[Haskell-cafe] Experiences with cabal-install and Hackage
chrisdone at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 22 04:28:58 EDT 2010
I don't know how wise that is; I tend to fix packages when I find
they're broken. I'd prefer a way for there to be more than one
maintainer for a package, i.e., collaborators, like on Github, so that
a maintainer can add me as a collaborator. My only problem with
Hackage is I feel like the maintainer is a fence I have to climb every
time I want to upload a bugfix or a non-broken version of the package.
I just want to fix it, upload it, and continue with my work. Also a
"last seen" a la StackOverflow would be good, so that you can see what
a maintainer was last on Hackage. That's assuming the new Hackage will
On 22 July 2010 09:52, Isak Hansen <isak.hansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Ketil Malde <ketil at malde.org> wrote:
>> I've rather recently started to use cabal-install to install packages
>> from Hackage. Unfortunately, so far many packages fail to install. I
>> try to email authors/maintainers, but when I check build logs on
>> Hackage, I discover that some of these packages have failed building for
>> some time.
>> Wouldn't it make sense to provide automated notification of the package
>> author when a package fails to build? I certainly would like to know
>> about it, but of course, I never remember to check back to see.
> How about taking it one step further, actually "hiding" unmaintained
> packages after a grace period?
> Unless the user runs cabal with an --include-deprecated option, or something.
>> If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants
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