How to contact OpenGL package maintainer (where is Sven?)
dagitj at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 23:45:35 CEST 2011
On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 2:35 PM, Don Stewart <dons00 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
An older version is in the HP, but Johan pointed out to me in a private
email that the latest version is not in the HP. Here are the results of my
research into that:
I'm not finding much in the way of reasons why the *Raw packages were not
added or why OpenGL/GLUT were not updated.
There are these:
That's a request for the latest version of GLUT and OpenGL. I found those
via the archives but the threads are empty and no comments on the tickets.
Magnus created those tickets as a result of this thread, I believe:
Is that the thread in your memory? Perhaps it was this one?
That one turned into a discussion of the module system.
I added a proposal to add OpenGLRaw, but no one commented on it:
Based on that, it seems that Magnus wants the packages updated, and I'd like
to see the *Raw packages added to the platform. I don't see
any dissenting public opinions on the libraries list or on the trac, other
than tickets #57 and #58 that make a case for removing OpenGL and GLUT
entirely from the platform. Tickets #57 and #58 seem to be old though.
If you have more information or I overlooked something, please let me know
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Jason Dagit <dagitj at gmail.com> wrote:
> > No response yet from Sven after about a month and no one seems to have
> > 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
> > 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 gmail.com> 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
> >> updates were necessary. I still haven't heard from Sven. Now I'm
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> that list since Oct 2009 when he released the current version of
> >> None of the public darcs repos have patches newer than Oct 2009. Also,
> >> homepage url listed in the packages is a 404:
> >> http://www.haskell.org/HOpenGL/
> >> 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
> >>  http://hackage.haskell.org/package/OpenGLRaw
> >>  http://hackage.haskell.org/package/OpenGL
> >>  http://hackage.haskell.org/package/GLURaw
> >>  http://hackage.haskell.org/package/GLUT
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