[Haskell-cafe] Finding the contents of haskell platform?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Mon Nov 1 10:47:06 EDT 2010

> I know there's a .cabal file for the latest version of HP somewhere,
> but I can't coerce Google into finding me a link that actually works.
> Furthermore, the following page:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/contents.html
> does list all the contents, but to my big surprise it doesn't link to
> the specific versions of the packages for HP, instead it links to the
> latest version found on Hackage.
> Would someone with the power to make changes on the HP pages *please*
> make it as easy as possible to find the *exact* specification of what
> HP contains?  Please, pretty please with sugar on top.
> No, a changelog entry
> (http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/changelog.html) is not very
> helpful (why the HP front page links to it I can't understand).
> Going via the Haskell wiki
> (http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell_Platform#What.27s_in_the_platform)
> to find a link to the .cabal
> (http://code.haskell.org/haskell-platform/haskell-platform.cabal) is
> not that user friendly.  It's even worse that the latter link doesn't
> seem to work at all at the moment.
> (The short irritated tone in this email accurately shows my
> desperation with the situation: I thought I would be able to find this
> information with only 5 minutes to spare before my next meeting.)

Currently, the versions are specified in the .cabal file.
A script is used to generate the changelog page (diffcabal, iirc).

I'll generate a spec page from the .cabal file this week sometime.

-- Don

P.S. better sent to the haskell-platform@ list


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