What's new in Cabal 1.24 — Nix-style local builds, setup dependencies, HTTPS and more!

Tags: haskell.

We’ve just released versions 1.24 of both Cabal and cabal-install. The 1.24 release incorporates more than a thousand commits by 89 different contributors. This post describes what’s new and improved in this version.

User-visible features

Bug fixes and minor improvements


Thanks to everyone who contributed code and bug reports, and to Ryan Thomas for helping with release management. Full list of people who contributed patches to Cabal/cabal-install 1.24 is available here.

Looking forward

We plan to make a new release of Cabal/cabal-install approximately 6 months after 1.24 — that is, in late October or early November 2016. Main features that are currently targeted at 1.26 are:

We would like to encourage people considering contributing to take a look at the bug tracker on GitHub, take part in discussions on tickets and pull requests, or submit their own. The bug tracker is reasonably well maintained and it should be relatively clear to new contributors what is in need of attention and which tasks are considered relatively easy. For more in-depth discussion there is also the cabal-devel mailing list.


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