[darcs-users] darcs 2.8.4 released

Ganesh Sittampalam ganesh at earth.li
Thu Feb 7 21:19:43 UTC 2013

The darcs team is pleased to announce the release of darcs 2.8.4:


The main purpose of this release is to add support for GHC 7.6 (it's
been tested with 7.6.1 and 7.6.2).

The new 64 bit version of GHC for Windows is not yet supported; 64 bit
is supported on other platforms as before.

Various dependencies on hackage packages have also been bumped: base,
network, unix, containers, bytestring, tar.

The following problems have also been fixed:

 - Resolved issue2199 <http://bugs.darcs.net/issue2199> :
   get --tag can include extra patches

 - Removed the --xml-output option to annotate which has been
   non-functional for a while


The easiest way to install darcs 2.8.4 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-2.8.4

Alternatively, you can download the tarball from
http://darcs.net/releases/darcs-2.8.4.tar.gz and build it by hand as
explained in the README file.

The 2.8 branch is also available as a darcs repository from


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


If you have an issue with darcs 2.8.4, you can report it via the web
on http://bugs.darcs.net/ . You can also report bugs by email to bugs at
darcs.net, or come to #darcs on irc.freenode.net.

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