[Haskell-cafe] darcs 2.4 beta 1 release

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 08:51:10 EST 2010

I really feel that bug 1720 [1] is a show-stopping bug for darcs,
especially since it means that building Haddock for darcs with
GHC-6.12.* isn't possible.

[1] http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1720

I tried to make a fix, but didn't know enough of how darcs is documented
to be able to do anything.

Reinier Lamers <tux_rocker at reinier.de> writes:

> Hi all,
> The darcs team would like to announce the immediate availability of darcs 2.4
> beta 1. darcs 2.4 will contain many improvements and bugfixes compared to
> darcs 2.3.1. Highlights are the fast index-based diffing which is now used by
> all darcs commands, and the interactive hunk-splitting in darcs record. This 
> beta is your chance to test-drive these improvements and make darcs even 
> better.
> If you have installed the Haskell Platform or cabal-install, you can install
> this beta release by doing:
>   $ cabal update
>   $ cabal install --reinstall darcs-beta
> Alternatively, you can download the tarball from 
> http://darcs.net/releases/darcs- , and build it by hand as 
> explained in the README file. 
> A list of important changes since 2.3.1 is as follows (please let me know if 
> there's something you miss!):
>    * Use fast index-based diffing everywhere (Petr)
>    * Interactive patch splitting (Ganesh)
>    * An 'optimize --upgrade' option to convert  to hashed format in-place 
>      (Eric)
>    * Hunk matching (Kamil Dworakowski, tat.wright)
>    * Progress reporting is no longer deceptive (Roman Plášil)
>    * A 'remove --recursive' option to remove a directory tree from revision
>      control (Roman Plášil)
>    * A '--remote-darcs' flag for pushing to a host where darcs isn't called
>      darcs
>    * Many miscellaneous Windows improvements (Salvatore, Petr and others)
>    * 'darcs send' now mentions the repository name in the email body (Joachim)
>    * Handle files with boring names in the repository correctly (Petr)
>    * Fix parsing of .authorspellings file (Tomáš Caitt)
>    * Various sane new command-line option names (Florent)
>    * Remove the '--checkpoint' option (Petr)
>    * Use external libraries for all UTF-8 handling (Eric, Reinier)
>    * Use the Haskell zlib package exclusively for compression (Petr)
> Kind Regards,
> the darcs release manager,
> Reinier Lamers
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Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
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