Thinking about what's missing in our library coverage

Ashley Yakeley ashley at
Wed Aug 5 00:00:39 EDT 2009

Axel Simon wrote:

> For the former part, I wonder if cabalization is important for Gtk2Hs. A 
> cabalized version of Gtk2Hs would allow people to use Cairo and Pango to 
> create PDF documents without the need to install the GUI parts of the 
> library. On the contrary, if Gtk2Hs is shipped with the platform, then 
> all libraries are available anyway and cabalization might not be as 
> important.

I'm a big fan of Gtk2Hs and would really like to see it cabalised (as 
several packages, most likely), though I can see how that's work. Right 
now it's a bit annoying to have to go through a separate installation 
process to install and upgrade it.

> My question: how important is cabalization for a package that wants to 
> be part of the platform?

I think it ought to be required.

Ashley Yakeley

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