[Haskell-cafe] Future of package cryptonite

Simon Jakobi simon.jakobi at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 15 09:11:14 UTC 2021

With regards to basement, I think it's neither hasty nor unwarranted
to push for new maintainers. Vincent has been aware of the
compatibility issue with GHC 9.0 for nearly 3 months:

Now that GHC 9.0.1 has been out for over 5 weeks, I think it's pretty
reasonable to expect that a package as central as basement should get
a compatible release.

Am Mo., 15. März 2021 um 09:06 Uhr schrieb Sven Panne <svenpanne at gmail.com>:
> Am Mo., 15. März 2021 um 01:17 Uhr schrieb Kazu Yamamoto <kazu at iij.ad.jp>:
>> We should also take care of "memory", "foundation" and "basement".
>> No action is taken for over a month to
>> https://github.com/haskell-foundation/foundation/pull/549
> Somehow I'm getting more and more allergic to all these hasty unwarranted "I want to take over package XY" requests. The last release of cryptonite was less than 7 weeks ago, a PR for foundation was not merged within 5 weeks, etc. etc.  For god's sake: If you are in such a hurry, just fork locally! Or even better: Give the maintainers a huge pile of $$$, most of them are doing their stuff in their spare time, so you can't expect SLAs where you would have to spend 5 digit sums as a company. Or you can fork visibly on e.g. GitHub under a different package name and let other people decide which variant to take.
> "Taking over" a package can almost be seen as robbery from the point of view of the original author, and it is actively discouraging people to make their code Open Source. We should be much, much more sensitive in the Haskell community, I haven't seen such things in other language ecosystems.
> Having said that, I think that a few projects are blocked by stack issues before they can support GHC 9.0. It would be great if things would be released more in lock-step, I dream of a world where a new GHC comes out in sync with cabal, stack, Stackage, Haskell language server etc. all supporting the new compiler. Other language ecosystems are lightyears ahead regarding this... :-/
> Cheers,
>    S.
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