Category Archives: metabase

CPAN Testers 2.0 end-January update

The bad news is that we're still about two weeks behind schedule. The good news is that we're not falling further behind and in some areas, we're already ahead. As I wrote in the last update, a number of my early-January tasks for revising the Metabase libraries didn't get done and were blocking progress on […]

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CPAN Testers 2.0 mid-January update

I've been underwater for the last week or so as I became the pumpking-designated person for getting version numbers sorted out for the Perl 5.12 code freeze. I hope to play some catch up this week on tasks I'm behind on -- paying work and family permitting. CPAN Testers 2.0 activity in the last couple […]

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Project plan for CPAN Testers 2.0 migration

I've spent a good deal of time brainstorming ideas for migrating to CPAN Testers 2.0 (CT2.0) and then paring down what I came up with to the barest minimum I think is necessary to migrate CPAN Testers off email/NNTP and still build a foundation for the future. This has been frustrating to spend a lot […]

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Good, fast or cheap -- pick again

I'm not sure when exactly I started thinking about new infrastructure for CPAN Testers, but it might have been a couple years ago around the time I released CPAN::Reporter 1.0. That was when I decided that Net::SMTP needed to be the default "transport" option, to avoid problems people were already having with local report submission […]

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Metabase: Opinions from anyone about anything

Explaining Metabase At YAPC::NA, Ricardo and I finally released some early alpha Metabase modules to CPAN. Metabase is a project we started in 2008 at the Oslo QA Hackathon to provide a new transport and storage infrastructure for CPAN Testers and other CPAN distribution metadata. We’ve been working out of github until now, but think […]

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