[darcs-users] retiring GHC 6.6 support after darcs 2.3 (2009-07)

Judah Jacobson judah.jacobson at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 20:59:42 UTC 2009

On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 12:42 PM, Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 21:22:41 +0100, Matthias Kilian wrote:
>> Didn't you that by depending on haskeline? At least I couldn't build
>> haskeline with ghc-6.6 on openbsd.
> Actually, the Haskeline dependency still hasn't made it in yet because
> of the trouble folks had installing haskeline.  Judah is still working
> on it.  For what it's worth, I managed to install haskeline on ghc-6.6
> on Ubuntu, although I think I was using a cabal-install binary built
> with ghc 6.10.
> Could you report any trouble on
>  http://trac.haskell.org/haskeline/wiki
> ?

Yes, please do so.  The latest release of Haskeline is supposed to
work with ghc-6.6, but it wouldn't surprise me if it needed a tweak
for OpenBSD.

> This is one area where I messed up by being too eager.  I simply had
> not anticipated the platform support issues that would arise.  Judah:
> would it make sense to wait till darcs 2.3 for Haskeline to be the
> default, or should we press ahead?

I don't anticipate it taking that much longer to get Haskeline working
on all of the necessary platforms; but let's see how it goes.


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