perl-embperl mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Jim Tappe <jta...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposal to remove Embperl from Debian
Date Wed, 23 May 2018 11:21:42 GMT
Hi All,

I am using embperl on CentOS currently.   I hope it continues to be
maintained on various versions of Linux. :)

Thanks,
Jim

On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 6:06 PM, Neil Gunton <neil@nilspace.com> wrote:

> I am still actively using Embperl on my websites, fwiw. My main site is
> the largest collection of bicycle tour journals in the world. I may not
> show up in your statistics, but I just wanted to add one voice to the
> "please keep it" side. I really like Embperl, it just works and has done
> so for the last 18 years for me. I use Debian Wheezy currently, and my
> systems don't tend to change much or very often. It's true that Embperl
> isn't as actively developed as it used to be, but as with many things
> Perl, it is still used by some people in systems that have been around
> for a good long while, because they just do the job they are intended to
> do and work well, so there's no need for constant churn. I would hope
> that Gerald Richter and/or others would at least keep the package up to
> date so it can continue to be included in Debian, because being taken
> out completely seems like another step toward complete abandonment. If
> it's not too much trouble to keep it in, I'd ask for that to happen. The
> users might not be vocal or active in development of the package (I'm
> not), but it is used and has been for a long time.
>
> My website is called crazyguyonabike, it's that dot com if anyone's
> interested. Not facebook by any means, but it's an active journaling
> website and like I said the largest in the world for bicycle tour
> journals. I'm also actively working on expansions to the site into other
> topics, so this is not a dead issue for me. I plan on continuing to use
> Embperl on new sites going forward.
>
> Thanks for your consideration,
>
> Neil Gunton
>
> Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > As you can see from the message below, we are considering removing
> Embperl
> > from Debian because of concerns about not being actively maintained. We
> > have had to patch it several times to cope with changes in newer upstream
> > versions over the past few years, and we don't think it is really being
> > used much in Debian any more.
> >
> > Interested if anyone has any thoughts on this from the user or upstream
> > dev perspective.
> >
> > Best,
> > Dominic.
> >
> > ----- Forwarded message from Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li> -----
> >
> > Date: Fri, 18 May 2018 17:08:38 +0200
> > From: Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>
> > To: submit@bugs.debian.org
> > Subject: Bug#899021: libembperl-perl: FTBFS with Perl 5.27, unmaintained
> >       upstream
> > Reply-To: Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>, 899021@bugs.debian.org
> >
> > Source: libembperl-perl
> > Version: 2.5.0-11
> > Severity: serious
> > Justification: unmaintained upstream, and will shortly break in Debian
> > X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-perl@lists.debian.org
> > User: debian-perl@lists.debian.org
> > Usertags: perl-5.28-transition hh2018
> >
> > The upstream version of this package has not worked since 5.18, and we
> > have had to apply several fixes in Debian since. The build has now
> > broken again with Perl 5.27:
> >
> > http://perl.debian.net/rebuild-logs/perl-5.27-
> throwaway/libembperl-perl_2.5.0-11/libembperl-perl_2.5.0-11_
> amd64-2018-05-18T08:09:28Z.build
> >
> > The problem in this case might not be that hard to fix, but I have
> > been consisdering deprecating/removing this for some time, as there is
> > a limit to how long we can be de facto upstream for this type of
> > package.
> >
> > Currently the package has a popcon of inst: 37 / vote: 22 / recent: 1
> > suggesting that it is barely used anywhere. So I suggest that rather than
> > spending any more time maintaining it, we remove it from Debian.
> >
> > CC to debian-perl to get wider exposure of the proposal.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Dominic.
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- End forwarded message -----
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > To unsubscribe, e-mail: embperl-unsubscribe@perl.apache.org
> > For additional commands, e-mail: embperl-help@perl.apache.org
> >
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To unsubscribe, e-mail: embperl-unsubscribe@perl.apache.org
> For additional commands, e-mail: embperl-help@perl.apache.org
>
>

Mime
View raw message