[Haskell-cafe] ANN: castle 0.1.0.0
conrad at metadecks.org
Thu Jan 16 02:47:37 UTC 2014
On 16 January 2014 12:38, Eric Rochester <erochest at gmail.com> wrote:
> It doesn't differ at all. In fact, that's just what it does. It's just a
> management utility keeping all of the sandboxes in one place.
> Overkill? Certainly.
It doesn't sound like overkill to me -- cabal gives a mechanism for having
sandboxes, but doesn't impose any policy about why you would use them.
Is the point that you maintain multiple sandboxes, like a lens sandbox and
a yesod sandbox; and this tool makes it easier to manage those? ie. you
might maintain separate lens-3.9 and lens-3.10 sandboxes, and when
compiling a new project that uses lens, choose the appropriate lens sandbox.
> On Jan 15, 2014 7:30 PM, "Ivan Lazar Miljenovic" <
> ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> >> 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
>> >> 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.
>> >> keeps the package versions for all of these projects in line. It also
>> >> that you don't have to constantly be re-installing everything, but you
>> >> get the ability to blow away a set of packages without borking your
>> >> 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
>> > 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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