[Haskell-cafe] The instability of Haskell libraries

Thomas Hartman tphyahoo at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 18:44:43 EDT 2010

So the situation is

1) The buildbot will catch dependencies with compile errors, but only
after the package has been pushed, and there is no easy way for
packagers to check that this won't happen

2) There are many important packages that will pass a compile check
but not a runtime check.

Well, 2 seems like a hard problem to solve.

But 1) could be solved by having a candidate snapshot hackage that can
be cloned at will, and buildbotted against, no?

2010/4/23 Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+hs at mega-nerd.com>:
> Thomas Hartman wrote:
>> 1) Folks, what exactly is the situation with buildbots?
> If I'm not mistaken, the buildbots run *after* the package has been
> pushed to hackage. Thats already too too late.
> Erik
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