[Bioperl-l] Splits again

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Sat Jun 30 17:32:52 EDT 2007


Hilmar Lapp wrote:
> On Jun 28, 2007, at 3:19 PM, Sendu Bala wrote:
> 
>> [...]
>> Very definitely the latter. The key benefit of my approach is that  
>> the organisation stays as is and that a snapshot of the repository  
>> remains a single directory of modules in Bio so that people don't  
>> have to 'install' Bioperl, they can still just uncompress the  
>> archive (or check out the package from svn) and point their  
>> PERL5LIB to the root dir of the package.
[snip]
> In this sense, I understand a release pumpkin will generate ~900  
> packages to upload to CPAN? How much hassle is that compared to what  
> uploading a bioperl release means right now?

I'd have to investigate. I did my uploads using the PAUSE website, which 
for 900 packages would be unfeasible. Will have to see if the process 
can be automated.


> How brittle is all the Build.PL code that will be needed to automate  
> all of this, and how difficult will it be to maintain? For example,  
> if someone adds in 10 new modules, what Build.PL-related work will  
> need to be done?

Well, my plan will be that once the work is done, you won't need to 
touch the Build.PL code again. My intent is that the pumpkin can just 
type one command and not think about anything.

As for the reality, I won't know until I think about it properly and 
experiment.


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