[arch-haskell] How to determine whether a package is in or out in [haskell]?

Leif Warner abimelech at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 07:39:39 UTC 2013

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 1:07 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>wrote:

> Now we have 300+ packages in [haskell].  It's starting to be a large
> set, and the time required to build when something changes is starting
> to really be felt now. So I would like to start a discussion on how we
> should decide what criteria to use when adding a package, and equally
> important, what criteria to use when dropping a package.
> My _impression_ is that additions have been a bit willy-nilly.  Guided
> only by what the maintainers fancy at the moment.  I also don't think
> that we've ever dropped a package, ever.
> I feel it's important to me to know that the resources I put into
> ArchHaskell is appreciated, and every added package increases the
> resources required. I therefore would like to know that each and ever
> package in [haskell] is there for a good reason.
> I feel I need to bring this up because there are a few packages in
> [haskell] that I suspect are there, but aren't widely used. To point
> fingers, the chief reason is Agda :)  This is a package that has a
> mere 13 votes in AUR, and it takes more than an hour to build it on my
> laptop (about 70 minutes to be more precise). On each platform!

FWIW, I could help out with builds these days, if need be.  My work
equipment is a new 4-core (8 w/ HT) machine w/ 8 GB RAM + SSD drive.

> So, what are our options when it comes to deciding what's in and
> what's out?  Any thoughts?
> Oh, and can I please drop Agda in the meantime? ;)
> /M
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