Hackage interface

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Jan 4 19:43:24 EST 2007

> On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 10:48:39AM +0000, Ross Paterson wrote:
> > I've put up (temporarily) a crude first cut at an interface to the
> > Hackage package database at
> > 
> > 	http://ross-paterson.dyndns.org/~ross/hackage/
> > 
> > Obviously it could be a lot prettier.  Also package upload uses the
> > same logins as the GHC Wiki, but we'd want to change that.
> I've added a form that does a few sanity checks on packages.
> At some point we need to agree a list of category names (or to just
> use the top level of the module hierarchy instead).

Regarding this, we'll make things (a little) easier by reusing
(roughly) the categories from existing package systems. Some kind of
intersectoin between say, openbsd and debian and gentoo. Here's the
openbsd package categories:

    [DIR] archivers/                                 
    [DIR] astro/                                     
    [DIR] audio/                                     
    [DIR] benchmarks/                                
    [DIR] biology/                                   
    [DIR] books/                                     
    [DIR] cad/                                       
    [DIR] chinese/                                   
    [DIR] comms/                                     
    [DIR] converters/                                
    [DIR] databases/                                 
    [DIR] devel/                                     
    [DIR] editors/                                   
    [DIR] education/                                 
    [DIR] emulators/                                 
    [DIR] games/                                     
    [DIR] graphics/                                  
    [DIR] japanese/                                  
    [DIR] korean/                                    
    [DIR] lang/                                      
    [DIR] math/                                      
    [DIR] misc/                                      
    [DIR] multimedia/                                
    [DIR] net/                                       
    [DIR] productivity/                              
    [DIR] security/                                  
    [DIR] shells/                                    
    [DIR] sysutils/                                  
    [DIR] telephony/                                 
    [DIR] textproc/                                  
    [DIR] web/                                       
    [DIR] x11/                                       

Merge this with say debians categories, and add our own.

-- Don

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