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''2006-05-08''
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<em>hmake</em>. Malcolm Wallace
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13634 released]
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version 3.11 of
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[http://haskell.org/hmake hmake],
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the compiler-independent project-building tool for Haskell
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programs. It automates recompilation analysis, based on import
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declarations in your files, to rebuild only those modules that
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are impacted by a change. It is rather like ghc's --make mode,
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but faster, less memory intensive, and it works with any
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compiler (e.g. hbc, nhc98).
 
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<p>
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<em>cpphs</em>. In a busy week, Malcolm also
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[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13638 released]
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version 1.2 of
 
[http://haskell.org/cpphs cpphs], the in-Haskell
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implementation of the C pre-processor. The major change in this
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release is that the source files have been re-arranged into a
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cabal-ised hierarchical library namespace, so you can use cpp
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functionality from within your own code, in addition to the
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stand-alone utility.
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</p>
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</li>
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<p><em>Cabal 1.1</em>. Duncan Coutts (as the new Cabal release manager)
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13625 announced]
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that Cabal-1.1.4, the version shipped with GHC 6.4.2 is now
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available to download as
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[http://haskell.org/cabal/download.html a separate tarball].
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There is also a
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[http://haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/cabal-devel new mailing list]
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for Cabal development discussion including patch review. This is
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also where patches sent via "darcs send" will end up.
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The Cabal team would also like to take the opportunity to invite
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people to get involved in Cabal development, either new features
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or squashing annoying bugs.
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</p>
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</li>
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<li>
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<p>
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<em>DownNova-0.1</em>. Lemmih
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[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13640 released]
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downNova, a program designed for automating the process of
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downloading TV series from mininova.org. Written in Haskell, it
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will scan your downloaded files to find out what your interests
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are and download missing/new episodes to your collection.
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Advanced classification techniques are used to interpret the
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file names and 'downNova' will correctly extract series name,
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season number, episode number and episode title in nigh all
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cases.
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<p>
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<em>Student SoC Application Deadline</em> is rapidly approaching. Paolo
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Martini encouraged students to apply to google, using the
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/12563 student application]
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form, and [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ Haskell.org]
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is looking forward to the several dozen applications we hope to receive.
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</p>
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</li>
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</ul>
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<p>
 
<em>2006 GHC Hackathon</em>. Simon Marlow
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13618 writes]
 
that the GHC team is considering the possibility of organising a GHC
 
Hackathon around ICFP this year. Tentative details are on
 
[http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Hackathon the wiki page].
 
</p> </li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Data.ByteString</em>. Don Stewart
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13577 announced]
 
new versions of
 
[http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/fps.html FPS/Data.ByteString],
 
the fast, packed strings library for Haskell.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Debian from Scratch</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13585 announced]
 
Debian From Scratch (DFS), a single, full rescue linux CD capable of
 
working with all major filesystems, LVM, software RAID, and even
 
compiling a new kernel. The tool that generates the ISO images
 
(dfsbuild) is written in Haskell. The generated ISO images also
 
contain full, working GHC and Hugs environments.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Hazakura - search-based MUA</em>. Jun Mukai
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13620 announced]
 
the first release of hazakura, a search-based mail client, written
 
in Haskell.
 
<ul>
 
<li>[http://www.city5.org/hazakura/ Web]
 
<li>[http://www.city5.org/haskellprog/hazakura/ Source]
 
<li>[http://www.city5.org/haskellprog/hazakura/ Darcs]
 
</ul>
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>(HS)XML queries</em>. Oleg Kiselyov
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13589 published]
 
a note demonstrating
 
[http://www.cwi.nl/~ralf/syb3/ Scrap your boilerplate 3]
 
style generic term processing for transformations and selections
 
from (HS)XML-like documents.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
</ul>
 
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Revision as of 04:51, 8 May 2006

2006-05-08

  • hmake. Malcolm Wallace released version 3.11 of hmake, the compiler-independent project-building tool for Haskell programs. It automates recompilation analysis, based on import declarations in your files, to rebuild only those modules that are impacted by a change. It is rather like ghc's --make mode, but faster, less memory intensive, and it works with any compiler (e.g. hbc, nhc98).

  • cpphs. In a busy week, Malcolm also released version 1.2 of cpphs, the in-Haskell implementation of the C pre-processor. The major change in this release is that the source files have been re-arranged into a cabal-ised hierarchical library namespace, so you can use cpp functionality from within your own code, in addition to the stand-alone utility.

  • Cabal 1.1. Duncan Coutts (as the new Cabal release manager) announced that Cabal-1.1.4, the version shipped with GHC 6.4.2 is now available to download as a separate tarball. There is also a new mailing list for Cabal development discussion including patch review. This is also where patches sent via "darcs send" will end up. The Cabal team would also like to take the opportunity to invite people to get involved in Cabal development, either new features or squashing annoying bugs.

  • DownNova-0.1. Lemmih released downNova, a program designed for automating the process of downloading TV series from mininova.org. Written in Haskell, it will scan your downloaded files to find out what your interests are and download missing/new episodes to your collection. Advanced classification techniques are used to interpret the file names and 'downNova' will correctly extract series name, season number, episode number and episode title in nigh all cases.

  • Student SoC Application Deadline is rapidly approaching. Paolo Martini encouraged students to apply to google, using the student application form, and Haskell.org is looking forward to the several dozen applications we hope to receive.


2006-05-01

  • GHC 6.4.2. Simon Marlow announced the release of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler, version 6.4.2. GHC is a state-of-the-art programming suite for Haskell. Included is an optimising compiler generating good code for a variety of platforms, together with an interactive system for convenient, quick development. The distribution includes space and time profiling facilities, a large collection of libraries, and support for various language extensions, including concurrency, exceptions, and foreign language interfaces (C, whatever). GHC is distributed under a BSD-style open source license. For more information, see:

  • Communities and Activities Report. Andres Loeh released the call for contributions to the 10th (!) Haskell Communities and Activities Report. If you are working on any project that is in some way related to Haskell, write a short entry and submit it to Andres.

    The Haskell Communities and Activities Report is a bi-annual overview of the state of Haskell as well as Haskell-related projects over the last, and possibly the upcoming 6 months. If you have only recently been exposed to Haskell, it might be a good idea to browse the November 2005 edition -- you will find interesting topics described as well as several starting points and links that may provide answers to many questions.

  • Haskell' Status Report. Isaac Jones released a Haskell' status report. Currently the committee is focused on two issues, standardising concurrency and extensions to the class system.

  • Google Summer of Code. Paolo Martini announced that Haskell.org would have a presence as an official mentoring organisation for this year's Google Summer of Code. Several members of the Haskell community have volunteered as mentors, and a large number of proposals have been listed. If you're interested in mentoring, suggesting projects, or applying as a student to spend your summer writing Haskell code, check it out!

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