New cabal-install release (and schedule) needed

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at
Mon Aug 27 23:17:20 CEST 2012

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 2:09 PM, Andres Löh <andres at> wrote:

> I'm not a huge fan of quarterly release schedules. They hardly leave
> you any time to actually do anything.

That's not actually true. A release adds pressure to make the code actually
work, and having the code out in the wild gives useful feedback to people
who are doing the work in the first place. A long release cycle decouples
writing code from seeing anyone use it, which seriously deflates the
incentive to do any work in the first place.

I already work on a busy open source project that has quarterly releases,
and it works just fine, up to and including large modifications.

I'd much rather have a release
> schedule that's predictably in sync with GHC releases,

Quarterly releases can easily be synced to GHC releases. The two are not in
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