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Re: [Haskell-cafe] changelogs for packages on Hackage

Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] changelogs for packages on Hackage
From: Duncan Coutts
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:45:18 +0000
On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 11:18 +0200, Valery V. Vorotyntsev wrote:
> It would be nice if Hackage displayed ``recent changes'' of a package.
> [severity: wishlist]
> 
> You see, I am subscribed to the ``hackage - recent additions'' feed
> [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/recent.rss] and receive
> entries that look like this:
> 
>     Cabal 1.8.0.2
>     Added by DuncanCoutts, Wed Dec 16 04:19:24 UTC 2009.
>     A framework for packaging Haskell software
> 
> This is sweet.  But how can I tell what's new in Cabal since 1.6.0.3?
> (`Cabal' is just an example here.)

Yep it's a fair point.

http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/299

Some packages have a changelog file in them that we could display,
though most don't. For those that do have a changelog, how we avoid
displaying all of history is a bit tricky. For those that do not,
ideally we could derive a changelog by looking at the difference in the
API. The latter requires a tool we've not written yet.

Duncan

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