According to the latest CPANDB generation run, and the associated Top 100 website at http://ali.as/top100, something big just happened to the CPAN dependency graph.
After staying relatively stable for a long time, with the 100th position coming in at around 145 dependencies and incrementing by 1 every 3 months, the "weight" of the entire Heavy 100 set of modules has jumped by 20 dependencies in the last week or so!
The 100th position is now sitting at 166 dependencies, and perennial leader of the Heavy 100 MojoMojo has skyrocketed to an astonishing 330 dependencies. The shape of the "Jifty Plateau" is also much less distinguishable, which suggests it might be more than just a pure +20 across the board.
The question is why?
Is this caused by the restoration of a broken META.yml uncovering formerly ignored dependencies? Or has someone added a new dependency somewhere important accidentally?