This is relevant to us. May have implications for Debian packaging.
From: Aaron Trevena [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 02 June 2006 15:01
Subject: Re: [Templates] Re: TT version 2.15 released
On 26/05/06, Andy Wardley <abw(a)wardley.org> wrote:
Robert Hicks wrote:
I just started following the TT list. Why were
these broken out? I can
think of a couple of reasons myself but wanted to hear it from the
"horses mouth". And no, I am not implying anything by that! :-)
A number of reasons. To reduce bloat in the core, to make TT easier to
install, and to limit the overall dependencies on other modules that can
and do change over time.
Those people who just want to process some templates
and have no
interest in GD (or XML, DBI or Latex) shouldn't really have to worry
about all that.
[ snip ]
So in summary I think it's a good move all round.
Make TT slimmer.
This is good news for any framework (Maypole, Catalyst, etc) using TT
as a major component of the framwork, as GD and other unreleated
dependancies have historically caused end-user installation problems
when all they want to do is build a website without any graphics or
It's also good news as it should now be even quicker and easier to get
TT installed in places that resistent to dragging in large chunks of
cpan, and finally should make life easier for perl packagers in linux
and bsd distro's.
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