is darcs being maintained

Submitted by metaperl on Mon, 08/29/2005 - 3:31am.

I noticed some discussion on #haskell about darcs needing a new maintainer. Should I look at other options for version control that are better maintained and supported or is this just rumours about darcs? I hope they are.

Submitted by gour on Mon, 08/29/2005 - 6:09am.

Hi!

I noticed some discussion on #haskell about darcs needing a new maintainer. Should I look at other options for version control that are better maintained and supported or is this just rumours about darcs? I hope they are.

No, it's true...darcs needs a new maintainer for a 'stable' branch, so that David & other devs can have more time hacking on 'unstable' :-)

Don't worry :-)

Sincerely,
Gour

Submitted by jgoerzen on Mon, 08/29/2005 - 6:33am.

I couldn't find anything on the mailing lists about this, and I also didn't find anything in the #haskell logs. So I really don't know what this is about.

That said, I can say that I'm not worried. There are several reasons for that. First, Ian Lynagh is already maintaining darcs-unstable, and doing a fine job of it. So if David suddenly decided to leave, there are people already working on it. Second, I haven't seen any indication that David is leaving. And third, even in a worst-case scenario (say, darcs suddenly takes a dive in popularity), I could always use tailor to switch to something else.

No sense giving up the features of darcs unless I really have to, IMHO.

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