Thinking about what's missing in our library coverage

wren ng thornton wren at
Tue Aug 4 16:13:01 EDT 2009

Sittampalam, Ganesh wrote:
> Simon Marlow wrote:
>> Sittampalam, Ganesh wrote:
>>> Simon Marlow wrote:
>>>> By bringing gtk2hs into the platform, we would be giving the gtk2hs
>>>> maintainers a helpful boost; they'd get more testing for one thing.
>>> I think that should explicitly not be a reason to bring things into
>>> the platform.
>> *grin* absolutely :)
>> However, I don't think the platform should just swim around with its
>> mouth open waiting for tasty packages to come along.  Sometimes we
>> need to make strategic decisions about what functionality is most
>> important.   
> Agreed, and with this in mind perhaps packages should be conditionally
> accepted, with a defined set of improvements leading to automatic entry.
> This would allow the platform to drive priorities without dumping things
> into it half-done.


There are many packages which are almost good enough, but have one or 
two nagging details. I think the process for inclusion of any new 
package should have this sort of TODO list to ensure that the HP isn't 
"almost good enough", but actually lives up to its standards.

Live well,

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