[arch-haskell] Future of arch-haskell.
magnus at therning.org
Sat Oct 12 07:40:09 UTC 2013
On Tue, Mar 06, 2012 at 08:21:50PM -0600, Thomas Dziedzic wrote:
> I recently found out arch-haskell has completely split from using
> archlinux. I was wondering what your future plans are for
> arch-haskell as you have become a completely separate entity.
> (providing all your own packages)
Yes, that is the route I've turned onto. I think it's worthwhile to
do this at this point. Xyne has expressed many of the reasons for
doing this. There are however a two other points I'd like to add:
- A dependency on official Arch packages is a bit of a pain to
maintain due to the lack of good sources of information about
changes to Arch repos.
- A minor point is that Arch has some "rules" that put limits on
packaging: only released software is packaged, and patches are
> I also read some mails on this ml about getting official status.
> Splitting off completely and not communicating your intentions with
> me is not going to get you an official status if that is your
> intention. Instead, communication and coordination with me is
> crucial for that to have any chance.
Then you also read that I don't have official status as a goal, it
would be a *bonus*, nothing more, nothing less.
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