[arch-haskell] [haskell-web] & ghc 7.6.3
magnus at therning.org
Sun Jun 30 00:19:02 CEST 2013
On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 08:15:28PM +0200, Nicolas Pouillard wrote:
> Quoting Magnus Therning (2013-05-30 18:27:26)
> > On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 01:15:50PM +0200, Nicolas Pouillard wrote:
> > > Quoting Ramana Kumar (2013-05-29 09:45:19)
> > > > On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 8:15 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Please let me know if you /do/ retire [habs-web] as there might be a
> > > > > number of commonly used packages in there that ought to be moved into
> > > > > [haskell-core]. I'm guessing you don't have any kind of usage
> > > > > statistics on the packages, do you? ;)
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > I think it's best to consider habs-web retired as of now, since it
> > > > currently has no maintainer.
> > > > However, as far as moving packages goes, it would probably be fine to wait
> > > > until someone explicitly asks for something that was in web to be made
> > > > available in core.
> > >
> > > I am/was also a user of habs-web for roughly two use-cases:
> > > * haskell programs such as git-annex or notmuch-web  that I want
> > > to build once and install multiple times.
> > > * my strategy to reduce compilation time was to install all binary
> > > haskell packages available and then use cabal install for the
> > > rest.
> > >
> > > I wolud like to also suggest that as long as storage permits we
> > > should keep the latest version of a working set of packages for each
> > > version of GHC. This does not cost much to just keep a copy before
> > > trying an upgrade and this would help users migrating.
> > I don't think I understand what you mean by "we should keep the latest
> > version of a working set of packages for each version of GHC". Would
> > you mind describing in a few more words what that means?
> I mean to spawn off a frozen repo for at least the previous release
> of GHC. Repos could be named such as [haskell-core-7.6.2].
> Is that reasonable?
No, at least not if you are suggesting having several repos, with the
same set of pacakges, but compiled with different versions of GHC.
Maintaining that would require a bit more time than I have to offer,
and for me personally it's of no interest whatsoever to maintain a
repo for an old version of GHC.
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