Status of Haskell Platform?
ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org
Mon May 24 13:28:30 EDT 2010
On 05/24/10 03:27, Don Stewart wrote:
> We're modelling ourselves on gnome and ubuntu, which have well
> specified timetables for developers
> (and I agree we could do better to specify), while hiding that info
> from downloaders. If in doubt, look at the HP wiki!
> So how do we balance the curious developers who don't want to click
> through to the wiki, with the very curious, who read the wiki, and the
> totally incurious, who click the first 'Download' button?
I tried to find the link to the wiki from
http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/ . Is it the one labeled
"Problems?"? (That's not a very good name for a link to HP-development
information. The name sounds like it might lead to a boring dead-end.)
> I think the best approach would be to keep the release timetable in
> some pretty form linked directly
> from the front page. A "Learn more about the HP" page or something,
> that explains the key info: timetable,
> how to add packages, who to contact for problems.
I agree. There's already a "Learn more..." on that page, which
2. download info & links to tutorials
3. semi-detailed information about the Platform's contents, somewhat
beginner-friendly but perhaps kind of tedious to wade through.
Would that be a good place to add development timeline information?
IMHO this is important info for anyone who develops against the HP and
intends other people to use their code: to at least be aware of how
ahead or behind you're coding relative to when libraries updates come out...
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