[Haskell-cafe] Distribution needs

Joachim Breitner mail at joachim-breitner.de
Wed Sep 29 13:48:04 EDT 2010


on planet.debian.org, there is some ill-tempered discussion about the
seemingly bad relationship between the Ruby community and Debian
maintainers. The following blog post summarizes the issues quite well
and calmly:

With the Haskell community, luckily the relationship is much better. But
since the technical situation is similar, i.e. a custom distribution
channel via hackage/cabal-install, the possibility to install multiple
versions of a package at once, I thought this might still be an
interesting read. I hope this improves the understanding of a
distribution’s needs and why we don’t like multiple versions of one
package or a splitting in too many single small packages.

But let me stress that I’m very happy with the interaction of the


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