Monthly Archives: January 2010

FreeBSD hates Capture::Tiny

At least, FreeBSD 7.1 does. Could anyone with access to perl on FreeBSD 7.1 please test Capture::Tiny? It now passes test on most platforms, but FreeBSD 7.1 still sometimes fails. I suspect the FAIL reports I'm seeing are something specific to either CPANPLUS or BinGOs' smokers, but I need more data points (PASS or FAIL) […]

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Volunteer needed for help with Capture::Tiny

I'm the author of Capture::Tiny, which is intended to be the only STDOUT and STDERR capture tool anyone would ever need. (See the Capture::Tiny presentation on My Talks.) For a while, I thought I succeeded, but lately a number of test failures have been cropping up on certain platforms. While I'm distracted with many other […]

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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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When it rains it pours. As much as I'd like to keep my projects a FIFO queue, it's operating a bit like a stack these days. Here's what's keeping me busy (when I'm not busy enough with paying work and family life): Reviewing and finalizing 'package NAME VERSION' patches for the Perl core (hopefully before […]

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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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