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System administrator, part-time Perl hacker, full-time POE [perl.org] evangelist. One day he will be made to pay for his crimes.

He has some modules on CPAN [cpan.org]. They may or may not be useful

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Monday February 11, 2008
02:14 PM

No more email delivery of cpan-testers

[ #35631 ]

DrHyde pointed out on #cpantesters-discuss channel that there has been an announcement by Robert Spiers regarding the cpan-testers mailing list.

For those who receive their recent uploads notifications via email, this may be a PITA.

Some alternative mechanisms already exist:

Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

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  • I've been saying for how long now that email is a stupid idea?
    • For clarity, it's not being stopped because email is a stupid idea -- though we all agree that it is -- but because the 3000 or so inbound reports a day then lead to a cascade of hundreds of thousands of outbound messages -- most of which people just filter to oblivion anyway. It's clogging the perl.org mail servers.

      Email is still being used to deliver test reports, just the outbound messages are supressed. And, yes, we hope to move away from email submission "real soon now".

      --dagolden
      • "it's not being stopped because email is a stupid idea -- though we all agree that it is -- but because the 3000 or so inbound reports a day then lead to a cascade of hundreds of thousands of outbound messages"

        That's merely one of the reason WHY it's such a terrible transport.

        It scales horribly and has terrible failure modes.