|Version 2 (modified by erikd, 6 years ago)|
If you're going to be doing any real hacking on DDC its highly recommended that you use more than one Darcs branch to do it in. Darcs being a Distributed Version Control System (DVCS) means that its designed to make merging between branches easy.
First of all you want a pristine version of ddc-head which you can get using:
mkdir $HOME/ddc/ cd $HOME/ddc/ darcs get http://code.haskell.org/ddc/ddc-head
Then for each bug or feature you're working on you probably want a branch which should branch off your local ddc-head branch using:
cd $HOME/ddc darcs get ddc-head bug-XXXX
You can then work on bug-XXXX independently from other bugs, while still keeping your ddc-head branch up-to-date with regular darcs pull -a commands.
Finally, when you come up with a fix for the bug, you can do a darcs push -a in your bug-XXXX branch which pushes it to ddc-head where you can review it before doing either a darcs send command to send a patch to the mailing list or a darcs push -a if you have commit access to the upstream repo.