[Haskell-cafe] Hackage 2 maintainership

Antoine Latter aslatter at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 05:19:39 CET 2012

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:17 PM, Antoine Latter <aslatter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM, Ben Gamari <bgamari.foss at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> 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.
>> I currently have a running installation on my personal machine and
>> things seem to be working as they should. On the whole, installation was
>> quite trivial, so it seems likely that the project is indeed at a point
>> where it can take real use (although a "logout" option in the web
>> interface would make testing a bit easier).
> One thing that made testing hard for me last time was that existing
> 'cabal install' client treats the server "hackage.haskell.org"
> different from any other server you put in your config files, so
> simulating the effect of a cutover on existing users can be tricky.

Oh, and it isn't absolutely terrible - it only affects the 'upload'
command, I think (and the upload + check).

> If you don't know what I'm talking about I can look it up. I had a
> hacked 'cabal' client at one point, and I could probably re-create the
> patches.
> Antoine

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