With Strawberry Perl alpha 1 out and 300-400 downloads in only a few weeks, the next phase of evolution is starting to get moving, with a handful of volunteers installing various CPAN modules that interest them, and doing the grind of bug reports and author chasing.
This week saw DateTime and IPC::Run3 go green, which are major dependencies for a lot of other modules, and we now have a documented workarounds to get both WxWidgets and XML::LibXML to install properly.
Looking ahead, the next step is to start automating this testing. So at this time I'd like to issue a Request for Volunteers for people who have a free machine, and would be interested in running a CPAN Testers installation for Strawberry Perl.
This will allow us to provide much more immediate feedback to module authors without having to do it manually, and will streamline the entire process for module authors that like to keep their CPAN Testers FAIL counts at zero.
Anyone interested is welcome to join me and the rest of the people involved in the bug squashing effort in the win32.perl.org IRC channel at irc://irc.perl.org/win32.