[Haskell-cafe] Hackage 2 maintainership

Ross Paterson ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Tue Feb 14 01:49:27 CET 2012

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:44:18PM +0000, Ben Gamari wrote:
> Those of you who follow the Haskell subreddit no doubt saw today's post
> regarding the status of Hackage 2. As has been said many times in the
> past, the primary blocker at this point to the adoption of Hackage 2
> appears to be the lack of an administrator.
> It seems to me this is a poor reason for this effort to be held
> up. Having taken a bit of time to consider, I would be willing to put in
> some effort to get things moving and would be willing to maintain the
> haskell.org Hackage 2.0 instance going forward if necessary.

Hurrah!  After 5 years, 1 month and 7 days of doing this, I'm keen
to stop.  (I've been waiting since Hackage 2 was announced in the Nov
2008 HCAR.)

> It seems that this process will go something like this,
>   1) Bring Hackage trac back from the dead
>   2) Bring up a Hackage 2 instance along-side the existing
>      hackage.haskell.org
>   3) Enlist testers
>   4) Let things simmer for a few weeks/months ensuring nothing explodes
>   5) After it's agreed that things are stable, eventually swap the
>      Hackage 1 and 2 instances

Sounds like a good plan.  I expect there are a number of small things
that still need doing to make the new server a complete replacement.

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