[Haskell] fptools mirror in darcs ready for testing

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Wed Dec 7 08:17:50 EST 2005

On Wed, 2005-12-07 at 07:05 -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 11:02:29AM +0000, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> > > Also please note that these repos are READ ONLY for now.  Nobody will
> > > be accepting darcs patches until Simon (or someone) gives the word.
> > 
> > When that does happen, it'd be great if the repos specified a default
> > 'darcs send' email address so that people do not have to guess where to
> > send their patches.
> Yes, they will.  Simon is thinking of having that be the appropriate
> cvs-*@haskell.org list.  Right now, this isn't happening because there
> is no good place to send them.
> Speaking of which: how long do we want to keep this interim arrangement
> before switching to darcs completely?

That's up to Simon and Simon of course but in my experience with Gtk2Hs
(which is in transition from cvs to darcs too) you only really get the
advantages of darcs when you fully switch.

I guess that's an obvious point but part of the advantage is just having
the darcs mirror available for users/testers/contributers. Since setting
up the Gtk2Hs darcs mirror we've had many more people using and testing
the development version (eg verifying bug fixes that we make). This has
been a great benefit to the quality of our releases.

However the process for receiving a darcs patch and then converting that
so that it can be applied to the cvs master repo is a bit of a pain.

So the benefit of fully moving to darcs will mostly be for the core ghc


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