Platform policy question: API compatability in minor releases

Isaac Dupree ml at
Tue May 12 10:05:55 EDT 2009

Duncan Coutts wrote:
> Sure. But of course there is no problem with making releases on hackage
> and users who need OpenGL 3.1 in the few months between major HP
> releases could use cabal to get the latest from Hackage.

I think this raises an interesting question: the newly updated (for 
example,)opengl package might strive to work with the existing release Haskell 
Platform, rather than require newer versions of other HP libraries also.  Of 
course, cabal-install will deal with the latter too, it just leads to a few 
more dependency problems (& stability/testedness problems?).


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