Mar 212011

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 to request credentials. Anyone mirroring from FUnet directly should make the switch.

The NOC crew detailed instructions for instant mirroring on the Github wiki.

Mar 202011, 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.