[Haskell-cafe] Unmaintained packages and hackage upload rights

Mateusz Kowalczyk fuuzetsu at fuuzetsu.co.uk
Thu Jan 30 18:57:31 UTC 2014

On 30/01/14 18:47, Michael Orlitzky wrote:
> 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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Is [1] what you're after? It was unused until recently as far as I know.

[1]: https://hackage.haskell.org/packages/trustees/
Mateusz K.

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