[Haskell-cafe] problems building hpodder

gwern0 at gmail.com gwern0 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 19:07:36 EDT 2008

On 2008.04.08 15:19:12 -0500, John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org> scribbled 1.1K characters:
> On Mon April 7 2008 9:31:04 pm gwern0 at gmail.com wrote:
> >
> > Well, changing the deps at least would be a good idea.
> Right.  I've uploaded a new version of hpodder to hackage that will require
> the correct HaXml versions.


> > And actually, there is a method - Cabal supports the 'stability:' field,
> > but I don't believe it's enforced by cabal-install or anything.
> I think part of the problem is visibility in Hackage.  Unless I'm wrong,
> Hackage always takes you to the release with the highest version number.
> There is no "latest stable version" list and "latest development version"
> list, which would be helpful.  Something akin to, say,
> http://packages.debian.org/hpodder

Yes, that's true. There is no good way of doing in Hackage that doesn't involve self-discipline or messing with release schedules. I do have a thought about the 'stability:' field, though. Feel free to weigh in at <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/265>.

> > (Personally, I'd update it, not just because of issues like this, but
> > because there looked to be a number of changes necessary when I commented
> > all the type sigs, and the longer you wait... &etc.)
> The thing is -- I don't want a stable hpodder to jump to a development
> version of HaXml.  The released version is working just fine, and when there
> is a new stable release, I'll update then.  XML parsing is quite central to
> hpodder.
> -- John

Sure, but there are costs to not transitioning just as there are costs to so doing. I was just saying which cost I found preferable.

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