[Haskell-cafe] Diffs for hackage

Joachim Breitner mail at joachim-breitner.de
Sat Aug 13 12:57:47 CEST 2011


Am Samstag, den 13.08.2011, 08:11 +0200 schrieb Luite Stegeman:

> often when a new version of a package is available on hackage, I want
> to see what has changed since the previous release. Unfortunately many
> packages don't have a changelog

this is something that should be changed! Reviewing code changes to see
what has changed may be ok if you upgrade one library that you are going
to use the library extensively. But for Distribution packagers (and
surely other use cases), it is just too much.

See http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/299 for more
discussion, but please, avoid overengineering and rather get us
changelogs soon.

Maybe it would already help to add a "changelog-file" field to .cabal,
just as with license-file, and reject packages on hackage that do not
have this field and file, and later decide if we need a more
standardized format for changelogs.

(Who is constantly annoyed and ashamed about this blemish of the Haskell

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