[darcs-users] HCAR 2012-11

Radoslav Dorcik radoslav.dorcik at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 06:52:41 UTC 2012

what I think: guys you are doing great job.

On Oct 14, 2012 5:05 PM, "Eric Kow" <eric.kow at gmail.com> wrote:

> What do you think, darcs-users?
> http://darcs.net/hcar/Darcs.tex
> Darcs is a distributed revision control system written in Haskell. In
> Darcs, every copy of your source code is a full repository, which allows
> for
> full operation in a disconnected environment, and also allows anyone with
> read access to a Darcs repository to easily create their own branch and
> modify it with the full power of Darcs' revision control. Darcs is based on
> an underlying theory of patches, which allows for safe reordering and
> merging of patches even in complex scenarios. For all its power, Darcs
> remains a very easy to use tool for every day use because it follows the
> principle of keeping simple things simple.
> Our most recent release, Darcs 2.8.2, was in September 2012.  Some key
> changes in Darcs 2.8 include support for GHC 7, a faster and more
> readable \texttt{darcs annotate}, a \texttt{darcs obliterate -O} which
> can be used to conveniently ``stash'' patches, hunk editing for the
> \texttt{darcs revert} command.
> We have some fairly exciting work merged into mainline Darcs for the
> next release. First, we have a new rebase feature which should be a
> great help for darcs users that maintain long-term and conflict prone
> branches. The new rebase feature will also be useful for some more day
> to day use cases such as the “deep amend-record” feature many of us have
> long wished for, or even just more basic patch cleanups and
> reorganisation.  Second, the 2012 Google Summer of Code project by BSRK
> Aditya has been succesful, with the long-promised patch index
> optimisation now merged into mainline.  The patch index will help Darcs
> users who need to search for changes to specific files within a large
> number of patches (particularly relevant to darcs hosting sites).
> More generally, our work has emphasised two of our key priorities: code
> quality and Darcs hosting. For code quality we have embarked on an
> overhaul of our module organisation along with work towards deeper
> refactors such as the use of a Darcs monad to better capture our some
> darcs-specific state-tracking IO. Darcs hosting is also a fairly hot
> area in Darcs development. Simon Michael has pushed forward development
> of the original Darcsden code by Alex Suraci, resulting in the recent
> darcsden 1.0 release (September 2012) and new public host
> \url{http://hub.darcs.net}. Feedback and help pushing forward this new
> Darcs hosting option will be greatly appreciated!
> Darcs is free software licensed under the GNU GPL (version 2 or
> greater).  Darcs is a proud
> member of the Software Freedom Conservancy, a US tax-exempt 501(c)(3)
> organization.  We accept donations at
> \url{http://darcs.net/donations.html}.
> --
> Eric Kow <http://erickow.com>
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