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 Nov 2014 (based on https://lists.debian.org/debian-perl/2014/09/msg00071.html)

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

rdeps

bug

notes

next steps

libscalar-number-perl

107

0

723563, 708839

RM bug filed: 786625

libmakefile-parser-perl

64

0

749357

popcon-based cutoff point (n=50)

libdbd-oracle-perl

47

1

759324

perl 5.20 manual binNMU

Wait for response from Julián

libnet-dri-perl

10

0

710954

Upstream engaged? - RM bug filed: 786627

librdf-helper-perl

9

0

710983

Still failing even with patch proposed. - RM bug filed: 786626

Send update to upstream bug

libcatalyst-plugin-email-perl

6

0

748849

depends on removed module Email::Send

Remove after 12th October 2014 if no upstream response

libdevel-bt-perl

4

0

721421

Upstream are interested in this.

libinline-java-perl

2

1

754755

active upstream ticket

libio-event-perl

2

1

730908

upstream activity but no conclusion

libsocialtext-resting-perl

2

1

710993

no upstream reaction. - RM bug filed: 786624

libtest-cgi-multipart-perl

0

0

720965

no upstream reaction. - RM bug filed: 786623

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