[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell-friendly Linux Distribution

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+hs at mega-nerd.com
Sun Mar 28 18:46:44 EDT 2010

Magnus Therning wrote:

> Well, maybe I should qualify that a bit.  There were a few issues with Haskell
> in Debian in the past.  Most noticeably the lack of packages in the standard
> repos.  This seems to have been addressed.  The other thing, that bit me at
> the time, and witch really pushed me over the edge was the lack of speed in
> adopting new upstream versions of ghc and some of the very basic packages.
> That Debian has started picking up more packages is noticeable in Hackage.
> However, an increase in speed wouldn't really be noticeable to a non-Debian
> user.  So you might have improved considerably in that area too... I just
> wouldn't know :-)

Above all else, what has changed in Debian wrt Haskell is improved
process. Improved process is something that makes handle of new 
upstream releases far easier than it was before and hence, we
should be seeing the benefits of this improved process for many
years to come.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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