Back from vacation, with a message backlog of 181. I'm concentrating first on low-hanging fruit of easily implemented todos, and well reproducible bugs, to get started again.
Implemented --batch mode for
git annex get and
git annex drop, and also
enabled --json for those.
Investigated git-annex startup time; see http://git-annex.branchable.com/todo/could_standalone___39__fixed__39___git-annex_binaries_be_prelinked__63__/. Turns out that cabal has a bug that causes many thousands of unnecessary syscalls when linking in the shared libraries. Working around it halved git-annex's startup time.
Fixed a bug that caused
git annex testremote to crash when testing a
freshly made external special remote.