[Haskell-cafe] ANN: castle

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 00:30:22 UTC 2014

On 16 January 2014 07:24, Eric Rochester <erochest at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to announce the first release of castle
> (http://hackage.haskell.org/package/castle and
> https://github.com/erochest/castle). From the README:
>> I really like having sandboxes baked into cabal-install (see Cabal
>> Sandboxes for more information).
>> I got tired of waiting for big packages like Yesod and Lens to compile in
>> project after project that used them. However, I still didn't want to
>> install them in the user database. I wanted to maintain some sandboxing
>> among a group of projects that all share a common set of packages, but I
>> wanted to be able to switch from them or upgrade them easily.
>> That's the itch I was trying to scratch with castle.
>> It allows you to share one Cabal sandbox between multiple projects. This
>> keeps the package versions for all of these projects in line. It also means
>> that you don't have to constantly be re-installing everything, but you still
>> get the ability to blow away a set of packages without borking your whole
>> system.
> This tool is still pretty rough around the edges, but I've been using it
> some, and it's to the point that more feedback would be helpful. Let me know
> what bugs and rough patches you find.

How does this differ from doing "cabal sandbox init
--sandbox=../my-common-sandbox" for all these projects?

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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