[Haskell-cafe] Re: Handling absent maintainers

Mark Wotton mwotton at gmail.com
Sat Jul 17 22:02:48 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Mark Wotton <mwotton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've recently had problems with haskell-src-meta. While it's a great
> package, it doesn't currently compile on GHC 6.12, and Matt Morrow
> doesn't seem to be around to push the version that does to Hackage.
> Our "one-world" approach with cabal seems to discourage forking as a
> casual act, so when a package that others rely on goes AWOL, it's very
> awkward to fix it.
> I can think of a few ways to get around my current problems:
> 1. upload haskell-src-meta-placeholder, or haskell-src-meta-mwotton,
> or something similar - this could be said to pollute the namespace,
> but would solve my immediate problem. I'd have to similarly specialise
> the chain of packages up to the one I actually want to use as well,
> though.

I've uploaded haskell-src-meta-mwotton, using the development version.
It seems to work fine for my applications. It's a bit of a hack, but I
can't think of a better way to do it for now.


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