[Haskell-cafe] Looking for maintainers or comaintainers on my Haskell projects

Gershom B gershomb at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 02:40:05 UTC 2017

Did anyone offer to take over ircbrowse? 

its currently failing as per: 



On February 28, 2017 at 12:22:26 PM, Christopher Done (chrisdone at gmail.com) wrote:
> Hi all,
> The short version is: I’ve been battling RSI in my fingers for some years.
> I’m doing various things to mitigate that problem, but I have very limited
> finger bandwidth these days; enough to work at my usual pace at my job, but
> not much in the evenings and weekends, and so I can’t manage to do much on
> my hobby projects. I’m also not as motivated these days to work on my set
> of open source projects, and am turning my attention to different things.
> It’s not great, but that’s life.
> I don’t think that the users of my packages are getting the best
> maintainership deal. Rather than be “the absentee maintainer”, I’d prefer a
> straight-forward transition of maintainership or ownership to someone who
> can put the right energy and time in.
> In terms of packages, there are really two that have a significant
> maintenance burden and users aren’t being served very well:
> - HIndent has a significant
> amount of issues opened for it regularly, and many of them require
> discussion and debate. If someone would like to become a co-maintainer, let
> me know. It may (eventually) make sense to move it to a more general GitHub
> organization like commercialhaskell or haskell.
> - Intero , which
> seems to have been a success, has a pretty big maintenance burden on “this
> doesn’t work” kind of issues which require investigation. There’s some
> Emacs Lisp work to do on it, and some Haskell work on the intero binary,
> and a whole lot of platform-specific problems or tooling not working
> together. On the other hand people really like this project, and there’s a
> lot of tooling potential.
> If you want to take xeno and make it
> into a publishable package, please do so.
> The rest of my projects that are on Stackage are: labels
> , ace
> , ical
> , check-email
> , freenect
> , frisby
> , gd
> , ini
> , lucid
> , osdkeys
> , pdfinfo
> , present
> , pure-io
> , scrobble
> , shell-conduit
> , sourcemap
> , descriptive
> , wrap
> , path
> , weigh
> , haskell-docs
> , and
> structured-haskell-mode
> . If you’re
> interested in taking over or co-maintaining any of them, let me know. Some
> are interesting, others are boring, some are trivial.
> I have other packages on Hackage, but they’re mostly dead or experiments
> that don’t need maintenance anyway.
> I’ve started the process of adding or changing maintainers on my public
> services:
> - Haskell News is now a GitHub
> organization. Luke Murphy is a co-owner, and has full access to the
> DigitalOcean account that is running the service. So if you want to work on
> that project, I’m not in the way.
> - lpaste has been moved to its own
> DigitalOcean account too. If anyone is interested in taking over the
> project or co-running it, let me know.
> - tryhaskell doesn’t really
> require any maintenance, but it’s also on its own DigitalOcean account now
> too.
> - IRCBrowse is now on its own
> DigitalOcean account too. It requires maintenance once in a while. If
> anyone is interested in taking over the project or co-running it, let me
> know.
> Cheers!
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