Just FYI, I'm about to upload GHC 6.12.3 to experimental. Here's the changelog entry: ghc6 (6.12.3-1) experimental; urgency=low * New upstream release * ghci :m now works with module names containing ' (Closes: #580568) * Put haddock and the shared libraries into their own packages. (Closes: #571537) * Only insert packages in gen_contents_index which are both registered and for which the html directory exists. * Use ghc-pkg --global in ghc6's trigger to avoid accessing HOME. (Closes: #578679) * Fix directories in haddock manpage. (Closes: #578321) * Apply some patches from Gentoo (thanks, Sergei Trofimovich) hopefully fixing ia64 build. * Downgrade ghc6's dependency on perl to Suggests and have ghc6-doc depend on perl. (Closes: #553332) * Standards-Version 3.9.0 (no changes necessary) -- Kari Pahula <email@example.com> Sun, 18 Jul 2010 14:57:32 +0300 This one'll have to go through NEW. I put haddock outside of the ghc6 package but I didn't want to name the package as haddock, if only since it would have ghc's version number and not haddock's. I used ghc6-haddock instead. I don't really expect there to be other haddock builds around anytime soon, since it's pretty tightly tied up with ghc's API right now. Another new introduction was ghc6-dynamic. Many people can avoid installing that, saving a good chunk of disk space. I'm not really happy about the state of index and contents list generation in ghc6-doc. Currently, it uses haddock for that and it needs the .haddock files for the task and those reside in -dev packages and we can't just keep copies of them in -doc packages, due to ABI breakage between GHC releases. I was thinking of solving this by not using haddock in ghc6's trigger. The individual packages keep their own index and contents files and it wouldn't be too difficult to write a, say, perl script for combining those. The only immediate loss would be the annotations about multiple entries with the same name being either functions or whatever in the contents index. If you didn't understand the last sentence then you didn't need it.
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