Priorities for 6.10
dons at galois.com
Mon Jul 7 13:51:28 EDT 2008
> On Thu, 2008-06-19 at 11:38 +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
> > Neil Mitchell wrote:
> > >> While I was away last week I jotted down a list of priorities for 6.10. Some of these are in the bug tracker and some aren't, but I think it'd be a good idea for us to first discuss what we really want to see happen in the 6.10 time frame and then update the ticket database to match.
> > >
> > > The thing that would be of biggest benefit to Windows developers is
> > > the inclusion of cabal.exe (cabal-install) in the binary installer.
> > > I'm not sure what build changes are required to allow this.
> > Does anyone have any objections to us doing this? I agree it would be a
> > substantial win. We should consider cabal-install to be a part of Cabal -
> > indeed the 'cabal' command is the preferred UI for Cabal now, so to ship
> > one without the other seems wrong.
> We'll also have to include the zlib and HTTP packages, which are
> dependencies of cabal-install.
> These are in any case obvious candidates for a Haskell platform release
> and the Windows installer is really a platform release and not a core
> ghc release.
We need to do something about the Haskell library platform around the
6.10 release too. At least a list of libraries considered the
an minimal platform for support by the distros.
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