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

Ivan Perez ivanperezdominguez at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 15:00:28 UTC 2017

I'm happy taking over freenect for now.


On 1 March 2017 at 10:13, Christopher Done <chrisdone at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you everyone for the support! I've received a number of offers of
> help which I'll be pursuing immediately. :-)
> On 28 February 2017 at 17:18, 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 <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
>> structured-haskell-mode
>> <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
>> services:
>>    - 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
>>    too.
>>    - 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
>>    know.
>> Cheers!
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