a distributed, interactive, smart revision control system http://darcs.net/

Version on this page:2.12.5
LTS Haskell 8.2:2.12.5
Stackage Nightly 2017-02-22:2.12.5
Latest on Hackage:2.12.5
GPL licensed by David Roundy,
Maintained by <darcs-devel@darcs.net>

Module documentation for 2.12.5


Darcs is a distributed version control system written in Haskell.

Getting started


Build instructions are available at http://darcs.net/Binaries.


To clone a repository from HTTP and send patches by mail:

$ darcs clone --lazy http://darcs.net
$ (edit files)
$ darcs add (new files)
$ darcs record -m "my changes"
$ darcs send

To clone from SSH and push patches:

$ darcs clone user@hub.darcs.net:user/repo
$ (edit files)
$ darcs add (new files)
$ darcs record -m "my changes"
$ darcs push

To create a project and start working:

$ darcs init (project)
$ cd (project)
$ (add files)
$ darcs add (files)
$ darcs record -m "initial version"

See http://darcs.net/Using for more information.

Reporting bugs

Please send bug reports to .


Please consult http://darcs.net/Development/GettingStarted for up-to-date information about contributing to Darcs.

The wiki can be downloaded with the command:

$ darcs clone --lazy http://darcs.net/darcs-wiki


Darcs 2.12.5, 11 January 2017

* Bump some dependency upper bounds (Ganesh Sittampalam)
* Fix issue2516 - failure cloning from URLs on Windows (Ben Franksen)

Darcs 2.12.4, 14 September 2016

* *really* fix compile error under Windows (Guillaume Hoffmann)

Darcs 2.12.3, 10 September 2016

* fix compile error under Windows (Guillaume Hoffmann)

Darcs 2.12.2, 7 September 2016

* fix missing testsuite file in tarball (Guillaume Hoffmann)

Darcs 2.12.1, 5 September 2016

* fix building with GHC 8
* drop support for GHC 7.6 and 7.8, i.e., require GHC 7.10
* improvements in `darcs whatsnew` output with irrelevant files (Ben Franksen)

Darcs 2.12.0, 29 April 2016

* `darcs show dependencies`: export patch dependency graph as dot file (Ale Gadea)
* improvements in `record` output with irrelevant files (Ben Franksen)
* `darcs log -v --machine-readable`: show internal representation of
patches (including explicit dependencies). Remove patch viewing via the
`annotate` command. (Guillaume Hoffmann)
* `whatsnew -s` (and `status`) show conflicting files (Guillaume Hoffmann)
* honor "quiet" flag in command outputs (Ben Franksen)
* a single `show patch-index` command (Guillaume Hoffmann)
* remove deprecated aliases of show (Guillaume Hoffmann)
* handle file moves natively when importing from git (Owen Stephens)
* require GHC 7.6 (base > 4.6) and support GHC 8 (Ganesh Sittampalam)
* switch to sandi from dataenc (Daniil Frumin)
* remove hack to enable arbitrary protocols via env variables (Guillaume Hoffmann)
* fixed the following bugs:

* 1807: clarify help of PAGER, DARCS_PAGER (Guillaume Hoffmann)
* 2258: improve patch index error message with suggestion (Guillaume Hoffmann)
* 2269: push hijack test to suspend time (Eric Kow)
* 2276: Keep track of patch hijack decisions (Eric Kow)
* 2138: report conflicting files in whatsnew -s (Guillaume Hoffmann)
* 2393: remove whatsnew functionality from annotate (Guillaume Hoffmann)
* 2400: use async package to keep track of unpack threads (Ben Franksen)
* 2459: fall back to writing the file if createLink fails (Ben Franksen)
* 2479: root dir most not be among the sources of a move (Ben Franksen)
* 2481: expose API for 'darcs diff' command (Ganesh Sittampalam)
* 2486: obliterate --not-in-remote -q should be more quiet (Ben Franksen)
* 2489: dequote filepaths while importing from git (Guillaume Hoffmann)
* 2494: output of darcs record with file arguments (Ben Franksen)

Darcs 2.10.3, 29 January 2016

* implement weak repository hash and show it in "darcs show repo"
* implement "whatsnew --machine-readable" for more parsability
* enhance Git import: empty directories, unescape file names, unnamed commits
* make commit an alias for record
* expose API for "darcs diff"
* force grep to treat output of locale as text
* bump dependencies: vector, process, HUnit, binary, transformers, time, HTTP,

Darcs 2.10.2, 9 November 2015

* switch from dataenc (deprecated) to sandi
* finish updating help strings with new command names
* make patch selection lazier in presence of matchers
* clean contrib scripts
* switch patches retrieval order when using packs
* disable mmap on Windows
* enhance darcs send message
* fix quickcheck suite
* optimize patch apply code memory use
* shorter README with quickstart instructions
* fixed the following bugs:

* 2457: fix darcs-test command line options
* 2463: building darcs on powerpc
* 2444: added default interactivity parameter to isInteractive

Darcs 2.10.1, 9 July 2015

* generalized doFastZip for darcsden support
* support terminfo 0.4, network 2.6, zlib 0.6, quickcheck 2.8 and
attoparsec 0.13
* errorDoc now prints a stack trace (if profiling was enabled)
* beautified error messages for command line and default files
* fixed the following bugs:

* 2449: test harness/shelly: need to handle mis-encoded/binary data
* 2423: diff only respecting --diff-command when a diff.exe is present
* 2447: get contents of deleted file
* 2307: add information about 'darcs help manpage' and
'darcs help markdown'
* 2461: darcs log --repo=remoterepo creates and populates
* 2459: cloning remote repo fails to use packs if cache is
on a different partition

Darcs 2.10.0, 19 April 2015

* Important changes in Darcs 2.10

* darcs rebase: enable deep amending of history
* darcs pull --reorder: keep local-only patches on top of mainstream patches
* darcs dist --zip: generate a zip archive from a repository
* patch bundle contexts are minimized by default.
* darcs convert export/import for conversion
to/from VCSes supporting the fast-export protocol
* darcs test --backoff: exponential backoff test strategy,
faster than bisect on big repositories
* work normally on sshfs-mounted repositories
* automatic detection of file/directory moves, and of token replaces
* patience diff algorithm by default
* interactive mode for whatsnew
* tag --ask-deps: create tags that may not include some patches
* add a last question after all patches have been selected to confirm
the whole selection
* command names:
* `clone` is the new name of `get` and `put`
* `log` is the new name of `changes`
* `amend` is the new name of `amend-record`
* show output of `log` into a pager by default
* the output of `log` is more similar to git's:
* show patch hash in UI (hash of the patch's metadata)
* put author and date on separate lines
* enable to match on patch hash prefix with -h and --hash
* better messages:
* better error messages for http and ssh errors
* `init`, `add`, `remove`, `move` and `replace` print
confirmation messages
* `rollback` only happens in the working copy
* `darcs send` no longer tries to send a mail by default
* when no patch name given, directly invoke text editor
* use nano as default text editor instead of vi
* keep log files for patch name and mail content in _darcs
* `optimize` and `convert` are now supercommands
* improve `darcs help environment` and `darcs help markdown`
* warn about duplicate tags when creating a new one
* allow `darcs mv` into known, but deleted in working, file
* improve` --not-in-remote`, allowing multiple repos and use default
* faster `darcs diff`
* faster `log` and `annotate` thanks to patch index data structure
* faster push via ssh by using compression
* cloning to an ssh destination (formerly `darcs put`) is more efficient
* faster internal representation of patch hashes
* when cloning from http, use packs in a more predictable way
* store global cache in bucketed format
* require and support GHC 7.4 to 7.10

* Other issues resolved in Darcs 2.10

* 346: implement "patience diff" from bzr
* 642: Automatic detection of file renames
* 822: generalized the IO Type for better error messages and exception handling
* 851: interactive mode for whatsnew
* 904: Fix record on Linux/FUSE/sshfs (fall back to sloppy locks automatically)
* 1066: clone to ssh URL by locally cloning then copying by scp
* 1268: enable to write darcs init x
* 1416: put log files in tempdir instead of in working dir
* 1514: send --minimize-context flag for send
* 1624: bucketed cache
* 1828: file listing and working --dry-run for mark-conflicts
* 1987: Garbage collection for inventories and patches
* 2181: put cache in $XDG_CACHE_HOME (~/.cache by default)
* 2193: make that finalizeTentativeChanges no longer run tests
* 2198: move repo testing code to Darcs.Repository.Test
* 2200: darcs replace complains if no filepaths given
* 2204: do not send mail by default
* 2237: prevent patch index creation for non-hashed repos
* 2235: Accept RFC2822 dates
* 2246: add default boring entry for emacs session save files
* 2253: attempting to use the patch index shouldn't create it on OF repos
* 2278: Document default value for --keep-date / --no-keep-date
* 2199: getMatchingTag needs to commute for dirty tags
* 2247: move patch index creation into the job running code
* 2238: let optsModifier remove all occurrences of LookForAdds
* 2236: make 'n' an alias for 'q' in lastregret questions
* 2155: Expurgate the non-functional annotate --xml-output option
* 2248: always clean up rebase-in-progress state
* 2270: fixed darcs changes -i --only-to-files
* 2282: don't allow remote operations to copy the rebase patch
* 2287: obliterate -O doesn't overwrite existing file.
* 2227: move the rebase patch to the end before an amend-record
* 2277: rebase suspend and unsuspend supports --summary.
* 2311: posthook for 'get' should run in created repo
* 2312: posthooks for 'record' and 'amend-record' should receive DARCS_PATCHES
* 2163: new option for amend, select author for patch stealing.
* 2321: when no patch name given, directly invoke text editor
* 2320: save prompted author name in ~/.darcs/author instead of ./_darcs/prefs/author
* 2250: tabbing in usageHelper - pad by max length of command name
* 2309: annotate includes line numbers
* 2334: fix win32 build removing file permission functions
* 2343: darcs amend-record does not record my change
* 2335: one liner when adding tracked files if not verbose
* 2313: whatsnew -l: Stack space overflow
* 2347: fix amend-record --prompt-long-comment
* 2348: switch to cabal's test framework
* 2209: Automatically detect replace
* 2332: ignore case of characters in prompt
* 2263: Option --set-scripts-executable is not properly documented
* 2367: rename amend-record to amend, make --unrecord more visible
* 2345: solution using cabal's checkForeignDeps
* 2357: switching to regex-compat-tdfa for unicode support
* 2379: only use packs to copy pristine when up-to-date
* 2365: correctly copy pristine in no-working-dir clones
* 2244: darcs tag should warn about duplicate tags
* 2364: don't break list of 'bad sources'
* 2361: optimize --reorder runs forever with one repository
* 2364: fix file corruption on double fetch
* 2394: make optimize a supercommand
* 2396: make convert a supercommand and enhance help strings
* 2314: output-auto-name in defaults file
* 2388: check if inventories dir has been created
* 2249: Rename isFile to isValidLocalPath and WorkRepoURL to WorkRepoPossibleURL
* 2153: allow skipping backwards through depended-upon patches
* 2380: allow darcs mv into known, but deleted in working, file
* 2403: need to avoid moving the rebase patch to the end
* 2409: implement darcs rebase apply
* 2385: invoke pager without temporary file
* 2333: better error message when pushing and darcs not in path

Darcs 2.8.5, 25 August 2014

* GHC 7.8 support
* Resolved issue2364: Download problems with GHC 7.8
* Support matching on short patch hash
* Resolved issue2345: Fix bug where configure script reported missing libiconv rather than libcurl

Darcs 2.8.4, 7 February 2013

* GHC 7.6 support
* Resolved issue2199: get --tag can include extra patches
* Removed the --xml-output option to annotate which has been non-functional for a while

Darcs 2.8.3, 4 November 2012

* Tweak the library to avoid a C symbol clash with cryptohash

Darcs 2.8.2, 2 September 2012

* Addition to the Darcs API to support darcsden

Darcs 2.8.1, 14 May 2012

* Bumped mtl dependency
* Updated contact details to use development mailing list

Darcs 2.8, 22 April 2012

* Important changes in Darcs 2.8

* Local support for the legacy "old-fashioned" repository format
has been removed.
* You can still work with remote repositories in this format
* Local repositories can still be upgraded via "darcs optimize --upgrade".
* "darcs annotate" is now significantly faster and uses less memory, although it still slows down linearly with repository size.
* An experimental option is available to speed up HTTP downloads.
* You can now use "darcs optimize --http" to create a repo optimized for HTTP downloads, and use "darcs get --packs" to download such a repo.
* There are still some known issues with it, so the feature is not enabled by default.
* Darcs now supports multiple email addresses for the author in the global prefs file. So, if you use different identities for home and work, you can now easily select between them. (issue1530)
* The -o/-O options for obliterate which were removed in 2.5 are back.
* "darcs status" has been added as a hidden alias for "darcs whatnew -ls" to ease the transition from some other source control systems. (issue182)
* "darcs amend-record" now has the option --unrecord to allow individual changes to be unrecorded. (issue1470). This can also be used as "darcs amend-unrecord".
* "darcs amend-record"'s interactive selection now supports 'k' for going back to a previous patch.
* "darcs dist" now has the option --set-scripts-executable. (issue734)
* pushing to ssh:// URLS is now supported. eg: darcs push ssh://code.haskell.org/foo
* If a test fails during darcs record, you now have the option to record it anyway. (issue332)
* Hunk-splitting now works in "darcs revert" (issue114)
* Sending patches by email is now more robust and human friendly. We display a cleaner version in plain text for humans, and have added a complete version of the patch for "darcs apply". (issue1350)
* "darcs send" now tries to report the right character set in the email headers, and has the option --charset to override this.
* A new environment variable has been added to help control network connections: DARCS\_CONNECTION\_TIMEOUT. See the manual for details.
* The --ephemeral and --partials options to "darcs get" has been removed. "darcs check --partial" has also been removed.
* "darcs rollback" now has a --no-record option, to be used when you only want to update the working directory.
* The --nolinks option for "darcs get" was removed.
* The "--old" flag has been removed for "darcs init", "darcs get" and "darcs put".
* "darcs resolve" has been removed an alias for "darcs mark-conflicts".
* "darcs init" and "darcs get" now have a --no-working-dir option.
* Conflicts are now marked with red in the terminal. (issue1681)
* ssh ControlMaster support has been removed.
* ssh stderr output is now passed through, making it easier to diagnose problems. (issue845)
* Interactive selection now has a 'g' command to go to the first patch.
* The --unified flag is now available for record, end-record, revert and unrevert (issue1166)
* darcs now has a "darcs test" command for running whatever test-suite is associated with the repository.

