[arch-haskell] [haskell-web] & ghc 7.6.3

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Thu May 30 18:27:26 CEST 2013

On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 01:15:50PM +0200, Nicolas Pouillard wrote:
> Quoting Ramana Kumar (2013-05-29 09:45:19)
> > On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 8:15 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>wrote:
> > 
> > > Please let me know if you /do/ retire [habs-web] as there might be a
> > > number of commonly used packages in there that ought to be moved into
> > > [haskell-core].  I'm guessing you don't have any kind of usage
> > > statistics on the packages, do you? ;)
> > >
> > 
> > I think it's best to consider habs-web retired as of now, since it
> > currently has no maintainer.
> > However, as far as moving packages goes, it would probably be fine to wait
> > until someone explicitly asks for something that was in web to be made
> > available in core.
> I am/was also a user of habs-web for roughly two use-cases:
>   * haskell programs such as git-annex or notmuch-web [0] that I want
>     to build once and install multiple times.
>   * my strategy to reduce compilation time was to install all binary
>     haskell packages available and then use cabal install for the
>     rest.
> I wolud like to also suggest that as long as storage permits we
> should keep the latest version of a working set of packages for each
> version of GHC. This does not cost much to just keep a copy before
> trying an upgrade and this would help users migrating.

I don't think I understand what you mean by "we should keep the latest
version of a working set of packages for each version of GHC".  Would
you mind describing in a few more words what that means?


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