|Initial release||June 23, 2015|
2.7.1  / May 8, 2021
|Operating system||Any Unix-like, Microsoft Windows|
Stack competes against Cabal's binary cabal-install and has been created as a result of the overall criticism about dependency problems. It does not, however, provide its own package format, but uses existing
*.cabal files and complements projects with an additional
- "stack 0.1 released". FP Complete. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
- "Release v2.7.1". GitHub repository commercialhaskell/stack. Retrieved 11 Jun 2021.
- "Stackage Server". FP Complete. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
- "Haskell Communities and Activities Report Thirty Second Edition — May 2017" (PDF). Mihai Maruseac. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
- "Why is stack not cabal?". Retrieved 27 January 2016.
This blog post is intended to answer two very frequest [sic] questions about stack: how is it different from Cabal? And: Why was it developed as a separate project instead of being worked on with Cabal?
- "What do Haskellers want? Over a thousand tell us". Retrieved 13 January 2016.
Package management with cabal is the single worst aspect of using Haskell. Asked if improvements to package management would make a difference to their future choice of Haskell for a project, 38% said it would be "crucial" and a further 29% said it would be "important". Comments connected cabal with words like hell, pain, awful, sucks, frustrating, and hideous. Only this topic showed such grave dissatisfaction.