[darcs-users] Poll: Do you need to be able to build darcs from source on GHC 6.6?

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Fri Oct 31 13:42:58 UTC 2008

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 01:30:51PM -0700, Jason Dagit wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 1:22 PM, Juliusz Chroboczek
> <Juliusz.Chroboczek at pps.jussieu.fr> wrote:
> >> Also, note that Lenny has 6.8, and it is scheduled to become stable Real
> >> Soon Now.
> >
> > That's irrelevant.  Lenny going stable will not cause my servers to
> > automatically get upgraded.
> >
> > FWIW, the experimental server is scheduled to switch to lenny in the summer
> > of 2009.  There is no ETA for the production servers, which tend to be
> > managed more conservatively still.
> But surely if you have such conservative upgrade practices you also
> only run stable releases of darcs right?  All the existing stable
> releases build on ghc6.6.
> I was not sufficiently clear in my original question.  My question
> really only applies to people who build from the darcs.net
> respository.  HEAD as some people might call it.

No, darcs is buggier than the average code, and it's reasonable to
want those bugs fixed, even on stable servers.


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