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  • Many of you may have noticed that over the last year, I've been stepping back from active toolchain development. While I will continue supporting certain areas (META related stuff) and hope to step ...
    David GoldenDavid Golden
    Apr 3, 2016 at 10:33 am
    Apr 3, 2016 at 10:33 am
  • If you don't know what I'm referring to, read http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/23/npm_left_pad_chaos/ Leaving aside the IP issue, I think it might be worth considering what would currently happen ...
    David GoldenDavid Golden
    Mar 23, 2016 at 3:08 pm
    Mar 25, 2016 at 11:54 am
  • Hi, don't know if this was ever discussed. Two examples of unused namespaces: 1) Algorithm::LCS Algorithm::LCS MJD 06-Sep-1998 MJD later renamed the dist to Algorithm::Diff Algorithm-LCS-1.04 CHORNY ...
    Helmut WollmersdorferHelmut Wollmersdorfer
    Mar 6, 2016 at 2:46 pm
    Mar 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm
  • Hi Marc, & CPAN Workers, I’ve been looking into the final two CPAN Testers fails, and have finally got to the bottom of them. The failing test is search50.t, and the problem is where it does the ...
    Neil BowersNeil Bowers
    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:57 pm
    Mar 7, 2016 at 6:12 pm
  • A few weeks ago I mailed that I was planning to work on improving things in modules at the head of the river. The first of these is Pod::Simple. I’m slowly working towards a PR with various changes, ...
    Neil BowersNeil Bowers
    Mar 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm
    Mar 6, 2016 at 10:51 am
  • I am currently aware of the Module::Install-specific targets of `make listdeps` (only what is needed to satisfy test/runtime prereqs) `make listalldeps` (everything the metadata knows about) There is ...
    Peter RabbitsonPeter Rabbitson
    Mar 1, 2016 at 8:44 pm
    Mar 2, 2016 at 11:20 am
  • Copying a rhetorical question from #distzilla here, as it warrants a wider audience. The background is yet another discussion of a kludgy workaround where an installation with an older JSON parser is ...
    Peter RabbitsonPeter Rabbitson
    Feb 27, 2016 at 11:07 am
    Mar 13, 2016 at 11:22 am
  • In case you haven’t seen the announcement on blogs.perl.org <http://blogs.perl.org/ , this year’s QA Hackathon is being held in Rugby, in the UK ...
    Neil BowersNeil Bowers
    Feb 26, 2016 at 11:50 pm
    Feb 26, 2016 at 11:50 pm
  • This is my braindump response to https://rjbs.manxome.org/rubric/entry/2096 I'm not clear on what real problems this is really intended to solve, and for at least some of the proposed problems, I'm ...
    David GoldenDavid Golden
    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:04 am
    Mar 5, 2016 at 5:10 pm
  • On October 29th, 2015, I released Test-Stream as stable. I did this because I felt it was ready, and because I was no longer receiving any feedback from perl-qa asking me to change things. Since that ...
    Chad GranumChad Granum
    Feb 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm
    Mar 2, 2016 at 10:02 pm
  • I’ve been looking at CPAN distributions that have 10k+ downstream dependent distributions. There are currently just 45 such distributions: http://neilb.org/2016/01/26/river-head-quality.html I think ...
    Neil BowersNeil Bowers
    Jan 29, 2016 at 12:01 am
    Jan 29, 2016 at 12:45 am
  • Test::More/Test::Builder work VERY hard to ensure nothing inside them alters $! or $@. This is for thing like this: ok(do_something_scary()); Without Test::More/Builder being careful to support this, ...
    Chad GranumChad Granum
    Jan 12, 2016 at 12:53 am
    Jan 18, 2016 at 10:52 pm
  • At the London Perl Workshop I gave a talk on the CPAN River, and how development and release practices should mature as a dist moves up river. This was prompted by the discussions we had at Berlin ...
    Neil BowersNeil Bowers
    Dec 22, 2015 at 11:05 pm
    Jan 4, 2016 at 9:39 pm
  • Test::Builder appends all Ok's to a structure it can return via $tb- details. These Ok's have the fields 'ok' and 'actual_ok'. 'actual_ok' is the true/false value passed to $tb- ok, 'ok' is adjusted ...
    Chad GranumChad Granum
    Dec 22, 2015 at 12:04 am
    Dec 22, 2015 at 5:07 am
  • I’m giving a lightning talk on the CPAN River model at the London Perl Workshop. I’m written up some notes that I’ll base my talk on. Still a work in progress, but any comments, suggestions etc will ...
    Neil BowersNeil Bowers
    Nov 26, 2015 at 9:00 am
    Nov 26, 2015 at 9:00 am
  • As I hope that my little experiment can end up being useful for other shared code, I'm posting this on cpan-workers. I can take it elsewhere, if it's more distracting than useful. ;) Karen Etheridge, ...
