[Haskell-beginners] Re: [Haskell-cafe] Call for Contributions - Haskell Communities and Activities Report, November 2008 edition

Stephen analytic at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 19:27:07 EDT 2008

I've worked on maybe four projects over the past couple of months.  Some of
them were pretty small, most of them are unfinished.  I should still toss
them in the direction of the report though if I have time to write them up



On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 1:22 PM, Janis Voigtlaender <
voigt at tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de> wrote:

> Dear Haskellers,
> so much has happened in the Haskell world in the past months.
> Therefore, I would very much like to collect contributions for
> the 15th edition of the
>   ================================================================
>               Haskell Communities & Activities Report
>                 http://www.haskell.org/communities/
>                Submission deadline: 31 October 2008
>       (please send your contributions to hcar at haskell.org, in
>                      plain text or LaTeX format)
>   ================================================================
> This is the short story:
> * If you are working on any project that is in some way related
>  to Haskell, please write a short entry and submit it. Even if
>  the project is very small or unfinished or you think it is not
>  important enough -- please reconsider and submit an entry anyway!
> * If you are interested in any project related to Haskell that has not
>  previously been mentioned in the HC&A Report, please tell me, so that
>  I can contact the project leaders and ask them to submit an entry.
> * Feel free to pass on this call for contributions to others that
>  might be interested.
> More detailed information:
> The Haskell Communities & Activities Report is a bi-annual overview of
> the state of Haskell as well as Haskell-related projects over the
> last, and possibly the upcoming six months. If you have only recently
> been exposed to Haskell, it might be a good idea to browse the
> May 2008 edition -- you will find interesting topics described as
> well as several starting points and links that may provide answers to
> many questions.
> Contributions will be collected until the submission deadline. They
> will then be compiled into a coherent report that is published online
> as soon as it is ready. As always, this is a great opportunity to
> update your webpages, make new releases, announce or even start new
> projects, or to talk about developments you want every Haskeller to
> know about!
> Looking forward to your contributions,
> Janis (current editor)
> FAQ:
> Q: What format should I write in?
> A: The best format is a LaTeX source file, adhering to the template
> that is available at:
>   http://haskell.org/communities/11-2008/template.tex
> There is also a LaTeX style file at
>   http://haskell.org/communities/11-2008/hcar.sty
> that you can use to preview your entry. If you do not know LaTeX, then
> use plain text. If you modify an old entry that you have written for an
> earlier edition of the report, you should have received your old entry
> as a template already (provided I have your valid email address).
> Please modify that template, rather than using your own version of the
> old entry as a template. Do not worry about writing correct LaTeX, I
> will be able to handle your file. Please do not use HTML or even DOC.
> Q: Can I include images?
> A: Yes, you are even encouraged to do so. Please use .jpg format, then.
> Q: How much should I write?
> A: Authors are asked to limit entries to about one column of text. This
> corresponds to approximately one page, or 40 lines of text, with the
> above style and template.
> A general introduction is helpful. Apart from that, you should focus on
> recent or upcoming developments. Pointers to online content can be given
> for more comprehensive or ``historic'' overviews of a project. Images do
> not count towards the length limit, so you may want to use this
> opportunity to pep entries up. There is no minimum length of an entry!
> The report aims at being as complete as possible, so please consider
> writing an entry, even if it is only a few lines long.
> Q: Which topics are relevant?
> A: All topics which are related to Haskell in some way are relevant. We
> usually had reports from users of Haskell (private, academic, or
> commercial), from authors or contributors to projects related to
> Haskell, from people working on the Haskell language, libraries, on
> language extensions or variants. We also like reports over distributions
> of Haskell software, Haskell infrastructure, books and tutorials on
> Haskell. Reports on past and upcoming events related to Haskell are also
> relevant. Finally, there might be new topics we do not even think about.
> As a rule of thumb: if in doubt, then it probably is relevant and has a
> place in the HCAR. You can also ask the editor.
> Q: Is unfinished work relevant? Are ideas for projects relevant?
> A: Yes! You can use the HCAR to talk about projects you are currently
> working on. You can use it to look for other developers that might help
> you. You can use it to write ``wishlist'' items for libraries and
> language features you would like to see implemented.
> Q: If I do not update my entry, but want to keep it in the report, what
> should I do?
> A: Tell the editor that there are no changes. The old entry will be
> reused in this case, but it might be dropped if it is older than a year,
> to give more room and more attention to projects that change a lot.
> Do not resend complete entries if you have not changed them.
> --
> Dr. Janis Voigtlaender
> http://wwwtcs.inf.tu-dresden.de/~voigt/<http://wwwtcs.inf.tu-dresden.de/%7Evoigt/>
> mailto:voigt at tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de
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