[Haskell-cafe] Volunteer

Xiao-Yong Jin xj2106 at columbia.edu
Mon Apr 6 17:43:09 EDT 2009


I learned that no one is doing generic unix source tarball,
right now, and thought I might help to get it start.  I have
decent skills on Makefile, but knows very little about
auto-tools.  I can only spent a few hours every week on it,
because I don't have too much spare time as a PhD student.
But I still want to help, since it is quite important for
Haskell to distribute as widely as possible.

So, how should I start?  I learned that ghc supports quite a
lot of platforms in its tier2 support list through community
supporters.  I'm not sure what is the most convenient way to
combine these into a generic source tarball.  And what do we
use to bootstrap ghc?  Some pre-compiled binary?

I'm not sure how I should start.  Any insight?


P.S.  I tried to send to haskell-platform, but got rejected.  What's
going on?

---------- begin error message ----------
... while talking to community.haskell.org.:
>>> DATA
<<< 550 Unrouteable address
550 5.1.1 <haskell-platform at projects.haskell.org>... User unknown
<<< 503 valid RCPT command must precede DATA
---------- end error message ----------
    c/*    __o/*
    <\     * (__
    */\      <

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