[Haskell-cafe] Unmaintained packages and hackage upload rights
roma at ro-che.info
Thu Jan 30 16:30:55 UTC 2014
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
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
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