* Other issues resolved in Darcs 2.8

* 1266: "darcs init" now warns when run inside another darcs repo.
* 1344: When using darcs send, let users know sooner if they won't eventually be able to send
* 1397: darcs changes /bad /paths no longer lists all changes
* 1473: problem with annotate --repodir
* 1551: Now we only use 'file content did not change' prompt for darcs send
* 1558: xml output for patch hash no longer includes "gz" extension
* 1599: automatically expire unused caches
* 1637: When darcs get fails due to a HTTP failure, port the actual HTTP failure.
* 1640: darcs apply --verbose docs have been improved
* 1661: darcs add --quiet is quieter
* 1705: fix error with unhandled --index in "darcs show contents"
* 1714: provide more sensible behavior when combining an "ALL" default with a default for a specific sub-command
* 1727: a better diagnostic message is provided when the user tries to move the root of the repository
* 1740: "darcs mv" now gracefully the handles the case where the user first does an "mv" on a directory and then follows up with a "darcs mv"
* 1804: The diagnostic message "getSymbolicLinkStatus: does not exist" has been improved
* 1883: rename --patch-name option to --name. This is usually used in darcs record in shorthand (-m) form. This rename is aimed at eliminating the confusion with the patch matcher, which bites amend-record and rollback users.
* 1884: darcs get was wrongly reporting "getting lazy repository" when you hit C-c
* 1908: try to create a global cache before checking its availability
* 1922: Fixed bug where obliterate -o was producing incorrect bundles in some cases
* 1923: bad source warning mechanism no longer warns about sources outside your control
* 1932: Handling of files with colons is improved
* 1965: attempting "darcs move" on non-repo files now gives a sensible error
* 1977: "darcs repair" now no longer complains if the pristine.hashed directory is missing
* 1978: Improve handling of the _darcs/format file with "darcs get"
* 1984: "darcs convert" now gives a better error message for invalid repo names
* 2013: "darcs send" no longer ignores --to (or default recipient) with --context
* 2021: character encoding handling has been improved
* 2041: "darcs add" no longer follows directory symlinks
* 2054: The behavior when combining --boring with a boring file has been improved
* 2066: "darcs record" better handles adding deleted and added files passed on the command line
* 2067: darcs diff no longer outputs blank lines when non-existent files are given
* 2076: "darcs move myfile" into directory confuses darcs
* 2077: "darcs mv myfile" into directory no longer confuses darcs
* 2079: "darcs put" now does --set-default by default

Darcs 2.5.2, 14 March 2011

* Important changes in Darcs 2.5.2

* compatible with Haskell Platform 2011.2.0.0
* bump parsec dependency for HP compatibility
* fix regression allowing to add files inside boring directories

* Issues resolved in Darcs 2.5.2

* 2049: Darcs regression: 2.5 creates a broken patch

Darcs 2.5.1, 10 February 2011

* Important changes in Darcs 2.5.1

* original text is included in conflict marks
* GHC 7.0 is supported
* the version of GHC is restricted in the cabal file
* warning message about old-fashioned repositories points to wiki
* non-repository paths are guarded
* library API: program name is configurable
* darcs send prints the remote repository address right away
* informational message about --set-default is disabled with --no-set
* _darcs/format is correctly handled on get
* linking libdarcs on Windows is fixed

* Issues resolved in Darcs 2.5.1

* 1978: get does not correctly treat _darcs/format
* 2003: Message about --set-default should be optional
* 2008: build with GHC 7.0
* 2015: linking with libdarcs broken under Windows (2.5.0)
* 2019: allow building with mtl 2
* 2035: darcs accepts fake subpaths (relative paths outside of the repo)

Darcs 2.5, 30 October 2010:

* Important changes in Darcs 2.5

* 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 set the default
repository by default
* the --edit-description option is now on by default for the send command

* Issues resolved in Darcs 2.5

* 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

Darcs 2.4.4, 9 May 2010

* 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.

Darcs 2.4.3, 9 May 2010

* Important changes in Darcs 2.4.3

* darcs builds on Windows with GHC 6.12.

Darcs 2.4.2, 8 May 2010

* Important changes in Darcs 2.4.2

* 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

* Issues resolved in Darcs 2.4.2

* 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

Darcs 2.4.1, 31 March 2010

* Important changes in Darcs 2.4.1

* darcs works again on Windows shared directories
* 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

* Bugs Fixed in Darcs 2.4.1

* 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

Darcs 2.4, 27 February 2010

* Important changes in Darcs 2.4

* Use fast index-based diffing everywhere (Petr)
* Interactive patch splitting (Ganesh)
* An 'optimize --upgrade' option to convert to hashed format in-place
* 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
* 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)

* Bugs Fixed in Darcs 2.4

* 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

Darcs 2.3.1, 20 Sep 2009

* Important changes in Darcs 2.3.1

* Fix bugs introduced by optimizations in 2.3.0 (Petr, Salvatore)
* Documentation improvements (Taylor, Trent)
* Remove autoconf build system (Petr)

* Bugs Fixed in Darcs 2.3.1

See http://bugs.darcs.net/issueN for details on bug number N.

* issue1373 darcs manual wrongly promises [^ ] is a valid token spec (Trent)
* issue1478: document summary mnemonics (Trent)
* issue1582 DeleteFile: permission denied (Access is denied.) (Salvatore)
* issue1507 whatsnew does not use 'current' when 'pristine' is missing (Petr)

Darcs 2.3.0, 23 Jul 2009

* Important changes in Darcs 2.3.0

* Lots and lots of documentation changes (Trent).
* Haskeline improvements (Judah).
* Cabal as default buildsystem (many contributors).
* Fixes in darcs check/repair memory usage (Bertram, David).
* Performance improvement in subtree record (Reinier).
* New option: --summary --xml (Florian Gilcher).
* New option: changes --max-count (Eric and Petr).
* Fix changes --only-to-files for renames (Dmitry).
* Performance fix in "darcs changes" (Benedikt).
* Hardlinks on NTFS (Salvatore).
* Coalesce more changes when creating rollbacks (David).
* New unit test runner (Reinier).
* Inclusion of darcs-shell in contrib (László, Trent).
* Author name/address canonisation: .authorspellings (Simon).
* Working directory index and substantial "darcs wh" optimisation (Petr).
* New command: "darcs show index" (Petr).
* Gzip CRC check and repair feature (Ganesh).

* Bugs Fixed in Darcs 2.3.0

See http://bugs.darcs.net/issueN for details on bug number N.

* 948 darcsman (Trent)
* 1206 countable nouns (Trent)
* 1285 cabal test v. cabal clean (Trent)
* 1302 use resolved, not resolved-in-unstable (Trent)
* 1235 obliterate --summary (Rob)
* 1270 no MOTD for --xml-output (Lele)
* 1311 cover more timezones (Dave)
* 1292 re-encoding haskeline input (Judah)
* 1313 clickable ToC and refs in PDF manual Trent)
* 1310 create merged \darcsCommand{add} (Trent)
* 1333 better "cannot push to current repository" warning (Petr)
* 1347 (autoconf) check for unsafeMMapFile if mmap use enabled (Dave)
* 1361 specify required includes for curl in cabal file (Reinier)
* 1379 remove libwww support (Trent)
* 1366 remove unreachable code for direct ncurses use (Trent)
* 1271 do not install two copies of darcs.pdf (Trent)
* 1358 encode non-ASCII characters in mail headers (Reinier)
* 1393 swap "darcs mv" and "darcs move" (Trent)
* 1405 improve discoverability of global author file (Trent)
* 1402 don't "phone home" about bugs (Trent)
* 1301 remove obsolete zsh completion scripts (Trent)
* 1162 makeAbsolute is now a total function (Ben F)
* 1269 setpref predist - exitcode ignored bug (Ben M)
* 1415 --edit-long-comment, not --edit-description, in help (Trent)
* 1413 remove duplicate documentation (Trent)
* 1423 complain about empty add/remove (Trent)
* 1437 Implement darcs changes --max-count (Eric)
* 1430 lazy pattern matching in (-:-) from Changes command module (Dmitry)
* 1434 refactor example test (Trent)
* 1432 refer to %APPDATA%, not %USERPROFILE% (Trent)
* 1186 give a chance to abort if user did not edit description file (Dmitry)
* 1446 make amend-record -m foo replace only the patch name (Dmitry)
* 1435 default to get --hashed from a darcs-1.0 source (Trent)
* 1312 update and reduce build notes (Trent)
* 1351 fix repository path handling on Windows (Salvatore)
* 1173 support hard links on NTFS (Salvatore)
* 1248 support compressed inventories for darcs-1 repos (Ganesh)
* 1455 implement "darcs help environment" (Trent)

Darcs 2.2.0, 16 Jan 2009

* Important changes in Darcs 2.2.0

* Support for GHC 6.10.
* Improved Windows support.
* Cabal is now supported as a build method for darcs.
* Low-level optimisations in filesystem code.
* Overhaul of the make-based build system.
* Extensive manual and online help improvements.
* Improved API documentation (haddock) for existing darcs modules.
* Improvements in the testing infrastructure.
* Improved performance for "darcs repair".
* Improved robustness for "darcs check".
* Numerous major and minor bug fixes, refactorings and cleanups.
* When recording interactively it is now possible to list all
currently selected hunks (command 'l').

* It is now possible to specify --in-reply-to when using darcs send,
to generate correct references in the mail header.

* Repositories can no longer be created with --no-pristine-tree.
This only affects the legacy darcs-1 repository format.

* Experimental Darcs library, providing increase flexibility and
efficiency to third-party utilities (compared to the command-line
interface). Only built via Cabal. NOT a stable API yet.

* Bugs Fixed in Darcs 2.2.0

See http://bugs.darcs.net/issueN for details on bug number N.

* 525 amend-record => darcs patches show duplicate additions
* 971 darcs check fails (case sensitivity on filenames)
* 1006 darcs check and repair do not look for adds
* 1043 pull => mergeAfterConflicting failed in geteff (2.0.2+)
* 1101 darcs send --cc recipient not included in success message
* 1117 Whatsnew should warn on non-recorded files
* 1144 Add darcs send --in-reply-to or --header "In-Reply-To:...
* 1165 get should print last gotten tag
* 1196 Asking for changes in /. of directory that doesn't exist...
* 1198 Reproducible "mergeConflictingNons failed in geteff with ix"
* 1199 Backup files darcs added after external merge
* 1223 sporadic init.sh test failure (2.1.1rc2+472)
* 1238 wish: darcs help setpref should list all prefs
* 1247 make TAGS is broken
* 1249 2.1.2 (+ 342 patches) local drive detection on Windows error
* 1272 amend-record not the same as unrecord + record
* 1273 renameFile: does not exist (No such file or directory)
* 1223 sporadic init.sh test failure (2.1.1rc2+472)

darcs (2.1.2)

* Quality Assurance: Disable a new test that was not yet working
under Windows

-- Eric Kow <kowey@darcs.net> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:40:00 GMT

darcs (2.1.1)

-- Eric Kow <kowey@darcs.net> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 08:18:00 GMT

darcs (2.1.1rc2)

* Portability: Removed accidental QuickCheck 2.1 configure check.
Note that it may be required in a future version of darcs.

