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The Haskell Weekly News

The Haskell Weekly News (HWN) is a weekly newsletter covering developments in Haskell. Content includes announcements of new projects, discussions from the various Haskell communities, notable project commit messages, and more.

Contents

1 Media

It is published in html form on The Haskell Sequence, via mail on the Haskell mailing list, and via RSS.

2 Back Issues

Back issues are available via web in the darcs repository, here. They're also archived on The Haskell Sequence. A list of all announcments made to the HWN is also available.

3 History

The first issue of HWN was published on August 2, 2005. The founder, and initial editor was John Goerzen. In January 2006, Don Stewart took over as editor.

4 Contributing

The simplest way to contribute is to submit stories for HWN. You may e-mail your stories to dons .at. cse .dot. unsw .dot. au.

4.1 Hints For Contributors

To make things easiest for us to process (which makes it more likely that your submission gets processed quickly), here are some hints.

  • Include links to whatever you are talking about. Readers need to have a place to go to read more about it.
  • Keep it short and sweet. HWN gives people a summary of what's happening, and links to more information. Generally no more than a 4 or 5 sentence paragraph.
  • Plain text or hand-edited HTML is required.

4.2 Mailing lists

HWN presently uses Gmane.org for links into Haskell mailing list discussions. If you send us links into the mailing list, we prefer that you link to the appropriate items on Gmane. If not, you can link to them in the Haskell archives and we'll find the corresponding gmane posts ourselves. But please at least link to them somewhere.

4.3 Darcs Repository

If you want to be really helpful, you can check out our darcs repository and send us patches directly. This will be the absolute quickest way to get something into HWN, especially if you do a good job :-)

Check it out with:

   darcs get --partial http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/code/hwn
                                             

You should always make all changes against the file prep.html in that repository. Other files may be in various stages of being prepared for release. Entries in prep.html will be moved around if necessary.

When you're ready to submit your story, just run darcs send.