[commit: unix] master: change notes (1461d21)

Ben Gamari bgamari.foss at gmail.com
Sat Aug 24 05:04:34 CEST 2013

Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> writes:

> On 08/02/13 23:05, Ian Lynagh wrote:
>> Bumping unix's version requires relaxing the dependencies in Cabal and
>> haskeline on unix. One way to do this is to get upstream to relax the
>> dependency and updating our lagging repo. That will mean a version of
>> the library will be uploaded to hackage with the relaxed dependency. But
>> we don't know what the release of unix will look like yet;
>> perhaps by the time it is released it will not work with the current
>> Cabal/haskeline code.
> So a good solution to this would be to have two version bumps: one for 
> development (2.7.x.x) and another bump for the final release ( 
>   Then Cabal can make releases that relax the unix dependency to 2.7, 
> which is fine because we'll never make a release of 2.7, it just keeps 
> things working during development.

This sounds like a nice way forward. Has there been any motion in this
direction? Perhaps we could start with a library bump shortly after 7.8
is released?


- Ben
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