Contribution vs quality, and a few notes on the Platform process
igloo at earth.li
Tue Nov 9 14:41:43 EST 2010
On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 11:45:51AM +0000, Stephen Tetley wrote:
> HOpenGL has value in the current Platform model as it can be difficult
> to build on certain platforms; but it is a very large work and quite
> domain-specific so it is not exemplary in API terms like a candidate
> for the Data.* or Control.* hierarchies should be.
Based on this, it sounds like rather than HOpenGL being in the platform,
there should be HOpenGL binary installers for certain platforms. Perhaps
cabal-install would automatically use these installers rather than
building from source.
Although IIRC, the arguments for including HOpenGL were that it is
widely useful and its API is exemplary.
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