darcs hub future

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 19:30:10 UTC 2018

maybe this is a conversation you can have with haskell.org and/or the
haskell infrastructure teams?

On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 12:07 PM Simon Michael <simon at joyful.com> wrote:

> On 11/5/18 2:01 AM, Ben Franksen wrote:
> > Am 01.11.18 um 02:11 schrieb Francesco Ariis:
> >> On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 08:17:03PM +0000, Malcolm Wallace via Libraries
> wrote:
> >>> Since darcs.haskell.org closed, it has been difficult to publish
> updates.
> >> As Vanessa suggested, darcshub is a very good option.
> > Darcs developer here. It is enouraging to see that not everyone has
> > given up on Darcs.
> >
> > I agree that hub.darcs.net is probably the most suitable place to host a
> > Darcs repo nowadays. (It has a few limitations which I hope will be
> > lifted at some point.)
> Darcs hub maintainer here. I'm glad some folks, including haskell
> developers, are still finding this useful.
> Darcs (David's Advanced Revision Control System) was once a flagship
> Haskell project and many of us still have affection for it.
> Darcs hub (http://hub.darcs.net) is a github-like hosting site for darcs
> users, running since 2012. It is the successor to the earlier
> darcs-hosting sites patch-tag.com and darcsden.com. It currently has
> 2800 repos, public and private, and 1400 user accounts. If you try it
> and want to push/pull via ssh, you'll need to follow the "How do I
> connect with ssh?" FAQ entry on the front page.
> Unfortunately for a while now I have been able to give it only essential
> maintenance and support time. I currently don't have much idea what's
> happening on darcs hub, except when I hear about problems from users or
> the hosting provider (Linode).
> This works ok, but I periodically wonder
> - how much need there is for this site to continue
> - if worthwhile funding could be raised for it
> - how long I should continue hosting it in "free time", unable to
> improve things much, and on call for unpredictable urgent data
> loss/compromise/legal compliance work
> - if I were to stop, whether handoff to a new owner would end up
> successful, or if I should just wind it down and let others do what they
> will
> Darcs hub is humming along fine. I'm just taking the opportunity to put
> out some thoughts, and would like to hear yours...
> Best!
> -Simon
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