Releases/2.4

Darcs 2.4.4 announcement (2010-05-23)

Hi all,

The darcs team would like to announce the immediate availability of darcs 2.4.4. This release fixes a couple of issues that were found in Darcs 2.4.3. We strongly recommend that everybody using Darcs 2.4.x upgrade to this version. As of this release, official binaries are available for both Windows and MacOS X:

The easiest way to install darcs from source 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 darcs

Alternatively, you can download the tarball from http://darcs.net/releases/darcs-2.4.4_1.tar.gz and build it by hand as explained in the README file.

What’s New

  • Important changes in Darcs 2.4.4

    • darcs builds on Windows with GHC 6.10 (and GHC 6.12).
    • darcs (built with GHC 6.12 on Windows) works with SSH again
  • Issues resolved in Darcs 2.4.4

    • 1814: Apply binary mode to ssh process and patch file handles.

Known Issues

Aside from our fine list of bugs at http://bugs.darcs.net , there is a minor issue with the binaries for this release: darcs –exact-version does not report the Darcs version. This is due to a release flub on my end. We will correct the binaries within a week and post new links to the wiki. To avoid this error, packagers for other platforms should take note to use the ‘_1’ version of the tarball above.

We have had several mishaps in the Darcs 2.4 series and were not expecting to do these many point releases. I would like to apologise for any inconvenience we have caused. The good news is that thanks to these these recent problems, we have tightened up our release quality control process (buildbot testing of the release branch on 3 major platforms, better coordination release manager and packagers), and hope to have a much smoother Darcs 2.5 release this summer.

Reporting Bugs

If you do have an issue with this version of Darcs, you can report it via the web on http://bugs.darcs.net/ . You can also report bugs by email to bugs@darcs.net.

Kind Regards, the interim darcs release manager, Eric Kow

http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/

Darcs 2.4.3 announcement (2010-05-09)

The darcs team would like to announce the immediate availability of darcs 2.4.3. Darcs is a distributed, advanced revision control system written in Haskell.

This release 1 fixes a number of issues that were found in darcs 2.4.1. We strongly recommend that everybody using Darcs 2.4.0 or 2.4.1 upgrade to this version. The two most important issues resolved were that Darcs would fail on Windows with an “mmap of _darcs/index”, and that darcs get –partial would produce inconsistent repositories.

The easiest way to install darcs is using the Haskell Platform 2. If you have installed the Haskell Platform or cabal-install, you can install this release by doing:

$ cabal update
$ cabal install darcs

Alternatively, you can download the tarball from http://darcs.net/releases/darcs-2.4.3.tar.gz and build it by hand as explained in the README file.

What’s New

  • Important changes in Darcs 2.4.3

    • darcs will no longer give “mmap of _darcs/index” errors on Windows
    • darcs convert performance regression (against 2.3.x) solved
    • darcs get –partial no longer produces inconsistent repositories
    • GHC 6.12 support on Windows
  • Issues resolved in Darcs 2.4.3

    • 1761: mmap of ‘_darcs/index’ failed on Windows mapped drives
    • 1814: include contrib/darcs-errors.hlint in release tarball
    • 1823: read (mmap) _darcs/index file correctly on Windows
    • 1826: error building on Windows with GHC 6.12
    • 1837: inconsistent repository upon darcs get –partial

Reporting bugs

If you have an issue with darcs 2.4.3, you can report it via the web on http://bugs.darcs.net/ . You can also report bugs by email to bugs@darcs.net.

Kind Regards, the interim darcs release manager, Eric Kow

http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/

Darcs 2.4.1 announcement (2010-04-12)

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 package.

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@darcs.net.

Kind Regards, the darcs release manager, Reinier Lamers

http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/

Darcs 2.4.0 announcement (2010-02-07)

February 27, 2010 - The darcs team is proud to announce the immediate availability of darcs 2.4. darcs 2.4 contains many improvements and bugfixes compared to darcs 2.3.1. Highlights are the faster operation of record, revert and related commands, and the experimental interactive hunk editing.

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 beta release by doing:

$ cabal update
$ cabal install --reinstall darcs

Alternatively, you can download the tarball from http://darcs.net/releases/darcs-2.4.tar.gz, and build it by hand as explained in the README file.

