[Haskell-cafe] Package Takeover: `toml`

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 17:37:52 UTC 2021

But that’s in fact what happened here!

On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 12:27 PM Bryan Richter <b at chreekat.net> wrote:

> Can I suggest to the Hackage Whoever a slight change in policy?
> I think the shock of seeing a package takeover request for your own
> package is understandably, uh, shocking, and makes the ensuing discussion
> tense. I also feel like most takeover requests follow this pattern; rarely
> does a package end up changing hands.
> Perhaps it's a problem of tone.
> Rather than suggesting "State your intention to take over the package in a
> public forum ", step 2 should lighten up and state, "After trying to reach
> the maintainer for a reasonable amount of time, reach out to the public to
> expand your search."
> https://wiki.haskell.org/Taking_over_a_package
> On Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 18.59 Henning Thielemann, <
> lemming at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:
>> On Fri, 12 Mar 2021, Brandon Allbery wrote:
>> > That depends. Can I in fact, were I looking for a maintainer, find out
>> > who to contact about the package? Ideally without much digging.
>> That's what the Cabal.Maintainer field is for. It is missing in toml,
>> which is bad.
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