Move to github or other collaboration site

Conrad Parker conrad at
Tue Apr 17 10:00:22 CEST 2012

On 17 April 2012 15:51, Eyal Lotem <eyal.lotem at> wrote:
> Hey,
> I am personally finding the process of contributing to cabal much more
> painful than it would be if it were on github.
> I think the project is losing on contributions, and that's a shame, for the
> following reasons:
> A) A contributor isn't certain his contribution will be accepted, and if it
> isn't, his effort is in vain.  He may very well give up before starting.
> With github, worst-case he can maintain a hosted fork, and point people to
> it.
> B) Even if it is accepted, *until* it is, he has no easy way of pointing
> people to his fork, unlike on github.
> C) Making a pull request is much easier and less trouble than registering to
> a mailing list, and the overheads associated with communicating email
> patches.  I think most collaborators will gladly spend hours improving
> cabal, but would rather not spend minutes on patch sending overheads.
> Please move development of cabal to github or at least a darcs-hosting site
> where it is easy to make hosted forks and send pull requests.



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