hackage, package list, trac, some suggestions/questions
simonpj at microsoft.com
Tue Jun 3 10:24:26 EDT 2008
| > 3. the hackage package list ought to list successful and failed
| > builds (simply a list of compiler versions, each one green
| > or red, depending on success, with direct link to build/
| > failure log; this would fit into the one-line-per-package
| > format) for each entry, and report them to package authors.
Personally I think that the key innovation on Hackage would be a user feedback system, like the user reviews on Amazon. Users can:
- give a mark out of 10 for a package
- write a review (perhaps short): eg "a real struggle to build on Solaris" or "worked like a charm"
The marks are averaged and displayed, so other users can pick ones with good reviews.
Well-engineered packages would stand out.
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