upgrading visual studio integration to use 6.8.2....
seth at cql.com
Fri Dec 14 09:54:06 EST 2007
Wouldn't an eclipse plug in make more sense? (Unless one exists that I'm unaware of.)
Seth Kurtzberg <seth at cql.com>
On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:46:14 +0000
Simon Marlow <simonmarhaskell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Krasimir,
> Yes, I'm sure that's true. I suspect the best way is for Visual Haskell to
> add its own configuration sections to the .cabal file, and recognise them
> when they are already there.
> Understanding the .cabal file is not a problem, but we also have to be able
> to modify it, for example when the user adds a module. In the presence of
> configurations this could be tricky, but for the complex cases where we
> can't figure out how to modify it we can just require the user to edit the
> .cabal file by hand (since presumably it wasn't generated by Visual Haskell
> in the first place anyway).
> BTW, I was recently made aware of "Visual Studio Shell":
> This is a freely redistributable Visual Studio installer that includes no
> language support, but allows plugins. In theory at least Visual Haskell
> ought to run on top of it. So then a complete Visual Haskell would be
> available for free. Are you (or anyone else) interested in looking into this?
> Krasimir Angelov wrote:
> > The hard work is to integrate it with the new version of Cabal. The
> > problem is that the configurations model that Cabal employs can't be
> > easily matched with the configurations in Visual Studio. For the new
> > GHC versions I expect that the changes will be more trivial.
> > Cheers,
> > Krasimir
> > On Dec 13, 2007 6:23 PM, Nicholls, Mark <Nicholls.Mark at mtvne.com> wrote:
> >> Ahhh ok....in eclipse it was trivial.....but I'd much prefer it to be in
> >> VS.
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Simon Marlow [mailto:simonmarhaskell at gmail.com]
> >> Sent: 13 December 2007 16:22
> >> To: Nicholls, Mark
> >> Cc: glasgow-haskell-users at haskell.org
> >> Subject: Re: upgrading visual studio integration to use 6.8.2....
> >> Nicholls, Mark wrote:
> >>> I've just downloaded the vs integration package....which looks
> >> great....but
> >>> it comes with 6.6.1, and I was hoping to move to 6.8.2....does anyone
> >> know
> >>> how to do this?
> >> No, someone needs to rebuild Visual Haskell using 6.8.2, and test it
> >> etc.
> >> There have been lots of changes in both the GHC API and Cabal, so I
> >> expect
> >> it will not be a straightforward recompile. Also building Visual
> >> Haskell
> >> itself is no mean feat.
> >> We'd love it if someone were able to take this on. The code for Visual
> >> Haskell is available at http://darcs.haskell.org/vshaskell.
> >> Also, we need to update it for VS 2008...
> >> Cheers,
> >> Simon
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