[Haskell-cafe] Heads Up: code.haskell.org is upgrading to darcs 2

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Thu Sep 11 02:11:08 EDT 2008

On Wed, 10 Sep 2008, Duncan Coutts wrote:

> Furthermore, we have done real world tests using copies of all the 153
> repositories on code.haskell.org which comes to around 2GB.
> We wanted to verify a couple things:
>     1. that using darcs 1 on the client and darcs 2 on the server works
>        fine to pull and push patches. This corresponds to a project
>        where all the users are still using darcs 1.
>     2. that using a mixture of darcs 1 and darcs 2 clients works when
>        pushing and pulling patches between the clients via the server.
>        This corresponds to a project where some users have upgraded but
>        others have not yet.
> We tested with darcs 1.0.9 and 2.0.2 in three combinations:
>  client darcs 1, server darcs 1
>  client darcs 1, server darcs 2
>  client darcs 2, server darcs 2
> The test consisted of obliterating a significant number of patches from
> each repository and pushing them back. In a separate experiment each
> repository was converted to darcs v2 format which worked without problem
> in every case.

Many thanks for the extensive testing! It's crucial to do that before 
facing code.haskell.org users with this major change.

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