Holy freebies, batman, it’s May and we still haven’t started charging for private repos… Yep, it’s taking patch-tag longer to get the commercial ball rolling than planned. Hope nobody minds.
For now, matt and I are focused on improving usability and working out our payments functionality.
The biggest change is a new repo browser. Patch-tag no longer relies on gitit, though we are using a modified filestore module. How this came to be, and what it means for patch-tag users and pour future plans is a topic I hope to address in another blog post. The short and sweet is that I am a lot happier with the feel of repository browsing, and I think it was worth the work to switch from a pure open source community system.
In other news, swayed by recent developments in the darcs world, the ghc project has put their plans for switching from darcs to git indefinitely on hold.
Git’s market is still 30X that of darcs according to google’s research tools, but definitely a shot in the arm for the “other” dvcs.