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

Christopher Done chrisdone at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 17:18:27 UTC 2017

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 <https://github.com/chrisdone/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 <https://github.com/commercialhaskell/intero/issues>, 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 <https://github.com/chrisdone/xeno> and make it
into a publishable package, please do so.

The rest of my projects that are on Stackage are: labels
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/labels>, ace
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/ace>, ical
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/ical>, check-email
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/check-email>, freenect
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/freenect>, frisby
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/frisby>, gd
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/gd>, ini
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/ini>, lucid
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/lucid>, osdkeys
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/osdkeys>, pdfinfo
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/pdfinfo>, present
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/present>, pure-io
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/pure-io>, scrobble
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/scrobble>, shell-conduit
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/shell-conduit>, sourcemap
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/sourcemap>, descriptive
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/descriptive>, wrap
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/wrap>, path
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/path>, weigh
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/weigh>, haskell-docs
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/haskell-docs>, and
<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/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

   - Haskell News <https://github.com/haskellnews> 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 <https://github.com/lpaste/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 <https://github.com/chrisdone/tryhaskell> doesn’t really
   require any maintenance, but it’s also on its own DigitalOcean account now
   - IRCBrowse <https://github.com/chrisdone/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

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