How to contact OpenGL package maintainer (where is Sven?)
dons00 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 23:51:25 CEST 2011
Taking the discussion back to the libraries@ list.
The OpenGL packages weren't updated, as they added new dependent
packages using funny parts of the top level namespace. In particular,
StateVar took "Data.StateVar" -- which isn't necessarily something the
HP wants to push on beginner Haskellers.
Moving those modules under OpenGL.*.*.StateVar etc would remove the
problems with upgrading to the HP.
On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Jason Dagit <dagitj at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> > 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 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
>> >> 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:
>> >> 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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