Repository formats discussion

What should we do for Darcs 2.8 with regards to the old-fashioned (OF) repositories ?

Different options:

  • Keeping full OF support
  • Keeping all read-only support
  • Keeping only darcs optimize --upgrade support

The devil is in the details, there are in fact much more than 3 options, we will probably discuss the behaviour of each command.

Previous discussions

On the mailing list:

  • late August 2010
  • adventure branch proposal

_darcs/pristine.hashed should be bucketed:

Argument for not supporting getting from OF repositories:

Recent discussion on IRC:

Latest discussion on mailing list:

There are probably other discussions on IRC and the ML.

See also