Can we move bytestring to github?
duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 15 18:41:47 CET 2013
On Mon, 2013-02-11 at 20:15 -0800, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> Hi, Duncan -
> The subject says it all. I'd like to contribute some patches to bytestring,
> but darcs is a big wall at this point, and the package has no bug tracker.
Ah but that's because it has no bugs ;-)
(It actually does have a bug tracker, it's a component in the ghc trac.
It's true that it doesn't get used much, but then there have been very
few bugs in recent years.)
> I'd like to move it under http://github.com/haskell, a place that has
> served several of our core packages well.
> I know you're fond of darcs, but it's well established by experience that
> we'll get many more contributions (both patches and problem reports) on
> So... pretty pretty please.
Git (and github) does make me less productive (I have found ), but
this can be counterbalanced by getting more contributions (this has been
true for Cabal). For bytestring where it's mostly in maintenance mode so
I don't have to hack on it that often, the balance I think goes in
favour of moving it to github.
: I'll spare you the rants ;-)
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