[Haskell-cafe] New rss maintainer

wren ng thornton wren at freegeek.org
Tue Oct 25 04:12:13 CEST 2011

On 10/21/11 11:34 AM, Vincent Hanquez wrote:
> Perhaps, unless someone step up, it would be nice to move packages that
> have
> no maintainer anymore into a github organisation (haskell-janitors ?),
> where each package could have many owners and it's easy and simple to
> add/remove push rights there.
> That could also be an obvious place to look, for newcomers, to get
> involved.


I wouldn't try to be too aggressive about moving ownerless projects 
over, just the ones that are popular and yet definitively abandoned. 
It'd also be nice for the janitors to coordinate helping out with 
maintenance of some of the larger non-abandoned projects which are 
understaffed. Major hacking on non-abandoned projects isn't really a 
beginner/janitor-friendly task, but something like helping to flesh out 
the Haddocks of widely used but underdocumented packages would help the 
overall image of Hackage as well as giving newbies an excuse to go 
poking around reading code to figure out what it does.

Live well,

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