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DBIx::Simple is a fairly popular module for accessing databases from Perl. I
love it. However, it is suffering from maintenance upkeep and lack of a
public repository. I summarized the issues with this module in a recent
perlmonks thread - http://perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=917878

I have a serious issue with the implementation in one place and have
supplied a test case documenting the bug. Now marks 72 hours with no
response. Given the 5+ months lag for other people (and one of them from a
major linux distribution), I dont know how soon I can expect a fix, but I
have in-house code that requires the fix.

Now, in all fairness, I did get a reply from Juerd fairly quickly about
another issue about 3-4 weeks ago. But the delay this time, coupled with
several outstanding bugs, makes me ask if the distro needs a more
progressive maintainer or if it needs to be forked.

I would like to avoid forking it at all costs.

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  • Juerd Waalboer at Aug 2, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Terrence Brannon skribis 2011-08-02 12:27 (-0400):
    DBIx::Simple [...] is suffering from maintenance upkeep and lack of a
    public repository.
    Suffering? The code has been stable, but I do maintain it. In fact,
    there has been a fairly recent new release.

    As for a public repository, it has that: on CPAN. "Release" can be seen
    as just a synonym for "revision". search.cpan.org has a nice diff tool.

    I will set up a github repository, probably, but will you cut me some
    slack please? You've been nagging me about this, and the bug you've
    reported, for a month now, during a time in which I've been on holiday
    and recovering from illness.
    Now marks 72 hours with no response.
    Please contact sales@tnx.nl if you wish to obtain a commercial SLA.
    --
    Met vriendelijke groet, // Kind regards, // Korajn salutojn,

    Juerd Waalboer <juerd@tnx.nl>
    TNX
  • Terrence Brannon at Aug 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 2:44 PM, Juerd Waalboer wrote:

    Terrence Brannon skribis 2011-08-02 12:27 (-0400):
    DBIx::Simple [...] is suffering from maintenance upkeep and lack of a
    public repository.
    Suffering? The code has been stable, but I do maintain it. In fact,
    there has been a fairly recent new release.
    well, there have been two bugs filed and no action or response. But I do
    thank you for your rapid response to my supplied test case.

    As for a public repository, it has that: on CPAN. "Release" can be seen
    as just a synonym for "revision". search.cpan.org has a nice diff tool.

    I will set up a github repository, probably, but will you cut me some
    slack please? You've been nagging me about this, and the bug you've
    reported, for a month now, during a time in which I've been on holiday
    and recovering from illness.
    Ok sounds good. I guess you work on a different response cycle than me. I
    throw everything to the wind the second I get a bug report and scramble to
    get back to the person as fast as possible.

    Now marks 72 hours with no response.
    Please contact sales@tnx.nl if you wish to obtain a commercial SLA.
    You and Corion have a similar idea about money and service for free
    software. It differs from mine, but now is no time to get into haggling over
    that. My feedback about your software is free feedback about how it needs to
    improve and provides valuable in-field stress-testing for free... oops,
    there I go haggling :) Peace.

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