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Matt S Trout
October 21, 2010 18:08
Re: Data::Alias takeover request
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On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 12:43:16AM +0100, Zefram wrote:
> I wish to take over maintenance of Data::Alias.  I have recently published
> a substantial patch to update it for post-5.10 Perls, but the author
> (XMATH) is unresponsive.
> xmath has been noted as being unresponsive in recent months.  This
> particularly affected Sub::Name, which was broken by a core change in
> 5.13.3.  Despite a trivial patch being available, xmath never released
> a fixed version, and ultimately it was taken over by rafl (FLORA).
> Data::Alias got broken by core changes in 5.11.0 and 5.11.2.  Until
> recently there was no fix to make it work on 5.12.  I posted a fix to
> <> and <> on 2010-10-12.  In that
> message I offered to take over maintenance.
> xmath has not replied to my message of 2010-10-12.  Given the prior
> history, I don't think a long wait is required to establish that he's
> long-term unresponsive.

Given he's a fairly laid back guy and "doesn't work on 5.12" is a bitch at
this stage, I've granted you co-maint in order to get this situation
resolved. Please *only* use this co-maint access for bug fixes for 5.12 and
any further bug fixes that result from that for the moment; my motivation
is not a fast takeover but merely a fixed version on CPAN (I cite Adam
Kennedy's treatment of Template as precedent for this).

If we don't hear anything from xmath for a few months, we can consider the
module to be yours.

XMATH, come back, we miss you!

Matt S Trout - Shadowcat Systems - Perl consulting with a commit bit and a clue

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