Bundles in Debian
Hi Gunnar and all,
on YAPC::EU I mentioned Gunnar that it would be great if we could package
Bundles in Debian too using the meaning of bundles as on CPAN.
For those who don't know Bundles on CPAN are special packages that
only mention a list of other packages in the POD.
When installing such Bundle using CPAN.pm it reads the pod, extracts the list
of modules and tries to install all of them.
These packages have no code in them though they might have some documentation.
I think it would be useful if we could create and install bundles such as
Bundle::Test I am currently (not) maintaining, Bundle::CGI::Application
that does not exist yet and others.
Bundle::Test would be a good start for anyone who wants to use Perl for testing
Bundle::CGI::Application would include not only CGI::Application but
many of its plugins. Then web hosting companies (ISPs) could install
this bundle and provide all the modules needed for good web
development using the CGI::Application framework.