[Haskell-cafe] Unmaintained packages and hackage upload rights

Sergei Trofimovich slyich at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 07:00:21 UTC 2014

On Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:30:55 +0200
Roman Cheplyaka <roma at ro-che.info> wrote:

> In the recent past I took over two unmaintained packages: bert and
> ansi-terminal. I don't mind spending a bit of time to keep our ecosystem
> from bitrotting.
> However, both times I had to go through an irritating procedure of
> contacting hackage admins, asking them to grant me upload rights,
> explaining why the maintainers can't do that themselves and why I think
> the packages are abandoned.
> Instead of a feeling that I'm doing something good and useful, I have
> a feeling that I'm bothering people with my own problems. It also adds
> unnecessary latency to my work.
> So from now on I'll simply fork the packages I need to fix.
> Others are of course welcome to use my forks.
> (This email was prompted by regex-tdfa which doesn't build on GHC 7.8,
> and whose maintainer hasn't responded. My fork is at
> http://hackage.haskell.org/package/regex-tdfa-rc .)
> Roman

Driven here by http://ro-che.info//articles/2014-02-08-my-haskell-will.html

Now as regex-tdfa-1.2.0 is on hackage.

What status of your regex-tdfa-rc? May I bug you with performance problems
compared to regex-dfa?


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