[Haskell-cafe] Hackage feature request: E-mail author when a package breaks

Conrad Parker conrad at metadecks.org
Tue Nov 1 10:43:01 CET 2011

On 1 November 2011 03:43, Alexander Kjeldaas
<alexander.kjeldaas at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31 October 2011 17:22, Yitzchak Gale <gale at sefer.org> wrote:
>> Gregory Crosswhite wrote:
>> > could [Hackage] have a feature where when a
>> > working package breaks with a new version of
>> > GHC the author is automatically e-mailed?
>> This would be nice. However, there would have to be
>> a way for it to be turned on and off by the author.
>> (Spam is not nice.)
> How about sending an email to haskell-package-<packate-name>@haskell.org,
> and then people can join that mailing list if they are interested in that
> sort of stuff?  Mailman is good at doing subscribe and unsubscribe.


I like this because it is opt-in for the maintainer, and also allows
anyone else who is interested in the package to track it.

Per-package RSS updates of build failures would also be useful.


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