Re: by-author vs. by-module URLs in debian/watch
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- -=| Bart Martens, 5.08.2007 14:48 |=-
> Another reason for why not: The directories "by-module" seem to lag
> behind. For example:
> These have version 0.9:
> But here the newest version is 0.8:
> I have not yet scanned all Perl modules in Debian to see how big this
> problem at CPAN is.
Ouch! Existence of such exceptions makes the whole idea of using only
by-module URLs inappropriate.
I guess the most authoritative source of module version information
would be http://search.cpan.org/searcg?query=$module&mode=module but
using this for all 360 DPG packages would be dead slow.
> I'm not part of the group, but I'm so arrogant to push my thoughts here
> anyway. :)
Your input is valuable. Thanks!
> I think that a "per package" approach is best, so a debian/watch file
> per package with "by-module" or with "authors/id" depending on what fits
> best for the package. I think however that "by-module" is a very
> reasonable general default.
This pretty much is the current state and I agree it is a reasonable
approach. Perhaps we can move to by-module-is-preferred approach, but
only after making sure this does more good than harm.
Damyan Ivanov JabberID: firstname.lastname@example.org
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