Cabal 1.1.4 and a new Cabal-devel mailing list

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Tue May 2 08:37:36 EDT 2006

=== Cabal 1.1.4 release ===

Cabal-1.1.4, the version shipped with GHC 6.4.2 is now available to
download as a separate tarball:

Note that there was some confusion over the version number. If you got a
darcs development snapshot in the last few months it will likely have
been marked 1.1.4, however it should have been marked 1.1.5.

1.1.4 is the version shipped with GHC 6.4.2 and available as the tarball
above. The current darcs development version is 1.1.5.

We'll try to avoid such confusion in the future.

=== New Cabal-devel mailing list ===

There is also a new cabal-devel at mailing list for Cabal
development discussion including patch review. This is where patches
sent via "darcs send" will end up.

We welcome anyone to join the list and help discuss ongoing Cabal
development or just to keep an eye on what's going in. Sign up here:

We'd also like to take the opportunity to invite people to get involved
in Cabal development, either new features or squashing annoying bugs.
It's as simple as:

darcs get --partial
# write patch
darcs record
darcs send

People who already commit directly via darcs push are welcome to
continue to do so for patches they consider obvious. If they would like
some review and feedback then they are welcome to "darcs send" instead
and discuss the patch on the mailing list before committing.

Note that this new list is not intended to take discussions of Cabal
away from the libraries list. Issues affecting users should still go to
libraries at The intention is to have more discussion and
review of Cabal development.

(who is wearing his new Cabal release manager's hat)

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