|Original author(s)||Isaac Jones|
|Initial release||January 2005|
|Stable release||126.96.36.199 / November 2012|
|Operating system||Any Unix-like, Microsoft Windows|
|Type||Application level package manager|
A process of making a library written in the Haskell programming language conformant to the requirements of the Cabal library infrastructure provided that the library was initially developed without taking those requirements into consideration, or prior to the introduction of Cabal to the Haskell community.
Cabal packages provide a standard set of metadata and build process; thus, it is possible to develop tools to upload Cabal packages to the CPAN-like community repository of software, Hackage, or even allow for automated downloading, compilation, and installation of desired packages from Hackage (through the cabal-install tool).
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- "The Haskell Cabal: A Common Architecture for Building Applications and Tools" -(the original proposal and specification, by Isaac Jones, Simon Peyton Jones, Simon Marlow, Malcolm Wallace, and Ross Patterson; a version was submitted to the Haskell Workshop, 2005)
- Cabal talk -(slides)
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