Priorities for 6.10
igloo at earth.li
Thu Jun 19 21:24:04 EDT 2008
On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 11:38:06AM +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.
Also, we currently build lots of Setup's when building GHC, and that
number will probably grow; if we build cabal then we can use that to
build the various packages instead (there are one or two packages for
which cabal sill have to build Setup anyway, of course, but only one or
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