[Haskell-cafe] Policy for taking over a package on Hackage

wren ng thornton wren at freegeek.org
Thu May 26 00:41:23 CEST 2011

On 5/25/11 1:37 PM, Antoine Latter wrote:
> On May 25, 2011 11:08 AM, "KQ"<quick at sparq.org>  wrote:
>> At the risk of returning to a recurring theme that often comes up but
> never gets resolved satisfactorily, I'd like to make a cabal proposal:
>> Add to the .cabal file the following optional field:
>>        Related-package: ACTION NAME VERSION Information
>>   - The first word is the ACTION and is one of: "Replaces", "Redesigns",
>> "Extends", or "Alternative".
>>   - The second word is the NAME of the related package.
>>   - The third word is the VERSION of the related package.
>>   - Any additional text is information describing how the packages relate
>> in descriptive terms and could be a multi-line paragraph like the existing
>> Description: field.  [...]
> The only thing I'd add would be the additional actions "ReplacedBy",
> "ExtendedBy" and "RedesignedBy".


Though this should probably be made into a formal ticket for Cabal 
(especially of the "please apply this patch" variety). I think lack of 
implementation has always been a bigger issue than disagreement about 
this feature.

Live well,

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