Home Reading Searching Subscribe Sponsors Statistics Posting Contact Spam Lists Links About Hosting Filtering Features Download Marketing Archives FAQ Blog From: Andres Loeh iai.uni-bonn.de> Subject: Call for Contributions - HC&A Report (November 2006 edition) Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general Date: Saturday 14th October 2006 09:20:08 UTC (over 11 years ago) Dear Haskellers, it is nearly time for the eleventh edition of the ================================================================ Haskell Communities & Activities Report http://www.haskell.org/communities/ Submission deadline: 6 November 2006 (please send your contributions to hcar at haskell.org, in plain ASCII or LaTeX format) ================================================================ This is the short story: * If you are working on any project that is in some way related to Haskell, write a short entry and submit it to the me. * If you are interested any project related to Haskell that has not previously been mentioned in the HC&A Report, please tell me, so that I can contact the project leaders and ask them to submit an entry. * Feel free to pass on this call for contributions to others that might be interested. More detailed information: The Haskell Communities & Activities Report is a bi-annual overview of the state of Haskell as well as Haskell-related projects over the last, and possibly the upcoming 6 months. If you have only recently been exposed to Haskell, it might be a good idea to browse the June 2006 edition -- you will find interesting topics described as well as several starting points and links that may provide answers to many questions. Contributions will be collected until the beginning of November. They will be compiled into a coherent report which will appear sometime near the end of November. As always, this is a great opportunity to update your webpages, make new releases, announce of even start new projects, or to point at some developments you want every Haskeller to see! As the purpose of the report is to collect recent or current activities, I encourage you to update all existing summaries and reports. I will probably drop any topics that have not had any activity for the past year, i.e., since November 2005, but I would very much prefer you to present an updated description of the topic. Of course, new entries are more than welcome. Reports should generally be kept brief and informative, ranging from a few sentences to a few hundred words, to keep the whole report reasonably sized. Looking forward to your contributions, Andres (current editor) ----------------------------------- topics New suggestions for current hot topics, activities, projects, etc. are welcome - especially with names and addresses of potential contacts, but here is a non-exclusive list of likely topics (see also http://www.haskell.org/communities/topics.html ): General Haskell developments Haskell implementations Haskell extensions Standardization (Haskell', ...) Documentation Libraries Papers and Books Feedback Summaries of discussions in specialist mailing lists Conference reports Community activities Other Haskell information channels (TMR, Sequence, HWN, ...) Announcements Upcoming Haskell events Everything that's new or has had new releases Ongoing projects Reports on what's happening behind the scenes Confirmations that projects are still maintained Calls for contributions and contributors Tutorials Tools and Applications Released and unreleased Haskell applications Tools useful for Haskell programmers Experiences with using Haskell for a project Commercial uses of Haskell Even if your topic is not listed in this list, there's a good chance it has a place in the Report. Please get in touch with me. If you want to see an entry that hasn't been there in the past, but you are not the maintainer of the project, then please encourage the maintainers to write an entry/update, or ask permission to write the entry yourself. -------------------------- what should I write? That depends on your topic, but as a general rule, it shouldn't take you long. A simple sentence or two about your use of Haskell could go into the "Individual Haskellers" section. If you're a company, or if you're working on a project using Haskell as the implementation language, a paragraph on that could go into the "Applications" section. A typical summary report about a tool/library/project/application/... would be between 1 and 3 paragraphs of ASCII text (what's it about? major topics and results since the last report? current hot topics? major goals for the next six months?) plus pointers to material for further reading (typically to a home page, or to mailing list archives, specifications and drafts, implementations, meetings, minutes, ...). Browsing through previous editions should give you a good idea of the variety of possibilities, ranging from very brief to extensive. For those who prefer templates to fill in, the report is edited in LaTeX, and an entry template might look something like this: \begin{hcarentry}{(MYSTUFF)} \report{(MY NAME)} \status{(PROJECT STATUS IN ONE LINE)} \participants{(PARTICIPANTS OTHER THAN MYSELF)}% optional \makeheader Put the text here. What's following are suggestions for the content of an entry. (WHAT IS IT?) (WHAT IS ITS STATUS? / WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE LAST TIME?) (CAN OTHERS GET IT?) (WHAT ARE THE IMMEDIATE PLANS?) \FurtherReading \url{(PROJECT URL)} \end{hcarentry} This template and a style file to preview your document are available at http://haskell.org/communities/11-2006/template.tex http://haskell.org/communities/11-2006/hcar.sty
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