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Bug#603116: RFP: libx11-xcb-perl -- perl bindings for libxcb



On Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:50:56 +0100, Axel Beckert wrote:

> * Package name    : libx11-xcb-perl
>   Version         : 0.01_006 (not really released yet)
>   Upstream Author : Michael Stapelberg <michael+xcb@stapelberg.de>
> * URL or Web page : http://search.cpan.org/~mstplbg/X11-XCB-0.01_006/lib/X11/XCB.pm.in
> * License         : Artistic
>   Description     : perl bindings for libxcb
> 
> These bindings wrap libxcb (a C library to speak with X11, in many
> cases better than Xlib in many aspects) and provide a nice object
> oriented interface to its methods (using Moose).

I was wondering why you don't package it yourself but after looking
at it I think I know :)

Anyway, a preliminary package is available in the pkg-perl svn repo.
But I'm not sure this is a module ready for Debian:
- not released upstream
- warnings about pending API changes and experimental character
- (fun with missing parts in META.yml and half-baked POD)
- a botched test
- tests fail with xvfb and pass without only because most of them are
  skipped due to a missing connection to the xserver (in my
  cowbuilder chroot)

If you nevertheless feel like uploading, I suggest to target
experimental for the time being.


Cheers,
gregor

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