- Implement an optimization for getting repository over HTTP. This is done by creating a snapshot of current repository state.
- Create a smart server for darcs, which is able to determine the patches needed by client and send them with response. This will be the most effective way to get/pull a repository, since it reduces the number of roundtrips to minimum.
Changes so farI glad to report that the most work on HTTP optimization is complete and patches are on their way to the Darcs repository. Some notes on implementation:
- getting an optimized repository results in almost the same copy as for unoptimized one. While inventory files may be split in different ways, semantically resulting repositories remain identical.
- there is still a couple of issues with special cases, like working with cache and handling interrupts; I will hopefully resolve them in nearest time.