[Haskell-cafe] What about adding a wiki for each haskell project?

Antoine Latter aslatter at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 10:41:05 EST 2009

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Marc Weber <marco-oweber at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hackage is missing one feature:
> It is very static. I mean if you have a patch or a question or a comment
> you have to lookup the darcs repository, write the patch then contact
> the author and wait.. If the author replies everything is fine.
> If he doesn't you don't know what to do. And if he does your commitment
> still doesn't show up on hackage.
> Using a wiki page for each project enables anybody to add comments.
> I'm thinking about this kind of comments:
>  "Interlude doesn't work for me. It looks like the interlude.h file
>  passes a tuple to the reportError function which doesn't expect a tuple.
>  You can fix it by removing the "," in the .h file.
>  Try this patch:
>  http://github.com/MarcWeber/haskell-nix-overlay/blob/master/patches/interlude-0.1.1.patch
>  "

One thing you can do today is enter a homepage URL into your .cabal
file which is a link to the haskell-wiki.

>From there you can construct the initial pages of the wiki in a manner
that makes it obvious you welcome participation.

This also means we're not creating a wiki for the more mature projects
like darcs whose hompage already is a wiki, and who have active
mailing lists and the like.


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