At the moment the project's build is managed by stack. You can find everything you need regarding how to install stack on your machine here.


We use a custom setup to generate Haskell bindings to the protobuf files, using the proto-lens library from Google. In order for this to work you need to have the protobuf compiler protoc on your machine. You can get installation instructions here


In order to build with stack you will need this. On MacOS you can use brew:

> brew tap cuber/homebrew-libsecp256k1
> brew install libsecp256k1

On linux:

> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install libsecp256k1-0


You will also need to install hlint and stylish-haskell for code hygiene during development. In the project root simply run

> stack install hlint stylish-haskell


There is a Makefile for this project where you can find all of the options for building, testing etc. The Makefile is documented and there is a help menu which you can access via the commands make or make help.

Protobuf Files and Generated Modules

The protobuf files are all in the /protos directory, and we use a custom setup in order to generate the corresponding Proto.* Haskell modules. If you want to view all of these generated modules, you can run

> find hs-abci-types/.stack-work -path '*autogen/Proto'

to find the root directory.

Style Guide

There is a .stylish-haskell.yaml file that controls some of the style guide, particularly around import statements and some indentation rules. There is also a small guide for things that fall outside of this in the style wiki. If it's not covered by either of these but you think it's really important, mention it in an issue.

Building documentation

You can build the haddocks for the library code only using

make build-docs-local

This does not build and link documentation for dependencies, useful mostly for testing documentation formatting.