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  • Ticket #131 – description

    initial v1  
    55 * http://projects.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-platform/2010-May/000972.html 
    66  
     7In particular, 
     8 
     9 
     10More generally, could the current status of the platform please 
     11be made *obvious early* on its webpages? Currently, a visit 
     12looking for such info might go like this: 
     13 
     141.  http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/ 
     15    doesn't say anything about versions or timelines 
     16 
     172.  http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/contents.html 
     18    gives GHC versions, without linking them to HP versions 
     19    or timelines 
     20 
     213.  http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/windows.html 
     22    lists current version and timeline of older versions (good), 
     23    but does not state that the current version is a beta, nor 
     24    does it indicate that there is a stable version due, or what 
     25    problems are keeping the beta from becoming stable 
     26 
     274.  http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell_Platform 
     28    does not offer much info, but seems to be the only page 
     29    linking to 
     30 
     315.  http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/ 
     32    no current version info, release time table is only for package 
     33    maintainers, none of the "open bug reports" has a 2010.x 
     34    milestone 
     35 
     366.  http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/wiki/ReleaseTimetable 
     37    THERE!-) This is the information I was looking for, at least part 
     38    of it! But where is the rest? 
     39 
     40 
     41I suggest the following changes as a minimum improvement: 
     42 
     43- link to 6 directly from 1 (even better: insert cute calendar with 
     44    highlighted release timelines on 1!-) 
     45- add current version overview for each OS to 1 (in case the 
     46    per-OS versions are out of sync) 
     47 
     48- add trac links to 6 that list the showstopper tickets for 
     49    the current release (this assumes that the showstoppers 
     50    have trac tickets and, preferably, milestone and severity 
     51    information) 
     52 
     53- add info about next release and blocking issues to 3 (and to 
     54    the other OS-specific pages) - downloaders should not have 
     55    to guess that the current version is a beta, or what problems 
     56    have been found with it