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Weekly EPEL Summary

Week 46/2007

Most important happenings

  • Rob Myers (_blah_) is working towards getting all bugzilla deps into EPEL, which resulted in a huge number of new perl packages in EPEL5-testing during the past week. Thx for your great work Rob, it's much appreciated!

Mailing list

Noteworthy discussions

Nothing earth-shaking.


Next Meeting

20071107 at 18:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting.

Please note that it's 18:00 UTC now again after the DST switch, so the effective meeting time should stay the same for everyone! And a second reminder: we currently meet only every second week (the ones with a odd week number)!

Last weeks meeting

Was a week with an even number, thus no meeting.



Number of EPEL Contributors: 141

We welcome 1 new contributors: nbecker


Number of source packages: 800

Number of binary packages: 1497

There are 61 new Packages:

  • catdoc | A program which converts Microsoft office files to plain text
  • dblatex | DocBook to LaTeX/ConTeXt Publishing
  • perl-AppConfig | Perl module for reading configuration files
  • perl-B-Keywords | Lists of reserved barewords and symbol names
  • perl-Class-Inspector | Get information about a class and its structure
  • perl-Config-Tiny | Perl module for reading and writing .ini style configuration files
  • perl-Data-OptList | Parse and validate simple name/value option pairs
  • perl-Devel-Cycle | Find memory cycles in objects
  • perl-Email-Address | RFC 2822 Address Parsing and Creation
  • perl-Email-MessageID | Generate world unique message-ids
  • perl-Email-MIME-Attachment-Stripper | Strip the attachments from a mail message
  • perl-Email-MIME-ContentType | Parse a MIME Content-Type Header
  • perl-Email-MIME | Easy MIME message parsing
  • perl-Email-MIME-Encodings | Unified interface to MIME encoding and decoding
  • perl-Email-MIME-Modifier | Modify Email::MIME Objects Easily
  • perl-Email-Simple | Simple parsing of RFC2822 message format and headers
  • perl-File-Find-Rule | Perl module implementing an alternative interface to File::Find
  • perl-File-HomeDir | Get the home directory for yourself or other users
  • perl-File-Remove | Convenience module for removing files and directories
  • perl-File-Which | Portable implementation of the 'which' utility
  • perl-Font-AFM | Perl interface to Adobe Font Metrics files
  • perl-FreezeThaw | Convert Perl structures to strings and back
  • perl-GDGraph3d | 3D graph generation package for Perl
  • perl-Hook-LexWrap | Lexically scoped subroutine wrappers
  • perl-HTML-Format | HTML formatter modules
  • perl-Image-Base | Base class for loading, manipulating and saving images in Perl
  • perl-Image-Info | Image meta information extraction module for Perl
  • perl-Image-Size | Determine the size of images in several common formats in Perl
  • perl-Image-Xbm | Load, create, manipulate and save xbm image files in Perl
  • perl-Image-Xpm | Load, create, manipulate and save xpm image files in Perl
  • perl-List-MoreUtils | Provide the stuff missing in List::Util
  • perl-Mail-Transport-Dbx | Parse Outlook Express mailboxes
  • perl-MLDBM | Store multi-level hash structure in single level tied hash
  • perl-Module-Pluggable | Automatically give your module the ability to have plugins
  • perl-Number-Compare | Perl module for numeric comparisons
  • perl-Package-Generator | Generate new packages quickly and easily
  • perl-PadWalker | Play with other peoples' lexical variables
  • perl-Params-Util | Simple standalone param-checking functions
  • perl-Params-Validate | Params-Validate Perl module
  • perl-Perl-Critic | Critique Perl source code for best-practices
  • perl-Pod-Coverage | Checks if the documentation of a module is comprehensive
  • perl-Pod-Spell | A formatter for spellchecking Pod
  • perl-PPI | Parse, Analyze and Manipulate Perl
  • perl-Return-Value | Polymorphic Return Values
  • perl-String-Format | Sprintf-like string formatting capabilities with arbitrary format definitions
  • perl-Sub-Exporter | Sophisticated exporter for custom-built routines
  • perl-Sub-Install | Install subroutines into packages easily
  • perl-Test-ClassAPI | Provides basic first-pass API testing for large class trees
  • perl-Test-Differences | Test strings and data structures and show differences if not ok
  • perl-Test-Manifest | Test case module for Perl
  • perl-Test-Memory-Cycle | Check for memory leaks and circular memory references
  • perl-Test-Object | Thoroughly testing objects via registered handlers
  • perl-Test-Perl-Critic | Use Perl::Critic in test programs
  • perl-Test-Spelling | Check for spelling errors in POD files
  • perl-Test-SubCalls | Track the number of times subs are called
  • perl-Test-Taint | Tools to test taintedness
  • perl-TeX-Hyphen | Hyphenate words using TeX's patterns
  • perl-Text-Glob | Perl module to match globbing patterns against text
  • perl-Time-Piece | Time objects from localtime and gmtime
  • python-pp | Parallel execution of python on smp
  • python-which | Small which replacement that can be used as a Python module


Number of source packages: 443

Number of binary packages: 891

There are 1 new Packages:

  • catdoc | A program which converts Microsoft office files to plain text