[Haskell-cafe] xattr takeover

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Mon Feb 13 22:36:55 CET 2012

Deian Stefan <haskell-cafe at deian.net> writes:

> I've been trying to get in touch with the maintainer (CC'd) about
> the xattr package for about a month. There are quite a few memory
> leaks (among other issues) for which I have a patch (see [1]). I
> would like to push the new version to Hackage, but the etiquette
> for taking over a package is unclear. Any suggestions?

If you've made a decent effort, I think you should just upload it with
the fix (and again CC the previous author).  Nobody benefits from having
buggy software out there.

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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