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

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 08:38:47 UTC 2013

1) comments have spam

2) the new process for getting the ACLs to a package where you're taking
over is to email the libraries list and have the prior maintainer say "yes,
Ketil is now maintainer" and/or you tell the libraries list "i couldn't
reach the maintainer and its been X time period" and they'll giveyou push

email the libraries list and someone can help. or go on #hackage on IRC and

On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 3:34 AM, Ketil Malde <ketil at malde.org> wrote:

> > lets try to stick to metrics that correspond to library usage and volume
> of
> > developer activity
> How about comments?  Using e.g. disqus, it's a minimal administrative
> overhead, and provide user-contributed information without any
> artificial limitations or ambiguity.
> For instance, I recently updated a library to work with newer
> compilers, and sent the patches to the previous maintainer.  He
> suggested I just upload it to Hackage, but this is not allowed anymore,
> and I haven't heard from him since.  If I could add a comment, I could
> at least point to my repository with an updated library version until
> this can be resolved.
> -k
> --
> If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants
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