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Tuesday February 12, 2008
12:24 PM

Thinking about taking over NetPacket

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At $work, an application that I wrote (remora, a companion application to Wireshark) is extensively using NetPacket. NetPacket is very handy but, alas, has some bugs, and seem to be orphaned (the latest update is from 2003). I've tried to poke the maintainers, but Stephanie Wehner's email is no longer working, and Tim Potter didn't reply yet (although, to be fair, I only began to poke last week).

Bottom line, I'm playing with the idea of taking over the module so that I can churn a new version with the bug fixes. So if anyone out there is in contact with Stephanie or Tim, can you let them know a madman is nefariously organizing a coup? Thanks. :-)

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  • Once you've poked "A number of times over a number of weeks by a number of methods" apply to modules@perl.org for maintainership.

    The "a number of methods" is of note here. If their old emails don't work, don't stop there. Try and track them down by Google, phone, etc if possible.
    • Once you've poked "A number of times over a number of weeks by a number of methods" apply to modules@perl.org for maintainership.

      Ayup. I've made sure to go and read the full procedure on the CPAN FAQ. But thanks for the reminder!

      The "a number of methods" is of note here. If their old emails don't work, don't stop there. Try and track them down by Google, phone, etc if possible.

      I've already went down the Google road. I didn't get any fresh scent, but got a few alternative old email addies. With

  • Update: I've managed to track down Stephanie. Woohoo! And she's not horrified at the idea of letting me be a co-maintainer of NetPacket. Double-woohoo! Expect a Netpacket v0.05 to show up on CPAN Real Soon Now(tm). :-)