The arch-haskell team is trying to track releases of working code from http://hackage.haskell.org, with the goal to always provide a comprehensive Haskell development environment for the distro (we’re doing ok, 680 packages out of the 850 packages on hackage currently.
Recently its been getting a bit hectic, as hackage has appeared to go into overtime. To work out what was happening, I wrote a little program using the gnuplot bindings to graph each days uploads since Hackage went live.
We see a spike of Haskell releases around the original release, a spike a bit over a year ago when ghc 6.8.x came out (and everything broke :) and a broader surge in releases over the last 200 days..
I think that means something good is happening. Perhaps cabal-install is finally making its way to the masses?