[Haskell-cafe] changelogs for packages on Hackage

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 16 08:45:18 EST 2009

On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 11:18 +0200, Valery V. Vorotyntsev wrote:
> It would be nice if Hackage displayed ``recent changes'' of a package.
> [severity: wishlist]
> You see, I am subscribed to the ``hackage - recent additions'' feed
> [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/recent.rss] and receive
> entries that look like this:
>     Cabal
>     Added by DuncanCoutts, Wed Dec 16 04:19:24 UTC 2009.
>     A framework for packaging Haskell software
> This is sweet.  But how can I tell what's new in Cabal since
> (`Cabal' is just an example here.)

Yep it's a fair point.


Some packages have a changelog file in them that we could display,
though most don't. For those that do have a changelog, how we avoid
displaying all of history is a bit tricky. For those that do not,
ideally we could derive a changelog by looking at the difference in the
API. The latter requires a tool we've not written yet.


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