lintian 1.23.38

This was a quick bug fix release to clean up some warnings, particularly with packages using dpatch, and to not bother everyone who does a backport. It's rather standard to do a quick bug-fix release after a major lintian release.

My plan is now to do another feature release shortly after this version migrates to testing, getting the bug count back under 100 again and incorporating any simple and obvious contributions that show up in the BTS by then.

After that, I think it's time for 1.24.0, finally. There are three things I want to start working on: conversion of the lib directory to a regular Perl module naming standard (so Lintian::* modules) that can eventually be installed in the regular Perl module path, marking all tags for severity/certainty/source and mapping that to the current error/warning/info with more flexible options, and providing a Perl interface to all checks for retrieving data out of memory rather than constantly opening and re-reading files from disk.

We'll see how fast I can work on this. Thankfully, working on lintian is a lot of fun and really rewarding.

Posted: 2007-12-06 22:21 — Why no comments?

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