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

Don Stewart dons00 at
Wed Apr 6 23:35:06 CEST 2011

Note, there are some issues, as this is a package in the Haskell
Platform, to do with upgrading and dependent packages. We should talk
first about issues there.

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Jason Dagit <dagitj at> wrote:
> 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
> Thanks,
> Jason
> 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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