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Be a Perl hero. Take over Net::SSH::Perl & Net::SFTP

by autarch (Hermit)
on Sep 09, 2004 at 13:41 UTC ( #389667=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

So a while back I foolishly took over maintenance of these modules. Unfortunately, they're big and complicated, and they don't have very much in the way of tests. My lack of tuits means that I haven't done very much with them.

But these modules get a lot of use, and there are bug reports piling up. So if you want to be a Perl hero and take these over, let me know. I think many people will thank you. I'm happy to help with advice and suggestions, but I just don't have time to write the code (particularly the test suite) that is needed.

Contact me at autarch {AT}

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Re: Be a Perl hero. Take over Net::SSH::Perl & Net::SFTP
by samtregar (Abbot) on Sep 09, 2004 at 15:27 UTC
    Aside from the test suite and the bugs in RT, do you know of any other problems that need to be solved? I'm thinking about taking up your offer, but I want to make sure I'm up to the task first.


      Way to go Sam! And what do you mean by, "up to the task", you did take on Bric :).
      Nothing that I know of. The big problem for me has been that it's a fairly large, complex code base, but it has almost no tests. Coverage is really, really low.

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