What build environments should Cabal support?

Ian Lynagh ian at well-typed.com
Thu Dec 13 04:04:09 CET 2012

Hi Ben,

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 02:51:12AM +0000, Ben Millwood wrote:
> - what is the oldest version of GHC we intend to support?
> - do we still support Hugs? what about other non-GHC implementations?

The HACKING file in the root directory says

    Dependencies policy

    Cabal's policy is to support being built by versions of GHC that are up
    to 3 years old.

Note that this is what compilers you can use to build Cabal, not what
compilers Cabal can build libraries for.


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