Guys, So, I found a bug in a CPAN module that hadn't been updated in some time. After I submitted a bug in RT, I checked the author's other modules and his RT tickets: no activity in years. So I sent the author an email, and said, hey, if you don't want to mess with this module any more, I'd be happy to take it over for you. And, voila, I'm now the proud(?) maintainer of Data::Random.
So I need to create a repo for the code, and it would be nice to start with the previous versions, right? Happily, there is gitpan, so I can pretty easily access all the CPAN versions of the code at least. Now, I've read Schwern's blog on how to merge gitpan history into an existing repo, so I could essentially create a blank repo, do the merge as he describes, and go from there. But it seems to me that's unnecessarily complex, since I'm starting from scratch. What I'm wondering is, couldn't I just fork the gitpan repo for Data::Random and have that become my repo? Obviously I would never plan on merging it back, but that shouldn't matter, I don't think. Does anyone see any downsides to this plan, or have a better suggestion? TIA! -- Buddy  http://use.perl.org/~schwern/journal/39974  https://github.com/gitpan/Data-Random