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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Gald that it works for you. I have a different experience. I had to add three different repositories to be able to install shutter. Still then, starting it fails with:

    Can't locate Gnome2.pm in @INC ...

    I'm not going to report it because it's the authors' own damn fault for not using community practices. Had they packaged it the standard way then the chance for such a dumb mistake like neglecting to declare a dependency would have reduced dramatically. Another way how this sort of shoddy coding manifests in the source is the layout (the program is one big 250 kilobytes file), and the total lack of POD or really any sort of documentation in the package. It's Perl alright, but it's mediocre Perl, and IMO nothing to get excited about. Contrast with Xacobeo, which I consider a pretty good example of a Perl-Gtk2 app, actually installable from CPAN.

    I the meantime I press PrtScr and it actually works - Ksnapshot comes up and lets me save my screenshot. For editing and adding effects a dedicated application is better anyway, I don't know what place most of those plug-ins have in a snapshot program.

    • Gald that it works for you. I have a different experience. I had to add three different repositories to be able to install shutter. Still then, starting it fails with:

      Can't locate Gnome2.pm in @INC ...

      I'm not going to report it because it's the authors' own damn fault for not using community practices. Had they packaged it the standard way then the chance for such a dumb mistake like neglecting to declare a dependency would have reduced dramatically.

      Shutter is available for most popular distributions (except OpenSUSE):
      http://shutter-project.org/downloads [shutter-project.org]

      I know that it would be nicer to package it the standard way and make it available via CPAN, but please keep in mind that this is an end-user application and I believe that most of them prefer specific packages for their distribution instead of installing something via CPAN.
      Creating a CPAN module distribution is definitely on the schedule but this is a one-man-project so time and ressources are very lim

      • WRT CPAN, what daxim was saying (not at all tactfully) is that it's possible to do both CPAN and packages.

        CPAN acts as the canonical form of the code base, and the distributions act as the primary download channel for users.

        And because there's a fairly large amount of automation you can leverage, it's actually easier to generate packages for many different distributions.

        With the CPAN stuff, you also get the RT queue and the other resources to help with bug tracking and so on.