Quick Hackage question

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jan 26 09:35:56 EST 2008

On Sat, 2008-01-26 at 02:16 +0000, Ross Paterson wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 05:47:18PM -0800, Judah Jacobson wrote:
> > On Jan 21, 2008 4:53 PM, Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> > > In the medium term, expecting the hackage server to be able to build
> > > each package is unrealistic. It will never have all the system libs and
> > > eventually will probably not have the cpu time to even build them all.
> > > The solution is to have separate building and have hackage just report
> > > the results.
> > 
> > That makes sense; but if the packages aren't built on the server, will
> > we still be able to display the Haddock docs?  Maybe there should be
> > some way for the person uploading a package to also upload its Haddock
> > files?
> Yes, Duncan's scheme will provide lots of useful information, but it might
> not be a replacement for building the docs under controlled conditions
> (though not necessarily on the server).  The docs we want on the server
> have different links from the local ones people would usually want to
> generate.  It would also require a great deal of care to ensure that
> docs produced remotely could be trusted.

Yes, I think that's right for the short and medium term. Offloading
package builds is a good deal easier than offloading building of


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