Version control systems

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Fri Aug 8 20:32:51 EDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-08-08 at 14:03 +0100, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 12:04:15PM +1000, Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:
> > 
> > I seriously hope the plan is to move all *core* libraries (including  
> > GHC's cabal repo) etc over to git, too.  In other word, everything  
> > that you need to build the development version of GHC should come via  
> > git.  Having a mix of VCSs would be the worst option of all.
> No, the plan is to move only the GHC and testsuite repos to git, as the
> others are also used by hugs, nhc98, etc.
> It would be possible to move GHC's Cabal repo over too, as that is
> private to GHC, but given the other libraries will be using darcs anyway
> I think it is simpler to keep all darcs repos using the same VCS.

If there's some way of having automated git mirrors of the upstream
darcs repos then that's might be convenient for people building ghc.
Asking the maintainers of all other libs to switch is a bit much


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