Bug#456924: libgstreamer-perl: should this package be orphaned?

Gunnar Wolf gwolf at gwolf.org
Tue Apr 8 18:49:24 UTC 2008

Raphael Geissert dijo [Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 06:13:15PM -0600]:
> > I'm currently not a DD, but I have local DD's, perl gods and an interest
> > in this package, I'll see if I can prepare an upload sometime this week.
> Are you still interested in adopting this package? if so please provide some 
> input about the status of your adoption and mark this bug as a ITA.
> Is there anyone in the perl group interested in adopting this package?
> Is there anyone in the gstreamer maintainers list interested in adopting this 
> package?


I do recommend the pkg-perl group _NOT_ to pick this one up. I tried
to use this for an application I was working on a long time ago - It
was (upstream-wise) quite buggy, not up to date with the current
gstreamer version... A QA nightmare. As Julien said, it _does_ require
a fairly good knowledge of Perl - And I'm sure it requires quite a
good knowledge of XS and C to get the bindings right, and a good
knowledge of a complex framework as GStreamer.

Currently, no packages depend on libgstreamer-perl. I see Marc finally
updated it to 0.10 (which means part of my outdatedness apreciation
might no longer apply - but then again, only one upload in 18 months
having FTBFS bugs _does_ speak about the package being
undermaintained. It has a very low popcon count, and it is only part
of sid - It hass never been in a stable release.

So, I'd rather ask - Is it worth keeping this package? Are our users
served better or worse by having it in?

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