simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 09:03:45 EST 2007
Norman Ramsey wrote:
> > For those that don't follow the darcs-devel list, David has just announced
> > a pre-release of Darcs 2:
> I did see an announcement on the Haskell list, and I was slightly
> alarmed that some unspecified operations will no longer work
> disconnected. I don't have time to keep up with the darcs mailing
> lists, so I haven't informed myself about the details, but as a casual
> user of darcs I find the statement alarming. To me one of the great
> strengths of darcs has been my utter confidence that I can be on an
> airplane and pretty much do as I like except pull from or push to a
> repo that is not on my machine. If that has changed, I won't be using
> Darcs 2. If it hasn't, the casual users need to be reassured.
> I'm sure there's a more appropriate forum to say this in, but I don't
> know what it is. The main thing is that David sees it---David,
> presumably you know your users and know whether others will be
> frightened as I was.
This is really just a user interface issue: the big change is that lazy get
is the default in darcs 2, whereas previously you had to specify --partial.
I think I agree with Norman here, the default should be to get a complete
copy, if you want a lazy partial repository you should have to say so.
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