[Haskell-cafe] haskell-ci problems

Mikolaj Konarski mikolaj at well-typed.com
Sat Nov 13 13:39:46 UTC 2021

> I can just offer testing haskell-ci patches etc.

Thank you. I'm sure other haskell-ci contributors can use this help,
if they read this. In general, that's a great idea, supporting our
developers in other ways than just code contributions, e.g., via
general positivity, appreciation, goodwill, expressions of hope,
uplifting user stories. They are bombarded with (impersonal)
negativity all the time via bug reports.

> The project I used as a trial balloon for haskell-ci is really dead simple, how are other projects handling this? It must be an extremely common use case, and I doubt that everybody writes the workflows by hand: This would be silly, basically all needed information is already in the .cabal file.

I'm afraid, since hvr stopped updating the PPA images (and other
things), the Haskell tool ecosystem is in the very sorry and silly
state you describe. Given that at this stage it's too late to help
hvr, let's make sure to support Julian with ghcup (and other things)
so that our ecosystem doesn't break up again, once we port haskell-ci
to ghcup (if I'm guessing correctly where haskell-ci is going).

> Other projects like e.g. lens seem to use haskell-ci successfully, see https://github.com/ekmett/lens/blob/master/.github/workflows/haskell-ci.yml. But that YAML file looks quite a bit different from what haskell-ci has generated for my project. Why?

Because it's been edited by hand for 11 months.

> As usual, the Haskell tool ecosystem is giving me a hard time... :ยด-(

I sympathise.

All the best,

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