cabal-get minimizing

Isaac Jones ijones at
Wed May 3 20:48:10 EDT 2006

Lemmih <lemmih at> writes:

> On 5/2/06, Shae Matijs Erisson <shae at> wrote:
>> Isaac Jones <ijones at> writes:
>> > Welcome to the cabal-devel mailing list!  I'm very please to see so
>> > many folks signed up already.  I'll just re-post the release
>> > announcement that Duncan made below.
>> I've been hacking on minimizing the cabal-get requirements.
>> I spoke to Bjorn Bringert, he split Network.Browser into its own package so
>> that the Network.HTTP package no longer requires crypto.
>> Next steps for me are to minimize xml-rpc and its dependency, HaXml.
> Why not cut the xml-rpc dependency completely? It should be an evening
> hack to replace it with, say, BEncode.

Shae also suggested getting rid of xml-rpc.  I'm not totally against
it, but it would be nice if folks could easily write clients!  having
a hackage-client packages is helpful here, but it doesn't help for
other languages.  Suggestions?



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