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.