Debian Perl Group - Open tasks

This page collects ideas for tasks within the Teams/DebianPerlGroup. These tasks can be worked on at DebCamp, at a team sprint or might be tackled by volunteers "at home".

It should have an up to date list of open tasks, please remove completed tasks; for documentation please add links to the History section below (instead of adding them in between the tasks here).

Policy / issues for discussion (DebConf BoF)

Release-critical bugs

Leaf package with RC Bugs

Status from June 2016.

Ping upstream means tell them we are going to remove it from Debian unstable in 3 weeks if no action. New forwarded reports should wait 3 months until the next step.

Leaf means either 0 or $few rdeps

Package

popcon vote

rdeps

bug

notes

next steps

popcon-based cutoff point (n=50)

libinline-java-perl

0

1 (not in Wheezy nor Jessie)

754755

active upstream ticket

libdevel-ebug-perl

2

0

789739

similar failure never answered by upstream since 2014-11 ⇒ seems abandonned

remove: 832725

libdevel-findref-perl

0

0

787446

ntyni & carnil propose removal

remove: 832724

libpoe-api-peek-perl

3

2

789381

wait for webgui maintainer feedback and remove on 2016-08-23 if no news

libtest-checkchanges-perl

7

0

789433

upstream never replied

remove: 832726

libgedcom-perl

1

0

795206

no action from upstream since 2015-02

remove if no action by 2016-09-26

libxml-easyobj-perl

4

0

797289

ntyni proposed removal

remove if no action by 2016-09-26

libical-parser-sax-perl

1

1

806544

ping upstream bug after 2016-09-26

librrd-simple-perl

3

0

824839

remove if no action by 2016-09-26?

Here is a template mail used by Dom:

Dear Maintainer,

The Debian perl group is reviewing packages with bugs which make them un-releasable; in particular when they are not heavily used by Debian users. We would like to remove such modules from Debian if we don't think they are likely to be fixed.

Module::Packaged is one such module, owing to this bug, and we would like to know whether you have any plans to look at the bug in the foreseeable future before we remove the package from Debian.

If we don't hear anything we will remove the package from Debian on or around 23rd February. This of course does not affect the standing of your module on CPAN.

Thank you for maintaining this module so far!

Transitions

Packages/tools

List of tasks that need to be performed on all/many of our packages; or maintenance tools ...

PET

(not exclusively a pkg-perl topic but still)

To be done:

Resources:

dh-make-perl

packagecheck{,.pl}

lintian profile

Recurring tasks

When a new Perl hits unstable

When oldstable is archived

Documentation/promotion

List of tasks that need to be (better) documented and promoted to get wider adoption:

Background tasks

Things that would be nice to do, often repetitive. Can be done globally, or every time you work on a specific package.

Nice to have, some day

Subpages

History