"Stable Hackage," tools for creating a vetted set of packages from Hackage.
A note about the codebase: the goal is to minimize dependencies and have the maximum range of supported compiler versions. Therefore, we avoid anything "complicated." For example, instead of using the text package, we use Strings everywhere.
As this project is just starting, we don't really have a solid set of steps. In general, the following set of commands should be good for getting started:
cabal update cabal install cabal-dev git clone https://github.com/snoyberg/stackage cd stackage git submodule update --init # get the Haskell Platform files runghc app/stackage.hs build # takes a *long* time runghc app/stackage.hs init # modifies your ~/.cabal/config file
Make sure to have Cabal-1.16 installed in either your global or user database, regardless of any sandboxing, as custom build types require it to be present. You must build with cabal-install 1.16, due to several important bug fixes.