The Perl Perl Quality Assurance Hackathon 2015 has been confirmed, this year it is between the 16th-19th April in Berlin.
Chad ‘Exodist’ Granum goes into details about what and why. It is important that the developer releases are tested by as many people as possible. If you have tests then it is very likely one of these modules will be in play somewhere, so please test the developer releases and send feedback.
Stratopan provides private CPAN repositories securely hosted in the cloud. Stratopan integrates seamlessly with the Perl tool chain, so you can build your application anywhere and get the right Perl modules, every time.
New features include:
- Mobile support (also accessible from https://rt.cpan.org/m)
- Preferred bug tracker information displayed prominently – if the module author wants to use a different tracker it is clearly displayed and linked to
See the announcement for the full list of improvements.
PrePAN provides a place to discuss your modules.
It’s aim is to help with questions like…
- Are there any similar modules?
- I’m not confident about the implementation…
- How can I distribute the module in keeping with CPAN’s conventions?
- I want someone to review my module..
There have been a large number of contributors and an ever increase set of features.
Olaf looks back at a few of the more recent updates.
Congratulations to all involved.
Now that the master CPAN repository is hosted by Perl NOC, the first ring of mirrors can use a new “fast sync” rsync that allows any mirror to get updates within 30 seconds of a file changing in the main repository. To use this new fast sync, you need a username/password to connect to the rsync server on the master server. Send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to request credentials. Anyone mirroring from FUnet directly should make the switch.
The NOC crew detailed instructions for instant mirroring on the Github wiki.
CPAN.org, which ran faithfully on FUNET since 1993, has had a long-awaited redesign since it moved its main mirror and website to Perl NOC. This is the start of a big a cleanup for the website on the primary CPAN repository to not only make it more visually appealing, but more useful to the Perl community. This moves gives the community much more control over the workings and relieves the long time CPAN Master Librarian, Jarkko Hietaniemi, a much deserved and long-accrued vacation.
If you’d like to participate, you can fork the cpanorg Github repository then send pull requests.