[Haskell-cafe] Unmaintained packages and hackage upload rights
johan.tibell at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 17:56:27 UTC 2014
Generally we (the Hackage admins) ask you to do the following before asking
us to take over a package.
1. Try to contact the maintainer. Give him/her reasonable time to respond.
2. State your intention to take over the package in a public forum (e.g.
haskell-cafe/libraries list). CC maintainer.
3. Wait a while.
4. Send us an email, with a link to the public email thread.
5. We will grant you maintenance rights.
Option 1 (preferred):
1. Original maintainer gives you access at
1. Email us, with the maintainer CCed.
2. Maintainer replies to email saying it's OK.
3. We grant access.
On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 8:30 AM, 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 .)
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