New perl-apps group Was: podbrowser (updated package) - 2nd try
> > On 19/12/2007, Martín Ferrari <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > This left me thinking... Won't it be sensible to create an alioth
> > > group for perl applications (if that doesn't exist
> already and I'm
> > > not aware of it)? There exists the pyhon-apps as an
> example, and I
> > > think most of us would be happy to work on the two fronts...
> > Why the split? Is there a fundamental difference between
> apps and modules?
> First of all, it is the policy of the group to only package modules.
> And yes, I think there are many differences regarding
> packaging; modules are much more straightforward.
A module is much easier to package than a large cgi app written in perl for example, so I think there is a distinction. Generally perl apps tend to be built with modules, never the other way around - another distinction. So this might be a good idea.
I know there has been talk about documenting packaging for cgi apps, maybe this new apps group would be the place to do that?
I think it is a good idea.