This weekend, I’m attending the Haskell Hackathon in Freiburg. Regular readers of my blog will have noticed an increasing interest in Haskell, so having this event so close was a nice chance to get more involved in the Haskell community. My blog also got added to Planet Haskell now.
So far, I have hacked up a simple haskell program called „Haskell Package Version Tracker“. It takes the 00-index.tar.gz file of hackage (which is for Haskell what CPAN is for Perl) and a Debian Source file (which is the list of available packages in Debian) and outputs a comparision in the spirit of the Debian Perl Group’s or utnubu’s version comparison pages. You can see the last output, but I do not yet update that page regulary. The code is available in a Darcs repository. It uses the Index.hs-File from hackports − thaks for that.