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Request for Review: bioperl and its dependancies

bioperl is a popular perl module for bioinformatics work. It has a
number of dependancies, some of which are already in FC-3 or FE - the
rest are here.

All of the following are at 

Bioperl is a package of public domain Perl tools for computational
molecular biology.

Its non-FC3/non-FE dependancies are:
GD::SVG seamlessly enables the scalable vector graphics (SVG) output
from scripts written using GD.  It accomplishes this by translating GD
functions into SVG functions.

This is Graph, a Perl module for dealing with graphs, the abstract
data structures.  (If you were looking for pie charts, I'm sorry.)

This is a collection of routines for managing a heap data structure.
There are two major components: a heap component, and an element

MIME::Lite is intended as a simple, standalone module for generating
(not parsing!) MIME messages... specifically, it allows you to
output a simple, decent single- or multi-part message with text or
binaryattachments.  It does not require that you have the Mail:: or
modules installed.

SOAP::Lite for Perl is a collection of Perl modules which provides a
and lightweight interface to the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
on client and server side.

SVG.pm is a perl extention to generate stand-alone or inline SVG
(scaleable vector graphics) images using the W3C SVG xml recommendation.

This is a thin wrapper around the shellwords.pl package, which comes
preinstalled with Perl.  This module imports a single subroutine,
shellwords().  The shellwords() routine parses lines of text and
returns a set of tokens using the same rules that the Unix shell does
for its command-line arguments.  Tokens are separated by whitespace,
and can be delimited by single or double quotes.  The module also
respects backslash escapes.

XML::Writer is a simple Perl module for writing XML documents: it
takes care of constructing markup and escaping data correctly, and by
default, it also performs a significant amount of well-formedness
checking on the output, to make certain (for example) that start and
end tags match, that there is exactly one document element, and that
there are not duplicate attribute names.

Please be a bit gentle with any perlisms - I'm the packager, but am not
really a perl expert.
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