Re: Bug#532532: ITP: libacme-progressbar-perl -- Perl module providing a s simple progress bar
+1 to Peter's post. This is insightful.
I, for one, think that Acme:: modules shouldn't even get packaged at
all, unless they're a prerequisite of a serious package -- like
Acme::Damn was picked up by some other module as a dependency.
Sometimes, Acme:: modules are useful (like ::Damn) -- beyond what the
author had envisioned. However, if they thought it'd be useful for
general purpose use, they wouldn't have put it under Acme.
I still don't see why this is better or even different from
Term::ProgressBar, which is already packaged.
Personally I'd advocate for not packaging this module and closing this
bug, unless you have a compelling reason to do otherwise.
On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 4:10 AM, Peter Makholm<email@example.com> wrote:
> Salvatore Bonaccorso <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Package: wnpp
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Owner: Salvatore Bonaccorso <email@example.com>
>> * Package name : libacme-progressbar-perl
>> Version : 1.125
>> Upstream Author : Ricardo SIGNES <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> * URL : http://search.cpan.org/dist/Acme-ProgressBar/
>> * License : Artistic | GPL-1+
>> Programming Lang: Perl
>> Description : Perl module providing a simple progress bar
> This is a joke, right? Have you read the code?
> Could we please add something to the perl policy about ITP's of
> Acme-modules should contain some justification for packaging the
> module and at least metion that the pacakge description should include
> a big fat warning about the modul being a joke?
> Basically this module implements a progress bar by timing the task nad
> then sleeping the same amount of time 9 times.
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