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Re: Proposed removal of libtext-query-perl (also: libtext-query-sql-perl, gpsdrive-scripts)

On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 15:53:09 -0500, Jonathan Yu wrote:

> I agree with everything you've said, but to address this point:
> >> Considering gpsdrive is using such awful, unmaintained software, which
> >> was updated 10+ years ago, perhaps this is also time to consider
> >> removal of that package.
> > Side remark: age alone is not a reason :)
> I think software whose last release was over ten years ago, and which
> has outstanding bugs, is badly maintained software. 

Sure, it was just a tongue-in-cheek comment triggered by your
repeated pointing to age. </greybeard>

> Though seeing as how gpsdrive is used by so many people, and the fix
> (in gpsdrive-scripts) is so simple, I think it is fair to first
> coordinate with the gpsdrive maintainers, have the hard-dependency on
> Text::Query dropped, and then proceed to remove the package from
> Debian entirely.

Sounds like a plan.

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