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Re: Perl packages in XML/SGML group

I have prepared a new version of libxml-encoding-perl. As this is the package you care about, you can review it first before anyone uplaods it: http://svn.debian.org/viewsvn/pkg-perl/trunk/libxml-encoding-perl/ Points worth drawing attention to:

1.) I had to change the repository browser to ViewVC. Although WebSVN looks nicer, it does not scale well and ViewVC has a richer more functional click semantics.

2.) By convention perl man pages are supposed to end in "p". The current package seems to depart from this though I am not sure how intentionally.

3.) I was most puzzled by the maps directory. As far as I can see these are examples and I have installed them as such.

4.) I was also surprised by the DM-Upload-Allowed flag as I have not seen one before. It is howeve supported and there is no technical reason to remove. I wonder what your thoughts are with the package hopefully moving to a bigger team.


On 22/04/11 14:24, Nicholas Bamber wrote:
Gregor just added you to the group. So I guess a welcome is in order.
Also you can check out the #debian-perl irc channel.

On 22/04/11 11:51, Nicholas Bamber wrote:
Yes you can be retained as Uploader for all three packages. The Debian
Perl team uses subversion (though with a different layout). I find the
Debian perl layout easier to use. You can apply to join at
http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-perl/. I am not sure it makes much
sense to have a team as an uploader though. I don't think we need to do
anything special with SVN. We just do "apt-get source; make changes and
then svn-inject and purge the old repository".


On 22/04/11 11:34, Daniel Leidert wrote:
Am Donnerstag, den 21.04.2011, 19:56 +0100 schrieb Nicholas Bamber:
I propose moving the three perl packages


to the Debian Perl Group. Two of the three are out of date.

Yes, the result of lacking manpower. libsgmls-perl and
libxml-parser-perl are orphaned. I just care about libxml-encoding-perl
and I already saw, that there is a new release.

libxml-parser-perl has dependencies that can be reduced now that
libwww-perl is split. All are out of date with regard to standards. The
bugs look easily addressable. Of course I could just update them in
but the Perl group seems a more natural home and is very active.

I agree to a move to the pkg-perl. All I request is, that the
debian-xml-sgml maintainer address is put into Uploaders and that the
packages are moved into a subversion tree. I would like to be added to
the pkg-perl team (dleidert-guest).

Do you need the full SVN dump of libxml-encoding-perl (or can you create
it yourself?)? The others are still in CVS IIRC.

Regards, Daniel

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