[Hugs-users] Fwd: Hugs'06

Ross Paterson ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Sun Dec 11 11:09:22 EST 2005

On Sat, Dec 10, 2005 at 01:15:06PM +0100, Sven Panne wrote:
> I think that a new official Hugs release is really overdue and I'm not sure 
> about the reasons for not doing this.

Waiting on Windows, as usual.  But there's been progress there; it
builds, and Neil has made available a test version of WinHugs at


> One question might be what to do about the various packages, but I
> would vote for the "sumo approach" and ship as much as we can together
> with Hugs. When the release after that will be done, there is probably
> already enough Cabal/Hackage/etc. out there that we can go for a more
> modular release approach.

I think we can go for the modular approach now as far as source bundles
are concerned: one source bundle with the interpreter plus cpphs, hsc2hs
and the base, haskell98, Cabal and haskell-src packages, with each of
the other library packages in their own Cabal bundle.  (Splitting off
haskell-src awaits improvements to Cabal's treatment of preprocessors.)
Binary packagers could amalgamate them if they wished.  So there could
be an omnibus binary package for Windows, though there might be demand
for a smaller one as well.

> Another question is: Who will be the packager for the various platforms?
> As usual, I can provide RPMs for x86 SuSE distros.

We're usually left packaging to others, except for your RPMs and Windows.
Neil has his own installer for Windows.

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