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Re: Bug#603116: RFP: libx11-xcb-perl -- perl bindings for libxcb

Hi Gregor,

gregor herrmann wrote:
> > * Package name    : libx11-xcb-perl
> >   Version         : 0.01_006 (not really released yet)
> >   Upstream Author : Michael Stapelberg <michael+xcb@stapelberg.de>
> > * URL or Web page : http://search.cpan.org/~mstplbg/X11-XCB-0.01_006/lib/X11/XCB.pm.in
> > * License         : Artistic
> >   Description     : perl bindings for libxcb
> > 
> > These bindings wrap libxcb (a C library to speak with X11, in many
> > cases better than Xlib in many aspects) and provide a nice object
> > oriented interface to its methods (using Moose).
> I was wondering why you don't package it yourself but after looking
> at it I think I know :)

Well, I was thinking about it, but as Upstream is also active within
Debian I contacted him first (via IRC, so no Cc on the bug-report --
won't let that happen again).

> Anyway, a preliminary package is available in the pkg-perl svn repo.

My bad. I found the following out just after I wrote the RFP: The
upstream author who is also maintainer of some Debian packages, also
works on packaging for it. (He told me on IRC.) Some beginning is
already in the git repo at http://code.stapelberg.de/git/X11-XCB/tree/debian

I send him some patches against his packaging which are needed to get
it to build at least (missing B-D, etc.)

> But I'm not sure this is a module ready for Debian:
> - not released upstream

That's the reason why upstream hasn't published it yet.

> - warnings about pending API changes and experimental character
> - (fun with missing parts in META.yml and half-baked POD)
> - a botched test
> - tests fail with xvfb and pass without only because most of them are
>   skipped due to a missing connection to the xserver (in my
>   cowbuilder chroot)

Hey, that sounds like more than Michael did on packaging. 

Michael, Gregor: Please merge your packaging efforts! :-)

> If you nevertheless feel like uploading, I suggest to target
> experimental for the time being.

I'll wait for Michael's first release anyway, but will continue to
test it then and when.

BTW: I basically plan to use that as replacement for the buggy and
removed nawm (Not A Window Manager, http://packages.debian.org/nawm).

Sorry again for not updating this RFP earlier.

		Regards, Axel
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