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Andreas König wrote the PAUSE.perl.org code

Journal of LaPerla (33)

Friday January 01, 2010
10:23 AM

How to write more RT tickets than anybody else

During the last year I took over the lead in the top posters of RT tickets both for the year and for all time. I'd like to take the opportunity to apologize to all recipients for my being such a pain in the neck but also to thank the hundreds of you who fixed their code quite often on the same day I posted my report.

RT has proven to be an excellent tool to work with, it is reliable and fast and easy to use. Thanks to the nevertired Ruslan and the whole team at bestpractical for providing the excellent service.

Thanks also to the cpantesters for laying the ground work of testing in many endless loops.

So let's first look at the boring all-time-posters highscore:

 1: ANDK        1104
 2: SREZIC       811
 3: MSCHWERN     607
 4: guest        486
 5: ADAMK        397
 6: MARKSTOS     389
 7: CHORNY       354
 8: FWIE         231
 9: RRWO         206
10: TONYC        166
11: JDHEDDEN     165
12: WMCKEE       164
13: IMACAT       158
14: JKEGL        151
15: SMPETERS     148
16: MTHURN       146
17: LGODDARD     142
18: DAGOLDEN     140
19: RJBS         132
20: CDOLAN       125
21: JPIERCE      121
22: MAREKR       120
23: RCAPUTO      120
24: FREQUENCY    116
25: JESSE        107
26: ATOURBIN      98
27: SAPER         93
28: KMX           92
29: RSAVAGE       91
30: DMUEY         91
31: PETDANCE      88
32: BARBIE        86
33: DANDV         85
34: KANE          85
35: JJORE         82
36: David Favor   82
37: DOLMEN        81
38: NKH           80
39: Niko Tyni     80
40: BOBTFISH      79

This year I want to accompany the list with a top-40-posters-per-year listing to give the newcomers a chance to recognize themselves in relation to others:

 1: ANDK                  461
 2: FWIE                  212
 3: SREZIC                130
 4: MSCHWERN              116
 5: FREQUENCY             108
 6: JKEGL                  96
 7: KMX                    92
 8: DOLMEN                 77
 9: DANDV                  71
10: MARKSTOS               53
11: noreply                51
12: CHORNY                 50
13: ADAMK                  47
14: DAXIM                  46
15: BOBTFISH               45
16: DAGOLDEN               43
17: REHSACK                41
18: JJORE                  40
19: DMUEY                  39
20: JQUELIN                39
21: RSRCHBOY               39
22: OTTO                   35
23: ECARROLL               34
24: TODDR                  32
25: CSJEWELL               32
26: David Favor            32
27: Salvatore Bonaccorso   31
28: JPIERCE                30
29: TNISHINO               29
30: Andrew Feren           27
31: JDHEDDEN               26
32: KANE                   25
33: ZEFRAM                 25
34: MSTEVENS               24
35: MTHURN                 24
36: TBONE                  23
37: SADRAK                 23
38: JESSE                  22
39: John Malmberg          20
40: TIMB                   20

Thanks to all of you for being critical consumers who play their part in improving the quality of CPAN and helping the busy authors spotting the problem areas in their code.

It seems I haven't yet answered the question in the headline, did I? Let me admit, it's a trade off I made between quality and quantity. A high percentage of my bug reports were Undeclared dependency issues. And the way I found the issues culminated in the new http://analysis.cpantesters.org/ site that started its existence yesterday. I'll post about this new site later. But for now I'd like to invite you all to visit it and put the tools provided there to productive use. Beat me in the effort getting the analytic findings out to the CPAN authors and help me go back to my own broken code that urgently needs fixing.

Happy New Year

Thursday January 01, 2009
02:55 AM

Who wrote all the RT tickets?

 1: SREZIC     681
 2: ANDK       643
 3: MSCHWERN   491
 4: guest      486
 5: ADAMK      350
 6: MARKSTOS   335
 7: CHORNY     304
 8: RRWO       206
 9: WMCKEE     163
10: IMACAT     153
11: TONYC      151
12: SMPETERS   146
13: JDHEDDEN   139
14: LGODDARD   138
15: CDOLAN     125
16: RJBS       122
17: MTHURN     117
18: RCAPUTO    110
19: MAREKR     105
20: DAGOLDEN    97
21: ATOURBIN    96
22: JPIERCE     91
23: SAPER       88
24: PETDANCE    85
25: JESSE       85
26: BARBIE      83
27: RSAVAGE     82
28: NKH         76
29: Niko Tyni   76
30: SHLOMIF     66
31: GROUSSE     65
32: HANENKAMP   62
33: CORION      62
34: KANE        60
35: STIGPJE     60
36: ACDALTON    59
37: STENNIE     57
38: CLOTHO      57
39: KRYDE       55
40: STRO        54

The numbers above are a breakdown of tickets posted to rt.cpan.org by requestors. See also last year's posting

A big Thank You to all authors, bug reporters, bug fixers and last not least to the makers and maintainers of RT for making this possible.

Saturday May 03, 2008
08:46 AM

How fresh is the CPAN?

The freshness of a collection is often expressed in quartiles of age answering the questions: 25/50/75 percent of the CPAN are younger than X. So what are the figures for the CPAN? It's truely amazing: a quarter of the modules on CPAN has been uploaded within the last 3.8 months. Half of CPAN is younger than 17 months, and three quarters of CPAN have an age below 45 months.

I made up a google chart (with the help of Google::Chart).

Monday December 31, 2007
11:09 AM

Top rt.cpan.org requestors

Thanks to Schwern's posting about the RT REST interface finding the top posters to rt.cpan.org was a breeze. Here they are, as of posting 32022.

Thanks to everybody for the wonderful resource and a happy new year.

 1: guest      486
 2: SREZIC     393
 3: MSCHWERN   385
 4: ANDK       347
 5: ADAMK      317
 6: MARKSTOS   304
 7: CHORNY     248
 8: RRWO       205
 9: WMCKEE     161
10: SMPETERS   136
11: TONYC      132
12: LGODDARD   129
13: CDOLAN     117
14: JDHEDDEN   114
15: RCAPUTO    110
16: RJBS       101
17: MAREKR     101
18: MTHURN      98
19: ATOURBIN    85
20: PETDANCE    84
21: SAPER       79
22: BARBIE      72
23: JESSE       71
24: NKH         62
25: IMACAT      60
26: CORION      60
27: ACDALTON    59
28: DAGOLDEN    58
29: RSAVAGE     57
30: MERLYN      52
31: HANENKAMP   51
32: Niko Tyni   51
33: TELS        49
34: LTHEGLER    47
35: MARKF       47
36: PODMASTER   47
37: JPIERCE     47
38: GROUSSE     46
39: BZAJAC      46
40: KANE        44