[arch-haskell] Testing repo with GHC 7.6

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Wed Oct 3 22:24:54 CEST 2012

On Mon, Oct 01, 2012 at 10:39:08PM +0200, Fabio Riga wrote:
> Hi Magnus,
> is there a reason for dropping those packages? If some package fail
> to build in ghc 7.6 we will lost as well many packages in
> [haskell-extra].  I'm concerned especially about gtk, pandoc and
> wai/warp: they are needed for packages like hakyll, gitit and the
> yesod suite among others.
> If there aren't important reasons to switch to 7.6, could you please
> wait a little more before make this change?

I've just finished building glib/pango/gtk for x86_64, so this is
getting to be less and less of an issue :)

With the recent announcement of GHC making it into
[testing]/[community-testing] there ought to be a few more patches to
"steal" for use in [haskell].


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