How to contact OpenGL package maintainer (where is Sven?)

Jason Dagit dagitj at
Wed Apr 6 23:32:40 CEST 2011

No response yet from Sven after about a month and no one seems to have heard
from him in over a year.

I'm going to take over for now under the assumption that Sven is missing.

== My plans for moving forward ==
  * Assemble an opengl taskforce, a few people have already mentioned an
interest in being on the team
  * clean up the current cabal files (I already wrote patches for that)
  * put the repos on github to make team collaboration easier
  * add the RULES that Andy Gill suggested for realToFrac
  * look at adding instances for MArray so that GLfloat et al can be stored
in IOUArrays
  * add support for opengl 4.x
  * look at adding deprecation pragmas for deprecated opengl calls
  * new hackage releases
  * anything else that comes up


On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Jason Dagit <dagitj at> wrote:

> I sent the message below to Haskell-Cafe about a week ago. I got one
> response saying that Sven has disappeared in the past but reappeared when
> updates were necessary.  I still haven't heard from Sven.  Now I'm widening
> my search.  My original email to Sven was on March 11th.
> It looks like the OpenGL packages on hackage[1,2,3,4] have not been
> updated in some time.  No updates later than Oct 2009.  I tried to email
> Sven directly using the email address listed on hackage but after over two
> weeks I still haven't heard from him.  I sent some patches to the opengl list
> about a week ago but I noticed that Sven hasn't posted on that list since
> Oct 2009 when he released the current version of OpenGLRaw.  None of the
> public darcs repos have patches newer than Oct 2009.  Also, the homepage url
> listed in the packages is a 404:
> My concern is that Sven has disappeared for some reason.  I hope he's well.
>  He has always done top notch work in the past maintaining these libraries.
>  Perhaps he's simply busy or lost interest?
> Does anyone know if he was looking for a new maintainer?  Perhaps you've
> heard from him more recently than Oct 2009?
> If a new maintainer is needed, I would consider nominating myself :)
> Thanks,
> Jason
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