Contributing to Haskell Weekly News

Submitted by jgoerzen on Mon, 08/01/2005 - 4:14am.

Thank you for your interest in Haskell Weekly News.

We welcome and encourage contributed news items from the Haskell community.

Basics
The simplest way to contribute is to submit stories for HWN. You may e-mail your stories to hwn .at. complete .dot. org. To make things easiest for us to process (which makes it more likely that your submission gets processed quickly), here are some hints:

  • Include links to whatever you are talking about. Readers need to have a place to go to read more about it.
  • Keep it short and sweet. HWN gives people a summary of what's happening, and links to more information.
  • Plain text or hand-edited HTML is preferred. Don't send us HTML from FrontPage.

Mailing List Links
HWN presently uses Gmane.org for links into Haskell mailing list discussions. If you send us links into the mailing list, we prefer that you link to the appropriate items on Gmane. If not, you can link to them in the haskell.org archives and we'll find the corresponding gmane posts ourselves. But please at least link to them *somewhere*.

Darcs Repository
If you want to be really helpful, you can check out our darcs repository and send us patches directly. This will be the absolute quickest way to get something into HWN, especially if you do a good job :-)

Check it out with:

darcs get --partial http://darcs.complete.org/hwn

You should always make all changes against the file prep.html in that repository. Other files may be in various stages of being prepared for release. Entries in prep.html will be moved around if necessary.

When you're ready to submit your story, just run darcs send.