Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Distributed bug-tracking in Haskell

At the recent SPA 2009 conference, there was a lot of talk about functional programming, Haskell in particular (a couple of years ago, the flavour of the month had been Erlang). Just to prove that Haskell is no longer "just a research language", along comes DisTract, a distributed issue-tracking system that runs in Firefox browsers. If you're already using Git, Darcs, Mercurial or Monotone as your distributed software configuration management solution, the author reasoned, why shouldn't you be able to close bugs while you're off-line at the same time as you check in your fix? Caveat: I have not tried this yet, but it sounds like a really neat idea. Does anyone know of a user forum?

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