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CPAN - rationalising ownership of distributions (Perl Power Tools)

Neil Bowers
August 1, 2020 17:43
CPAN - rationalising ownership of distributions (Perl Power Tools)
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Hi brian, Casey, and Sean,

I’m one of the PAUSE admins, and I’m sorting out situations where CPAN distributions have split ownership, as it can result in parts of releases not getting indexed, and then when transferring permissions modules get missed.

One such dist is "ppt", which has three packages indexed, with each of them having one of you three as an owner!

I think I’ve worked out the history, was it something like this?

• The "ppt" distribution has three packages indexed: PPT::Util, Bundle::PPT, and SymbolicMode
• SDAGUE did two releases of ppt, and ended up with first-come on Bundle::PPT
• CWEST then did two releases of ppt, and ended up with first-come on SymbolicMode (but not co-maint on Bundle::PPT, looks like he dropped it). He also added PPT::Util so probably had first-come on that too, for a while.
• BDFOY took over the distribution, and got first-come on PPT::Util, with CWEST getting co-maint.
• BDFOY renamed the distribution to PerlPowerTools, which has two packages indexed: ppt (first-come to BDFOY, co-maint to CWEST) and PerlPowerTools (first-come to BDFOY)

If that’s at least roughly right, here’s what I propose we do:

• Delete all the old releases of the "ppt" distribution and drop all associated permissions
• That will leave us with just the new PerlPowerTools distribution indexed, and then BDFOY and CWEST can resolve whether CWEST should also have co-maint on PerlPowerTools or drop it on the ppt package.

Sound like a plan? If you’re all happy with the above, I’ll do all the steps on your behalf, and confirm when done.

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