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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?

    • by schwern (1528) on 2009.02.14 20:09 (#67353) Homepage Journal

      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 megs of the 300 meg quota, so that's not a problem.

      Second is how to make the CPAN distribution and the core layout work together. It might be as simple as building up the CPAN layout using symlinks and only have it exist in my fork.

      So I've made a fork for MakeMaker [github.com] and will start playing with it.

      • 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

          • 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?

            --
            J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • How about “Because it’s missing all of the features that Michael is squeeing about in his post”?