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Contact information and CPAN posting...

by jynx (Priest)
on Sep 03, 2002 at 22:34 UTC ( #194924=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

jynx has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

To preface:

This is more searching for CPAN wisdom than Perl wisdom, but i can't think of a better place...

Anyway, recently i have been writing some home-brew unix utilities for use on my systems, and after doing things incorrectly for the longest time, i finally came across the Unix::PasswdFile tool. Superbly nifty. Unfortunately, i would like complete control of both the shadow and passwd files. As such, i wrote Unix::ShadowFile. This is particularly unfortunate because the contact information for Steve Snodgrass is no longer valid, and the one collaborator listed on cpan no longer receives mail at the address listed.

My google search went very poorly, don't even ask :-(

So, i'm wondering three things:

  1. Can someone please help me get in contact with Steve Snodgrass so that i can see if this module can make it into the "official" Unix::ConfigFile distro?
  2. If not, is there signicant call for such a module that i should post it myself?
  3. If i post it myself, will that make me the de facto supporter and maintainer of Unix::ConfigFile (something i don't want to happen due to time constraints)?
Any help with these questions will be appreciated (read: ++ for you),

PS anyone who wishes to comment on the module itself (for good or ill), please e-mail me; see the module for where to do so...

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Re: Contact information and CPAN posting...
by fglock (Vicar) on Sep 03, 2002 at 23:00 UTC
Re: Contact information and CPAN posting...
by fokat (Deacon) on Sep 03, 2002 at 23:45 UTC
    There is nothing wrong in maintaining the code yourself. I do this for a number of modules (in fact, some of them not even mine) and this takes next to nothing of my time.

    After you get the first few bugs ironed out (which ultimately, is in your best interest), this should not take more than a couple of hours a month.

    Hope this helps to convince you to become a CPAN developer :)


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