Package spam :-)

Don Stewart dons at
Fri Jun 20 14:49:17 EDT 2008

> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 10:01:29AM +0200, Jean-Philippe Bernardy wrote:
> > We already discussed this before, but that repository can be
> > considered orphaned. I'll give pointers to anybody interested in
> > adopting it.
> Thanks for the clarification, Jean-Philippe.
> On the broader issue, personally I'd prefer not to have non-maintained
> packages on hackageDB (because their presence lowers people's expectations
> of the whole collection) but others disagree on that point.  If we must
> have them, they ought not to be marked as maintained.  It's not fair on
> users, or on the person named as maintainer.

Perhaps if the .cabal files for orphaned packages could be
marked as, say:

    maintainer: unmaintained


    maintainer: orphaned

This might alleviate some problems (a future hackage could filter
unmaintained packages).

Gwern, would that work for you, for these library salvaging efforts?

-- Don

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