Packages in GHC 6.6
bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 07:10:58 EDT 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 2:11:46 PM, you wrote:
> - A source tree can optionally be populated with more packages,
> which will be included in the build as normal. At the moment,
> the only packages you can add in this way are:
> ALUT, HGL, HUnit, OpenAL, OpenGL, QuickCheck, X11, cgi,
> fgl, haskell-src, html, mtl, network, parsec, time, xhtml
> - We will continue to bundle the .tar.bz2 binary distributions, and
> the Windows installer, with all the optional packages.
i'm agree with all that you said except for this moment. although it's
more to Sigbjorn as a builder of Windows installer, i think that
monolithic GHC installations should exclude large and rarely used
graphics/sound packages: ObjectIO, GLUT, HGL, OpenGL, OpenAL, X11, ALUT
and possibly HaXml and instead include smaller and more "fundamental"
packages: ByteString, regexps, Collections, Edisson, Filepath, Time,
networking, web. This will allow to cut down size of installer at about 20%
and at the same time improve support of "basic" clocks that's required
in any program.
i think that inclusion of large packages in installer - independent of
how great they are - is a wrong decision.
Bulat mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com
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