[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: darcs 2.4.1

Reinier Lamers tux_rocker at reinier.de
Mon Apr 12 16:14:12 EDT 2010

Hi all,

The darcs team would like to announce the immediate availability of darcs 
2.4.1. This release fixes a number of issues that were found in darcs 2.4. The 
most important of these issues were that darcs did not work on Windows shares, 
and that darcs would not work if it was built with a wrong version of the mmap 

The easiest way to install darcs is using the Haskell Platform [1]. If you 
have installed the Haskell Platform or cabal-install, you can install this 
release by doing:

  $ cabal update
  $ cabal install --reinstall darcs

Alternatively, you can download the tarball from 
http://darcs.net/releases/darcs-2.4.1.tar.gz and build it by hand as 
explained in the README file.

What's New

 * Important changes in Darcs 2.4.1

   * darcs works again on Windows network shares
   * missing documentation and test files have been added to the tarball
   * darcs will no longer give errors about a nonexistent file when compiled
     with the wrong mmap
   * moving files between directories can no longer break the directory index
   * darcs handles the case that someone uses 'remove -r' on an
     untracked directory
   * darcs ignores symlinks again, like all pre-2.4 releases

 * Bugs Fixed in Darcs 2.4.1

   * 1645: ignore symlinks
   * 1750: uncover help text for 'darcs show pristine'
   * 1753: restrict mmap to version used by hashed-storage
   * 1754: fix issue458.sh on systems with xattrs
   * 1756: moving files between directories breaks index
   * 1757: add test files to distribution tarball
   * 1765: refuse to remove non-tracked directories recursively
   * 1767: send CRC erros to standard error

Reporting bugs

If you have an issue with darcs 2.4.1, you can report it via the web on 
http://bugs.darcs.net/ . You can also report bugs by email to bugs at darcs.net.

Kind Regards,
the darcs release manager,
Reinier Lamers

[1]: You can download the Haskell platform from
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