Interactive hunk editing

To try out interactive hunk editing, press ‘e’ when you are prompted with a hunk patch by ‘darcs record’. You will then be shown an editor screen in which you can edit the state you want to record between the last two ruler lines.

You can find more information about the hunk editing feature on the hunk editor wiki page.

Performance

darcs in its current form does not perform very well on huge repositories. In order to systematically address this issue, and to catch performance regressions, we have started a darcs benchmarking project. You can find benchmarks of darcs performance in many different situations on the benchmarks wiki page. On this other wiki page, you will find graphs of the benchmark results on a Windows Vista machine.

On that page, you will also find instructions on how to run your own darcs benchmarks.

Reporting bugs

If you have an issue with darcs 2.4, you can report it via the web on http://bugs.darcs.net/ . You can also report bugs by email to bugs@darcs.net.

What’s New

A list of important changes since 2.3.1 is as follows:

  • Use fast index-based diffing everywhere (Petr)
  • Interactive patch splitting (Ganesh)
  • An ‘optimize –upgrade’ option to convert to hashed format in-place (Eric)
  • Hunk matching (Kamil Dworakowski, tat.wright)
  • Progress reporting is no longer deceptive (Roman)
  • A ‘remove –recursive’ option to remove a directory tree from revision control (Roman)
  • ‘show files’ accepts arguments to show a subset of tracked files (Luca)
  • A ’–remote-darcs’ flag for pushing to a host where darcs isn’t called darcs
  • Many miscellaneous Windows improvements (Salvatore, Petr and others)
  • ‘darcs send’ now mentions the repository name in the email body (Joachim)
  • Handle files with boring names in the repository correctly (Petr)
  • Fix parsing of .authorspellings file (Tomáš)
  • Various sane new command-line option names (Florent)
  • Remove the ’–checkpoint’ option (Petr)
  • Use external libraries for all UTF-8 handling (Eric, Reinier)
  • Use the Haskell zlib package exclusively for compression (Petr)

A list of issues resolved since 2.3.1:

  • 183: do not sort changes –summary output
  • 223: add –remote-darcs flag to specify name of remote darcs executable
  • 291: provide (basic) interactive patch splitting
  • 540: darcs remove –recursive
  • 835: ‘show files’ with arguments
  • 1122: get –complete should not offer to create a lazy repository
  • 1216: list Match section in ToC
  • 1224: refuse to convert a repo that’s already in darcs-2 format
  • 1300: logfile deleted on unsucessful record
  • 1308: push should warn about unpulled patches before patch-selection
  • 1336: sane error message on –last “” (empty string to numbers parser)
  • 1362: mention repo name in mail send body
  • 1377: getProgname for local darcs instances
  • 1392: use parsec to parse .authorspelling
  • 1424: darcs get wrongly reports “using lazy repository” if you ctrl-c old-fashioned get
  • 1447: different online help for send/apply –cc
  • 1488: fix crash in whatsnew when invoked in non-tracked directory
  • 1548: show contents requires at least one argument
  • 1554: allow opt-out of -threaded (fix ARM builds)
  • 1563: official thank-you page
  • 1578: don’t put newlines in the Haskeline prompts
  • 1583: on darcs get, suggest upgrading source repo to hashed
  • 1584: provide optimize –upgrade command
  • 1588: add –skip-conflicts option
  • 1594: define PREPROCHTML in makefile
  • 1620: make amend leave a log file when it should
  • 1636: hunk matching
  • 1643: optimize –upgrade should do optimize
  • 1652: suggest cabal update before cabal install
  • 1659: make restrictBoring take recorded state into account
  • 1677: create correct hashes for empty directories in index
  • 1681: preserve log on amend failure
  • 1709: fix short version of progress reporting
  • 1712: correctly report number of patches to pull
  • 1720: fix cabal haddock problem
  • 1731: fix performance regression in check and repair
  • 1741: fix –list-options when option has multiple names
  • 1749: refuse to remove non-empty directories

Kind Regards, the darcs release manager, Reinier Lamers

http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/