Releases/2.5

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Darcs 2.5.2 announcement (2011-03-14)

Hi,

The darcs team is pleased to announce the release of darcs 2.5.2, a minor upgrade for the 2.5 release.

This release bumps the parsec dependency that was missed in 2.5.1, ensuring full compatibility with the recent 2011.2.0.0 release. It also fixes a nasty regression from 2.4 where darcs allowed you to add files inside boring directories to the repository.

Installing

The easiest way to install darcs 2.5.2 from source is by first installing the Haskell Platform (http://www.haskell.org/platform)). If you have installed the Haskell Platform or cabal-install, you can install this release by doing:

$ cabal update
$ cabal install darcs-2.5.2

Alternatively, you can download the tarball from http://darcs.net/releases/darcs-2.5.2.tar.gz and build it by hand as explained in the README file.

Versions of GHC from 6.10.x to 7.0.x are supported.

The 2.5 branch is also available as a darcs repository from http://darcs.net/releases/branch-2.5

Binaries

These will be posted to http://wiki.darcs.net/Binaries as they become available.

Reporting bugs

If you have an issue with darcs 2.5.2, you can report it via the web on http://bugs.darcs.net/ . You can also report bugs by email to bugs at darcs.net.

Changelog

  • Bump parsec dependency to support 3.1

  • Refuse to add files that are inside boring directories

    This was a regression from the 2.4 series and led to broken patches because the parent directory was not added.

    http://bugs.darcs.net/issue2049

Darcs 2.5.1 announcement (2011-02-10)

Hi,

The darcs team is pleased to announce the release of darcs 2.5.1, a minor upgrade for the 2.5 release. The main focus of this release is support for the GHC 7.0 series and the upcoming February 2011 Haskell Platform, but the release also includes a few bug fixes and minor usability improvements. A detailed changelog is below.

Installing

The easiest way to install darcs 2.5.1 from source is by first installing the Haskell Platform (http://www.haskell.org/platform)). If you have installed the Haskell Platform or cabal-install, you can install this release by doing:

$ cabal update
$ cabal install darcs-2.5.1

Alternatively, you can download the tarball from http://darcs.net/releases/darcs-2.5.1.tar.gz and build it by hand as explained in the README file.

Versions of GHC from 6.10.x to 7.0.x are supported.

The 2.5 branch is also available as a darcs repository from http://darcs.net/releases/branch-2.5

Binaries

These will be posted to http://wiki.darcs.net/Binaries as they become available.

Reporting bugs

If you have an issue with darcs 2.5.1, you can report it via the web on http://bugs.darcs.net/ . You can also report bugs by email to bugs at darcs.net.

Changelog

  • Include original text in conflict marks

    Conflicts are now marked up as

    v v v v v v v original text before any conflicting patch ============= conflicting result A ************* conflicting result B …. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    The inclusion of the original text makes it much easier to understand what the changes on either side of the conflict were.

    This is only an incremental improvement to our conflict marking, which we understand is still hard to use. More substantial improvements are in the works.

  • Support GHC 7.0 and various recent library versions (http://bugs.darcs.net/issue2008, http://bugs.darcs.net/issue2019)

    This should mean that darcs 2.5.1 will work with the upcoming Feb 2011 Haskell Platform release.

  • Restrict the GHC version in the cabal file

    This means that cabal builds will explicitly fail if an unsupported GHC version is encountered, which should cause less user confusion.

  • Update warning message about old-fashioned repositories

    It now points to a wiki page explaining our deprecation plan (http://wiki.darcs.net/OF)

  • Guard against non-repository paths during get (http://bugs.darcs.net/issue2035)

    Darcs normally checks for paths that point outside the repository when applying patches, but this check was missing in the case of get.

  • Darcs library API: make the “program name” configurable

    This makes it easier for external users of the library API to reuse Darcs’ framework for handling commands.

  • darcs send now prints the remote repository address up front

    Previously it would first read the remote repository, which made it hard to see what was happening when accessing the remote repository hung.

  • Informational message about –set-default is now disabled by explicit use of –no-set-default (http://bugs.darcs.net/issue2003)

    This allows users to silence the message by placing ‘pull no-set-default’, ‘push no-set-default’ and ‘send no-set-default’ in ~/.darcs/defaults or _darcs/prefs/defaults.

  • Handle _darcs/format correctly on get (http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1978)

    This is mainly a forwards compatibility issue as no existing version of darcs would create format files that are affected by this bug.

  • Fix linking with libdarcs on Windows (http://bugs.darcs.net/issue2015)

    This was a simple problem with a missing object file.

Darcs 2.5 announcement (2010-10-30)

Hi all,

The darcs team is proud to announce the release of darcs 2.5. Darcs 2.5 contains many improvements over the 2.4 series. Most notable are the performance improvements in record and pull and the –bisect option for trackdown.

The easiest way to install darcs 2.5 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-2.5.tar.gz and build it by hand as explained in the README file.

What’s New

A list of important changes since darcs 2.4.4:

  • trackdown can now do binary search with the –bisect option
  • darcs always stores patch metadata encoded with UTF-8
  • diff now supports the –index option
  • amend-record now supports the –ask-deps option
  • apply now supports the –match option
  • amend-record has a new –keep-date option
  • inventory-changing commands (like record and pull) now operate in constant time with respect to the number of patches in the repository
  • the push, pull, send and fetch commands no longer change the default repository address by default
  • the –edit-description option is now on by default for the send command

Issues resolved since darcs 2.4.4:

  • 64: store metadata as UTF-8
  • 121: add –ask-deps support to amend-record
  • 643: darcs send -o outputs remote repo email address
  • 1159: avoid bogus repository cache entries
  • 1176: caches interfere with –remote-repo flag
  • 1208: add trackdown –bisect
  • 1210: global cache gets recorded in _darcs/prefs/sources
  • 1232: darcs convert copies _darcs/prefs/prefs
  • 1250: check for newlines in setpref values
  • 1277: percolate repository format errors correctly
  • 1288: the main darcs code now compiles and runs with witnesses
  • 1290: support diff –index
  • 1337: don’t show unrelated patches in darcs changes on untracked path
  • 1389: change predist pref to point people to use ‘cabal sdist’
  • 1427: accept gzipped patch bundles in darcs apply
  • 1456: make dist write more portable archives
  • 1473: make annotate accept ’.’ as argument
  • 1503: prefer local caches to remote ones
  • 1713: shorter interactive prompts
  • 1716: allow mail header lines of all whitespace in test
  • 1719: do not back up files when no conflict markers are inserted
  • 1726: don’t consider all files with _darcs prefix boring
  • 1739: make ColorPrinter handle characters > 255
  • 1763: use correct filename encoding in conflictors
  • 1765: refuse to remove non-tracked directories recursively
  • 1769: add support for –match ‘comment …’
  • 1784: push and pull print remote address right away
  • 1815: work around Cabal sdist permissions issue
  • 1817: fix support for external merge tools
  • 1824: avoid PACKAGE_VERSION under Windows
  • 1825: do not omit important prims in unrecordedChanges w/ files
  • 1860: (un)applying move patches doesn’t corrupt pristine
  • 1861: fix typo in –no-boring help
  • 1874: recognise network tests on cabal test command line
  • 1875: avoid accidentally setting default
  • 1879: notice unexpected commute failure on merge
  • 1887: add a missing newline to –list-options output
  • 1893: move fields of conditional builds within scope of condition
  • 1898: notify user when they can use set-default
  • 1913: sort changes in treeDiff

Reporting bugs

If you have an issue with darcs 2.5, 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

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