-- Eric Kow <kowey@darcs.net> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 11:17:00 GMT

darcs (2.1.1rc1)

* Portability: GHC 6.10.1 support (Petr Ročkai, Eric Kow)

* Bug Fix: Fix file handle leak and check for exceptions on process
running on Windows (issue784, Salvatore Insalaco)

* Quality Assurance: Consolidated regression test suites using
shell scripts only (Eric Kow, Tommy Petterson, Matthias Kilian)

-- Eric Kow <kowey@darcs.net> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:49:00 GMT

darcs (2.1.0)

* Bug Fix: Eliminate a 'same URLs with different parameters' error when
fetching files over HTTP (issue1131, Dmitry Kurochkin)

* User Experience: Corrections to the default boring file (Ben Franksen)

* Bug Fix: Fix the %a option in darcs send --sendmail-command (Ben Franksen)

* Bug Fix: Do not obscure the SSH prompts or text editor output with
progress reporting (issue1104, issue1109, Dmitry Kurochkin, David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: pull --intersection work now works as advertised (Tommy

-- Eric Kow <E.Y.Kow@brighton.ac.uk> Sun, 09 Oct 2008 12:05:32 GMT

darcs (2.1.0pre3)

* Bug Fix: Eliminate an error merging repeated conflicts in darcs-2
repositories (issue1043, David Roundy)

* New Feature: Hide 'Ignore-this:' lines which will be generated by future
versions of darcs to prevent patch-id collisions. (issue1102, Eric Kow,
David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: Support darcs repositories which have symbolic links in their
paths (issue1078, Dmitry Kurochkin)

* Bug Fix: Make ssh connection sharing (darcs transfer-mode) work with
old-fashioned repositories (issue1003, David Roundy)

-- Eric Kow <E.Y.Kow@brighton.ac.uk> Sun, 02 Oct 2008 09:12:41 GMT

darcs (2.1.0pre2)

* IMPORTANT: Create darcs-2 repositories by default in darcs init (issue806,
David Roundy)

* User Experience: Do not allow users to add files to a darcs repository if
their filenames would be considered invalid under Windows. This can be
overridden with the --reserved-ok flag (issue53, Eric Kow)

* Bug Fix: Do not leave behind a half-gotten directory if darcs get fails
(issue1041, Vlad Dogaru, David Roundy)

* User Experience: notice when you are trying to pull from a seemingly
unrelated repository, that is one with a sufficiently different history.
This can be overridden with the --allow-unrelated-repos flag (Dmitry
Kurochkin, David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: Fix hang after a user input error (for example, EOF) (Judah

* Quality Assurance: Improvements to documentation and online help (Simon

-- Eric Kow <E.Y.Kow@brighton.ac.uk> Sun, 25 Sep 2008 08:10:49 GMT

darcs (2.0.3pre1)

* New Feature: Optional readline-like functionality when compiled with the
haskeline package (Judah Jacobson, Gaëtan Lehmann)

* Bug Fix: No more spurious pending patches (issue709, issue1012, David

* Bug Fix: darcs get --to-match now works with hashed repositories
(issue885, David Roundy)

* User Experience: Catch mistakes in _darcs/prefs/defaults (issue691, Dmitry

* User Experience: Improved support for darcs send over http (see also
tools/upload.cgi) (Dmitry Kurochkin, David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: Recognize user@example.com: as an ssh path, that is, not
requiring a path after the server component. (David Roundy)

* New Feature: Accept an optional directory argument in darcs send
--output-auto-name (Dmitry Kurochkin)

* User Experience: New --no-cache option to help debug network issues
(issue1054, Dmitry Kurochkin)

* Performance: New --http-pipelining and --no-http-pipelining flags. Passing
--http-pipelining to darcs can make darcs get and pull faster over HTTP.
Due to a libcurl bug, this is not the default option unless darcs is
compiled with libcurl 7.19.1, due 2008-11. (Dmitry Kurochkin)

* Bug Fix: Eliminate hanging and crashes while fetching files over HTTP
(issue920, issue977, issue996, issue1037, Dmitry Kurochkin)

* Security: Fix some insecure uses of printfs in darcs.cgi (Steve Cotton)

* Bug Fix: Handle filepaths in a simpler and more robust fashion. This fixes
relative filepaths and recognition of symbolic links and avoids possible
future bugs (issue950, issue1057, David Roundy, Dmitry Kurochkin)

* Bug Fix: Make darcs diff --patch work even if the patch is within a tag
(issue966, darcs 2 regression, Dmitry Kurochkin)

* Quality Assurance: Extend use of Haskell's GADTs to most of the darcs
code, fixing many potential bugs along the way (Jason Dagit, David Roundy)

* Quality Assurance: Several improvements to darcs code quality (Petr

* Bug Fix: Correct assumptions made by darcs about Windows file size types
(issue1015, Simon Marlow, Ganesh Sittampalam)

* Bug Fix: Support case insensitive file systems using hashed repositories
in darcs repair (partial issue971, Petr Ročkai). IMPORTANT: This
introduces a memory use regression, which affects large repositories. We
found that doing a darcs repair on the GHC repository requires a machine
with 2 GB of RAM. The regression is well-understood and should be solved
in the next darcs release. In the meantime we felt that the improved
robustness was worth the performance trade-off.

* Quality Assurance: Simplify building darcs on Windows by optionally using
the zlib and terminfo Haskell packages (Ganesh Sittampalam, Petr Ročkai)

* User Experience: Better error reporting when patches that should commute
fail to do so. (Jason Dagit)

* New Feature: --match "touch filenames", for example --match 'touch
foo|bar|splotz.*(c|h)' (issue115, Dmitry Kurochkin)

* User Experience: Improve debugging and error messages in HTTP code (Dmitry
Kurochkin, David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: Ensure that darcs responds to Ctrl-C on Window, even if compiled
with GHC < 6.10 (issue1016, Simon Marlow)

* New Feature: darcs changes --context now also works with --human-readable
and --xml-output (issue995, Dmitry Kurochkin)

* Bug Fix: Always darcs send with context, as if --unified flag were used
(was implemented in 2.0.2, but not consistently) (David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: Make sure that darcs get --tag works even when the user hits
Ctrl-C to get a lazy repository (Dmitry Kurochkin)

* Quality Assurance: Improvements to documentation and online help, most
crucially, user-focused help on upgrading to darcs 2. (Trent Buck, Lele
Gaifax, Simon Michael, Max Battcher)

* New Feature: darcs changes --number associates each patch with number,
counting backwards (see the --index feature) (David Roundy)

* New Feature: ability to match patches on index, for example, darcs changes
--index=3-6 shows the last three to six patches (David Roundy)

* User Experience: slightly reduce the verbosity of darcs pull --verbose
(David Roundy)

-- Eric Kow <E.Y.Kow@brighton.ac.uk> Sun, 18 Sep 2008 02:36:45 GMT

darcs (2.0.2)

-- David Roundy <droundy@darcs.net> Sun, 24 Jun 2008 01:20:41 GMT

darcs (2.0.1)

* Bug Fix: Make Ctrl-C work even though darcs is now compiled to use the
threaded runtime (issue916, David Roundy)

* New Feature: Include patch count in darcs --version, for example, 2.0.1 (+
32 patches) (David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: Avoid an error caused by renaming a file on case-insensitive
file-systems (Eric Kow)

* Bug Fix and New Feature: Improved XML output (Benjamin Franksen, Lele
Gaifax, David Roundy)

* User Experience: Always darcs send with context, as if --unified flag were
used (David Roundy)

-- David Roundy <droundy@darcs.net> Sun, 23 Jun 2008 21:47:07 GMT

darcs (2.0.1rc2)

* Performance: Faster strings, using Data.Bytestring by default (Gwern
Branwen, Eric Kow, Ian Lynagh, David Roundy)

* User Experience: On Windows, use MS-DOS 'edit' as a default editor if
Emacs and friends are not available (Eric Kow)

* Bug Fix: On Windows, notice when external programs fail to launch because
they do not exist (Eric Kow)

* New Feature: darcs put --no-set-default and --set-default (Nicolas

-- David Roundy <droundy@darcs.net> Sun, 13 Jun 2008 01:17:45 GMT

darcs (2.0.1rc1)

* Bug Fix: Fix tag --checkpoint so that darcs get --partial can avoid
fetching all patches (issue873, David Roundy)

* User Experience: Better progress reporting [NB: darcs is now compiled with
threaded runtime by default] (issue739, David Roundy, Bertram Felgenhauer)

* Performance: Reduce memory usage of darcs put (David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: Improved date matching (issue793, issue187, Eric Kow)

* Performance: Fix an optimization in diff-detection (affects darcs whatsnew
and record) (Pekka Pessi)

* Quality Assurance: --enable-hpc for checking program coverage (Christopher
Lane Hinson)

* Bug Fix: Do not rollback if no primitive patches were selected (issue870,
Eric Kow)

* Bug Fix: Make it possible to --dry-run on repositories we cannot write to
(issue855, Eric Kow, David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: Avoid a race condition caused by cleaning out the pristine cache
(issue687, David Roundy)

* User Experience: When pushing, prints a small reminder when the remote
repository has patches to pull (Eric Kow, David Roundy)

* UI changes: --extended-help is now called --overview, no more
--verify-hash, no more send --unified (David Roundy, Eric Kow)

* User Experience: Show ssh's stderr output in case it wants to ask the user
something (issue845, Eric Kow)

* Bug Fix: Improved interaction with pager (David Roundy, Pekka Pessi, Eric

* Bug Fix: darcs send -o - (Pekka Pessi)

* Bug Fix: (regression) Re-enable darcs mv as a means of informing darcs
about manual renames (issue803, David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: Fix bugs related to use of threaded runtime (issue776, David

* Portability: Respect OS conventions in creation of temporary files (Eric

* New Feature: Check for and repair patches which remove non-empty files
(issue815, David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: Make get --to-match work with hashed repositories (David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: Conflict-handling with darcs-2 semantics (issue817, David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: Make --ask-deps ask the right questions (Tommy Pettersson)

* User Experience: Improved error messages and warnings (issue245, issue371,
Nicolas Pouillard, David Roundy, Eric Kow)

* New Feature: darcs trackdown --set-scripts-executable (Reinier Lamers)

* Quality Assurance: Various improvements to documentation (issue76,
issue809, Gwern Branwen, Lele Gaifax, Eric Kow, Nicolas Pouillard, David

* Bug Fix: Correct detection of incompatibility with future darcs (issue794,
Eric Kow)

* User Experience: Make darcs changes --interactive behave more like other
interactive commands (Eric Kow)

* Performance: Optimized handling of very large files (Gwern Branwen)

* New Feature: Colorize added and removed lines, if the environment variable
DARCS_DO_COLOR_LINES=True (Nicolas Pouillard)

* New Feature: --remote-repodir flag to allow separate default repositories
for push, pull and send (issue792, Eric Kow)

* Performance: Optimized get --to-match handling for darcs 1 repositories
(Reinier Lamers)

* Bug Fix: Make changes --repo work when not in a repository (David Roundy)

* New Feature: darcs changes --count (David Roundy)

-- David Roundy <droundy@darcs.net> Sun, 03 Jun 2008 12:43:31 GMT

darcs (2.0.0)

* Fix silly bug which leads to darcs --version not showing release when it's
a released version. (David Roundy)

-- David Roundy <droundy@darcs.net> Sun, 07 Apr 2008 15:06:38 GMT

darcs (2.0.0rc1)

-- David Roundy <droundy@darcs.net> Sun, 01 Apr 2008 15:44:11 GMT

darcs (2.0.0pre4)

* When darcs encounters a bug, check version versus central server in order
to decide whether to recommend that the user report the bug.

* Display duplicate identical changes when using darcs-2 repository format.

* Fix a bug in convert that lead to invalid tags in the converted
repository. (Issue585)

* Add an annoying warning when users run convert.

