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Considering hijacking bioperl.

Dear all,

At work, I needed to install the developper version of bioperl (1.5.2),
which is increasingly used by non-developpers as the currents stable
release (1.4.0) is ageing.

The current maintainer of bioperl in Debian, Matt Hope, is MIA. I
decided to prepare an upgraded package for bioperl instead of installing
from CPAN. I propose to upload it to experimental.

For the moment, the package I prepared has the following maintainer and

Maintainer: Debian-Med Packaging Team <debian-med-packaging@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Uploaders: Charles Plessy <charles-debian-nospam@plessy.org>

However, I would like to know if the Perl team would be interested to be
uploader, or to be maintainer instead of the Debian-Med packaging team
(of which I am member).

Additionaly, I would like to know if some people would be interested to
package the following CRAN modules, which bioperl 1.5.2 would recommend:

      libace-perl: [WWW] http://stein.cshl.org/AcePerl/
      libbio-asn1-entrezgene-perl: [WWW] http://search.cpan.org/dist/Bio-ASN1-EntrezGene/
      libclass-autoclass-perl: [WWW] http://search.cpan.org/dist/Class-AutoClass/
      libconvert-binary-c-perl: [WWW] http://search.cpan.org/dist/Convert-Binary-C/
      libdata-stag-xmlwriter-perl: [WWW] http://search.cpan.org/~cmungall/Data-Stag/Data/Stag/XMLWriter.pm
      libpostscript-textblock-perl: [WWW] http://search.cpan.org/~shawnpw/PostScript-0.06/TextBlock.pm
      libset-scalar-perl: [WWW] http://search.cpan.org/dist/Set-Scalar/
      libsvg-perl: [WWW] http://search.cpan.org/dist/SVG/
      libsvg-graph: [WWW] http://search.cpan.org/dist/SVG-Graph/
      libxml-dom-xpath-perl [WWW] http://search.cpan.org/~mirod/XML-DOM-XPath-0.13/XPath.pm

(I can file proper RFPs if you want)

A few links:


Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wako, Saitama, Japan

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