[Haskell-cafe] Re: announcing darcs 2.0.0pre3
simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 10:26:51 EST 2008
David Roundy wrote:
> We are happy to announce the third prerelease version of darcs 2! Darcs 2
> features numerous improvements, and it seems that we have fixed most of the
> regressions, so we're looking for help, from users willing to try this
> release out. Read below, to see how you can benefit from this new release,
> and how you can help us to make the final darcs 2 release the best ever!
> The third prerelease features (apart from numerous bug and performance
> regression fixes) a completely rewritten rollback command and new
> progress-reporting functionality. If darcs takes more than a couple of
> seconds for a given operation and provides you with no feedback as to what
> it's up to, let us know, so we can fine-tune the progress-reporting output!
The progress reporting is fantastic! It's worth upgrading to darcs2 just
for that :-) Although the progress reporting doesn't appear to work quite
as well on darcs-1 repositories as it does on darcs-2 repositories - is
There are still times when I see nothing happening, for example in the
unpull test on the GHC repo (see previous messages), the last progress
message I get is
Reading patches in /64playpen/simonmar/ghc-darcs2 17040
and it sits there for 7-8 seconds before completing. Does this maybe shed
any light on why this unpull is 2 times slower than darcs1?
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