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

Daniel Díaz Casanueva dhelta.diaz at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 12:59:45 CET 2011

How about to a new optional Cabal field like "mail-report"? (don't bother
about this name, I chose it randomly)

If a build failure happens, or there is some relevant information about
your package, Hackage will send a mail to the direction specified in that
field. A field which content will NOT appear in the package page, so
internet bots can't record so easily your mail direction to send you real
spam. This is the reason because I write my direction in the "name at
domine dot com" form (since a while ago), in spite of I would really like
to receive mails about fails in those packages I maintain.

Furthermore, since the field would be optional, you still can avoid to
receive these mails.

Daniel Díaz
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