[Haskell-cafe] Cabal dependency hell

Maciej Piechotka uzytkownik2 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 12:43:30 EDT 2010

>       * Build reporting in the hackage server
>         The idea here is that cabal sends back anonymous reports to the
>         server to say if a package compiled or not, and against what
>         versions of dependencies. This would make it clearer to
>         maintainers if their dependency versions are correct.
>         Additionally I think it would be useful for hackage to provide
>         tweaked .cabal files for packages with updated constraints, even
>         without new version uploads.
>         We are proposing a GSoC project which would cover some of this.

Hmm. I guess there are 2 problems:

 - Privacy problem. I don't want the software to call home with data
without asking.
 - Spoofing problem. Someone can feed wrong data easily without chance
of being discovered (for example to prove how grate 'haxor' he is).


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