 Eric Kow
 - Generalise mechanism for updating roundup.

2010-06-14 Adolfo Builes
 - Checking for any cache entry in test for issue1210

2010-06-11 Florent Becker
 - Make the tests for dont-prompt-deps use -i

2010-06-14 Adolfo Builes
 - Drop global cache entries from _darcs/prefs/sources

2010-06-07 Petr Rockai
 - Check conflictor consistency in "darcs check".
 - Resolve issue1857: Use and update pristine root pointer upon conversion.

2010-06-13 Eric Kow
 - Make it possible to optionally set roundup status on command line.

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