[Haskell-cafe] idea: ratings (or maybe comments) for packages in hackage

Ömer Sinan Ağacan omeragacan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 18:36:55 UTC 2013

Hi all,

I must admit that I didn't read all responses in detail, but what I
figured is that we just can't make everyone happy. I think what's need
to be done is someone create a webpage that uses hackage pages, but
adds ratings/comments/whatever to the same page so that we can at
least discuss and rate packages and then wait for users to contribute.

Of course the obvious question is why not do it myself? This is
because I'm currently very busy and I can't spare my time for this.
(also, I'm not very experienced in web stuff so it costs me more time
than it costs someone more experienced in this stuff)

Ömer Sinan Ağacan

2013/11/5 Ben Gamari <bgamari.foss at gmail.com>:
> Curtis Gagliardi <gagliardi.curtis at gmail.com> writes:
>> Integrating with github stars was what I imagined.  I was thinking of maybe
>> forking http://www.clojuresphere.com/ and trying to get it to work with
>> haskell projects.  It looks pretty viable since hackage appears to have
>> downloads and haskellers.com looks like it has the dependency graph stuff
>> already done.
> I'm not sure about this. It seems like a rather indirect metric. I, for
> one, often use Github's star feature as more of a bookmark facility than
> anything else; a reminder to have a look at a project when there are
> free cycles. In my experience stars are rarely removed so there is really
> no way to account for stagnation. Instead, the metric turns into more of
> an indicator of project age than quality.
> I'll admit that I may have been overcomplicating things in suggesting a
> multidimensional rating space, however.
> Cheers,
> - Ben
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