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Re: invitation for you and your packages to join the pkg-perl team

On Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:52:39 -0500, Carlo Segre wrote:

> Frankly, I was part of the debian-perl group some time ago but once the RCS
> was transitioned to git, I fell away since we tend to use svn in my research
> group and I am not a full-time programmer but a physics professor.

And I still remember the times when you sponsored uploads for me
before I became a DD ...
(And I also remember that I was initially not so happy about the move
to git -- but in the meantime I wouldn't want to miss it.)
> I am hoping to
> have the time to be able to package this new perl program but at a minimum
> (not including building the documentation) it does require some additional
> modules not yet in Debian.  Specifically,
> Encoding::FixLatin
> File::Monitor::Lite
> Mooseex::Types::Laxnum
> Pod::ProjectDocs

I'll try and have a look at them.
(Unless someone beats me to it, help welcome.)
> The fact that they are not in CPAN makes them of little
> interest to the broader Perl community, however. The sam applies to three
> other packages which are already being maintained by the pkg-perl team:
> libxray-absorption-perl
> libxray-scattering-perl
> libxray-spacegroup-perl
> This approach has become more complicated with the newest version of Bruce's
> program, called demeter.  He now has many more small Perl modules which get
> installed with the main program and I am not sure that it is a good idea to
> break them all out.  It might be wiser to remove libchemistry-formula-perl,
> and the other three above, from the archive since it only has a reverse
> dependency on horae, which will be replaced by the new program called
> demeter in the future.

Ack, if these are basically private modules of horae/demeter then it
probably doesn't make much sense to package them separately.
Maybe you can file RM bugs (or ask us to do them) when they are not
needed anymore.


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