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Taking over setlocale

haskell-cafe - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:33pm
Greetings, I would like to take over the setlocale package. Following the steps described on http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Taking_over_a_package I need to state my intention on a public forum. The original author (Lukas Mai) published his package in the Public Domain. This would be fine, but the Author seems to be living in Germany. The problem with that is that in Germany an author is not allowed to give up his copyright in this way. This means the licensing of the package defaults to "All rights reserved", making the package undistributable. I already tried to contact the author about this problem, but he didn't respond in a week. This isn't a very long time, but I didn't get an answer on past attempts to contact him (this was at least a month, but probably more, ago). To solve this problem, I rewrote the setlocale binding with the same API under the BSD3-clause. PS: Please keep the CC to Lukas Mai and the debian-haskell list intact. Regards Sven _____________________________________________
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New gtk2hs 0.12.4 release

gtk2hs - Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:56pm

Thanks to John Lato and Duncan Coutts for the latest bugfix release! The latest packages should be buildable on GHC 7.6, and the cairo package should behave a bit nicer in ghci on Windows. Thanks to all!

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