Please consider new libimager-perl for etch
Some time ago, I got the new upstream 0.54 of libimager-perl into
Debian's SVN repository, and it was eventually uploaded by its
I just noticed that it has not entered testing, however,
and while I do not quite understand the versioning problem there, I ask
that you review it for inclusion in etch in spite of it being an
We are heavy users of libimager-perl, with 2.4 million images having
gone through the package, 10000 images was resized with it just
yesterday. We have been running 0.54 for months, and can testify it is
a very stable release.
Releases from 0.50 to 0.53 were mainly bugfixing releases, where many of
the features in 0.50 were stabilised. 0.54 introduced a new resizing
algorithm, which improves performance and quality, and as noted, we use
it on many thousands of images every day.
0.50 didn't have any big issues I know of, but we never used it for
long, however, it is clear that a lot of small issues were corrected up
to 0.53 and 0.54 is in our experience rock solid. I doubt very much
that 0.54 would introduce any RC issues, and I think it would be sad if
0.50, which wasn't particularly good would go into etch but not the
rock solid 0.54 release.
I appreciate that a long freeze may be needed to get a stable operating
system, but I hope that an exception can be made for this package.
Information Systems Developer
Opera Software ASA