[Haskell-cafe] Finding HP

Joe Fredette jfredett at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 11:46:37 EST 2009

I think it makes sense, the HP is supposed to set up the entire  
environment needed for typical haskell development (at least, that is  
my understanding). As such, what's the point in making downloading  
haskell mean downloading a single _peice_ of haskell (GHC) only to  
have to download _everything else anyway_ (cabal-et-al, various  
"standard" libraries, etc).

Perhaps we could put it to some kind of community vote.


On Dec 3, 2009, at 11:43 AM, Don Stewart wrote:

> vandijk.roel:
>> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 11:44 PM, Gregory Crosswhite
>> <gcross at phys.washington.edu> wrote:
>>> On a more serious note, "Download Haskell" /= "Download Haskell  
>>> Platform", so if I were glancing down the sidebar looking for a  
>>> link to download the "Haskell Platform" then the first link  
>>> wouldn't have registered for me.  And putting a "X has been  
>>> released link!" in the news does not count as a prominent download  
>>> link.
>> If I wanted to know something *about* the *Haskell Platform* I would
>> click the link The Haskell Platform under the section About. So it is
>> actually mentioned 3 times on the front page. What could be improved
>> are the 2 download links: "Download Haskell" and "Download GHC". It
>> would perhaps be better to have one nice big "Download" button that
>> takes you to a separate download page.
> Having a single download link that only points to the Haskell Platform
> would be a bit of a policy shift. Is the community ready to accept  
> that
> users looking for "Haskell" should be given the HP binaries?
> If so, I can change it to have a single "Download" button. Though it
> might be preferable to do that after the next release (the first
> non-beta release).
> -- Don
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