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Sawyer X
January 24, 2017 15:30
Re: status of ExtUtils-Constant
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On 01/24/2017 02:46 PM, James E Keenan wrote:
> On 01/24/2017 08:10 AM, Dave Mitchell wrote:
>> What is the current status of the ExtUtils-Constant distribution?
>> The last CPAN release, 0.23, was in 2010, by Nicholas. The listed
>> maintainers are Nicholas and Rafael.
>> There are many tickets and patches queued up for it, including some from
>> me:
>> The bleed copy has some local customisations.
>> Nicholas and Rafael have maintained a discreet silence when I've
>> privately
>> emailed them about it.
>> I guess this module is kind of abandoned. Does anyone want to take
>> ownership of it? If not, should we move it to dist/ and apply all the
>> queued patches?
> +1 to moving it to dist/ and working through the tickets. (We can
> leave the bug tickets on, but perhaps create a META ticket
> on to track our progress in resolving them.)

I agree with that. I have tried working on a branch that had this but
paused, I don't remember why. Probably because I was bitten by issues
about which Nicholas warned me.

Anyway, with Nicholas blessing (and probably with his assistance), we
could move it. I'm afraid Nicholas knows far more on the complexity or
ease of it, and we might need to wait indeed for some of those tasks to
clear up before we could hoist it into dist/. I defer to Nicholas
regarding this.

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