[Haskell-beginners] HackageDB - How to browse by development status

Stephen Tetley stephen.tetley at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 15:39:44 EST 2010

Hi Gabi

Unfortunately 'stability' is only an optional field in cabal files, so
some projects will display it but others don't.

Roel van Dijk has a nice project that allows you to see reverse
dependencies for packages in HackageDB and this gives you a popularity
rank. As a rule of thumb, a package won't be very popular if it is


You can judge inactivity by last release, but some great packages
'just work' so don't need updating.

Best wishes


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