[Haskell-cafe] Re: Handling absent maintainers

Geoffrey Mainland mainland at eecs.harvard.edu
Tue Aug 17 18:43:57 EDT 2010

On 08/17/2010 12:28, Ben Millwood wrote:
> 2010/8/17 Jonas Almström Duregård <jonas.duregard at gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>> Has there been any progress with this package? Like you I have also
>> tried to contact Matt and like you I have ended up making my own
>> version of src-meta :). When someone assumes maintainership of this
>> package I would like to discuss integrating some additions I made to
>> the Translation module.
>> /Jonas
> Hi Jonas,
> Sorry about the delay. In my version of haskell-src-meta I basically
> replaced the entire Language.Haskell.TH.Instances.Lift module with
> derivations from the th-lift package whose latest version currently
> doesn't build [1]. I had been in contact with the maintainer of the
> package who has prepared a version 0.5 and was waiting for them to
> upload it so that I could use it as a dependency, but I haven't heard
> from them in a week or so. I'll try emailing them again, and as soon
> as 0.5 is on hackage I will go ahead with my upload.
> I suppose since there's no reason why I deserve maintainership more
> than you you could just go ahead and upload your version instead. You
> can see exactly what I've done at my github repository [2].
> Yours,
> Ben Millwood
> [1] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/th-lift-0.4
> [2] http://github.com/benmachine/haskell-src-meta

I'm also waiting on a 6.12-compatible version of haskell-src-meta so I
can release a version of my package for quasiquoting C/CUDA. I pulled
Mark's changes to create a version that maintains compatibility with
version 2.3 of the template-haskell library (and therefore with GHC
6.10). Is there any chance we can keep backwards-compatibility? ;) I'm
happy to help with patches and/or maintainership, of course.


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