Monthly Archives: May 2010

Dist::Zilla loves CPAN::Meta

The first examples of CPAN Meta Spec version 2 files are showing up in the wild thanks to Dist::Zilla. As of Dist::Zilla version 3, it will use the new, standard CPAN::Meta module to generate META.json files using the version 2 spec while generating META.yml files against the 1.4 spec for backwards compatibility. Unfortunately, some CPAN […]

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Expectations of volunteers in open source

I wrote a comment on another blog and it turned out to be something I wanted to excerpt part of and expand upon here. The open source software community depends a lot (though not entirely) on volunteer effort and there is a potential conflict between the commitment of those volunteers and the expectations of users: […]

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What should mst talk about?

The Perl Iron Man blogging competition started with a rant and a bet. Coincidentally (or maybe not), mst lost his bet right before the Perl conference season. I think mst is a constructive gadfly -- a provocateur -- so I want to see him keep challenging the Perl community to be a community. And in […]

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CPAN::Meta can produce old spec output

I released an update for CPAN::Meta that supports "downgrading" to older versions of the CPAN Meta Spec. This should make it easier for distribution builders like ExtUtils::MakeMaker, Module::Build, Module::Install and Dist::Zilla to produce both a META.yml (spec version 1.4) and META.json (spec version 2) for the backwards compatibility.

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Will I see you at OSCON?

This will be my first year attending OSCON and to top it off, I'll be speaking on Friday morning about Free QA! -- a case study using CPAN Testers to explore four important practices for large-scale, volunteer QA projects: Building for your culture: why a culture of testing matters and how not to alienate people […]

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