[Maintainer needed] Actively maintained Haddock are happy Haddock

Ben Gamari ben at well-typed.com
Wed May 4 10:49:20 UTC 2016

tl;dr. Our Haddock need a dedicated maintainer responsible for their
       care and feeding. Would you like to move forward a critical piece
       of infrastructure used on a daily basis by thousands of
       Haskellers? Let us know if so.

Hello everyone,

While for several years Mateusz Kowalczyk and Simon Hengel have done an
admirable job in serving as comaintainers of the Haddock documentation
tool, they have both indicated that they no longer have the time to
continue to be active in this role. They both deserve our thanks for
their service.

While Matthew Pickering and I have tried to pick up some of the
Haddock's maintenance load in the meantime, we really need a dedicated
maintainer to ensure that Haddock continues to swim along healthfully.
At the moment there are over 150 open tickets in the issue tracker [1],
an open call for a stable release, and 4 patches in need of review. We
currently lack the time to get on top of such a load.

In particular, Haddock need someone to take ownership of the management
of the project: this person would keep an eye on (and preferably pare
down) the issue tracker (which typically isn't very active, happily),
guide new contributors, and manage releases. This is an opportunity to
drive forward a project used on a daily basis by a significant fraction
of Haskellers.

If you think you might be interested in serving in this role, please let
us know. Thanks!


- Ben

[1] https://github.com/haskell/haddock/pulls
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