[Haskell-cafe] Private packages on hackage

Sean Leather sean.leather at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 05:49:29 UTC 2015

On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 3:42 AM, Alan & Kim Zimmerman wrote:

> I had a chat with Duncan Coutts of Well-Typed about the possibility of an
> extension to hackage which would allow private packages to be uploaded and
> managed by hackage, for a fee.
> The idea is that it operates in a similar fashion to GitHub, where public
> packages are free, but there is a monthly fee for hosting private packages.
> This would give commercial organisations wanting to get started with
> Haskell a simple way to host their packages, so that members of the
> organisation could see the private and public packages when logged in, and
> cabal install would work as expected with the superset.
> Duncan is worried about the up-front effort required vs an uncertain
> return.
> Personally I think that this could be a good way to fund the hackage
> infrastructure.
> So the question is, apart from me, would anyone be interested in such a
> feature?

There are several of us a bit to the north of you, Alan, that would fully
support this.

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