The Darcs Revision Control System
Posted Nov 11, 2004 13:50 UTC (Thu) by zooko
Parent article: The Darcs Revision Control System
I'm a fan of darcs. I tried it out after writing my http://zooko.com/revision_control_quick_ref.html, and I've been using it ever since.
v1.0 still has a few known issues. Certain pathological (or at least confused) behavior on the part of the user can cause darcs to get into a "wedged" state that requires careful correction in order to recover. That's the worst outstanding problem in darcs as far as I know.
Of interest to LWN subscribers, there is a darcs mirror of the Linux kernel:
I think the darcs land view of the kernel is losing historical information because it is going from BitKeeper to CVS to darcs. So for example although BitKeeper and darcs both handle file renames properly, CVS doesn't so that information gets lost.
Maybe someone who is legally allowed to use BitKeeper could set up a better mirror into darcs land.
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