[Hackage] #607: Hackage bitrot watch page

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Sat Nov 14 11:46:01 EST 2009

#607: Hackage bitrot watch page
  Reporter:  duncan             |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement        |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal             |    Milestone:         
 Component:  hackageDB website  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal             |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown            |   Ghcversion:         
  Platform:                     |  
 It should be possible to make a report of packages that are bitrotted or
 in danger of becoming so.

 This would be done using a number of factors, but mainly just looking at
 the dependency graph and seeing if it's no longer possible to build the
 package using "current" versions of standard dependencies.

 Additionally it can be based on build reports.

 Severely bitrotted packages should have their authors notified and be
 excluded from the main package index on the website.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/607>
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