I have made the decision to shut down patch tag.
I’ve taken this step because I have stopped developing on patch tag, the site has a material time and money cost, and the technical aspects that made it a valuable learning experience have decreased to the point that I have hit diminishing returns.
The suggested continuity path is to move repos to Simon Michaels’s excellent hub.darcs.net.
To end on a positive note, I would like to say: no regrets! Creating patch tag was a definite high point of my career, opened valuable doors, and engendered even more valuable partnerships and collaborations. To my users and everyone who has helped, you are awesome and it was a lot of fun seeing the repos come online.
I may write a more in depth post mortem at a later time, but for now I just wanted to make a public statement and nudge remaining users to take appropriate action.
If there is anybody that would like to take over patch tag operations to keep the site going, I am open to handing over the reins so don’t be shy. I floated this offer among some private channels in the darcs community a while back, and the response then was… not overwhelming. But maybe the public announcement will bring in some new blood.
Thanks for using patch tag.