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Re: To bundle or not to bundle (libcatalyst-modules(-extra)-perl)

On Mon, 12 May 2014 13:06:45 +0300, Damyan Ivanov wrote:

> I'd like to survey the opinion of the team about CPAN modules packaged 
> as bundles.

Yay, one of our recurring favourite discussion items :)
> First I tried to make their maintenance easier, with main goal making 
> the upgrades more accountable by having modules' sources tracked 
> expanded in the packaging Git. This worked fine with 
> libcatalyst-modules-perl. You may want to compare that to 
> libcatalyst-modules-extra-perl, which still uses tarballs instead of 
> expanded sources.

The looks indeed very nice, compared to the old status. Thanks!
> All in all, after working on libcatalyst-modules-perl, I wish it was 
> not a bundle. Improving the bundle management makes things easier, but 
> still not as much as the ordinary non-bundled packages.

> So, what do others think about bundles?

I still think the same: They are a PITA.
> So what do others think? To bundle or to split?

Not digging out all previous discussions but: the current (?) status
seems to be:

"bundle packages: just do it, and see what happens (notes:
pkg-components, ftp-master clarification)"

where 'just do it' it means: split them up, and 'ftp-master
clarification' is a link to https://bugs.debian.org/606411


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