Fwd: ghc-7.6 branch
simonpj at microsoft.com
Thu Jun 28 19:47:07 CEST 2012
| > Has maintainer's not being responsive been a problem for GHC in the
| > past?
| Yes. Some of the upstreams respond so fast that it makes my head spin,
| while others often either don't respond or continually promise to get to
| things soon. (again, these are good, well-meaning people, who do a lot
| for the community).
The obvious solution, as someone else pointed out, is for someone at GHC HQ (perhaps Ian) to be a co-maintainer of these critical dependencies -- except perhaps for libraries whose maintainers are the "make your head spin" responsive kind. This would of course need the maintainer to trust the GHC person to push patches and make releases in sync with GHC. But my guess is they'd be willing. After all, we're all on the same side here!
Would that cut the Geordian knot?
More information about the Glasgow-haskell-users