* Numerous fixes to the time/date matching code, which should now work even
in central Europe. (Eric Kow)

* Add support for reading hashed repositories that use SHA256 hashes. The
plan is to enable writing of SHA256 hashes in the next release. (David

* New Feature: Add a 'show authors' command (Eric Kow)

* darcs.cgi improvements: Patch pages show "Who" and "When" some file
annotation pages show "who" and "when" with a mouse-over. Also, darcs.cgi
can now be hosted in a path containing The tilde character. (Zooko, Mark

* User Experience: Improved and added many debugging, error and progress
messages (David Roundy, Mark Stosberg, Eric Kow)

environment variables are made available for the posthook system, allowing
for more easier options to to integrate darcs with other systems. (David
Roundy, Mark Stosberg)

* Quality Assurance: Added and updated automated regression tests (Mark
Stosberg, David Roundy, Eric Kow, Trent Buck, Nicolas Pouillard, Dave
Love, Tommy Pettersson)

* Bug Fix: Gzipped files stored in the repo are now handled properly (Zooko,
David Roundy)

* Quality Assurance: Various Documentation Improvements (issue347, issue55
Mark Stosberg, Nicolas Pouillard, Marnix Klooster)

* Bug Fix: With --repodir, commands could not be disabled (Trent Buck, David

* New Feature: tools/update_roundup.pl scripts allows the darcs bug tracker
to be notified with a darcs patch resolving a particular issue is applied.
A link to the patch in the web-based repo browser is provided in the
e-mail notifying bug subscribers. (Mark Stosberg)

* Internal: Begin work on memory efficiency improvements (David Roundy)

* Performance: darcs is faster when identifying remote repos handling
pending changes and running unrecord. (David Roundy)

* Internal: Source code clean-up and improvements (David Roundy, Jason
Dagit, Eric Kow, Mark Stosberg)

* User Experience: A pager is used automatically more often, especially when
viewing help. (Eric Kow)

* Bug Fix: push => incorrect return code when couldn't get lock. (issue257,
VMiklos, David Roundy, Eric Kow, Mark Stosberg)

* Bug Fix: 'whatsnew' and 'replace' now work together correctly. (Nicolas
Pouillard, David Roundy)

-- David Roundy <droundy@darcs.net> Sun, 21 Mar 2008 15:31:37 GMT

darcs (2.0.0pre3)

* Fix issue 244, allowing users of darcs changes to specify the new name of
a file that has an unrecorded mv. (David Roundy, Mark Stosberg, Tuomo

* Fix issue 600, bug in darcs optimize --relink. (David Roundy, Trent Buck,
Mark Stosberg, Tommy Pettersson)

* Add a new framework for outputting progress messages. If darcs takes more
than about one second to run a command, some sort of feedback should now
be provided. (David Roundy)

* Rewrite rollback, changing its behavior to be more useful. Rollback now
prompts for a name for the new "rollback" patches. It also allows you to
roll back multiple patches simultaneously, and to roll back only portions
of the patches selected. Altogether, rollback is now more interactive, and
should also be more useful. (David Roundy)

* Bug Fix: date parsing is now improved (Mark Stosberg, David Roundy)

* Performance: Improved speed of darcs pull on very large repos. (David

* Fix issue 586, but in darcs repair on hashed and darcs-2 repositories.
(Nicolas Pouillard)

* Improve docs for 'darcs init' (Mark Stosberg)

* Fix typo in test partial.sh which made part of the tests for --partial
invalid. (Mark Stosberg)

* Document that darcs handles some types of binary files automatically.
(issue55, Mark Stosberg)

* Fix typo in a test that made it compare a file to itself. (Mark Stosberg)

* Document that single quotes should be used in .darcs/defaults. (issue347,
Mark Stosberg)

* New Feature: Automatically create the the global cache if we define we
want to use it. (David Roundy, Trent Buck)

* Performance: Improved HTTP pipelining support (Dmitry Kurochkin)

* Fix issue 571, build failure when termio.h is not found. (Dave Love)

-- David Roundy <droundy@darcs.net> Sun, 22 Jan 2008 20:06:12 GMT

darcs (2.0.0pre2)

* Add instructions in documentation for how to view patches in Mutt (a mail
reader). (Gwern Branwen)

* Fix build on Solaris. (Dave Love)

* Added "auto-optimize" support for hashed inventories, in that darcs
automatically optimizes inventories when it seems wise (which is currently
defined as "every time we modify the inventory").

* Fix expensive performance bugs involved in conflict handling. Thanks to
Peter for pointing these out!.

* Fix reading of hashed repositories to avoid reading patches that we don't
actually need (i.e. foolish inefficiency bug). Thanks to Simon for
reporting these performance bugs.

* Added a new --debug flag for debug output.

* Added compatibility with ghc 6.4. At this point darcs 2 should work with
any ghc from 6.4 to 6.8.2.

* Fix bug where parsing of setpref patch called tailPS unnecessarily. (David

* Refactor parsing of commands and command line arguments. Implement hidden
commands. (Eric Kow)

* Use a single command to initialize a remote repository. This replaces the
method of stringing together multiple commands with the shell-dependent &&
operator. (Tristan Seligmann)

* Allow for files in _darcs/inventories to be gzipped. This is not
specifically related to issue553, but it fixes a regression introduced by
the issue553 fix. (Issue553, Eric Kow)

* Check for potential hash collision in writeHashFile. (Eric Kow)

* Don't try to write hash file if it already exists, as you can not
overwrite an open file on Windows. (Issue553, Eric Kow)

* Close file handles when done reading it lazily. (Eric Kow)

* Modernize and enhance buggy renameFile workaround by using the
hierarchical library structure and only catching 'does not exist' errors.
(Eric Kow)

* Add "hidden" printer for decorating patches with color for easier reading
when printed to screen during verbose or debug output, but hides (removes)
the decoration when printing to the repository files. This is the
counterpart of the invisible printer, which makes non-human-friendly patch
contents invisible when printed to the screen. (David Roundy)

* Add "hidden" printer, for printing things to screen but not file. (David

* Make darcs distinguish between repository sub paths and "normal" relative
paths. Better handling of absolute paths. (Eric Kow)

* Fix some bugs introduced by Better handling of file paths. (Eric Kow)

* Handle corner case when polling from self. (issue354, issue358, Eric Kow)

* Handle corner cases when pulling from current repository. (Issue354,
Issue358, Eric Kow)

* Fix bug in make_dotdots when pushing from a sub directory. (issue268, Eric

* Fix bug in make_dotdots when pushing from a subdirectory. (Issue268, Eric

* Better handling of file paths. Distinguish between paths to files
belonging to the repository as well as not belonging to the repository,
both in absolute and relative form. (Eric Kow)

* Add path fixing to darcs send, and don't try sending to self. (issue427,
Eric Kow)

* Fix path issue for darcs send. (Issue427, Eric Kow)

* Disable mmap under Windows. (issue320, Eric Kow)

* Backup unmanaged working dir files as needed. (issue319, issue440, Eric

* Backup unmanaged files in the working directory when they are overwritten
by managed files with the same names in pulled or applied patches.
(Issue319, Issue440, Eric Kow)

* Offer some advice if sendmail failed. (issue407, Eric Kow)

* Document behavior of "boring" managed files. (Issue259, Eric Kow)

* Make Doc a newtype, so we can define a Show instance. (David Roundy)

* Make make_changelog GHC 6.8 compliant. (Ganesh Sittampalam)

* GHC 6.8 needs containers package. (Ganesh Sittampalam)

* Configure hack to deal with openFd -> fdToHandle' renaming in GHC 6.8.
(Ganesh Sittampalam)

* Make makefile summarize calls to GHC when compiling. VERBOSE=1 turns the
long format back on. (Eric Kow)

* When building, print summarized call to GHC in makefile, instead of very
long command lines with many boring options. VERBOSE=1 reverts to showing
options again. (Eric Kow)

* Add svg logo. (David Roundy)

* Add mercurial files to the default boring file. (David Roundy)

* Add patterns for mercurial files to default boring patterns. (David Roundy)

* Define color versions of traceDoc and errorDoc for debugging. (David

* Clarify error message for --last. (issue537, Eric Kow)

* Clarify in error message that darcs option --last requires a *positive*
integer argument. (Issue537, Eric Kow)

* Optimize getCurrentDirectorySansDarcs a little. (Eric Kow)

* Never create temporary directories in the _darcs directory. (issue348,
Eric Kow)

* Never create temporary directories in the _darcs directory. (Issue348,
Eric Kow)

* Make revert short help less cryptic. (Eric Kow)

* Make revert short help less cryptic. (Eric Kow)

* Make --checkpoint short help more explicit. (issue520, Eric Kow)

* Make --checkpoint short help more explicit. (Issue520, Eric Kow)

* Add format infrastructure for darcs-2 repo format. (David Roundy)

* Always optimize the inventory in 'darcs tag'. (Eric Kow)

* Fix bug in Tag --checkpoint where the inventory was not updated. (Eric Kow)

* Fix accidental regression of --no-ssh-cm flag. (Eric Kow)

* Move conditional #include from Darcs.External to makefile. The GHC manual
says that this is *not* the preferred option, but for some reason, the
include pragmas seem to get ignored. Perhaps it is because the requirement
that the pragmas be on the top of the file conflict with the #ifdef
statements. In any case, this patch gets rid of the warning on MacOS X:
warning: implicit declaration of function 'tgetnum'. (Eric Kow)

* Pass CFLAGS to the assembler. E.g. -mcpu is essential on sparc. (Lennart

* Optimize 'darcs optimize --reorder'. (David Roundy)

* Add a table of environmental variables to the manual. (issue69, Eric Kow)

* Use System.Directory.copyFile for file copying. (Kevin Quick)

* Implement darcs show contents command. It shows the contents of a file at
a given version. (issue141, Eric Kow)

* Make Changes --context --repodir work. (Issue467, Erik Kow)

* Rename 'query' to 'show', but keep 'query' as an alias. (There is also an
extra alias 'list' that means the same as show.) The subcommand 'query
manifest' is renamed to 'show files', and does not list directories by
default, unless the alias 'manifest' is used. (Eric Kow)

* Support record -m --prompt-long-comment. (issue389, Eric Kow)

* Hide the command 'unpull' in favor of 'obliterate'. (Eric Kow)

* Make option --no-deps work again. It now also works for obliterate,
unrecord, push and send. (issue353, Tommy Pettersson)

* Make Record --ask-deps abort if user types 'q' instead of recording
without explicit dependencies. User is now required to type 'd' (done). If
the resulting patch is completely empty (no changes and no dependencies)
the record is automatically canceled. (issue308, issue329, Kevin Quick)

* Use pure record-access for PatchInfo in Patch.Info. (David Roundy)

* Improve error message when unable to access a repository. (David Roundy)

* Switch to using new Haskell standard library function cloneFile for
copying files. (Kevin Quick)

* Remove more GUI code. (Eric Kow)

* Fix some --dry-run messages: "Would push" instead of "Pushing". (issue386,
Eric Kow)

* Ensure that logfile for record has trailing newline. (issue313, Eric Kow)

* Add a stub command 'commit' that explains how to commit changes with
darcs. (Eric Kow)

* Makes non-repository paths in DarcsFlags absolute. (issue427, Zachary P.

* Fix problem with missing newline in inventory, to simplify for third party
scripts. (Issue412, Eric Kow)

* Add all pulled repositories to _darcs/prefs/repos. (Issue368, Eric Kow)

* Implement Apply --dry-run. (Issue37, Eric Kow)

* Never change defaultrepo if --dry-run is used (issue186, Eric Kow)

* Filter out any empty filenames from the command line arguments. (Issue396,
Eric Kow)

* Use prettyException in clarify_errors so we don't blame user for darcs'
own errors. (Issue73, Eric Kow)

* Rename command 'resolve' to 'mark-conflicts'. 'Resolve' remains as a
hidden alias. (issue113, Eric Kow)

* Make 'query manifest' list directories by default. (issue456, Eric Kow)

* Allow --list-options even if command can not be run. (issue297, Eric Kow)

* Make 'unadd' an alias for 'remove'. Make 'move' an alias for 'mv'. Add a
stub for 'rm' that explains how to remove a file from a darcs repository.
(issue127, Eric Kow)

* Fix <supercommand> --help. (Issue282, Eric Kow)

* New --nolinks option to request actual copies instead of hard-links for
files. (Kevin Quick)

* Harmonize capitalization in flags help. (Eric Kow)

* Define datarootdir early enough in autoconf.mk.in. (Issue493, Eric Kow)

* Fix a bug where Get --partial would use a checkpoint without detecting it
was invalid. Checkpoints can for example become invalid after an Optimize
--reorder. (issue490, David Roundy)

* User Agent size limit for curl gets is removed. (Issue420, Kevin Quick)

* Don't garb string parameters passed to libcurl, as required by the api
specification. (Daniel Gorin)

* Fix handling of --repo with relative paths. (Eric Kow)

* Check for gzopen in zlib. curl depends on zlib and is detected prior to
zlib by the configure file, but without the -lz flag on some versions.
(Andres Loeh)

* Switch to haskell's System.Process under Unix for execution of external
commands; requires GHC 6.4. (Eric Kow)

* Remove (some more) conflictor code. (Eric Kow)

* Remove (unused) conflictor code. (David Roundy)

* Support makefile docdir/datarootdir variables. (Dave Love)

* Added prehooks that works the same as posthooks, but they run before the
command is executed. This can for example be used to convert line endings
or check character encodings before every Record. The darcs command aborts
if the prehook exits with an error status. (Jason Dagit)

* Use system instead of rawSystem for calling interactive cmds in Windows,
which lets us support switches, for example, in DARCS_EDITOR. (Eric Kow)

* add support for partial and lazy downloading of hashed repositories.
(David Roundy)

* Fix refactoring bug in Checkpoints where we sometimes looked for things in
the wrong place. (David Roundy)

* Fail on error in get_patches_beyond_tag. This will expose any bugs where
we use this function wrongly. (As was the case in darcs check --partial
with hashed inventories.) (David Roundy)

* Restructure the source tree hierarchy from a mostly flat layout to one
with directories and subdirectories that reflects the modularity of the
source. (Eric Kow)

* In tests, don't assume grep has -q and -x flags. (Dave Love)

* Add --output-auto-name option to Send (Zachary P. Landau)

* Added regression testing for the "pull --complement" operation. Updated
documentation to explain why "darcs pull --complement R1 R1" is the same
as "darcs pull R1" instead of the empty set. (Kevin Quick)

