[darcs-users] ANNOUNCE: darcs 2.5.2

Ganesh Sittampalam ganesh at earth.li
Mon Mar 14 00:30:20 UTC 2011


The darcs team is pleased to announce the release of darcs 2.5.2, a 
minor upgrade for the 2.5 release.

This release bumps the parsec dependency that was missed in 2.5.1, 
ensuring full compatibility with the recent 2011.2.0.0 release. It also 
fixes a nasty regression from 2.4 where darcs allowed you to add files 
inside boring directories to the repository.

The easiest way to install darcs 2.5.2 from source is by first 
installing the Haskell Platform (http://www.haskell.org/platform). If 
you have installed the Haskell Platform or cabal-install, you can 
install this release by doing:

   $ cabal update
   $ cabal install darcs-2.5.2

Alternatively, you can download the tarball from
http://darcs.net/releases/darcs-2.5.2.tar.gz and build it by hand as
explained in the README file.

Versions of GHC from 6.10.x to 7.0.x are supported.

The 2.5 branch is also available as a darcs repository from 

These will be posted to http://wiki.darcs.net/Binaries as they become 

Reporting bugs
If you have an issue with darcs 2.5.2, you can report it via the web on 
http://bugs.darcs.net/ . You can also report bugs by email to bugs at 


  * Bump parsec dependency to support 3.1

  * Refuse to add files that are inside boring directories

    This was a regression from the 2.4 series and led to broken patches
    because the parent directory was not added.


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