[xmonad] xmonad-contrib and mtl-2 -- bugfix release?

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 01:00:30 CET 2010

On 17 December 2010 09:54, Brent Yorgey <byorgey at seas.upenn.edu> wrote:
> It was just pointed out in #haskell by mreh that the version of
> xmonad-contrib currently released on Hackage fails to build, since it
> does not specify version bounds on its mtl dependency, but fails to
> build with mtl-2, since XMonad.Utils.CustomKeys uses the Reader
> constructor and HintedGrid uses State.  This has since been fixed; the
> darcs version of xmonad-contrib builds fine with mtl-1 and mtl-2.
> However, it's poor form to have the released version fall over if you
> just do 'cabal install xmonad-contrib'.
> Concretely, I propose that we do a spot bugfix release of just the
> 0.9.1 tag + the patch that fixed the mtl-2 incompatibility:
>  Mon Nov 15 18:26:54 EST 2010  Adam Vogt <vogt.adam at gmail.com>
>  * Compatibility with mtl-1 and mtl-2
> The other option would be to do a point release of whatever is
> currently in darcs, but that would be more work to do properly.

I'm of the opinion that making a new release of what's in darcs is
better off, since (if memory serves) there's quite a new features and
other fixes in darcs that users keep asking for.  Or, maybe make a
point-release now for building purposes and then looking at starting
to stabilise, etc. what's in darcs so as to get a new release ready?

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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