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

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 16:10:48 CET 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 12:08 AM, Gregory Crosswhite
<gcrosswhite at gmail.com>wrote:

> I have uploaded a number of small packages to Hackage that I no longer
> actively use so that I don't find out immediately when a new version of GHC
> has broken them.  Since Hackage is going to the trouble of finding out when
> a package no longer builds anyway, could it have a feature where when a
> working package breaks with a new version of GHC the author is
> automatically e-mailed?  This would make me (and probably others) a lot
> more likely to notice and proactively fix broken packages.  (Heck, I
> wouldn't even necessarily mind being nagged about it from time to time.
>  :-) )

If done well I think this is a good idea. Currently I have my buildbot
email me whenever a package breaks (although the bot doesn't automatically
install new GHCs).

-- Johan
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