Maintenance of text-icu (Bryan O'Sullivan)

Viktor Dukhovni ietf-dane at
Sun Jan 10 21:36:32 UTC 2021

On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 09:27:01PM +0100, Andreas Abel wrote:

> Package text-icu (Bryan O'Sullivan) seems to be unmaintained since 2017
> with the last release in 2015
> Unfortunately, the latest release is incompatible with ICU 68.
> Has anyone heard from Bryan recently?  I mean, he is a Haskell 
> celebrity...  His last activity on was in August 2017.
> Anyone interested in maintaining this package?

If it turns out that Brian is no longer going be looking after the
project, or would be happy to share the burden, I'd be interested in
co-maintaining it.  I think it is generally best to have more than one
active maintainer for a mature package.

My interest in this space is largely via DNS and IDNA2008, where for my
own projects I'm maintaining a private fork of idna-hs (abandoned by its
original maintainer), which depends on text-icu via stringprep (though
perhaps only needed for IDNA2003, which should no longer be used).


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