* Change all "current" to "pristine" in manual and help texts. (Tommy

* Added the ability to specify the --complement argument on the pull command
as an alternative to --intersect and --union. When --complement is
specified, candidate patches for a pull are all of the pullable patches
that exist in the first repository specified but which don't exist in any
of the remaining repositories (the set-theory complement of the first
repository to the union of the remaining repositories). (Kevin Quick)

* Fix bug where darcs would try to write temporary files in the root
directory (/) if it couldn't find a repository root to write them in. Now
it uses the current directory in that case. (issue385, Zachary P. Landau)

* Make write_repo_format use the same syntax as read_repo_format when
dealing with different repository formats. (Benedikt Schmidt)

* Remove some unused functions from Population. (Eric Kow)

* Use IO.bracket instead of Control.Exception.bracket in Exec, to restore
the old way darcs works on *nix. (Eric Kow)

* Import bracketOnError from Workaround instead of Control.Exception to
support GHC 6.4. (Eric Kow)

* Switch to haskell's System.Process under Windows for execution of external
commands; requires GHC 6.4. (Simon Marlow)

* Fix bug where darcs ignored command arguments in the VISUAL environment
variable. (issue370, Benedikt Schmidt)

* Make annotate work on files with spaces in the name. (Edwin Thomson)

* Prettify exceptions in identifyRepository. (Juliusz Chroboczek)

* QP-encode patch bundles transfered with the Put command. (Juliusz

* Fix bug in darcs get --tag that left cruft in pending. (David Roundy)

* Fix bug when trying to 'darcs mv foo foo'. (issue360, David Roundy)

* Separate comment from OPTIONS pragma for GHC 6.4 compatibility. (Eric Kow)

* Make hashed inventories support optimize and reordering. (David Roundy)

* Change all Maybe Patch to the new type Hopefully Patch, which is similar
to Either String, for storing patches that may or may not exist. This
should make it much easier to improve error reporting. (David Roundy)

* Fix pending bug that broke several_commands.sh. (David Roundy)

* Fix hashed inventory bug in Add. (David Roundy)

* Make Get and Put reuse code for Initialize. This makes Put accept any
flags that Init accepts. (David Roundy)

* Fix new get to not mess up pending. (David Roundy)

* External resolution can resolve conflicting adds. (Edwin Thomson)

* Only copy the files that are needed for the resolution, when invoking an
external resolution tool. This saves much time and resources on
repositories with many files in them. (Edwin Thomson)

* Change message in 'darcs check' from "applying" to "checking". (issue147,
Tommy Pettersson)

* Add code fore hashed inventories. (David Roundy)

* New option for Diff: --store-in-memory. darcs diff usually builds the
version to diff in a temporary file tree, but with --store-in-memory it
will represent the files in memory, which is much faster (unless the tmp
directory already is a ram disk). (Edwin Thomson)

* Fix bug where duplicated file names on the command line would fool darcs.
(issue273, Tommy Pettersson)

* When recording with option --pipe, assume users local timezone if none is
given, instead of UTC. Except if the date is given in raw patch format
'yyyymmddhhmmss' it is still parsed as UTC. (issue220, Eric Kow)

* Account for timezone information, e.g. in dates when recording with option
--pipe. (issue173, Eric Kow)

* Fix bug in refactoring of get. (David Roundy)

* Refactor repository handling to allow truly atomic updates. (David Roundy)

-- David Roundy <droundy@darcs.net> Sun, 16 Dec 2007 20:16:47 GMT

darcs (1.0.9)

* Make shell harness failures fatal in Makefile. (Eric Kow)

* Bugfix, fix bug where we add a file but not its boring parent directory.
(David Roundy)

* Allow escaped quotes in 'quoted' for match text. (Dave Love)

* Don't exit with failure when tests_to_run is used and there are no perl
tests. (David Roundy)

* Apply patches "tolerantly" to the working directory; don't quit, but print
a warning for every problem and continue. This is a workaround for a bug
in darcs where it sometimes fails to update the working directory. When
darcs updates the working directory it has already successfully updated
the inventory and the pristine cache, so the repository itself is not
corrupted. However, an incomplete update to the working directory results
in unintended differences between the working and pristine tree, looking
like spurious unrecorded changes. These can be easily removed with 'darcs
revert', but spurious changes have to be manually sorted out from real
unrecorded changes. By darcs no longer quiting at the first problem, more
of the working tree gets updated, giving less spurious changes and less
manual work to fix the mess should the bug bite you. (issue434, Eric Kow,
David Roundy)

* Add a README file, created from HACKING. (issue287, Eric Kow)

* New command, query tags (similar to 'darcs changes -t .) (Florian Weimer)

* Include the query commands in the manual. (Florian Weimer)

* The ssh control master is now off by default (it seems to hang on some
large repositories). The option --disable-ssh-cm is replaced by the two
options --ssh-cm and --no-ssh-cm (default). (Eric Kow)

* Do not append a colon to host name when calling sftp. This does not solve
all of issue362, just a minor annoyance along its way. (issue362, Eric Kow)

* Get 'open' and 'psignal' declared on Solaris. (Dave Love)

* Zsh completion supports new _darcs/pristine repository format. (Georg Neis)

* Add documentation for DARCS_PAGER. (Benedikt Schmidt)

* Turning off and on the ssh control master works for the Changes command.
(issue383, Georg Neis)

* Optimize unrecorded file moves with unrecorded file adds and removals.
That is, if you add, rename and remove files multiple times without
recording, whatsnew (and record) will only see the final result, not the
whole sequence of moves. (Marco Tulio Gontijo e Silva)

* Fix link error with errno for gcc 4.12 / glibc 2.4. (Benedikt Schmidt)

* Remove the confusing text "user error" from some of GHC's error
descriptions. (Juliusz Chroboczek)

* Check for and fail build configuration if module quickcheck isn't
available. (issue369, David Roundy)

* Make darcs push QP-encode the bundle before transferring. This should
hopefully fix issues with scp/sftp corrupting bundles in transit. (Juliusz

* Make it very clear in the documentation that the options --from and
--author does NOT have anything to do with the sender or email author when
sending patches as email with the darcs Send command. (Kirsten Chevalier)

* Allow commented tests in tests_to_run. (David Roundy)

* Make it an error to Put into a preexisting directory. Often one could be
tempted to try to put into a directory, expecting to have the repository
created as a subdirectory there, and it is confusing to have instead the
repository contents mingled with whatever was already in that directory.
(David Roundy)

* Explicitly flush output on Windows after waiting for a lock, because
Windows' stdout isn't always in line-buffered mode. (Simon Marlow)

* Improve unhelpful "fromJust" error message in Push command. (Kirsten

* Support option --all for Obliterate, Unpull and Unrecord. (issue111, David

* Ignore failure to set buffering mode for terminal in some places
(supposedly fixes issue41, issue94, issue146 and issue318). (Tommy

* Buildfix, don't import Control.Exception functions when compiling on
Windows. (Edwin Thomson)

* Add make rules for tag files. (Dave Love)

* Add a semi-automated test for SSH-related things. (Eric Kow)

* Allow Dist --dist-name to put the tar file in any directory by giving a
full path as the dist name. (issue323, Wim Lewis)

* Add rigorous error checking when darcs executes external commands. All
low-level C return values are checked and turned into exceptions if they
are error codes. In darcs main ExecExceptions are caught and turned into
error messages to help the user. (Magnus Jonsson)

* Redirect error messages from some external commands to stderr. (Tommy

* Make configure fail if a required module is missing. (David Roundy)

* The options for turning off and on the ssh control master works from the
defaults file. (issue351, Tommy Pettersson)

* Amend-record now keeps explicit dependencies (made with --ask-deps) from
the amended patch. (issue328, Edwin Thomson)

* Make libcurl use any http authentication. This let darcs use repositories
protected with digest authentication. (Tobias Gruetzmacher)

* Turning off and on the ssh control master works for the Send command.
(Eric Kow)

* Redirect stderr to Null when exiting SSH control master. This suppresses
the output "Exit request sent" not suppressed by the quiet flag. (Eric Kow)

* Fix curses stuff, especially on Solaris 10. (Dave Love)

* Annotate various boring patterns. (Dave Love)

-- Tommy Pettersson <ptp@lysator.liu.se> Sun, 03 Jun 2007 21:37:06 GMT

darcs (1.0.9rc2)

* Pass e-mail address only for %t in --sendmail-command. Msmtp seems to
require this. Note that the full address is encoded in the message body.
(Eric Kow)

* Show error messages on stderr when starting and stopping the ssh control
master. (Tommy Pettersson)

* Rewrite check for spoofed patches with malicious paths. The check can now
be turned off with the option --dont-restrict-paths (issue177). The new
check only works for Apply and Pull, and it only looks at the remote
patches. A more complete check is desirable. (Tommy Pettersson)

* Add LGPL file referenced in fpstring.c (Dave Love).

* Update FSF address in copyright headers(Dave Love).

* New default boring file patterns: ,v .# .elc tags SCCS config.log .rej
.bzr core .obj .a .exe .so .lo .la .darcs-temp-mail .depend and some more
(Dave Love).

* Move darcs.ps to the manual directory (Tommy Pettersson).

* Pass -q flag to scp only, not ssh and scp. Putty's SSH (plink) does not
recognize the -q flag. (issue334, Eric Kow)

* Bugfix. Make darcs.cgi look for both pristine and current (Dan).

* Don't lock the repo during `query manifest' (issue315, Dave Love).

* Buildfix. Include curses.h with term.h (issue326, Dave Love).

* Bugfix. Unrecord, Unpull and Obliterate could mess up a repository
slightly if they removed a tag with a corresponding checkpoint. Only the
commands Check and Repair were affected by the damage, and Get would also
copy the damage to the new repository. (issue281, Tommy Pettersson)

* Add a HACKING file with helpful references to pages on the darcs wiki
(Jason Dagit).

* New boring file patterns: hi-boot o-boot (Bulat Ziganshin, Eric Kow).

* Require 'permission denied' test for MacOS X again. Perhaps something in
MacOS X was fixed? (Eric Kow).

* Look for Text.Regex in package regex-compat. Needed for GHC 6.6. (Josef

-- Tommy Pettersson <ptp@lysator.liu.se> Sun, 16 Nov 2006 14:03:51 GMT

darcs (1.0.9rc1)

* Improved handling of input, output and error output of external commands.
Null-redirection on windows now works. Only stderr of ssh is
null-redirected since putty needs stdin and stdout. (issue219, Eric Kow,
Tommy Pettersson, Esa Ilari Vuokko)

* Optimize away reading of non-managed files in summary mode of Whatsnew
--look-for-adds (issue79, Jason Dagit).

* Remove direct dependency to mapi32.dll; Improve MAPI compatibility. (Esa
Ilari Vuokko)

* Ignore .git if _darcs is found (Juliusz Chroboczek).

* Add a haskell code policy test to catch uses of unwanted functions, bad
formating and such. (Tommy Pettersson)

* If the logfile supplied with option --logfile does not exist, fail instead
of inserting no long comment. (issue142, Zachary P. Landau)

* Make the pull 'permission test' work when run as root (Jon Olsson).

* Handle unsimplified patches when further simplifying the summarized
output. For unknown reason (a possibly previous version of) darcs allows a
single patch to Add and Remove the same file in a single patch. The
Changes command used to combine them, showing just a Remove. (issue185,
Lele Gaifax)

* Add workaround for HasBounds that was removed in GHC 6.6 (Esa Ilari

* Really make --disable-ssh-cm work (issue239, Eric Kow).

* Fix false errors in pull.pl test (David Roundy).

* Clean up docs on DarcsRepo format (David Roundy).

* Use stdin for passing the batch file to sftp, to allow password-based
authentication (issue237, Eric Kow, Ori Avtalion).

* Make darcs fail if the replace token pattern contains spaces. It would
otherwise create a non-parsable patch in pending. (issue231, Tommy

* Set a default author in the test suite harness so not every test has to do
so. (Tommy Pettersson).

* Run external ssh and scp commands quietly (with the quiet flag), but not
sftp which doesn't recognize it (issue240). This reduces the amount of
bogus error messages from putty. (Eric Kow)

* Implement help --match, which lists all available forms for matching
patches and tags with the various match options (Eric Kow).

* Added .elc and .pyc suffixes to default binary file patterns (Juliusz
Chroboczek ).

* Added a link to the 'projects' part of the cgi repository interface, so
that you go back to the project list (Peter Stuifzand).

* Add a test suite for calling external programs (Eric Kow).

* Don't warn about non-empty dirs when in quiet mode (Eric Kow).

* New option --umask. This is best used in a repository's defaults file to
ensure newly created files in the repository are (not) readable by other
users. It can also be used when invoking darcs from a mail reader that
otherwise sets a too restrictive umask. (Issue50, Juliusz Chroboczek)

* Only check for ssh control master when it might be used. This suppresses
the annoying "invalid command" error message. (Issue171, Eric Kow)

* Fail with a sensible message when there is no default repository to pull
from. (Lele Gaifax)

-- Tommy Pettersson <ptp@lysator.liu.se> Sun, 08 Oct 2006 17:52:07 GMT

darcs (1.0.7)

* Fixed bug leading to a spurious "darcs failed: resource vanished" error
message when darcs output is piped to a program such as head that then
exits. (Issue160, David Roundy)

* New option --diff-command overrides the default value of "diff" when darcs
calls an external program to show differences between versions (Eric Kow).

