Re: I'd like to help out.
Thank you, Erik and John.
I guess I need to see which packages fail to compile with 6.10.1 and
how to fix them.
Also, is there anybody working on the tool #1 or #2? If yes, I wonder
how I could contribute into the development process.
On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:11 AM, John Goerzen <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
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