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Seeking author of abandoned FLTK module

by CardinalNumber (Prior)
on Aug 04, 2009 at 03:18 UTC ( #785628=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

According to the PAUSE FAQ, in order to adopt a seemingly abandoned module, I am required to (among other things) post a message somewhere public. ...and well, everything's public on PerlMonks these days so here goes:

I would like to adopt the FLTK (Fast Light Toolkit) module.

Seeing as the only upload to the namespace is nearly nine years old and doesn't even build against either of fltk's current APIs, I'm sure a request on modules@perl.org would be met with little resistance but I would rather contact the current maintainer if possible.

Since March 2009, I have made three attempts to contact the original author, Matt Kennedy (CPAN ID: mkennedy). Mail sent to both the public @jumpline.com address and his @cpan.org redirect (which, judging from the error msg, goes to the @jumpline.com address) have bounced. So, if anyone knows this particular Matt Kennedy, I'd really appreciate some updated contact info. If not, I'll take it to the modules mailing list this Friday, August 7th, 2009.

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Re: Seeking author of abandoned FLTK module
by hangon (Deacon) on Aug 04, 2009 at 07:09 UTC

    Jumpline can be reached at 800-651-2028 (Ohio, US). I've dealt with them before, and they're actually pretty good about answering the phone. A quick google search yields a Python FLTK project which shows another email address for Matt Kennedy.

      I tried the address listed with the pyFLTK project this spring but the domain was (and still is) owned by one of those expired domain grabbers so I wasn't expecting a reply and didn't receive one.

      Even though their mailserver bounces mail sent to his address, his LinkedIn page claims he's still with Jumpline so ringing them was always my (absolute) last resort. Hrm...

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