[Haskell-cafe] Re: GSoC: Hackage 2.0

Antoine Latter aslatter at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 22:58:25 EDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 6:38 PM, Matthew Gruen <wikigracenotes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 9:02 AM, Maciej Piechotka <uzytkownik2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I guess 'works also with B in version X.Y.Z' is also. Most of the above
>> changes should not be IMHO in cabal (sorry for answering PS here).
>> Especially 'not maintained anymore' and 'does not build on recent
>> GHC' ;)
>> <quote>
>> As we are with Haddock - 'rebuild' button if package failed to build?
>> For some reasons some packages fails to build on hackage (as yi). I'm
>> not sure if it will work however. At least uploading docs should be
>> possible.
>> Regards
> More flexibility for building times is a good thing, but people
> shouldn't able to DDOS the server by compiling, since it's a rather
> CPU-intensive thing, or by building documentation. Now, it looks like
> yi fails because data-accessor-template fails because of TH versioning
> issues (seemingly). I like the ideas of docs you can upload to get
> around these sorts of problems, and the ability to add links to other
> docs and tutorials. People could edit Hackage to reference
> haskellwiki, community.haskell.org, and other sites/services.
> I see what you mean about the changes being segregated from cabal, and
> I agree here. There's a set of information that's useful both for the
> web interface and for cabal-install (which is what Hackage currently
> displays, although perhaps not enough of it), and that should stay in
> the .cabal files. But, other information that's user-editable on
> Hackage is a plus.

One thing in the branch over in http://code.haskell.org/hackage-server
 is the ability for package maintainers to upload documentation to the
server. This way we're not tying the ability of the server doing a
build-check to the ability to host documentation for a package.


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