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Re: [Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 156 - October 27, 2010


Am Samstag, den 30.10.2010, 22:02 +0100 schrieb Iain Lane:
> On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 09:46:21PM +0200, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:
> >[...]
> >Hello,
> >
> >why is the name of the haskell-platform package in all lowercase?
> All package names are in lowercase. Is this a problem?
> ...somewhat relatedly, I just read threads on Reddit complaining about
> our versioning not matching the platform,

In some cases we have slightly newer versions because other programs or
libraries in Debian require it, and we avoid having more than one
version of a package in Debian, unless it cannot be helped.

Hmm, looking at http://people.debian.org/~nomeata/platform.html I only
see that alex is newer (which is not a problem, as it is just a build
tool). The display about parsec is wrong, as there we have two versions
in Debian.

> and about our
> haskell-platform package not depending on the profiling
> libraries. 

I think it’s ok to not depend on them by default. People with low
bandwidth and/or disk space will thank us. But having a
haskell-platform-prof package (similar to *-doc), which could be
recommended, would be fine.


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
Debian Developer
  nomeata@debian.org | ICQ# 74513189 | GPG-Keyid: 4743206C
  JID: nomeata@joachim-breitner.de | http://people.debian.org/~nomeata

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