[Haskell] Is Hackage becoming a centralistic approach?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Thu May 3 13:50:23 EDT 2007

On May 3, 2007, at 13:47 , Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:

> on <http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Hackage> I read that there is  
> the idea to
> make Hackage support bug tracking and project pages.  This looks  
> like Hackage
> should provide complete hosting of Haskell projects at some time.   
> Is this
> really intended?  Since any reasonable Haskell project should use  
> Hackage
> now, this would mean that a Haskell software developer cannot use  
> another
> hosting provider or whatever to host his project.  I think this  
> would be very
> bad since the decision about how and where to host a project  
> shouldn’t be
> based primarily on what programming language it uses.

My understanding is that yes, it will offer hosting eventually; but  
this will be an option, not a requirement.  Many people don't have  
readily available hosting options, so this would make it easier for  
them to contribute.

brandon s. allbery  [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell]   
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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university       

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