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Re: Bug#899021: libembperl-perl: FTBFS with Perl 5.27, unmaintained upstream

On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 10:17:43AM +0200, Dominique Dumont wrote:
> On Friday, 18 May 2018 17:08:38 CEST Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> > Currently the package has a popcon of inst: 37 / vote: 22 / recent: 1
> > suggesting that it is barely used anywhere. 
> Reading its features, I think this module may have been a good idea when it 
> was created back in 1997, but I'm afraid it's now completely obsoleted by 
> modern JavaScript frameworks.  
> > So I suggest that rather than
> > spending any more time maintaining it, we remove it from Debian.
> Agreed.

I asked the Embperl mailing list about this, and although noone
who actually uses the Embperl Debian packages spoke up, there was
definitely some interest in keeping it alive. I have hopefully reflected
the views of pkg-perl here:



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