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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Do you plan to move EU::MM to Github?

    • You're about the fifth person to ask that. Seems people really want to mess with MakeMaker. :)

      Most likely. There's talk of instead of keeping a separate repository, for very core-centric modules like MakeMaker and ExtUtils::Install to instead just fork off the perl repository on github [github.com]. This will make p5p and CPAN coordination much easier.

      One showstopper, now resolved, was that the perl repo is rather large and forking it would eat up a big chunk of a free account's quota. Turns out forking is about 15

      • One showstopper, now resolved, was that the perl repo is rather large and forking it would eat up a big chunk of a free account's quota.

        Why not just use repo.or.cz [repo.or.cz], which provides actually-free Git hosting for Free projects?

        • Because I like GitHub, I like the people, they've been nice to Perl (they approached us to mirror in the Perl repo) and it's a whole lot more than just a place to host my git repositories. I don't want to knock repo.or.cz, they're doing a great service, but if you think J Random Server running the stock git server is a replacement for GitHub, you really haven't looked at GitHub.

          [Incoming rant. Not necessarily at you, but you triggered a soft spot. And I'm sorry for ragging on repo.or.cz, they're doing a

          • by jdavidb (1361) on 2009.03.31 13:27 (#67966) Homepage Journal

            It seems to me that a zealous Open Source/Free Software advocate would be glad to see discrimination against proprietary software packages, forcing their producers to pay while Open Source folks go free.

            But what do I know?

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            J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers