[arch-haskell] [arch-general] (for Vesa and other Arch Devs on the list) Re: GHC 7.4.1 or HP 2011.4.0.0??

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Mon Feb 6 09:45:01 CET 2012

On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 21:18, Vesa Kaihlavirta <vpkaihla at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 7:08 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
>> This was mainly directed to the Arch Devs on the list, and especially
>> Vesa since he's putting in most of the work on GHC as found in
>> [extra].
>> We've already discussed the question of whether we should keep HP in
>> Arch.  *I* think there was clear what the favoured route ahead was,
>> but in the end it's the Arch Devs who decide.  I don't like the
>> current situation (outdated GHC and outdated HP), so a decision would
>> be much welcome then the work on catching up can begin.
> Yeah, I noticed 7.4.1's release just now.
> The question of HP and Arch was left in a limbo the last time, I feel.
> The reason I started pondering about dropping HP earlier was that
> there seemed to be no progress on it with regards to 7.2. Then it was
> pointed out that 7.2 was sort of an unstable upstream release, so that
> was the reason for HP not going with it.
> So now I'm not so certain anymore about dropping it. We could again
> wait for a while until HP catches up (it should be relatively fast
> this time, since 7.4 is supposedly a real stable release) or just drop
> it and go to 7.4.1 asap (and probably face some breakage). What do you
> people think?

Drop HP.  The main reason is that the goals of HP are opposite the
goals of ArchLinux.


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