Debian Perl Rolling Sprint at DebCamp 2019


The Debian Perl Group conducted a “Rolling Sprint” during DebCamp 2019 in Curitiba, Brasil from July 16th to July 19th.

The term “Rolling Sprint” describes an event that extended over the whole DebCamp week with the opportunity for people to “hop on” and “hop off” for one or more days. This made it possible for persons who had more plans for DebCamp than one single area of work to participate according to their availability.

The structure of the “Rolling Sprint” was:

Altogether 7 people took part in one or more of the coordination meetings and/or work sessions: axhn, bremner, gregoa, intrigeri, joenio, nodens, utkarsh.

The participants would like to thank the sponsors of DebConf19 and the DebConf Team for making this sprint possible.

New releases of our software

We have released dh-make-perl 0.106 and pkg-perl-tools 0.52.



Cross-package QA

Embedded modules in packages at build time

We tried to map the issue of packages using modules embedded in inc/ at build time, to get an understanding of the matter, and see if we can fix it globally.

Turns out we have:

From this, we decided it was fixable if we allowed some exception. A proposal of policy change has been prepared.

Candidates for removal

Requests for removal:

New upstream releases

We have uploaded at least 52 new upstream releases:

New packages

We have uploaded at least 2 new packages: