[pkg-php-pear] RFP: php-spreadsheet-excel-writer -- PEAR package for generating Excel spreadsheet.

Bekir Dogan bekirdo at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 22:45:08 UTC 2011


We rarely use "pear install" in our company although we have many different php and pear projects. Last month I was looking for Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer (and its OLE dependency) pear package and can't find it.

I thought Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer is not a so rarely used package; and there must be a reason for the lack of this package.

Looked for its package in packages.d.o then wnpp requests and found it has an RFP bug (#487557), it was stuck because of some licence issues in the past (Nov 2009). Is the mentioned problem still exists?

And Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer package is still beta but I found other beta pear packages like php-html-safe, php-net-dime, php-soap, php-text-captcha, php-xajax, php-xml-serializer, so it should not be the reason.

I am also wondering if there is a general policy about pear packages like "we don't encourage making seperate debian packages for every single pear package".

Else I might be the maintainer for this kind of packages.


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