[Haskell-cafe] real haskell difficulties (at least for me)

Eugene Kirpichov ekirpichov at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 01:49:10 EST 2009

Would be nice if after a failed build cabal asked whether or not to
upload its log immediately, and (on the hackage side) this led to an
email being sent to the maintainer.

2009/1/15 Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk>:
> On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 00:22 +0100, Manlio Perillo wrote:
>> Duncan Coutts ha scritto:
>> > On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 19:20 +0000, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> >
>> >> I vividle remember Dons repeatedly telling me that I should try out
>> >> [some package who's name escapes me], and then discovering that it
>> >> doesn't actually work on Windows at all. (Couldn't this critical
>> >> information be included somewhere prominent on Hackage??)
>> >
>> > This critical information should be provided on each package page on
>> > Hackage. It's not quite as trivial as it looks however.
>> >
>> > If you'd like to help out, we're working on a new hackage-server that
>> > allows users to upload build reports. That way we hope to discover
>> > automatically which packages do and do not build on various platforms.
>> > The basics work but we need more help in polishing it up.
>> >
>> Do you know buildbot?
>> http://buildbot.net/trac
> Yeah, it's great for some kinds of projects. For example it's used for
> ghc. However it is very centralised, synchronous and needs ssh on
> Windows.
> What we've implemented is using cabal-install to generate build logs and
> summary info and to upload that to the hackage server. The advantage is
> that we should get an order or two magnitude more results than if we
> used a handful of buildbots. It also means we do not have to administer
> the buildbots, people can administer their own cabal-install setups. We
> don't need to care so much about individual results if we have enough
> results.
> We plan to have two reporting modes, anonymous with minimal info, and
> non-anonymous with full build logs. So far we've got both but have not
> separated them yet.
> Duncan
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Евгений Кирпичев
Разработчик Яндекс.Маркета

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