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Friday December 18, 2009
The last five months
I haven't bothered to post anything in the last five months. With Christmas just around the corner, I figure this is as good a time as any to play catch up.
- A new release of this plugin -- changes made mostly by other people.
- Rather than using a base url for the data, you can now specify a number of url templates. This makes the module actually useful. Thanks to Chris Prather for working through this with me.
- A couple of releases with various refactoring bits and bug fixes. The folks at software77.net now produce a data file specifically for this module. I will ship an updated copy with every release. Refactoring this code has been pretty satisfying, though there are some parts of the module API which I detest but I will be unable to modify them.
- Various bug fixes thanks to some testing with a large dataset from Doug Moore and sixteencolors.net
- Released version 0.18, which prefers YAML::XS over any other YAML parser. This created a number of issues with the HTML::FormFu crowd as existing parsers allowed this sort of syntax "auto_id: %n" -- whereas YAML::XS complains about an exposed percent sign. The easy fix is to wrap the string in quotes "auto_id: '%n'"
- Fixed a nasty bug due to a missing my() which randomly broke the module on some platforms.
- A tiny patch for max_height included in this release. This still has some pending issues in RT -- though I have a hard time justifying spending any time on them as I don't use this module at all.
- Apparently, this module was basically broken. Fixed thanks to a supplied patch.
- Another kind user supplied some patches/info to support mod_perl and fully qualified template names.
- Removing use of UNIVERSAL->import from these module. Not even sure why it was there to begin with.
- A couple of release of this module. Includes some bug fixes, feature additions and Solr 1.4 compatibility.
Remove auto_install from my dists
- Although, as I understand it, auto_install now works in newer versions of Module::Install, I've decided to remove it from my dists to avoid any issues.
See you next year.
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