Priorities for 6.10
dons at galois.com
Thu Jun 19 18:00:09 EDT 2008
> 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.
I'm of the view that cabal-install is the best thing we have now for
lowering the cost of building and distributing Haskell software.
Every OS and distro should have a copy, if it has a GHC.
GHC + core + cabal-install = minimum Haskell platform
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