* Use the ControlMaster feature in OpenSSH version 3.9 and above to
multiplex ssh sessions over a single connection, instead of opening a new
connection for every patch (Issue32, Eric Kow).

* Add a standalone graphical interface (experimental). The gui code prior to
this patch allows graphical darcs forms to be run from the command line.
This builds off that functionality by adding a graphical front-end,
allowing users to access these forms with a click of a button. In other
words, this allows users to run darcs without the command line. (Eric Kow)

* Make unpull, unrecord, obliterate accept --gui (Eric Kow).

* Freshen GUI code so that it compiles (Eric Kow).

* Provide more information when a remote repository can't be correctly
identified. (Juliusz Chroboczek)

* The Send command can save, reuse and delete the accompanying description
in a logfile. (Zachary P. Landau)

* Display list of subcommands when getting help on a supercommand. (Eric Kow)

* A proper fix for the problem with rmdir when there are non-managed files
left in the working copy of the directory so it can't really be removed.
This solves the two related problems with a missguiding error message in
one case, and an unreported repository corruption in the other. Now there
is no false warning and no repository coruption. (issue154, Eric Kow)

* Escaping of trailing spaces and coloring now works with in the pager
called with 'p' from interactive dialogues. (issue108, Tommy Pettersson)

* Added default recognized binary file extensions: bmp, mng, pbm, pgm, pnm,
ppm, tif, tiff. (Daniel Freedman)

* Added a RSS link to common.xslt. (Peter Stuifzand)

* Make short option -i a synonym for --interactive (Zachary P. Landau).

* Improved argument substitution for --external-merger. All apperences of %N
are replaced, not only those occurring as single words. (Daan Leijen)

* Transition from _darcs/current to _darcs/pristine completed. New
repositories are created with a "pristine" directory. Previous versions of
darcs have been looking for this directory since version 1.0.2, but older
versions than that can't read the new repository format. (Juliusz

* If you specify a repository directory, any absolute paths prefixed by this
directory are converted to be ones relative to the repodir. (issue39, Eric

* The --repodir flag works with many more commands: changes, dist, get,
optimize, repair, replace, setpref, tag, trackdown. (RT#196, RT#567, Eric

* The --repodir flag works with initialize command, and tries to create it
if it does not exists. (RT#104, Eric Kow)

* Add autom4te.cache to default boring patterns. (Kirill Smelkov)

* Don't create temporary copies of the repository for the external merger
program, unless there is for sure some conflict to resolve. (Edwin Thomson)

* Modify Changes --interactive dialogue to behave like other interactive
commands: accept 'y' and 'n' as answers and exit automatically after last
question. (Zachary P. Landau)

* Unnamed patches are now called "changes" in the interactive patch
selection dialogues. (Tommy Pettersson)

* Treat Enter as an invalid response in single character prompt mode, and
give feedback instead of being mysteriously silent and unresponsive.
(RT#261, Eric Kow)

* Make short option -f a synonym for --force (Zooko).

* Posthooks no longer cause an output message about success or failure,
unless the --verbose option is used. (Jason Dagit)

* Fix crash when using changes --interactive with --patch or --match
(Zachary P. Landau).

-- Tommy Pettersson <ptp@lysator.liu.se> Sun, 13 May 2006 17:14:38 GMT

darcs (1.0.6)

-- Tommy Pettersson <ptp@lysator.liu.se> Sun, 28 Feb 2006 11:18:41 GMT

darcs (1.0.6rc1)

* Check paths when applying patches to files and directories to stop
maliciously handcrafted patches from modifying files outside of the
repository or inside darcs private directories (issue48, Tommy Pettersson).

* Revert optimization that sometimes applied patches incorrectly and
corrupted the repository. This make darcs somewhat slower when applying
patches. A full pull of the darcs repository itself takes 50% longer.
(issue128, Tommy Pettersson).

* Fix bug in Get --tag that produced a corrupt repository (issue67, Edwin

* Add newline between long comment and changed files list in dry-run summary
to remove ambiguity (Edwin Thomson).

* Extended date matching functionality: ISO 8601 dates and intervals, a
larger subset of English like "yesterday at noon" (issue31/RT#34, Eric

* Allow rename to different case (RT #466, Eric Kow).

* Save long comment in a file if record fails the test run (Zachary P.

* Fix win32 build breaks (Will Glozer).

* Make --exact-version work when darcs is built from distributed tar ball
(Marnix Klooster).

* Coalesce pending changes created with setpref (issue70/RT#349, Eric Kow).

* Support --interactive option in changes command (issue59, Zachary P.

* New help command (RT#307, Eric Kow).

* Add --without-docs option to configure (Richard Smith).

* Obey normal autoconf conventions. Allows you to 'make install prefix=...'
and doesn't change default for sysconfdir. (Dave Love)

* Fix bug with non-existing directories. (David Roundy)

* Remote apply does not use cd to change current directory to target
directory any more. It uses --repodir when invoking remote darcs. This may
break some darcs wrappers. (Victor Hugo Borja Rodriguez)

* Support signed push (Esa Ilari Vuokko).

* Added support for pulling from multiple repositories with one pull. The
choice of --union/--intersection determines whether all new patches are
pulled, or just those which are in all source repositories. This feature
implements a suggestion by Junio Hamano of git. (David Roundy)

* Patch bundle attachments get a file name, based on the first patch.
(Zachary P. Landau)

* The send command now takes a --subject flag. (Joeri van Ruth)

* Fix --set-scripts-executable to work also when getting a local repository.
(issue38, Eric Kow)

* Removed the helper program darcs-createrepo. It was used for guided settup
of a darcs repository and a corresponding user account to accept patches
from signed emails. (issue14, Jason Dagit)

* Print out the patch name when a test fails. (Zachary P. Landau).

* Bugfix for --sendmail-command in Windows (Esa Ilari Vuokko).

* Make apply --verify work with GnuPG in Windows (Esa Ilari Vuokko)

* Bugfix for handling of absolute paths in Windows (issue47, Will Glozer)

-- Tommy Pettersson <ptp@lysator.liu.se> Sun, 19 Feb 2006 23:19:19 GMT

darcs (1.0.5)

* Fixes for Windows (Will Glozer).

* Adapt makefile to work with current ghc 6.4 (Will Glozer).

* --help and --list-commands ignore other options (issue34, Eric Kow).

* Fix apply with --verify for patch bundles signed by GnuPG in Windows (Esa
Ilari Vuokko).

* Make patch selection options together with --context work again (Daniel

* Make option --commands outside of a repository work again (issue9, David

* Bugfix for pushing with ssh under Windows (issue15, Will Glozer).

* Fix superfluous input bug in test suite (Florian Weimer).

* Many English and markup fixes (Dave Love).

-- Tommy Pettersson <ptp@lysator.liu.se> Sun, 07 Dec 2005 11:27:30 GMT

darcs (1.0.4)

* Fixed a bug in the external conflict resolution code. (bug #577, David

* Fixed a bug which made apply sometimes (but rarely) fail to check the the
hash on patch bundles corrupted in just the wrong way. (David Roundy)

* Added a simple check to darcs replace that avoids tokenizing lines that
don't contain the token we're replacing. I feel a bit bad about
introducing an optimization this late in the release cycle, but it makes a
huge difference, and really should be safe. (David Roundy---famous last

* Fixed bug where darcs didn't honor the SSH_PORT environment variable when
calling sftp. (bug #576, fix suggested by Nicolas Frisby)

* Avoid putting a wrongly-named directory in the tarball generated by darcs
dist, if the name we wanted already exists in $TMPDIR. (Simon McVittie)

* Fixed bug which caused "pull_firsts_middles called badly" errors when
running record with --ask-deps flag. (bug #476, David Roundy)

* Fixed bug where 'darcs changes --context' created a context that contained
escapes that prevented its use with send. (bug #544, David Roundy)

* Make interactive push/pull/send/apply respect the --summary option by
printing each patch as if you had hit 'x'. (David Roundy, bug #512)

* Fix bug when calling whatsnew --summary when a file without a trailing
newline has been deleted. (David Roundy)

* Fix --set-scripts-executable to work again. This feature had been broken
since version 1.0.3. (David Roundy)

* Simple (safe) fix for a bug which caused darcs to run out of file
descriptors when pulling over 1000 patches. (David Roundy)

* Fix bug in perl parts of test suite which led to spurious warning
messages. (David Roundy)

* Fix bug in configure when compiling darcs from tarball on a system that
has no darcs present. (David Roundy)

* Fix bug that shows up when recording in a repository lacking a pristine
tree. (David Roundy)

-- David Roundy <droundy@darcs.net> Sun, 13 Nov 2005 13:44:31 GMT

darcs (1.0.4pre4)

* Fix error in install target of makefile, which was introduced in
1.0.4pre3. (Andres Loeh)

* Fix problem where make install modified the permissions on system
directories. (David Roundy, bug #494)

* Fix bug in display when whatsnew is given "-l" twice. (David Roundy, bug

* Added support for --posthook to all commands. (Jason Dagit)

* Made repair able to work on partial repositories. (fixes bug #189)

* Changed the delimiter in the long-comment file from ***DARCS*** to ***END
OF DESCRIPTION*** and clarified its meaning a bit. (Jason Dagit and David

* Added code to allow darcs to apply some patch bundles that have had
carriage returns added to their line endings. (David Roundy, bug #291)

* Make darcs accept command line flags in any order, rather than requiring
that they precede file, directory or repository arguments. Fixes bug #477
(David Roundy)

* Modified darcs get to display patch numbers rather than a bunch of dots
while applying patches during a darcs get. Also added similar feedback to
the check and repair commands. (Mat Lavin, bug #212)

* Made revert --all not ask for confirmation, so it can be used in
scripting, as one would use pull --all or record --all. (Jani Monoses)

* Added file ChangeLog.README explaining how to add entries to the
changelog. (Mark Stosberg and David Roundy)

* Fixed incompatibility with somewhat older versions of libcurl. (Kannan

* Fixed bug that showed up when after editing a long comment, the long
comment file is empty. (David Roundy, bug #224)

-- David Roundy <droundy@darcs.net> Sun, 01 Sep 2005 11:04:18 GMT

darcs (1.0.4pre2)

* (EXPERIMENTAL) Added support for reading and writing to git repositories.
There remain efficiency issues with the handling of git merges and darcs
is not yet able to either create a new git repository, or to pull from a
remote git repository. See building darcs chapter in manual for
instructions on building darcs with git support. (Juliusz Chroboczek,
configuration contributed by Wim Lewis)

* Add new "query manifest" command to list files and/or directories in
repository. Add some related infrastucture to support "subcommands".
(Florian Weimer)

* Make configure properly detect that we're on windows when building under
mingw. (David Roundy)

* Fixed bug #208: error when specifying pulling from a relative default
repository if we are ourselves within a subdirectory of our repository.
(David Roundy)

* Change internal mechanism for writing the "pending" file to be (hopefully)
more robust. (David Roundy, original idea by Ian Lynagh)

* Fixed a bug that caused get --partial to fail sometimes. (David Roundy)

* Made push/pull --verbose --dry-run now display contents of patches,
analogous to the behavior of changes --verbose. (Jim Radford)

* Various build system cleanups. (Peter Simons)

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Sun, 31 Jul 2005 12:10:29 GMT

darcs (1.0.4pre1)

* Performance improvement: Several commands now read patches lazily, which
reduces memory usage. A test of 'darcs check' on the Linux kernel
repository showed the memory usage was nearly cut in half, from about 700
Megs to 400. Coded by David Roundy.

* New feature: darcs put, the easiest way to create a remote repo, symmetric
with 'darcs get'. Coded by Josef Svenningsson.

* Performance improvement: RT#222: darcs performs better on files with
massive changes. Coded by Benedikt Schmidt.

* New Feature: darcs optimize now has "--modernize-patches" and
"--reorder-patches" flags. See the manual for details.

* Performance improvement: Using 'darcs diff' is now exponentially faster
when comparing specific files in the working directory to the most recent
copy in the repo. Coded by kannan@cakoose.com.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Sun, 18 Jul 2005 11:22:34 GMT

darcs (1.0.3)

* Fixed bug #396: error when specifying a removed file on the command line
of darcs record.

