[xmonad] Upgrading repo formats

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 09:14:16 EDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 6:27 PM, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 3:40 PM, adam vogt <vogt.adam at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 1:16 PM, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> While waiting on a slow connection today to darcs get XMC, I had time
>>>> to ponder. The patches are (or would be) in my global cache, so it
>>>> could go much faster. Why doesn't it? Because xmonad-contrib and
>>>> xmonad-core are both still using darcs-1 fomatted repositories.
>>>> Is there any particular reason to not upgrade? Even Debian Stable has
>>>> Darcs 2.x (http://packages.debian.org/lenny/darcs), so it's not as if
>>>> there are many people who would be unable to do a darcs get.
>>>> --
>>>> gwern
>>> I support this.
>>> Since this isn't something we can easily rollback, (without the messy
>>> situation of keeping the unupgraded repository updated in parallel), it
>>> is important to have some consensus before updating repo formats.
>> What now? Nobody has objected here, and it's been several days, so I
>> would guess not many will object in the future.
> Not very many people have weighed in (though everyone seems to support
> it), so I'm trying advertising on the Xmonad reddit to get some more
> eyes on this thead:
> http://www.reddit.com/r/xmonad/comments/casq8/proposal_upgrading_xmonad_darcs_repos_to_darcs2/

It has been several months now, and I haven't seen anyone really
object. It would seem there is consensus to upgrade the repos. So I
guess now it's all up to Don and Spencer to actually carry out the
upgrade; not a hard thing, but it does require some modicum of work on
their part.


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