[darcs-users] HCAR 2012-11

Marnix Klooster marnix.klooster at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 17:39:15 UTC 2012

+1 !

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 8:52 AM, Radoslav Dorcik
<radoslav.dorcik at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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Marnix Klooster
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