[Haskell-cafe] changelogs for packages on Hackage
duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 16 08:45:18 EST 2009
On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 11:18 +0200, Valery V. Vorotyntsev wrote:
> It would be nice if Hackage displayed ``recent changes'' of a package.
> [severity: wishlist]
> You see, I am subscribed to the ``hackage - recent additions'' feed
> [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/recent.rss] and receive
> entries that look like this:
> Cabal 188.8.131.52
> Added by DuncanCoutts, Wed Dec 16 04:19:24 UTC 2009.
> A framework for packaging Haskell software
> This is sweet. But how can I tell what's new in Cabal since 184.108.40.206?
> (`Cabal' is just an example here.)
Yep it's a fair point.
Some packages have a changelog file in them that we could display,
though most don't. For those that do have a changelog, how we avoid
displaying all of history is a bit tricky. For those that do not,
ideally we could derive a changelog by looking at the difference in the
API. The latter requires a tool we've not written yet.
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