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Re: [Haskell-cafe] What about adding a wiki for each haskell project?

Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] What about adding a wiki for each haskell project?
From: wren ng thornton
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 21:28:59 -0500
Marc Weber <[email protected]> wrote:
Hackage is missing one feature:
It is very static. I mean if you have a patch or a question or a comment
you have to lookup the darcs repository, write the patch then contact
the author and wait.. If the author replies everything is fine.
If he doesn't you don't know what to do. And if he does your commitment
still doesn't show up on hackage.

Using a wiki page for each project enables anybody to add comments.[...]

Because of Duncan's concerns about imposing too much burden on authors, and because there are many mature projects which already have wikis etc, I have a counter-proposal.
We already have community.haskell.org for authors to host their webpages
and Darcs repos. And apparently they offer Trac and MailMan since last I
checked. It seems to me that the proper place to offer services like
wikis (Trac has one) and task trackers (Trac has one of those too) is
through the community.haskell.org server. These services are essential
for project maintinence, but Hackage doesn't seem like the right place
for adding them. Rather than giving Hackage wikis, perhaps it would be
better to point more people towards community.haskell.org and maybe
increase the options offered there (in case people dislike Trac).
One simple improvement to Hackage which would be nice and which would
integrate well with community.haskell.org is if there were additional
(optional) fields added to give urls for the wiki and task tracker
separately from the main project homepage. Naturally, the homepage
should have links to the wiki and tracker as well, but having direct
links from Hackage would lower the cost for users to find out where they
can post patches, comments, etc.
--
Live well,
~wren
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