Monthly Archives: December 2009

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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Module::Build version 0.36 released

After four months of development and 15 development releases along the way, I'm pleased to announce that Module::Build 0.36 is now on CPAN. Version 0.36 will also be included in the next release of the Perl 5.11.X development series. I would like to thank everyone who contributed patches, suggestions, testing or other support to enable […]

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CPAN Testers: Too much of a good thing right now

CPAN Testers has been growing by leaps and bounds lately and there have been some nice developments: Chris Williams recently gave his Rough Guide to CPAN Testing talk at the London Perl Workshop There were over 450,000 reports submitted in November, 2009 (only the second time this has happened) The six-millionth report was posted on […]

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Need more tuits

It's been a frustrating week. I really want to finish up some of my Perl projects and, between family and work obligations this week, I've had no chance to work on them. So if anyone has some round tuits, could you please send them my way? At least I'm keeping up my ironman status.

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How to import Gravatars into Gmail in 121 lines of Perl

Of course, because it uses CPAN, it's not really just 121 lines. And, actually, I didn't even write it. But the point is that a short time after I wondered "gee, is there a way to import Gravatars to Gmail?", I found a Perl program to do the job. In this case, it turned out […]

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