[Haskell-cafe] Re: package naming policy

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Tue Jun 8 19:23:54 EDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <
ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:

> Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> writes:
> >
> > Yes, my intent here is to produce a set of guidelines for maintainers of
> > important packages, that ensures we balance stability with innovation.
> >
> > We have a great document for what to consider when adding packages to
> > the HP, for example:
> >
> >     http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/wiki/AddingPackages
> >
> > But nothing yet for maintainers who want to keep a package moving
> > along.
> As part of this, we should consider if we want an official process to do
> what I've done to kick-off this whole discussion: have a way of telling
> users "Oj!  New version coming up with heaps of changes!".  Whilst major
> projects might have their own mailing lists, not all users might be
> subscribed to them, etc.
> Should we stick with what I've done and just email haskell@ and
> haskell-cafe@?

Yes, and posting to reddit and having an article on planet haskell about it
helps too.  There are lots of ways to get the same information and using
more of them will help you reach your audience.

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