The Haskell Hackathon action continues, on a lovely sunny day in Freiburg.

The big thing happening today is getting cabal to just work. In particular, cabal install will be the frontline in getting Haskell packages onto your system, and should never fail. Total functions!

Bjorn’s been busy hacking up cabal-install. And is that an xmonad user I see?

What’s this? People reading papers! This isn’t a library, its a hackathon!

And of course, this being the Haskell community, our hackathons tend to go deep, quickly:

Powered by lambdas and pizza!

Functional programming is an attitude, not a fashion style. We’re on to you, Python!

Other things being worked on include bytestring networking, bytestring ropes, xmonad, new monad transformer packages, and more. You can see new projects appearing on