[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: Takusen 0.8.6

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Sun Aug 1 20:21:18 EDT 2010

On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 5:11 PM, Felipe Lessa <felipe.lessa at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 6:58 PM, Jason Dagit <dagit at codersbase.com> wrote:
> > This same issues comes up fairly often on the darcs-users mailing list.
>  My
> > understanding of the way things are handled there, is that if there is
> ever
> > a good reason to drop support for a version of GHC then the person who
> wants
> > to drop support is supposed to look and see what is in Debian stable.  If
> > debian stable is still covered after the proposed changes then they are
> > accepted automatically.  If Debian stable would not be covered, then
> there
> > is a discussion to reach consensus.
> > The reasons it works are: a) support is dropped lazily when there is a
> real
> > demand to do so, instead of artificially; b) letting people discuss it
> > case-by-case allows the decision to be made with full context.
> Do you know if they test on GHC 6.8?  Or do they just avoid extensions
> and hope it works? =)

They use a farm of buildbots to test:

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