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Tye McQueen
August 6, 2020 05:38
Re: CPAN - resolving first-come permissions on Algorithm-Diff
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I'm happy to allow anybody to take ownership of any of my CPAN modules.  I
am not doing much Perl lately and am unlikely to spend much if any time on
any of them any time soon.


On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 2:49 PM Neil Bowers <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I’m one of the PAUSE admins, and I’m working on resolving distributions
> where multiple people hold first-come permissions on packages that make up
> the distribution. One of these is the Algorithm-Diff distribution. It’s a
> bit complicated, so please bear with me.
> MJD did the first 5 releases, then NEDKONZ did 6 releases, and then TYEMQ
> did 3 releases.
> Curiously, we’re now in the situation where ANDREWC has first-come on
> Algorithm::Diff, and NEDKONZ and TYEMQ both have co-maint.
> But ANDREWC has never done a release of Algorithm-Diff; he has
> Algorithm::Diff::Apply, so I’m wondering Andrew, at some point did you
> include Algorithm::Diff in one of your releases?
> Algorithm::DiffOld was included in earlier releases of Algorithm-Diff, and
> still appears in the CPAN Index, because NEDKONZ has old releases in his
> author directory. I think we can get rid of this — see below.
> Algorithm::Diff::_impl has first-come assigned to TYEMQ, and was included
> in recent releases. But no co-maint.
> Here’s what I suspect are the steps to clarify things:
>    - Delete the old releases from  NEDKONZ’s author directory on PAUSE. I
>    can do that for you Ned, if you’re happy with that?
>    - Once they’re gone, I’ll drop the first-come on Algorithm::DiffOld
>    - Transfer first-come on Algorithm::Diff from ANDREWC to TYEMQ.
>    - If NEDKONZ still wants co-maint on this distribution, then add
>    co-maint for him to Algorithm::Diff::_impl
>    - I note as well that Algorithm::Diff could do with a bit of
>    attention. Tye: If you don’t have the time or inclination to maintain it,
>    would you be happy for me to try and find an appropriate maintainer? There
>    are quite a few CPAN distributions dependent on Algorithm-Diff, so we’d be
>    careful on who we’d consider appropriate.
> How does the above sound?
> Thanks,
> Neil

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