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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: Apache::Test renaming foo
Date Wed, 21 May 2003 00:22:08 GMT
Geoffrey Young wrote:
> Stas Bekman wrote:
>> Geoffrey Young wrote:
>>> that other thread was becoming too much to follow :)

You just ruined the record we were heading to. It was 62 messages and growing. ;)

>> Or would you rather say, that you are anxious to publish the article? ;)
> well, it's less about my level of anxiety than it is about managing 
> expectations and keeping everyone informed :)

You can tell Simon to blame me for that ;) or David ;)

>> The latest development on this front is different. The idea is to 
>> leave Apache-Test as is, and rename Apache::test to Apache::testold or 
>> similar. Adjust mod_perl-1.28 to use Apache::testold and migrate all 
>> 3rd party modules to use Apache::testold by requiring mod_perl-1.28, 
>> or bundle the old Apache/test in their distros, untill they get a 
>> chance to port to Apache::Test.
> okey dokey.  is your (meaning everybody) gut feeling that this will 
> really work?  or do you think it will end up being rehashed again in the 
> near future?  personally, I never had an issue moving Apache::Test to 
> Apache::TestPlan ;)

Well, we haven't really asked anybody who relies on Apache::test whether they 
are happy with this resolution. But I think since they can always bundle 
Apache::test and re-release their packages with just that, they won't get too 

>> I'm not sure if we should distribute Apache::testold in Apache-Test. 
>> I'd rather see this module as becoming deprecated.
> deprecation takes a lot of time - I would have thought it would have 
> gone away once the perl-framework was established 2 years ago :)

Yes, yes, It'll always be in mp1. Though we should write in big letters that 
if you plan to write a new test suite, use Apache::Test instead.

> it might make sense to deliver as well, which would probably 
> make migration easier.

Not really, since authors will have to change and re-release their code in any 
case, because of the name change.

>> Geoff, it'd be nice for your article to sum up this issue, once 
>> everybody is happy with it. Looks to me like a perfect place and time.
> well, the article (and series) pretty much focuses on mp2 only - it 
> might make sense to mention it there, but the issues (now) are really 
> with older stuff (migration paths) than for new development. 
> furthermore, I've never used Apache::test and wasn't one of the ones 
> with problems, so I'm really not in a position to comment with any 
> authority on the issues.  but I'll put in something :)

It doesn't matter if you have used it or not (I haven't). All I want you to 
say is:

A note for Apache::test users, the old package coming with mod_perl-1.0: 
Because of the filesystem collisions with Apache::Test on case-insensitive 
systems (notice the case difference) we decided to rename 
s|Apache::test|Apache::testold| in mod_perl-1.0. So please re-release your 
packages which bundle Apache/ under t/ or /inc (so it won't get 
installed) or require mod_perl 1.28 which will carry Apache/

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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