[arch-haskell] Where are we headed?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Oct 12 07:37:37 UTC 2013

Can I suggest that the new team declares a strategy, then describes a 
policy to implement that?


Always good to write down what you're trying to do.


-- Don

> Hi guys,
> there seems to be a lack of coordination. It feels like we are wandering
> off into all kinds of different directions. I would like to think that
> there is a common goal that we are trying to achieve, but I'm not sure
> whether that is the case. Maybe it would be helpful if everyone involved
> in this effort could post a short description of what exactly it is that
> he or she is interested in accomplishing?
> Personally, my goal is to provide a stable and reliable distribution of
> Haskell packages that ArchLinux users can easily build and install.
> Whether those packages are distributed in binary form or whether they're
> available on AUR is irrelevant to me. My main interest lies with the
> file tentatively called "PKGLIST" [1]. That file is hard to come up
> with, and it's particularly hard to maintain in the presence of constant
> updates that mutually exclude each other.
> Now, if we had a consistent package list, then we could easily use it to
> update AUR or build a binary repository. Without a consistent package
> list, however, we can do neither.
> Take care,
> Peter
> [1] https://github.com/peti/arch-haskell/blob/master/PKGLIST.full
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