[tahoe-dev] wanted: RPM package wrangler
zooko at zooko.com
Sun Sep 23 13:06:19 UTC 2007
On Sep 23, 2007, at 3:07 AM, Arno Waschk wrote:
> thanks to darcs i needed to check out the whole thing again. after
> almost all .py files were gone, except for most allmaydata ones.
Actually that was probably intended -- patches , , and
 removed everything under src/ except for src/allmydata/.
Those three packages -- foolscap, simplejson, and zfec -- are still
required. They will be automatically installed by setuptools when
you install Tahoe, and can also be manually installed -- see the
README for details.
I guess the removal of all of those .py files in those subdirectories
was what made you think that darcs had screwed up. Was there
anything else? Did it emit some sort of warning message when you
> when does this lethal darcs disappear?
Well, I'm reluctant to change. Darcs works well enough for me, and
I'm familiar with how to use it and with how to work around the
various bugs. This particular thing that happened to you was
probably not a bug except perhaps a user interface problem if it made
you think there was a problem when there wasn't. However, I've seen
darcs issue #377 (related to darcs issue #437) recently, as well as
darcs issue #87.
On the other hand, I half expect that switching to another tool would
be trading these issues in for different issues. In particular,
darcs shines for working off-line, for cherry-picking patches (such
as when we released v0.5.1 which was v0.5 plus the security-fix
patches from trunk but none of the other patches from trunk), and for
interactively selecting which changes to bundle together into a patch
Brian has switched from using darcs to using mercurial for foolscap
, so I'll be interested to hear his recommendation.
darcs issues mentioned in this e-mail
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