Contribution vs quality, and a few notes on the Platform process
petersen at haskell.org
Tue Nov 23 07:00:17 EST 2010
[Me late to the party as usual...]
On 9 November 2010 21:50, Ross Paterson <ross at soi.city.ac.uk> wrote:
> Let's do both:
> - a set of packages under community control that we're trying to make
> - a set of package versions that are popular, meet objective standards
> and have been tested to build together.
> But let's not try to force these to be the same.
I agree with Ross: and have been thinking the same lately
that it would be really nice to have a midway between the strictness
of HP and the fast flowing package stream of hackage.
It would great to have a consistent large set of source packages
brought together into one stable package repo - it would be big with
100s of packages but only one version of a package would be allowed
and built on top of current HP which should be the base of course.
Probably the main barrier to entry/updates would be not breaking
or conflicting with any other package.
Anyone interested in this? I think Linux distros and Haskell
development would benefit greatly from such a large consistent
collection of libraries, which could be updated in continuous
rolling mode during the life-time of each HP release. There
could also later be different streams (stable, testing, unstable, etc).
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