'temporary' package

Niklas Hambüchen mail at nh2.me
Fri May 9 17:11:40 UTC 2014

It's also worth mentioning that Hackage 2 has a nice "multiple
maintainers" functionality, see for example this:


It's not a very visible feature though, the package page doesn't like it
and it's not visible how many maintainers a package has (where having
more than one could be a good quality metric that maybe should be

How about automatically bothering single maintainers with a "do you not
want to add another maintainer on Hackage" email once they exceed some
popularity threshold?

As an example, the "6289 downloads in last 30 days" would make a nice
popularity indicator.

On 09/05/14 18:05, Niklas Hambüchen wrote:
> On 09/05/14 16:14, Carter Schonwald wrote:
>> You do raise a good point, should taking over maintainership of a
>> library adhere to PVP expectations? 
> I don't think so - taking over maintainership should be a last resort in
> my opinion.
> Having backup maintainers becoming common seems a better solution.
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