Participation in Cabal / Hackage development

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Sat Jan 17 13:40:58 EST 2009


I just mentioned ideas for Cabal 2 but I should also like to talk about
how we can go about increasing participation in the development effort.
We currently have nearly 200 open tickets which include many important
bugs and no shortage of good ideas for useful new features.

        Our limiting factor is developer time.

Most of us use the Cabal / Hackage system in one way or another. Most of
us are familiar with its annoyances and limitations. Unfortunately the
number of people helping out has dropped rather in the past year or so.

Perhaps we should run a little poll like the darcs hackers did to find
out what we could do to increase participation so we can get on with
building the tools that we all want, but a bit more quickly.


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