Gearing up for a cabal-install-1.16.0 release

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+hs at
Tue Oct 2 02:24:58 CEST 2012

Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:

> This feels like a big piece of work to be pushing in right before a release.


> It worries me because now there's an invisible piece of metadata floating
> around that neither OS packagers nor library maintainers can see. In a way,
> this feels strictly worse than having a package just plain break, because
> it's not hard to imagine a cycle of "package breaks; magic invisible
> dependency update silently fixes it; new version is released; package
> re-breaks because maintainer never found out about previous breakage".

Yep, this idea seems potentially problematic.

> I could be convinced that in fact everything is going to be awesome and it
> will all somehow work, but in the short term I'd prefer to delay sprinkling
> invisible dependency pixie dust on packages, and let this wait until the
> next release, 3 months down the line.


Erik de Castro Lopo

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