[Bioperl-l] bioperl reorganization
jay at jays.net
Thu Jul 23 10:11:26 EDT 2009
On Jul 17, 2009, at 10:26 PM, Chris Fields wrote:
>> If Bio::Foo::Bar is abandoned by all distributions, a new copy of
>> that dist is flagged DEPRECATED ("in favor of Bio::Fooer::Bar"),
>> and pushed to CPAN. That clues everyone in that development has
>> stopped and where they should go instead. For example:
> Okay, but seems kinda crufty. I do think there is some talk of
> removing such modules from the active CPAN, as they would always be
> available as part of BackPAN, but I haven't seen movement along
> those lines.
DEPRECATED modules can be removed from PAUSE after 6 months or 1 year
or 50 years or whatever. Better to have it explicitly flagged and
sitting out there than not flagged, misleading new users seeking
solutions on CPAN. Eventually completely gone.
> Yes, I have to say it has been very nice with Moose, though I wish
> MooseX::Declare and MooseX::Method::Signatures would move out of
> alpha (probably will happen around the first stable release of perl6).
Indeed. A current CPAN is no magic bullet for every development
dilemma. It's just better than a stagnant one. :)
There's still plenty of tactical argument and jockeying in Catalyst
and Moose. Like any healthy and active open source project populated
by energetic people.
On Jul 17, 2009, at 10:31 PM, Chris Fields wrote:
> I think both of you made very good arguments. Will have to
> nickname you guys the IRC Mob.
Oooo... I like it! I'll sketch up some tattoo designs. :)
On Jul 18, 2009, at 11:10 AM, Mark A. Jensen wrote:
Wow. That's awesome. :)
> My guess is that the NumDependencies values (which move fastest in
> the Degree sum and create the sawtooth pattern) reflect
> dependencies among the modules within the clusters. Wouldn't that
> be cool? I don't think this works, but the data could certainly be
> cajoled into giving us this.
Can the data be cajoled into proving that we've already split up
BioPerl, so we can avoid all that SVN drudgery? :)
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