Defunct packages (was: inotify bindings)

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Fri Mar 21 15:26:56 EDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 10:56 -0700, Don Stewart wrote:
> niklas.broberg:
> > >  Sorry about that. Can you delete system-inotify from Hackage? Probably
> > >  best not to have two, almost identical, packages.
> > 
> > Putting this in a more general perspective - how do you mark a package
> > in Hackage defunct? If there's a newer package with the same name
> > superceding an older one then it's not a problem. But if you have no
> > newer package, what then?
> > 
> > To be specific, I'm wondering what to do with the hspr package that
> > will be discontinued in the new upcoming HSP release. It would be
> > great to have a flag somewhere that marks it deprecated.
> Yes, marking things as either "broken" or "deprecated", and filtering
> them from the default view, would be a good feature.

Right, we'd need to record that extra bit of information. There is a
generic tags mechanism we could take advantage of for storage.

We should file a feature request:


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