Open source projects for beginners

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  • ormolu

    A formatter for Haskell source code

  • ghcid

    Very low feature GHCi based IDE


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  • pandoc

    Universal markup converter

  • xmonad

    The core of xmonad, a small but functional ICCCM-compliant tiling window manager

  • xmonad-contrib

    Contributed modules for xmonad

  • swarm

    Resource gathering + programming game

    Always happy to welcome contributors to (see and issues tagged "low-hanging fruit" ). The needed level of expertise varies a lot from module to module, but there's a good deal that should be accessible to someone with a year of Haskell experience.

  • hledger

    Robust, fast, intuitive plain text accounting tool with CLI, TUI and web interfaces.

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