Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of Status/Nov07


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Dec 2, 2007 6:43:13 PM (8 years ago)
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    133133libraries.  We ship GHC with a set of "boot" libraries, without which
    134134GHC will not function at all, and "extra" libraries, which just happen
    135 to come with GHC, and which can be upgraded separately at any time.
     135to come with some binary distributions of GHC, and which can be upgraded
     136separately at any time.
    136137To further that end, we've split the "base" package into a bunch of
    137 smaller packages.  This has led to lots of pain, because old programs
    138 that depended on 'base' now need to depend on other packages too.  But
    139 it's good pain, and matters should improve too as Cabal matures.
    140 
    141 More detail here: XXX
     138smaller packages, and expect to further split it up for GHC 6.10.
     139This has led to lots of pain, because old programs
     140that depended on 'base' now need to depend on other packages too;
     141see [http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Upgrading_packages upgrading packages] for details.  But
     142it's good pain, and matters should improve too as Cabal matures. We
     143have also devised a
     144[http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Package_versioning_policy package versioning policy]
     145which will help future library upgrades.