-- Tomasz Zielonka <tomasz.zielonka@gmail.com> Sun, 24 May 2005 21:51:27 GMT

darcs (1.0.3rc2)

* Internals: darcs' ChangeLog is automatically generated from repo history
and a database of ChangeLog entries (Tomasz Zielonka)

* Fixed: RT#370: --tags work in unpull and unrecord (Tommy Pettersson)

* New feature: added support for displaying patches with pager when
selecting patches (Benedikt Schmidt)

* New feature: new match type "exact" (John Goerzen)

* Feature: unrevert accepts --all and --interactive options (Jani Monoses)

* Fixed: darcs works with nvi (Benedikt Schmidt)

-- Tomasz Zielonka <tomasz.zielonka@gmail.com> Sun, 15 May 2005 08:56:17 GMT

darcs (1.0.3rc1)

* New Feature: darcs.cgi now uses appropriate caching headers. This will
make repeated calls to the same pages by cache-aware browsers much faste
in some cases. It also means that darcs.cgi can be usefully combined with
a cache-aware proxy for even better performance. (Will Glozer)

* New feature: more control over color and escaping in printed patches,
alternative color scheme, escaping of trailing spaces (Tommy Pettersson)

* Fixed: fixed bug manifesting with failed createDirectory (David Roundy)

* Internals: RT#255, several welcome refactors were made to the test suite,
including comprehensible shell test script output, improved portability,
and easier maintenance. (Michael Schwern).

* New Feature: RT#245: Using --look-for-adds with 'whatsnew' implies
--summary. This should save some typing for the common case. (Karel
Gardas, Mark Stosberg)

* New Feature: RT#231: darcs gives better feedback now if you try to record
nonexistent files or directories. (Karel Gardas, Mark Stosberg)

* New feature: send accepts --sendmail-command that allows to customize the
command used for sending patch bundles (Benedikt Schmidt)

* Fixed: RT#266: Adding a non-existent dir and file gives the expected
message now. (Tomasz Zielonka).

* Fixed: RT#10, a missed conflict resolution case. More accurately, we
noticed at had been fixed some point. A regression test for it was added.
(Tomasz Zielonka, Mark Stosberg)

* New feature: darcs tag can now accept the tag name on the command line
(RT#143). (Josef Svenningsson, Mark Stosberg, David Roundy)

* New feature: unrecord and unpull have a more powerful interface similar to
'darcs pull'. This allows for multiple patch selection. Coded by Tommy

* Bug fix: RT#305: Removed '--patch' from the 'changes', which conflicted
with the new '--patches' option.

* New feature: Automatically add parent directories for darcs add. (RT#20)
Coded by Benedikt Schmidt.

* Add helpful diagnostic message when there is a failure while pulling

-- Tomasz Zielonka <tomasz.zielonka@gmail.com> Sun, 26 Apr 2005 00:25:54 GMT

darcs (1.0.2)

* No changes from 1.0.2rc4.

-- David Roundy <droundy@darcs.net> Fri, 4 Feb 2005 07:33:09 -0500

darcs (1.0.2rc4)

* More documentation improvements, plus one clearer error message.
* Fixed (new since 1.0.1) bug which broke darcs repair.
* Fixed problem with makefile which caused spurious relinkings.
* Fixed bug in new optimize --relink command, which could cause
repository corruption.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Wed, 2 Feb 2005 06:24:19 -0500

darcs (1.0.2rc3)

* Documentation improvements related to Juliusz new code.
* Fixed longstanding leaks in zlib/threads code.
* Fixed some bugs in the new optimize --relink code.
* Fixed bug in darcs diff when the repository name is empty.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Sat, 29 Jan 2005 07:28:39 -0500

darcs (1.0.2rc2)

* Fixed bug on win32 when there are spaces in a repositories path and an
external program (i.e. ssh) is called. (Will Glozer)

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Thu, 27 Jan 2005 06:46:37 -0500

darcs (1.0.2rc1)

* Added experimental support for repositories without a "pristine tree"
This is the new name for the cache stored in _darcs/current/.
(Juliusz Chroboczek)
* Added an optimize --relink command to save disk space when using
multiple repositories. (Juliusz Chroboczek)
* Ignore conflict markers in the boring and binaries files.
* Fixed bug in get --partial when patches are in an unusual order.
(Andrew Johnson)
* Fixed bug which caused a crash on a local get of a repository owned by
another user.
* Fixed bug in changes/annotate that shows up when a directory has been
* Allow ncurses in addition to curses in configure.
* Added --set-scripts-executable option. (Karel Gardas)
* Added configure option to fix path to sendmail even if it's not
* Made bash completion more robust regarding shell special chars.
* Added konquerer workaround to cgi annotate. (Will Glozer)
* Addressed bug #114 - provide a better error when you accidently try to
pull from yourself. (Mark Stosberg)
* Made a few documentation improvements.
* Made http user agent reflect the darcs and libcurl version.
* Fixed commute bug in merger code.
* Fixed bug in decoding mime messages.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Wed, 26 Jan 2005 08:51:24 -0500

darcs (1.0.1)

* Made darcs changes --context work on an empty repo.
* Fixed bug in relative directories as arguments to pull/push.
* Fixed bug leading to extraneous changes in pending.
* Fixed bug #137 - XML escaping for >.
* Fixed gui code to compile with wxhaskell 0.8 (but it's still buggy).

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Tue, 14 Dec 2004 08:16:10 -0500

darcs (1.0.1rc3)

* Made it so adding and removing a file doesn't leave changes in pending.
* Fixed bug in creating the file to be edited for the long comment.
* Made "bug in get_extra" message explain possible cause of the problem,
which is related to a bug in commutation that made it into version
* Fixed stubborn bug in annotate.
* Fixed problem when unrecording binary file patches.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Sat, 11 Dec 2004 14:23:53 -0500

darcs (1.0.1rc2)

* Various optimizations.
* darcs now supports an arbitrary number of transport protocols through the
use new environment variables. See DARCS_GET_FOO in the 'Configuring
Darcs' chapter in the manual for more details.
* darcs now supports an arbitrary number of concurrent connections when
communicating with remote repos. See the documentation for DARCS_MGET_FOO
in the 'Configuring Darcs' chapter in the manual for more details.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Wed, 8 Dec 2004 08:02:48 -0500

darcs (1.0.1rc1)

* Fixed bug in commutation of adjacent hunks which have either no new or
no old lines.
* Numerous newline fixes for windows.
* On windows, use MAPI to resolve to and from addresses.
* Fixed problem where the --cc was ignored in apply if the patch

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Wed, 1 Dec 2004 06:24:08 -0500

darcs (1.0.1pre1)

* Changed apply to by default refuse to apply patches that would lead to
* Removed the old darcs_cgi script, in favor of the darcs.cgi script.
* Fixed changes to work better in partial repositories.
* Set stdin and stdout to binary mode to fix end of line problems with
push under windows.
* Made send create proper MIME email.
* Removed reportbug command, really wasn't necesary, and didn't work
well. Report bugs by an email to bugs@darcs.net, which creates a
ticket in our BTS.
* Allow darcs to work with a password protected proxy.
* Get multiple files with a single wget call when darcs is compiled
without libcurl support.
* Use sftp instead of scp to copy patches via ssh -- this reuses a single
connection for better speed.
* Made _darcs/current polymorphic (but not really documented).
* Made optimize --uncompress work with --partial repos.
* Various minor interface improvements.
* Made changes work better when specifying a file, and working in a
partial repository.
* Fixed bug in causing "Fail: _darcs/patches/unrevert: removeFile: does
not exist (No such file or directory)". Resolves bugs #57, #61.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Sun, 21 Nov 2004 08:29:24 -0500

darcs (1.0.0)

* Fixed compile error when antimemoize is enabled.
* Fixed bug that showed up when dealing with international characters in
* Various documentation improvements.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Mon, 8 Nov 2004 06:12:08 -0500

darcs (1.0.0rc4)

* Use autoconf to check for working install program.
* Renamed rerecord to amend-record in a futile attempt to avoid
* Made pull accept the --repodir option.
* Fixed off-by-one error in annotate that kept users from seeing
"deleted" version.
* Check filesystem semantics at runtime to avoid using mmap on
windows filesystems.
* Fixed darcs.cgi to work properly when browsing history of renamed
* Use anonymous file handle for temporary files in darcs.cgi -- fixes a
temporary file leak and potentially improves security.
* Added --summary option to commands that accept --dry-run.
* Made pull prompt for confirmation when there is a conflict with
unrecorded changes.
* Made unrevert interactive.
* Don't try to generate a new name on get if name was given explicitely.
* Always mark conflicts, even if there's an obvious solution.
* Quote conflict attribute values in xml output.
* Fail if the user gives a newline in the patch name.
* Fixed bug where new files didn't show up in darcs diff.
* Really fix newlines in whatsnew -u.
* Fixed bug in handling of tags in changes and annotate.
* Fixed bug in default options containing "--".
* Fixed various other build problems in 1.0.0rc3.
* Fixed embarrassing failure-to-compile-on-windows bug.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Mon, 1 Nov 2004 05:19:01 -0500

darcs (1.0.0rc3)

* Fixed bug leading to creation of empty "hunk" patches.
* Fixed bug in rollback when there are pending changes.
* Fixed push bug when default apply is --interactive.
* Fixed a bug where "darcs pull --list-options" would try to
complete to "home/.../darcs_repo" instead of "/home/.../darcs_repo".
* Fixed flushing bug in darcs.cgi.
* Fixed commutation bug with renames and file adds/removals.
* Made --summary indicate conflicted changes.
* Fixed generation of extra hunk in diff algorithm.
* Added X-Mail-Originator header to emails sent by darcs.
* Fixed a couple of bugs in the resolve command.
* Added new cgi diff command to produce unified diff.
* Notify when there are conflicts on push.
* Added 'a' key to say yes to all remaining changes for interactive
* Automatically generate AUTHORS file from repo history.
* Made pull --quiet actually quiet.
* Fixed bugs in whatsnew -ls, and distinguished between manually added
files and automatically added files.
* Fixed bug in darcs --commands when called outside a repo.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Sun, 3 Oct 2004 07:45:05 -0400

darcs (1.0.0rc2)

* Added support for comments in prefs files.
* Added new --enable-antimemoize compile option which reduces memory
usage at the expense of increased computational time.
* Added a new command: "reportbug"
* Fixed a bug that prevented applying of a patch bundle to an
"unoptimized" repo.
* Fixed bug where asking for changes to a nonexistent file in a
subdirectory would show the patch that created or renamed that
* Improved the robustness of unrevert. Now actions that will make
unrevert impossible should warn the user.
* Fixed bug when moving files or directories to the root directory of
* Various changes to make the --logfile way of specifying the patch name
and comments in record more friendly:
- Allows editing of the long comment even when --logfile is specified,
if the --edit-long-comment option is also used.
- When editing the long comment, the change summary is included below
the actual text for reference, and the patch name is included in the
first line (and thus may be modified).
- The --logfile option is ignored if such a file doesn't exist.
- A --delete-logfile option was added, which tells darcs to delete the
file after doing the record. This is intended to allow you to stick
a --logfile=foo option in your defaults without accidentally
recording multiple patches with the same comments because you forgot
to modify it.
* Fixed bug leading to .hi files in tarball.
* Made ctrl-C work under windows, but only "pure" windows consoles, not
in cygwin shells or mingw's rxvt (room for improvement here).
* Fixed bug that led to curl not being tried when darcs is not compiled
with libcurl.
* Added an environment variable DARCS_USE_ISPRINT for people who use
non-ascii characters in their files to indicate if the haskell standard
library "isPrint" function works properly on their system (which
depends on locale).
* Reduced the number of hunks produced by the internal diff algorithm,
when there are multiple equivalent ways of interpreting a change.
* Made the --from-{patch,tag,match} options inclusive, and added a
--{patch,match} option to diff (which was made easier to define by the
inclusiveness change, since --patch x is now equivalent to
--from-patch x --to-patch x).
* Added support for a second argument to get, which specifies the name of
the new directory.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Sun, 12 Sep 2004 06:54:45 -0400

darcs (1.0.0rc1)

* Remove some lazy file IO which may have been causing trouble pushing in
windows and using windows shares.
* Various interface improvements and improved error messages.
* Fixed bug that could cause conflicts in pending when unrecording a
patch that contained two non-commuting non-hunk patches.
* Fixed bug in --ask-deps option of record.
* Added --exact-version option which gives the precise darcs context from
which darcs was compiled.
* MIME fixes in patch forwarding.
* Various improvements to the darcs.cgi script.
* Added --reverse option to changes.
* Fixed patch numbering when file or directory arguments are given to an
interactive command.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Sun, 15 Aug 2004 07:43:30 -0400

darcs (0.9.23)

* Added a rerecord command, which will add changes to an existing
recorded patch
* Added support for a MOTD.
* Vastly improved the speed and memory use of darcs optimize --checkpoint
as well as darcs record, in the case where a record consists primarily
of adds.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Mon, 26 Jul 2004 08:11:20 -0400

darcs (0.9.22)

* add preliminary --context option to changes and get.
* display change number, e.g. "(1/3)" in interactive commands.
* show moves in summary format.
* add hash of patch bundles in darcs send.
* properly support --verbose and --quiet in add.
* don't display binary data to screen.
* fix bug in selecting patches by pattern.
* fix various locking-related bugs introduced in 0.9.21.
* fix bug when specifying logfile in a subdirectory.
* support backslashes for directory separators in windows.
* fix file modification time bug.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Sat, 26 Jun 2004 07:42:05 -0400

darcs (0.9.21)

