[Haskell-cafe] Unmaintained packages and hackage upload rights

Michael Orlitzky michael at orlitzky.com
Thu Jan 30 18:47:29 UTC 2014

On 01/30/2014 01:39 PM, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> I should note that a maintainer could pre-approve some helper to whom
> they can delegate the decision. For example, suppose volunteered to be a
> person of good taste who would review cases where the package needs
> fixing in simple ways but the maintainer is away. That person does not
> have to be the one who develops the fix or even necessarily the person
> who uploads it. What the maintainer would need to do is to add that
> volunteer of good taste to the maintainer group, and then that volunteer
> now has all the same rights as the "real" maintainer and so can upload
> the fixed package themselves or even add the person who did the fix to
> the maintainer group too (different maintainers and fixers might agree
> different policies here).

I don't suppose there's any support for groups in hackage2? I don't know
anyone in particular that I'd want to pre-delegate this responsibility
to, but I would be fine with e.g. delegating it to "the hackage team"
(who I already implicitly trust).

They could then make the decision on my behalf, using something like
Gershom's "I feel like I can trust this guy" criteria.

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