[Haskell-cafe] Private packages on hackage

Alan & Kim Zimmerman alan.zimm at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 06:45:56 UTC 2015

It's as much about search functionality, on - line documentation and a
consistent location for the packages as it is about installing them.

On 02 Sep 2015 11:40 PM, "Tomas Carnecky" <tomas.carnecky at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 7:50 AM Sean Leather <sean.leather at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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.
> How about teaching cabal how to fetch packages directly from SCM?
> Organizations already have SCM systems set up, and the package metadata
> (.cabal file) is already in there.
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