[darcs-users] [patch401] More visible old-fashioned to hashed notice.

Isaac Dupree ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org
Wed Sep 29 06:11:27 UTC 2010

On 09/28/10 04:00, Petr Rockai wrote:
> Isaac Dupree<ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org>  writes:
>> ~~~ Also I wonder--a bit off topic (should I have started or replied-to another
>> thread?)-- Darcs 2.0 thru 2.5 can convert a repo from hashed to old-fashioned,
>> at least using 'get'-- Will 2.8 drop this ability completely? Or can there be
>> an optimize --downgrade?  (In order to make people less nervous about
>> upgrading, if they know it won't be too annoying to go back later, where
>> "annoying" = having to use a 2.0..2.5 binary.)
> Well, I am not sure it's that much use. If you don't want to use a 2.5
> binary... even if 2.8 would let you downgrade to old-fashioned, you
> would still need 2.5 or older to actually *do* anything with your
> repository.
> So the only use-case I can think of is a gateway for darcs 1.0 users. Is
> that what you had in mind?

I should've made that clearer--yes-- For those people who are still 
using Darcs 1.0 binaries who might be nervous about the upgrade. 
Otherwise it doesn't really matter. (Assuming we're not *also* planning 
on introducing new repo formats anytime soon that 2.5 can't read...).

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