[Haskell-cafe] Re: poll: how can we help you contribute to darcs?

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Sun Aug 3 20:57:57 EDT 2008

Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Trent W. Buck wrote:
>> I don't know why, but a lot of people I spoke to seemed to have that
>> impression, and I essentially had to wave changelogs under their face to
>> convince them that darcs was still being worked on *at all*.  I had to
>> point out that it was a *release* announcement -- how could a dead
>> project have a new major version?
>> Perhaps a chirpy journalism major should be writing vapidly up-beat
>> announcement posts, denying even the possibility of problems :-P
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but... I was under the impression that Darcs is 
> a revision control system. It controls revisions.
> Well Darcs already does that. So... what's to develop? It's not like 
> it's slow or buggy. I can't actually think of any features it doesn't 
> have that I want. So... what now?

Erm, actually it is.  Both.  Well, at least the slow bit is still quite
there in 2.0, though better.  The IndempotentMerge problem?  I guess it
sounds like this is better in 2.0, though not completely fixed.

I still laugh when I remember droundy telling me something along the
lines of, "No, that is NOT an infinite loop.  It will finish in a couple
of weeks." <grin>

-- John

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