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

Paul R paul.r.ml at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 20:29:02 CET 2011

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

Yes, absolutly. There are at least one easy solution for this problem :
having a server-side user model that is related to packages, or to
packages versions, indicating wich user is the maintainer of which
package. User would be able to provide its mail address, as well as some
preferencies. I think it is planned on hackage 2.0 already.

A .cabal based solution would need hackage to use asymetric encryption
and to provide a public key that maintainer would use to encode its
email address. But I'm not sure its worth the trouble.


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