Re: Greetings POD people!
On Dec 1, 2008, at 9:31 AM, Andrew McClain wrote:
Greetings POD person!
I've taken over maintenance of the sixapart (nee danga) packages
(MogileFS, perlbal, gearman) for the purpose of including them in the
debian and ubuntu repositories. For those of you not familiar, these
all perl-based apps that handle various facets of large-scale websites
-- load balancing, file distribution, and call remoting.
I've done a bit of packaging of web servers on my own (handling
repackaging of lighttpd), but I'd like to formalize the availability
of these tools. I can make my way around the debhelpers, but I
keep getting snagged on small policy decisions.
Small policy decisions R us!
I'm the co-founder of Fluther.com (a sort of hip, intelligent Q&A
site) where I run a python shop. Perl was my first love, though. I'm
also an actor in LA.
What I'm looking to contribute:
There are a few straight perl modules that haven't made it into the
repository yet (libgearman-server-perl, libperlbal-perl) that I'd
like to help fold in, and I'm more than happy to help with any
perl applications that may come up, since I have some experience
hacking up init.d files and figuring out how to distribute conf files.
I think it is great to have perlbal and the other things in debian.
There is, or has been, some talk about splitting the packaging of
modules from the packaging of applications. I am not sure where things
stand in that regard or if it really matters in your case because it
looks like you are packaging modules, which is what pkg-perl mostly
I can also treat you to some amazing food in the greater Los Angeles
LA is the place for Mexican food! (Outside of Mexico of course, don't
want to upset Gwolf. :) )
Pleasure to meet you.