We would like to collect contributions for the 35th edition of the
Haskell Communities & Activities Report
Submission deadline: 4 November 2018
(please send your contributions to hcar at haskell.org,
in plain text or LaTeX format, both are equally accepted)
This is the short story:
* If you are working on any project that is in some way related to
Haskell, please write a short entry and submit it. Even if the project
is very small or unfinished or you think it is not important enough
--- please reconsider and submit an entry anyway!
* If you are interested in an existing project related to Haskell that
has not previously been mentioned in the HCAR, please tell us, so that
we can contact the project leaders and ask them to submit an entry.
* If you are working on a project that is looking for contributors,
please write a short entry and submit it, mentioning that your are
looking for contributors.
* 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 six months. If you have only recently
been exposed to Haskell, it might be a good idea to browse the
previous edition --- you will find interesting projects described as
well as several starting points and links that may provide answers to
Contributions will be collected until the submission deadline. They
will then be compiled into a coherent report that is published online
as soon as it is ready. As always, this is a great opportunity to
update your webpages, make new releases, announce or even start new
projects, or to talk about developments you want every Haskeller to
Looking forward to your contributions,
Q: What format should I write in?
A: Any format is ok, I will transpose the submission to the format in
use at the time of publication. Previous editions have used a LaTeX
format, with the template that is available at:
And the associated LaTeX style file at
You can use those to edit and preview your entry, but it is very
likely that by the time of publication the entire HCAR pipeline would
be changed to a more modern one. You will receive a copy of the draft,
prior to publication, to ensure that everything looks ok.
If you modify an old entry that you have written for an earlier
edition of the report, you should soon receive your old entry as a
template (provided we have your valid email address). Please modify
that template, rather than using your own version of the old entry as
Q: Can I include Haskell code?
A: Yes. If using LaTeX, you can use lhs2tex syntax
(http://www.andres-loeh.de/lhs2tex/). The report is compiled in mode
Q: Can I include images?
A: Yes, you are even encouraged to do so. Please use .jpg or .png
format, then. PNG is preferred for simplicity.
Q: Should I send files in .zip archives or similar?
A: No, plain file attachments are the way.
Q: How much should I write?
A: Authors are asked to limit entries to about one column of text. A
general introduction is helpful. Apart from that, you should focus on
recent or upcoming developments. Pointers to online content can be
given for more comprehensive or "historic" overviews of a project.
Images do not count towards the length limit, so you may want to use
this opportunity to pep up entries. There is no minimum length of an
entry! The report aims for being as complete as possible, so please
consider writing an entry, even if it is only a few lines long.
Q: Which topics are relevant?
A: All topics which are related to Haskell in some way are relevant.
We usually had reports from users of Haskell (private, academic, or
commercial), from authors or contributors to projects related to
Haskell, from people working on the Haskell language, libraries, on
language extensions or variants. We also like reports about
distributions of Haskell software, Haskell infrastructure, books and
tutorials on Haskell. Reports on past and upcoming events related to
Haskell are also relevant. Finally, there might be new topics we do
not even think about. As a rule of thumb: if in doubt, then it
probably is relevant and has a place in the HCAR. You can also simply
Q: Is unfinished work relevant? Are ideas for projects relevant?
A: Yes! You can use the HCAR to talk about projects you are currently
working on. You can use it to look for other developers that might
help you. You can use HCAR to ask for more contributors to your
project, it is a good way to gain visibility and traction.
Q: If I do not update my entry, but want to keep it in the report,
what should I do?
A: Tell us that there are no changes. The old entry will typically be
reused in this case, but it might be dropped if it is older than a
year, to give more room and more attention to projects that change a
lot. Do not resend complete entries if you have not changed them.
Q: Will I get confirmation if I send an entry? How do I know whether
my email has even reached its destination, and not ended up in a spam
A: Prior to publication of the final report, we will send a draft to
all contributors, for possible corrections. So if you do not hear from
us within two weeks after the deadline, it is safer to send another
mail and check whether your first one was received.
Mihai Maruseac (MM)
"If you can't solve a problem, then there's an easier problem you can
solve: find it." -- George Polya
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