[arch-haskell] Testing repo with GHC 7.6

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Fri Oct 12 00:00:28 CEST 2012

On Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 08:39:38PM +0200, Magnus Therning wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 03, 2012 at 10:24:54PM +0200, Magnus Therning wrote:
> >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].
> Since I've now added all the packages you list above, except for
> pandoc, I'll make the push of GHC 7.6 on Wednesday.  I plan to move
> [haskell] to [haskell-old] and [haskell-testing] to [haskell].  I'll
> keep [haskell-old] around on kiwilight for a week or so, unless I get
> requests for keeping it longer.
> Now is the time to raise any objections and convince me to hold off
> further :-)

The transition has been made.  [haskell-old] will be kept around until
the missing packages are re-added to [haskell].


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