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Looking for Father Chrysostomos

by Jorge_de_Burgos (Beadle)
on Sep 14, 2022 at 09:53 UTC ( #11146876=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Jorge_de_Burgos has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have released a new version of my App + Library for PDF page imposition, App::paperback.

This line of work is built around the old PDF syntax (before PDF v1.5 came about and made xref parsing much tougher in exchange for some compression).

Now I'm looking for Father Chrysostomos, author of PDF::Tiny and many other wonderful distributions. I want to base new development of my App::paperback on PDF::Tiny.

Father Chrysostomos seems to have ceased contributing to CPAN or Github sometime around 2018.

Does anyone know how to reach him? He hasn't replied to my emails.

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Re: Looking for Father Chrysostomos
by hv (Prior) on Sep 14, 2022 at 12:09 UTC

    What I heard in the rumour mill (a few years ago) was that his monastic order instructed him to stop his open source work. I have no further detail, sorry.

    PDF::Tiny ships with license details that say what you can do with it, so in principle it should be possible for you to continue even without contacting him.

      Sad to know even if it's just rumour... I guess I will go on reusing parts of PDF::Tiny and adding the missing parts (missing for App::paperback, I mean). Big thanks!
Re: Looking for Father Chrysostomos
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 14, 2022 at 19:23 UTC
    He was the webmaster for his monastery. It's unclear what happened. When I and my wife visited him in September 2018, he said he was getting more added duties, so that he couldn't spend so much time on perl. He was teaching more classes, and being placed in charge of the library, and doing translating, if I recall correctly. But his work on perl dropped to zero soon after.

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