* made mv work even if you've already mv'ed the file or directory.
* remember configure settings when reconfiguring.
* added --leave-test-directory to save the directory in which the test is
run on record or check.
* added HTTP redirect support (thanks Benedikt).
* fixed problems when unrecording a patch with conflits.
* fixed locking on nfs (thanks Juliusz).
* added preliminary version of a new cgi script for browsing darcs
repositories (thanks to Will Glozer for contributing this).
* add and modify a number of short flag options.
* fix bug in applying new order patch bundles that are GPG signed.
* fix bug in diff when a tagged version was requested.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Sat, 12 Jun 2004 05:39:48 -0400

darcs (0.9.20)

* fix bug in darcs-createrepo.
* add support for DARCS_SCP and DARCS_SSH environment variables.
* add XML support for --summary options of changes and annotate.
* better command-line completion on commands accepting a list of files or
* fix bug causing empty hunk patches to lead to failures.
* fix bug where --all overrode file choice in record.
* fix bug when testing patches that create subdirectories within subdirectories.
* preserve pending changes when pulling or applying.
* give better error message in pull when patch isn't readable.
* allow sendEmail with no "to", just "cc" recipients. This should fix
the trouble with trying to --reply to a patch coming from a push rather
than a send.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Wed, 5 May 2004 06:01:48 -0400

darcs (0.9.19)

* fix bugs leading to failures in the wxhaskell interface.
* fix bug that caused darcs diff to fail.
* fixed bug in get that lead to _darcs/current/_darcs directories.
* improved error reporting in several situations.
* fixed bug when pulling or pushing into an empty repo.
* added --summary option to changes to summarize the changes made in each

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Fri, 9 Apr 2004 07:19:34 -0400

darcs (0.9.18)

* added support for sending email from windows using the MAPI interface.
This code attaches the patch bundle in base64-encoded form, which darcs
can't currently decode (expect that in the next release), but the patch
bundle can be manually applied if a mail program does the decoding.
* renamed "darcs push" to "darcs send" and added a new "darcs push"
command roughly equivalent to the old "darcs push --and-apply".
* removed support for setting up a test suite by simple creating a file
named "darcs_test". You now should use setpref to define the test
suite command.
* fixed some problems when working in a --partial repository.
* lots of code was cleaned up. We have enabled the -Wall compiler flag
and are in the process of eliminating all the warnings. This should
make the code more friendly to new developers, and also helps with the
next bullet point:
* improved handling of errors--informative failure messages are more
likely than they were before.
* by default only check changes made since last checkpoint--this greatly
speeds up check.
* add --quiet option. Some commands don't yet support this. If
there's a command you want to quiet down, let us know.
* several performance enhancements: improved SHA1 performance, faster
check and get on repositories with a long history and improved
performance with very large files.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Thu, 1 Apr 2004 05:43:18 -0500

darcs (0.9.17)

* fixed bug in darcs apply that made the --no-test option fail.
* fixed bug that caused darcs to set file permissions to be
* darcs record and whatsnew can now accept file or directory arguments
and limit their actions to changes in those files or directories.
* darcs changes now can accept file or directory arguments and limit
itself to changes affecting those files or directories.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Sat, 21 Feb 2004 08:12:34 -0500

darcs (0.9.16)

* Add --sign-as=KEYID option to push command.
* make optimize split up inventory for faster pulls
* Allow use of a different make command for tests, such as gmake
* Can now put prefs that would normally go in _darcs/prefs (defaults,
binaries and boring) in ~/.darcs/ to set the prefs for all your
repositories at once.
* add primitive xml output to annotate of directory.
* When pushing a patch, add the list of changes in the description.
* refuse to rollback a patch twice, since that would cause problems.
* make darcs diff accept optional arguments indicating files and
directories to diff.
* preserve permissions on files in working directory.
* put docs in ...share/doc/darcs not share/darcs/doc.
* add support for multiple-choice options. This means that you can now
set your default option in _darcs/prefs/defaults, and then override
that default on the command line.
* shortened --use-external-merge-tool option to --external-merge
* more "boring" patterns.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Tue, 10 Feb 2004 07:08:14 -0500

darcs (0.9.15)

* next step repository format transition--we use the new patch filenames.
* fix handling of text files with no trailing newline--this will cause
some trouble. Darcs will require that you convert your repository
using convert-repo. This will leave you with a bunch of changes
regarding trailing newlines which you will either want to record or
* the windows support is somewhat improved.
* added simple "repair" command that can repair some kinds of
inconsistencies in the repository.
* added primitive "annotate" command to extract information about
modifications to files and directories.
* fixed handling of darcs mv to allow moving to directories in a more
intuitive manner.
* handling of binary files was dramatically improved in both memory and
cpu usage.
* added autoconf testing framework to clean up code dealing with
different versions of ghc, features that don't exist on windows, bugs
that only exist on windows, etc.
* don't accept invalid flags.
* add more patterns to boring and binary.
* use autoconf test to handle posix signals and windows '\\' handling.
* switch to using new patch filenames.
* XML formatted output for 'changes' command
* add support for unidiff-like whatsnew output.
* fix bug in RTS memory calculation for large RAM size
* add rollback command.
* improve checkpointing support.
* add diff-opts option to darcs diff.
* add support for building docs using htlatex or hevea rather than
* use locking whereever it is needed.
* add safe (atomic) writing of inventory files.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Fri, 12 Dec 2003 07:59:54 -0500

darcs (0.9.14)

* darcs changes now shows times formatted according to current locale.
* add support for automatically treating files containing ^Z or '\0' as
* add experimental checkpointing, allowing get to only download the
recent change history.
* allow darcs to be called within subdirectories of a repository.
* make default be to compress patches.
* add --summary option to whatsnew.
* add trackdown command.
* fix bug in darcs dist --verbose.
* make darcs diff have closer behavior to cvs diff. In particular, darcs
diff with no arguments now gives you the difference between the working
directory and the latest recorded version.
* support external graphical merge tools.
* fix bug where binary patch is created even with no change.
* support darcs -v for version. Also mention the darcs version in the
usage mesage.
* ignore empty lines in boring file and binary file.
* preserve pending changes (e.g. file adds or darcs replaces) across
revert and record.
* create repositories with new patch filename format.
The new repo format is now created alongside the old format, but the
old format is read. There is a tool called convert-repo that will
convert an old format repo to have both formats.
* use iso format for dates in record.
* New patch-selecting interface.
This patch only uses the new routine for revert, since it's not
particularly well tested. The text method now allows one to go back
and edit previous patches. The idea is that eventually all commands
that need the user to select a subset of patches will use this routine.
* use hash for cgi cache file names.
* add preliminary experimental GUI support using wxhaskell.
* remember author name after first record in a repo.
* add unrevert command.
* always match full pathnames when checking boringness or binaryness.
* rewrite replace tokenizer for more speed.
* make darcs compile with ghc 6.2 and later.
* fix some bugs in darcs diff.
* make --and-apply work locally as well as via ssh.
Also added a --and-apply-as that uses sudo to run the apply command as
a different user.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Mon, 10 Nov 2003 07:08:20 -0500

darcs (0.9.13)

* Various performance enhancements.
* add --pipe option to tag and record, which causes them to prompt for
all their input, including date. This can be useful when creating
repository converters.
* remove '-t' short command line option for '--to' and the '-o' short
option for '--reponame'.
* remove the darcs-patcher program.
The functionality of the darcs-patcher program is taken over by
the darcs apply command. Several fancy features have been added,
as described in the Apply section of the manual.
* support spaces and (maybe) unicode in filenames.
* updates to win32 support
* push via ssh
* add --without-libcurl option to configure
* include DarcsURL in push email.
* add support for reading and writing gzipped patch files.
* allow multiple --to addresses on push, and also support --cc for
additional addresses.
* when pulling or pushing from lastrepo, say where lastrepo is.
* only save lastrepo in get if the source repo wasn't a relative
directory path.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org>

darcs (0.9.12)

* add manual section on building darcs.
* improve scaling of checking for and resolving conflicts, which was an
O(n^2) function.
* escape ESC char when printing patches.
* don't reorder patches unless necesary--this avoids an O(n^2) operation
which was making a darcs record very slow when a lot of files were
* fix default regexps for boring file (Thanks Trevor!)
* replace now ignores files that aren't in the repo.
* make darcs add refuse to add files whose subdirectories don't exist.
* implement support for binary files.
* added support for running external programs to fetch files.
* fix conflict resolution bug from 0.9.11.
* make the patcher run the test prior to applying.
* add repo locking.
* Fix bug when pulling from a repo containing just one patch (thanks
* install cgi script in cgi-bin directory.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org>

darcs (0.9.11)

* A rewrite of the configure code and makefile (thanks to Peter Simons).
* Added several new repository configuration options including a setpref
command which allows you to set preferences options that are pulled
from repo to repo.
* Yet another rewrite of the merging code.
* User can now revert changes on a change-by-change basis.
* Yet another major improvement in speed and memory consumption.
* Add a darcs diff command to compare two versions.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Mon, 30 Jun 2003 06:42:10 -0400

darcs (0.9.10)

* Added a way to configure the default values for options to darcs
commands. See Appendix B of manual.
* darcs push and pull now default to pulling and pushing from the most
recently accessed repository (if you don't specify a repo).
* Numerous bugfixes.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Wed, 21 May 2003 07:08:40 -0400

darcs (0.9.9)

* Created a way to have a "centralized server". (See darcs-patcher
chapter in manual).
* Added new darcs-server package.
* Switch to new repository format. Note that your repo will only be
converted to the new format if you use certain commands such as
unpull. You can recognize the new format by the presence of a
_darcs/inventories/ directory.
* Add the ability to sign patches sent with push using gnupg and to
verify those signatures when applying. (This is the authentication
basis for the above-mentioned server).
* Fix bug in application of a file rename patch.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Thu, 8 May 2003 06:58:42 -0400

darcs (0.9.8)

* Fix rare bug in check when files happen to be a multiple of 1024 bytes
in length.
* Fix bug in reading patch ids with long comments from local files.
* Prepare for a change in the repository format. The format doesn't
change for this version, but version 0.9.8 is able to read the new
repository format.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Wed, 30 Apr 2003 08:54:18 -0400

darcs (0.9.7)

* Fix a couple of rename conflict bugs.
* Add new test suite framework, along with several tests.
* Several major optimizations for speed and memory.
* Added --ignore-times option to not assume that when a file
modification time hasn't changed the file itself hasn't changed.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Sat, 26 Apr 2003 07:57:01 -0400

darcs (0.9.6)

* Fixed a couple of bugs in the merging of conflicting renames.
* Added an interface to include long comments when recording.
* Improve the interface of pull, allowing for viewing the patches before
pulling them.
* Include zsh command completion examples with docs.
* Massively improved responsiveness in command completion.
* Use packed strings to save memory.
* Fixed a bug that shows up in empty repos.
* Fixed multiple bugs in the mv command.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Thu, 17 Apr 2003 09:34:34 -0400

darcs (0.9.5)

* Improve merge of creation of files and directories with the same name.
* Add darcs push and apply commands, which are the beginning of work
towards supporting a "centralized server" concept a la CVS. However,
they are also useful for a "Linus" style workflow, based on emailing
patches. In theory they could also be used to provide a smart server
that could server pulls using less bandwidth.
* Add an unpull command analagous to unrecord, but which removes the
patches from the working directory also.
* Enable the mv command, since the mv patches have now been supported by
a couple of versions.
* Include zsh_completion code, thanks to Aaron Denney <wnoise@ofb.net>.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Wed, 9 Apr 2003 07:52:01 -0400

darcs (0.9.4)

* Speed up whatsnew and record in the case where there are huge numbers
of extra files in the working directory.
* Small (~10%) speedup in get.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Fri, 4 Apr 2003 09:08:38 -0500

darcs (0.9.3)

* Optimized whatsnew and record by seting modification time of "current"
files equal to that of working files if they are identical, so I won't
have to check again if the working one hasn't been changed.
* Rewrite file renaming code (no creation).
* Add support for replacing tokens in files.
* Make cgi output work more accurately, and point out which files were
modified by each patch.
* Add a caching feature to the cgi script to speed things up a bit.
* Turn on creation of dependencies when recording.
* Add a 'tag' command.
* Rewrote the 'pull' code to hopefully speed it up (and in any case to
greatly simplify it).

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Thu, 3 Apr 2003 07:08:05 -0500

darcs (0.9.2)

* Add build dependency on tetex and latex2html
* Have internal diff code properly respond to deleted files and
* Create file and directory rename patch types. (no creation--which
means that I am waiting to create commands to create such patches
until later, to avoid backward compatibility issues of repos.)
* Add support for patch dependencies. (no creation)
* Add support for token replacement patches. (no creation)

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Thu, 27 Mar 2003 07:59:09 -0500

darcs (0.9.1)

* Make darcs get --verbose actually be verbose (which is important
because it takes so long that the user might be afraid it's hanging.
* Speed up the merge in complicated cases, possibly dramatically.
* Add a darcs remove command.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Mon, 10 Mar 2003 09:48:55 -0500

darcs 0.9.0

* Initial Release.

-- David Roundy <droundy@abridgegame.org> Wed, 3 Mar 2003 13:51:58 -0500

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