[Haskell-cafe] hackage & hackage accounts

Jason Dagit dagitj at gmail.com
Wed May 16 01:32:41 CEST 2012

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Dmitry Malikov <malikov.d.y at gmail.com>wrote:

> Good day.
> Recently, in irc://#haskell you can see very often replicas of people, who
> are tired of waiting their hackage accounts.
> After next release of any package from hackagebot, some depressed people
> definitely comes out and starts telling to everybody how hard life is
> without having hackage account.

Thank you for pointing this out. I didn't realize that it's hard to get a
hackage account right now. I'm not sure what I can directly do, but I'll
try some things (like contacting Ross, seeing about having a backup contact
or automation). I think the right solution is that everyone can get a
hackage account.


> 11:15 * hackagebot shakespeare - A toolkit for making compile-time
> interpolated templates  http://hackage.haskell.org/**
> package/shakespeare-<http://hackage.haskell.org/package/shakespeare->(MichaelSnoyman)
> 11:15 <|> I'm still waiting for my Hackage account...
> ...
> 15:12 * hackagebot hspec-discover 0.0.0 - Automatically discover and run
> Hspec tests  http://hackage.haskell.org/**package/hspec-discover-0.0.0<http://hackage.haskell.org/package/hspec-discover-0.0.0>(SimonHengel)
> 15:13 <|> Still haven't got my hackage account
> And so on and so on.
> Yes, you can tolerate, that a lot of people considered in the order of
> things for asking lambdabot in public window every day, every hour.
> Yes, you can tolerate, that every five minutes some another notification
> from hackagebot will be be appeared, or maybe two or even three in a time.
> But how can you tolerate, that adding to all that stuff there is a
> permanent disturbances from the people, who can't submit their packages to
> hackage because they have no hackage account (frankly speaking, I'm also do
> not have one, but I've send 5 letters to Ross)?
> Previously, #haskell's log was really like something readable and
> interesting. But now it's a robot-like speeches with 2 bots, minimal
> slightly mixed with something really meaningfull.
> This raises some questions:
> 1) Did anyone successfully get their hackage account in last 2 months?
> Because it's really strange to see some "still don't have my hackage
> account"-message and another Ross answer in HC.
> 2) You should give hackage account for all of ther requiring people or
> remove hackagebot from #haskell.
> 3) Could I finally have my hackage account in the amount of all others,
> please?
> Dmitry Malikov
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