[arch-haskell] GHC 7.4.1 or HP 2011.4.0.0??

Isaac Dupree ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org
Sat Feb 4 21:46:23 CET 2012

Personally, as long as Arch ships GHC and cabal-install, I'm happy*. 
Frequently it works fine for me to cabal-install the last Haskell 
Platform with newer GHC.

*and ships Darcs, which happens to be written in Haskell.


On 02/04/2012 08:11 AM, Peter Hercek wrote:
> my opinion:
> ghc 7.4.1; forget about hp; if something does not build
> with ghc 7.4.1 then drop it from repository till some
> of the package users fix it and provide a patch
> if [extra] and [community] do not move just put ghc
> in [haskell]; I'm actually like the idea that there should
> not be anything haskell related in [extra]/[community]
> Peter.
> On 02/03/2012 04:28 PM, Magnus Therning wrote:
>> It's been out for a day now... this would be a good time to decide
>> whether ArchLinux should be bold and move to a haskell-platform-free
>> state, or trudge on with HP and the ache it causes.
>> If we're moving to 7.4.1 there's a lot of work with getting
>> ArchHaskell in shape for it, so the longer notice the better :)
>> If we're to trudge on with HP then we really ought to move to
>> 2011.4.0.0, which also means a new version of GHC and a lot of work on
>> ArchHaskell, so the longer notice the better :)
>> Please, please, please, can we move on this soon?
>> I'm available to help out with [extra]&[community] packages if need
>> be, updating PKGBUILDs, building, verifying other's changes, etc.
>> /M
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