Joachim Breitner

Announcing DarcsWatch

Published 2008-04-17 in sections English, Haskell, Darcs.

A lot of haskell-related projects use the darcs version control system. Darcs has the nice feature that you can easily submit a patch by e-mail, usually sent to the project maintainer or a mailing list. What has bothered me in the past was that I had to manually check whether my patch was applied yet.

So this week, I wrote DarcsWatch. DarcsWatch receives submitted patches and compares them to the repositories it knows about, whether the patch is missing there or not. You either send your patches to DarcsWeb directly when submitting them, using CC, or DarcsWatch is subscribed to the project mailing list itself, which is the case for the darcs-devel and xmonad lists. Other than that, not much is to do, and you’ll find a nice overview of your patches, like this overview of my patches, with diffs and download links.

If you want to use DarcsWatch for your contributions to other projects, or for your own projects, have a look the documentation. There are probably still bugs around, and the problem of marking patches as obsolete is not really solved yet, so if you have ideas about it, mail me, comment here, or come to #darcs on freenode. Patches are always welcome, you can get the source from DarcsWatch’s repository.


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