'temporary' package

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Sat May 10 15:13:37 UTC 2014

Alex, honestly the thread isn't about maintainership, but rather pushing a
fix to temporary.

Likewise, Maxes other public libs, like test-framework, haven't been
maintained in nearly a year.

What's going to happen is sometime today/ tomorrow I'm going to push a
minor version bump to temporary to stop the breakages.

Then if max doesn't reply in the next month, figuring out new

Nothing precludes reverting the maintainership to max should he then
surface.  But if someone's been Mia for months already, not so likely :-)

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Alexander Berntsen <alexander at plaimi.net> wrote:

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> I just wanted to say that this whole thread is close to scaring me off
> *ever* putting a library on Hackage. I have worked in free software
> for quite some time, and let me assure you that it's not common
> practice elsewhere to hijack software if the maintainer does not
> respond for four days.
> Forking is OK, that's a freedom afforded to us by free software. But
> if Hackage ever adopts a policy in which it's OK for someone to hijack
> libraries if the maintainer is unable to respond in four days, I'm
> definitely keeping my software away from Hackage.
> I agree completely with Jake. This is all a big nonsense to me.
> As a sidenote: Just recently a maintainer of a program I'm a developer
> of did not respond in a couple of days. Turns out his mother had died.
> Imagine if he came back and had to go through a bunch of red tape to
> get back maintainership, because someone couldn't wait four days. How
> absolutely demotivating and frustrating. Then he checks his email to
> find a thread on the software's mailing list, with "there's no good
> reason why a package should remain broken for more than a day".
> - --
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