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

Jason Dagit dagitj at
Wed Apr 6 23:45:35 CEST 2011

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 2:35 PM, Don Stewart <dons00 at> 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> 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
> >> [1]
> >> [2]
> >> [3]
> >> [4]
> >
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