Oh boy howdy! Patch-tag just got a bunch of new features.
For starters, we have repo browsing built on gitit. This may sound like an easy thing to do, and we sure thought it would be before actually doing it, but it turned out to be quite a chore. Gitit has some memory issues, and no user permissioning model whatsoever. But we duked the memory issues out with the haskell profiler, cobbled together user permissioning with some help from Benja Fallenstein, and now… it works!
Well, browsing works, diffs works, and there’s a sane repo history viewer. Still no wikis. But we’ll get wikis working soon, too, you’ll see.
You can now browse private repositories with gitit too.
Better error handling for emails, so hopefully no more severely belated registration emails.
Repo view is better.
You can no longer delete a repo by accidentally clicking the delete link. It’s now a submit button, and even that has a nag screen that tries to convince you that repo deletion is a Bad Thing.
Did I forget anything?
Oh, we ended phase wild alpha: unlimited users may now sign up.
Finally, some bad news for our few 1 users… you know who you are, you all got emails. It’s official now. We are phasing out Darcs 1. Existing darcs 1 repos still work for now, but we turned off creation of new darcs 1 repos, and are encouraging… well, forcing, everyone to move to darcs 2. In a bit — don’t worry, there’s still time. On the plus side, darcs 2 is better than darcs 1 in almost every way, so you should actually send us flowers and candy for twisting yalls arms. In all seriousness, dropping Darcs 1 was a tough call but we are being realistic. We have very ambitious plans for patch-tag, and serving multiple versions of darcs just seemed like something that would bog us down that very few people actually used, and the ones that did use it arguably shouldn’t be. To enjoy a beautiful garden, one must sometimes prune.
So, anyway — behold the new and improved Patch-Tag.