[Haskell-cafe] Announce: Hackager - new version of hackage-test

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 23 23:29:46 CEST 2012

Good work David.

I used to do something like this for Cabal regression testing but the
method I used didn't scale well as hackage grew. I'll look into using
your tool next time for testing a major Cabal / cabal-install release.


On 23 April 2012 21:37, David Terei <dave.terei at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've updated the old hackage-test tool and renamed to hackager.
> http://hackage.haskell.org/package/hackager
> Hackager is a tool to automate the compiling of all packages on
> Hackage. It builds each package on hackage in isolation and records
> the results. The purpose being to catch regressions caused by changes
> to GHC (and Cabal although this was not the motivation). Two runs of
> Hackager can be compared, so the first run is done with a known
> version of GHC and the next run with a new, experimental version of
> GHC... ect.
> The improvements to Hackager over hackage-test are:
> * Parallelized the build process. Can now specify how many packages to
> build in parallel, which cuts total run time down greatly (e.g 2 days
> -> 5 hours)
> * hackage-test and hackage-report are now one tool, 'hackager' that
> works as a mutli-command tool.
> * Proper option handling
> * Fixed some stability issues
> The new homepage for development can be found here:
> https://github.com/dterei/Hackager
> Cheers,
> David
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