    Ricardo SignesRicardo Signes
    Nov 22, 2015 at 2:28 am
    Nov 22, 2015 at 2:28 am
  • I have a number of distributions that are in use by other people where either: 1) I don't use it anymore or 2) I am mostly uninterested in proposed changes I've quietly put some of these libraries up ...
    Ricardo SignesRicardo Signes
    Nov 13, 2015 at 4:16 pm
    Nov 17, 2015 at 5:33 pm
  • I'm highlighting this for the full list to be aware of and contribute to. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "bulk88" <<span class="m_body_email_addr" ...
    David GoldenDavid Golden
    Oct 28, 2015 at 11:10 pm
    Nov 11, 2015 at 10:35 am
  • I've been using backpan.cpantesters.org as my source of dists for cpXXXan, but cpantesters is having some problems at the moment and today ... rsync: failed to connect to backpan.cpantesters.org ...
    David CantrellDavid Cantrell
    Sep 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm
    Oct 12, 2015 at 11:56 am
  • Jens RehsackJens Rehsack
    Mar 16, 2015 at 9:45 pm
    Mar 16, 2015 at 9:45 pm
  • We can close these issues in and/cpanpm https://github.com/andk/cpanpm/issues/32 https://github.com/andk/cpanpm/issues/58 -- brian d foy <<span class="m_body_email_addr" ...
    Briandfoy .Briandfoy .
    Mar 16, 2015 at 12:29 am
    Mar 16, 2015 at 12:29 am
  • Does there exist already a program to compare the performance of a function between two different versions of the CPAN distribution? I have uploaded List-Compare-0.40 to CPAN. The changes from 0.39 ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Feb 7, 2015 at 3:47 pm
    Feb 7, 2015 at 5:34 pm
  • No, I'm not talking about topic areas for the 2015 Perl QA Hackathon, which I believe is being held in Berlin this year. I'm talking about local hackathons, such as the ones we had in St Louis in ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Dec 16, 2014 at 2:40 am
    Dec 16, 2014 at 2:40 am
  • Hi Kent, thanks for coming back on perl5-utils/File-ShareDir/pull/3. I really forgot that it's still open. While I discussed related things on cpan-workers@ and prove on File::ConfigDir + ...
    Jens RehsackJens Rehsack
    Dec 10, 2014 at 7:48 am
    Dec 10, 2014 at 7:51 am
  • Hi, I run into some trouble integrating some right linker flags to a Makefile.PL - insane warnings from EU::MM is an offenseless artifact, deleted flags is next escalation. I don't want discuss about ...
    Jens RehsackJens Rehsack
    Dec 1, 2014 at 10:48 am
    Dec 10, 2014 at 8:05 am
  • Aloah, while playing around with https://github.com/rehsack/File-ConfigDir-Install (attention: surreptitious advertising) and having the "missing out-of-the-box configure_requires before 5.14" ...
    Jens RehsackJens Rehsack
    Nov 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm
    Nov 24, 2014 at 7:30 am
  • I propose to hand Software::License over to the Perl-Toolchain-Gang org. Objections should be stated now. -- rjbs
    Ricardo SignesRicardo Signes
    Sep 26, 2014 at 1:31 am
    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:27 am
  • Last month I sent this message to the perl5-porters mailing list. I got no replies. Does anyone on this list have thoughts on this? ##### Two recently filed RT tickets .. ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm
    Sep 16, 2014 at 10:51 pm
  • Chris, I see from http://search.cpan.org/dist/ExtUtils-Manifest/ that you are the most recent releasor of ExtUtils-Manifest. I have reviewed all remaining New or Open tickets for this distro at ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Aug 1, 2014 at 10:50 pm
    Aug 2, 2014 at 12:33 pm
  • root@caiman:/root(118)# ping search.cpan.org PING cpansearch.perl.org (207.171.7.49) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 207.171.7.49: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=220 ms 64 bytes from 207.171.7.49 ...
    Juergen RoseJuergen Rose
    Jul 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm
    Jul 20, 2014 at 1:15 am
  • Q. Why would you want to do this? A. Because I am trying to adapt/modularize a program written by another developer which installs cpanm to a previously-cpanm-free environment for use in testing. I ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Jun 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm
    Jun 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm
  • If you grep CPAN you'll find a lot of ad-hoc ways of asking usespace if network testing is permitted. http://grep.cpan.me/?q=%28if|unless%29\s.%2BENV.*NET It seems wide spread enough that we may as ...
