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hkgr (pronounced "hackager") is a tool for making releases of
Haskell packages on Hackage.
It uses a cautious stepped approach to releases.
Here is an example of doing a release of hkgr itself.
After committing the latest changes for the release, create a tag and tarball:
$ hkgr tagdist v0.2.5 No errors or warnings could be found in the package. Running hlint ./Main.hs:107:28: Warning: Redundant do Found: do void $ cmdBool "hlint" ["."] Perhaps: void $ cmdBool "hlint" ["."] Resolving dependencies... Configuring hkgr-0.2.5... Building source dist for hkgr-0.2.5... Preprocessing executable 'hkgr' for hkgr-0.2.5.. Source tarball created: dist/hkgr-0.2.5.tar.gz
After fixing up, retag a new tarball:
$ hkgr tagdist -f Updated tag 'v0.2.5' (was 55b69db) No errors or warnings could be found in the package. Running hlint Resolving dependencies... Configuring hkgr-0.2.5... Building source dist for hkgr-0.2.5... Preprocessing executable 'hkgr' for hkgr-0.2.5.. Source tarball created: dist/hkgr-0.2.5.tar.gz
The tarball can now be uploaded to Hackage as a candidate release:
$ hkgr upload Uploaded to https://hackage.haskell.org/package/hkgr-0.2.5/candidate
One can continue to
tagdist -f and
everything looks good and CI passed etc,
then it is time to push the final tag and publish the release:
$ hkgr publish Everything up-to-date Total 0 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0) To github.com:juhp/hkgr.git * [new tag] v0.2.5 -> v0.2.5 Published at https://hackage.haskell.org/package/hkgr-0.2.5
hkgr tagdist makes a dist tarball from a git tag:
tagdist command first reads the current package version
.cabal file in the current directory), and uses that to
It then runs
cabal sdist from a temporary pristine checkout of the tag
to generate the dist tarball.
Note that hkgr is lenient: it allows making a release with uncommitted changes in the working tree, but it will show the uncommitted changes. However the version must be committed.
If the tag already exists (eg if you already ran
and you need to add commits to the release
you can use
--force to move the tag to the latest commit
and generate a new tarball off that,
tagdist refuses to run again to prevent accidently overwriting
the tag and dist tarball.
One should not be able to
tagdist on an already published
(ie released) version made with hkgr.
If sdist fails for some reason then hkgr tries to reset the tag.
hkgr upload uploads the tarball to Hackage as a candidate release.
hkgr tagdist -f, this can be repeated.
Haddock draft documentation can also be uploaded if desired with
hkgr publish releases the tarball to Hackage.
If it succeeds then hkgr creates a "published lockfile" in
and the git tag is pushed to origin.
(Then hkgr will refuse to do further commands on the released version.)
Optionally one can publish haddock docs with
hkgr new creates a new project.
If you don't pass a name it will try to check the current directory.
cabal init to setup various files but replaces the .cabal file
with a template stored in
~/.config/hkgr/template.cabal which the user
can freely customize.
stack.yaml file and git repo is also set up.
One can use
hub create etc to create the project on Github.
git, and also
hlint if available.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the hkgr README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.