[pkg-php-pear] Creating a PHP PECL team

Mathieu Parent math.parent at gmail.com
Thu Oct 3 10:12:39 UTC 2013

2013/10/2 Lior Kaplan <kaplan at debian.org>:
> Hi,
> I want to share an idea, and see if there are any supports (or objections)
> for it.
> While we try to reduce the load of the PHP team, and move non core PHP
> packages to the PEAR team, I think we've mixed too much in one team.
> I would like to split the PHP extensions, mainly coming from PECL, to a
> separate team. The reason is to split arch:any packages which are effected
> by PHP transitions (e.g. the 5.4 support patches) to arch:all packages which
> just need PHP to work.
> The other reason to the creation of a different team than the PHP
> maintainers is to allow focusing on PHP itself (reducing mails and bug
> report). The amount of PHP extensions, and their quick updates create
> "noise" which is not always relevant for PHP itself.
> Thoughts? Comments?

Good idea. But I hope it won't prevent people from going to this new
team because "compilation is hard" (making a PECL package is not
harder than a PEAR package).


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