Gershom Looks like a great idea.
Lots of questions though: - I think more motivation would be helpful. E.g. "You are in change of the GHC 8.6 release. Package authors don't want to upload a new version of their packages until 8.6 is out, but you still want to smoke-test 8.6 against their packages. Doing so requires some minor changes (version bounds, changes in base-library APIs etc); so you want to be able to make these changes in a sandbox that won't hurt anyone". Or something like that. Maybe describe other use-cases. It's *much* easier to evaluate a proposal when I'm totally clear what it's for. - Does a particular build have to use packages from one repo only? Or is there something like a "search path"? Thanks! Simon | -----Original Message----- | From: cabal-devel [mailto:cabal-devel-boun...@haskell.org] On Behalf | Of Gershom B | Sent: 19 February 2018 00:26 | To: cabal-devel <email@example.com> | Subject: draft proposal on provenance-qualified dependencies | | Hey all, I mentioned (on the long SLURP thread) that I was thinking | about a general proposal for provenance-qualified dependencies to | reduce coupling in the haskell ecosystem. Having worked it out a bit, | I think the bigger win is it also provides a way to specify | dependencies on git repos, etc., which has been an oft-requested | feature. | | I don't want to submit it as an ecosystem proposal proper without | further polish, and I held off on bugging a larger audience of cabal | folks until the 2.2 branch was cut. So now I'm passing this along for | further comment and polish before I make a real proposal: | https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithu | b.com%2Fgbaz%2Fghc-proposals%2Fblob%2Fpatch-1%2Fproposals%2F0000- | provenance-qualified- | imports.rst&data=04%7C01%7Csimonpj%40microsoft.com%7C64fd20012b9a4b24d | 28508d5772f6cf2%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C636545967 | 936143539%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIi | LCJBTiI6Ik1haWwifQ%3D%3D%7C- | 1&sdata=cH0gNADmzA%2BTkmXZEDY6lLYUTx2D2KX%2B3T8KO%2FvU86s%3D&reserved= | 0 | | There's no urgency, but it would be good to get some feedback in the | next few weeks if possible. | | Cheers, | Gershom | _______________________________________________ | cabal-devel mailing list | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmail.h | askell.org%2Fcgi-bin%2Fmailman%2Flistinfo%2Fcabal- | devel&data=04%7C01%7Csimonpj%40microsoft.com%7C64fd20012b9a4b24d28508d | 5772f6cf2%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C636545967936143 | 539%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTi | I6Ik1haWwifQ%3D%3D%7C- | 1&sdata=fgfMNTNt%2BwEQ5PaTKxtl0bmO7wDv9sBiMUnWSbJhcnE%3D&reserved=0 _______________________________________________ cabal-devel mailing list email@example.com http://mail.haskell.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cabal-devel