[Haskell-cafe] Re: 1,000 packages, so let's build a few!

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Mon Feb 2 17:52:18 EST 2009

> Don Stewart wrote:
> > GHC doesn't  bundle with cabal-install on any system.
> > 
> > What is needed is not for the GHC team to be doing Windows platform
> > packages, but for the Windows Haskell devs to build their own system,
> > as happens on all the Unices.  
> > 
> > Take GHC's release, wrap it up with native installers, throw in
> > useful libraries and executables like cabal. Done. 
> > 
> > It's not the GHC compiler team's job to build distro-specific bundles.
> > 
> > So, windows at haskell.org anyone? Get the wiki going, get the set of
> > tasks created. 
> Isn't the Haskell Platform going to do all this? Shouldn't interested
> people just help out there?

The platform is a set of blessed libraries and tools. The distros will
still need to package that.

To do that for Windows, we're still going to need a windows packaging
team, along side Debian, Arch, Gentoo, Mac etc.

-- Don

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