Ever since peti effectively left the nixpkgs project, a few Haskell packages have been without a dedicated maintainer.
@NixOS/haskell has generally supplemented this role, ensuring that no high profile build failures enter the
I want to improve this situation a bit, by giving peti maintained packages new maintainers. Ideally these maintainers actually use the packages in question and are thus a bit more knowledgable about them (i.e. none of
@NixOS/haskell use xmonad to my knowledge).
xmonad-extra) would mostly involve responding to build failures on the
haskell-updates branch as well as bug reports. You would be automatically notified about regressions as part of the regular haskell-updates PRs – there is generally at least a week of time to look into those for maintainers. If you lack the time or are away, we can likely step in – this call for maintainers is mostly to reduce the workload for
@NixOS/haskell a bit.
Something you could also work on as xmonad maintainer(s) would be providing an always up to date xmonad for downstream users. We inherit xmonad from Stackage LTS which can lag behind a bit, but providing the latest version at all times should be doable, as outlined in this issue. This is of course optional.