[arch-haskell] [arch-general] Haskell Support Was: Xmonad version?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Tue Dec 20 08:48:51 CET 2011

Den 20 dec 2011 04:58 skrev "Bernardo Barros" <bernardobarros2 at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 6:44 PM, Fabio Riga <rifabio at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Haskell packages in Arch are out of date because the haskell repo
depends on
> > packages in extra and in community, and beacuse of Haskell Platform. I
> > that a six-month-cycle update is in contrast to Arch philosophy. We
> > steak with the latest in hackage and it should be quite easy if every
> > package is in archhaskell repo.
> >
> Arch is not a testing distro... And it's not even up to date with
> Haskell Platform. If you want to "go faster them haskell platform" you
> will need to work hard with packaging testing and this seems NOT the
> case with Arch at the moment...

I don't think it's quite that easy.  AFAIU we'll soon have a choice to
make, either stick to HP with an old version of GHC, or move to the latest
stable GHC (7.4) and drop HP proper.

Personally, I'm in favour of the latter.

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