Re: Bug#527103: ITP: libclass-byos-perl -- Perl module to load OS-specific subclasses at runtime
I was looking into using the module at a later date, but have no
current plans to do so. I have not personally checked the code. Making
the module available to a wider audience of developers who may end up
using it is a goal to me, as I think it's important to provide as many
easily installable modules as possible.
On the other hand, Gregor and others have mentioned that there is a
cost incurred with each new package brought into Debian. In
particular, the packages have to be maintained and kept current
according to the upstream versions, and there is work for ftp-masters
to review and approve incoming modules.
For these reasons, I've decided to mark the module as UNRELEASED.
However, it currently remains in the pkg-perl repository (and I'll
keep it up to date if there are new releases) in case someone decides
to release it later. I hope that this is an acceptable resolution for
the rest of the team - keeping the module around in the SVN repository
but not trying to publish it yet.
On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 4:26 AM, Dominique Dumont
> Jonathan Yu <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Package: wnpp
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Owner: Jonathan Yu <email@example.com>
>> * Package name : libclass-byos-perl
>> Version : 0.01
>> Upstream Author : Paul Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> * URL : CPAN
>> * License : Perl (Artistic/GPL)
>> Programming Lang: Perl
>> Description : Perl module to load OS-specific subclasses at runtime
> This class is very new, and provides a functionality which is rather
> Class::ByOS is implemented in 24 lines of Perl (as shown by sloccount).
> Is the provided functionality worth the packaging effort ?
> Why do you want to package this module ?
> Dominique Dumont
> "Delivering successful solutions requires giving people what they
> need, not what they want." Kurt Bittner
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