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

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 6 17:57:23 EST 2009

On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 19:25 +0000, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Don Stewart wrote:
> > 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.
> >   
> Right, so, let me make sure I understand this...
> 1. We sit down and pick a set of libraries that cover a useful range of 
> subject areas, that are mature and stable, and that work well with each 
> other. This is the "Haskell Platform".
> 2. For each OS, a team decides how best to deploy this set of libraries 
> on that specific OS.
> Is that the plan?

More or less, yes. In practise we expect there to be quite a bit of
overlap and communication between the OS teams.


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