    Kent FredricKent Fredric
    Jun 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm
    Jun 12, 2014 at 7:29 am
  • Hi, I implemented the interpretation of PUREPERL_ONLY in C::AC as: equals 1 - don't XS (even don't prove) equals 0 - don't PP only (force XS, fail if cannot be proved) undefined - XS/PP depends on ...
    Jens RehsackJens Rehsack
    Jun 1, 2014 at 11:19 am
    Jun 11, 2014 at 11:40 am
  • Hi Andreas, FIFO brings some notes from Lyon up and went to scan :) So here it is
    Jens RehsackJens Rehsack
    Jun 1, 2014 at 11:12 am
    Jun 1, 2014 at 11:12 am
  • Back in March I installed 'perlbrew' on a new machine running Linux/Ubuntu 13.10 LTS. I was having problems and posted to this list. Kent Fredric gave me a suggestion that worked. However, today I ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    May 21, 2014 at 12:46 am
    May 21, 2014 at 12:27 pm
  • Apologies in advance if this is the wrong place to post. I am setting up a new machine with Linux/Ubuntu v13.10 -- the first time in nearly two years when I am using Linux as a desktop. I'm trying to ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Mar 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm
    Mar 22, 2014 at 7:40 pm
  • I've created a small tool to show old versions that are still indexed. It is available here: http://cpanold.chorny.net/ . You can see its output for me http://cpanold.chorny.net/?a=CHORNY . If you ...
    Alexandr CiorniiAlexandr Ciornii
    Mar 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm
    Mar 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm
  • Friends, Assuming no significant interference from the polar vortex, later this week I will be installing either FreeBSD or OpenBSD on a recent model Asus ultrabook computer. This will be the first ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Jan 20, 2014 at 1:07 am
    Jan 20, 2014 at 2:41 am
  • Hi, Pause seems to be down, can anyone help out? Cheers Leo
    Leo LapworthLeo Lapworth
    Jan 8, 2014 at 12:08 pm
    Jan 9, 2014 at 1:57 am
  • Is it possible to preserve the commit history of a tree of files as it moves out of one repository and into another? I have two use-cases to consider: one long-term, one short-term. I. Long-term: I ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Dec 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    Dec 30, 2013 at 2:13 am
  • I am writing to this list concerning a ticket in the Perl 5 bug queue, https://rt.perl.org/rt3//Ticket/Display.html?id=36539: Edge cases in "find_perl" algorithms. This ticket was filed in 2005 by ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Sep 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    Sep 7, 2013 at 5:59 pm
  • There is a decent chance that Module::Build will be removed from the core perl distribution in v5.22.0. That decision is being made now on perl5-porters ...
    Ricardo SignesRicardo Signes
    May 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm
    May 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm
  • tl;dr: non-unique distribution names are annoying and create a security hole on rt.cpan.org. Fixing it may not be trivial. ## Terminology and context ## By "distribution", I generally mean the unique ...
    David GoldenDavid Golden
    Mar 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm
    Mar 20, 2013 at 3:13 am
  • We have a lot of serious problems because we lack a database of installed distributions, releases and files. There are serious problems with implementing one given A) the limitations of the standard ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    Jan 4, 2013 at 11:59 pm
  • Hi all, As a few of you may already know, I've been working on a new compilation and linking toolkit, called ExtUtils::Builder. It's intended as a replacement for ExtUtils::CBuilder ...
    Leon TimmermansLeon Timmermans
    Nov 20, 2012 at 1:11 am
    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:21 am
  • Hi, long time ago I wanted a ExtUtils::CBuilder successor. Leon started such a one, but it hasn't the features I needed for e.g. Proc::ProcessTable or Net::Radio::Location::SUPL::Test - so I started ...
    Jens RehsackJens Rehsack
    Nov 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    Nov 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm
  • Hi cpan-workers, Can any of you make soup from this report? I have no idea what's going on, specially because «relaunching the install just after now works». I don't even know if this is an issue ...
    Leon TimmermansLeon Timmermans
    Aug 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    Aug 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm
  • That shall not be done before I made some decisions, like how the install/run process will be done. This early adopter is primarily targeted to people who are Perl 5 developers _and_ packagers for ...
    Jens RehsackJens Rehsack
    Jul 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    Jul 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm
  • Hi, It looks like cpan.cu.be isn't responding on IPv6: telnet 2001:67c:314::feed:cafe 80 Trying 2001:67c:314::feed:cafe... I also notice that http://mirrors.cpan.org/ says it's fine -- maybe that ...
    David LeadbeaterDavid Leadbeater
    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    Apr 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm
  • CORBA-IDL on CPAN has package Attributes in one of modules, name similar to core module "attributes". Class-PObject has INTEGER, similar to "integer". They are included into CPAN index and CPAN shell ...
    Alexandr CiorniiAlexandr Ciornii
    Mar 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    Apr 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm
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