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

Paterson, Ross R.Paterson at city.ac.uk
Tue Nov 1 13:51:31 CET 2011

Daniel Díaz Casanueva writes:
> 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.

A field in the .cabal file is just as available to bots as a field on the package page.

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