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ijones at syntaxpolice.org
Wed Jan 5 12:01:05 EST 2005
"Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com> writes:
> We're planning to ship GHC 6.4 "very soon", so it would be good if the
> version of Cabal that comes with GHC 6.4 is more or less a stable
> release. What things do you still have in the pipeline?
That's fine... I was basically planning to make 1.0 "whatever gets
released with the next fptools/libraries"
Big things on my list (I'll break them up into "stuff I want to do"
and "stuff I want someone else to do" :) ). My longer-term plan is
that if I finish the "stuff I want to do" then I can start hacking on
* Stuff I want to do:
** getting the hooks / configure interface done, including "./setup
test" which uses the same interface
** more testing of preprocessors, haven't found a good test case yet
* Consensus decisions to make:
** names of package files
** which fields in which files (hopefully only one file)
* Stuff i want someone else to do
** Distribution.Simple interface for all implementations, if possible
(nhc is probably pretty behind the others at this point, but it
shouldn't be much different from ghc).
** HC-pkg interface for all implementations, if possible
** maybe "uninstall"
** some tweaking to sdist and bdist, including using libraries for
tarring them up, instead of calling 'system "tar"'
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