agreeing a policy for maintainers and hackageDB

David Roundy droundy at
Tue Jul 1 15:33:57 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 09:26:12PM +0200, Henning Thielemann wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Jul 2008, Gwern Branwen wrote:
> >And I asked in part because I have an experimental cabalization of Darcs 
> >which I maintain, and I was thinking of uploading it to Hackage since 
> >Darcs 2.0.2 got released - which would be exactly this situation (Roundy 
> >has made it clear he opposes cabalization of Darcs, even removing stuff 
> >that would make it easier).
> Too sad, I thought David was looking for contributors. Wouldn't Cabal 
> simplify contributions?

No, because it would complicate the build system, so that contributors
who wanted to work on darcs would have to deal with autoconf, gnu make
*and* cabal.  And it would double the number of possible build
scenarios, unless we required cabal, in which case it would break
compatability with older systems.  It's just not worth the maintenance


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