Haskell platform proposal: the async package
chris at chrisdornan.com
Wed Jun 13 17:08:40 BST 2012
> > Point taken. However, I don't think that the main goal of the platform
> > is to provide a Windows installer for hard-to-install libraries.
> Well, it's one of the major ones.
The Haskell Platform helps the community prioritise packages covering
critical areas that should be stabilised and maintained across a broad range
Hackage is a delightful anarchic zoo but navigating your way round it can be
quite a challenge for the uninitiated -- the platform is probably your best
friend and guide while you building up the map.
Granted, much of it is resolving a co-ordination and communication problem,
but I would say no less important for that.
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[mailto:haskell-platform-bounces at projects.haskell.org] On Behalf Of Ivan
Sent: 13 June 2012 15:01
To: Roman Cheplyaka
Cc: Haskell Platform
Subject: Re: Haskell platform proposal: the async package
On 13 June 2012 23:35, Roman Cheplyaka <roma at ro-che.info> wrote:
> * Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> [2012-06-13
>> On 13 June 2012 23:12, Roman Cheplyaka <roma at ro-che.info> wrote:
>> > * Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> [2012-06-13
>> > 23:02:18+1000]
>> >> Is it possible to add something there about _why_ this package
>> >> should be in the Platform rather than being a recommended package
>> >> for people to cabal-install if they need something like it?
>> > Is there such a justification for any platform package?
>> network, OpenGL, etc. can apparently be difficult to install on
>> Windows due to dependence upon C libraries, so it helps to have an
>> all-in-one installer for them.
> Point taken. However, I don't think that the main goal of the platform
> is to provide a Windows installer for hard-to-install libraries.
Well, it's one of the major ones.
I guess my point was more "why should this library go in and not any other
> Roman I. Cheplyaka :: http://ro-che.info/
Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
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