Intent to Give to Others (ITGTO?): libnewt-perl
I would like to announce my intent to give the package "libnewt-perl"
to whomever is interested in maintaining it.
I am no longer qualified, for the following reasons:
* libnewt-perl is still based on newt-0.30, but it seems upstream
had not updated it to use with the current newt-0.50.
See its home page at: http://www.msg.com.mx/Newt/
* I know too little Perl to update it myself.
* I don't use libnewt-perl myself.
* Lack of time.
Note that I have not contacted libnewt-perl (Newt-1.08) upstream author
Alejandro Escalante Medina <email@example.com>.
There is another module on CPAN called Term::Newt (Term-Newt-0.01) by
David Sully. It seems to be based on newt-0.40. There has been no further
updates to the copy on CPAN.
There are currently 4 normal bugs filed against libnewt-perl, including
out-of-sync documentation (still 0.30-based while libnewt-perl sort of works
with 0.50), problem with LANG env, etc.
Another thought is that wrappers for Python and Tcl are already included in
the nicely packaged newt_0.50-7 maintained by Enrique Zanardi. I wonder if
a Perl wrapper could be included to the list? Is there such a wrapper
for Perl included upstream? Or is there any intention for newt's upstream
authors to do so?
Hmm... I just noticed another thing: in debian/control, the package
It is very usable because it has complete support for all widgets
found in newt 0.50, and provides a nice abstraction over the C
I was probably delirious when I changed "newt 0.30" to "newt 0.50"
in the description. :-)
Another interesting development is gNewt found on
and recently, the author had added a perl module called "whiperl"...
Hmm... :-) After tinkering with Makefile.in (needed to add @CFLAGS@
and @CPPFLAGS@ to CFLAGS), it seems to work. Is that the way to go? I
Since I can't look into this further myself, I sincerely hope someone could
volunteer and help provide a good solution to a up-to-date Newt module for
Anthony Fok Tung-Ling Civil and Environmental Engineering
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