Can we move bytestring to github?

Leon Smith leon.p.smith at
Thu Mar 7 12:19:44 CET 2013

Out of curiousity,  how has the bytestring-github migration progressed?

On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 7:45 AM, Ben Millwood <haskell at>wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 05:41:47PM +0000, Duncan Coutts wrote:
>> 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.)
> Crucially, it's not linked from the Hackage page; when I wanted to report
> a concern with ByteString I e-mailed the addresses in the bug-reports field
> and received no response.
> It wasn't terribly important, something about hGetSome being added in a
> minor version, but regardless the impression that I got was that there was
> nobody paying attention. Moving to Github would fix that but so would just
> updating the bug-reports field.
> (Nevertheless, I'm generally in favour of things moving to github since it
> reduces the number of user interfaces I have to think about, and reduces
> how much I am punished for still not working out how to use darcs.)
> Ben
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