Re: I'd like to help out.
Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> Probably the biggest thing you can do to help right now is to get
> yourself a Debian unstable chroot or VM and grab the Debian source
> packages for existing packages and make sure they build with the
> 6.10.1 compiler.
That is quite good advice. I would add that I would love to see three
additional things completed:
1) A cabal-to-deb command that will convert a Hackage download into a
Debian source package, figuring out build-deps from .cabal. I think
there has been some work on this, but nothing we can rely upon.
2) Infrastructure to rebuild packages that build-dep on a Haskell
library when that library has been updated.
3) Automation for the tool in #1 to build Debian packages from Hackage
ones, update them, etc.
> For those that don't compile, raise bugs and help the maintainers
> sort out the transitioning of their packages.
> Once all the existing packages have been transitioned then packaging
> other Haskell stuff would also be useful.
>> Sean Lee
>> PhD Student
>> Programming Language and Systems Research Group
>> School of Computer Science and Engineering
>> University of New South Wales
> Since you're in Sydney (like me), you should get along to FP-Syd: