[Haskell-cafe] hackagebot future ?

Joe Hillenbrand joehillen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 22:58:42 UTC 2016

I get my release announcements from http://haskellnews.org/

On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 12:17 PM, Simon Michael <simon at joyful.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> hackagebot is the bot I've been maintaining for a few years which announces new hackage uploads in the #haskell IRC channel. I've tried to keep it "a well-behaved, non-annoying bot". It's configured to announce up to 5 uploads at a time, with at least a 5 minute interval between announcements.
> As our community grows, upload activity increases, and more megaprojects with many uploads appear, I've seen more complaints about the noise, and noticed channel ops muting it temporarily. A few weeks ago this happened, and also a possible problem with the correctness of the announcements or the feed was reported. I didn't have time to investigate, so I left it offline, inviting feedback if anyone missed it.
> Since then I've heard nothing. So, even though I personally like seeing the uploads, and the conversations and connections that sometimes result, I'm inclined to let hackagebot rest indefinitely. Or, would a new maintainer like to take it on ? If you have feelings about it one way or the other, please reply on-list.
> Thanks!
> -Simon
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