[Haskell-cafe] I think we should stop "fixing" other people's packages on Hackage silently
benno.fuenfstueck at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 19:22:43 UTC 2017
That should be read as "if (... And ...)" So I'm not recommending to force
anyone to use a public VCS, I only wanted to express that revisions should
be fine if there is no way to contact upstream devs (no public VCS was just
an example here)
MarLinn <monkleyon at gmail.com> schrieb am Do., 22. Juni 2017, 20:20:
> > At the very least, we should make sure that each revision is
> > accompanied by an upstream PR if it is for the latest release (or any
> > other still supported branch) and the project is hosted on some VCS
> > service that supports PRs.
> Why "and" instead of "if"?
> A VCS is certainly a good idea. But a (public) VCS service? Why? Keep in
> mind that Github and its clones are only one of many options for
> software management. So why force maintainers to keep up with yet
> another service if they don't really want or need it? That only reduces
> the number of willing contributers and forces people into systems that
> they won't really use, so it wouldn't even solve the problem.
> I get the sentiment, but if email is good enough as a last-stage
> PR-queue for the Linux Kernel, we should allow package maintainers the
> same. If that makes it harder for them to integrate changes, that's
> their problem. (But one could always use a format that's easy to parse.)
> Bonus: automatic "PR's" via email should be dead-easy to implement and
> maintain compared to all alternatives.
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