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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

Journal of acme (189)

Monday September 22, 2003
07:07 PM

CPAN Meeting

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So it's all been a little hectic and crazy recently. On Thursday we had a London.pm technical meet and it was really quite good. I like the fact that we have lots of short talks about cool little things.

I gave a short talk about a CPAN Meeting that is happening in two weeks. It's happening because the CPAN cabal hasn't met up in conferences this year and things need to be done. It's happening at my parent's place in Notting Hill and a lot of important CPAN-infrastructure discussions will take place. The meeting will be packed, but we all know that all the important decisions will be made during the beer track where everyone is welcome to attend. Most people will be around for the London.pm social meeting, so that'll be fun. I have just one thing to say about CPAN: metadata.

I generally think there are too many hidden things in the Perl world. I'm all for transparency. Hence my talk and this journal. I'll write up how it all goes too. If you have any serious ideas about CPAN, please comment on this entry and I'll bring it up during the meeting.

Anway, so I was around Amsterdam on Friday for work stuff and I met up with Jos and had a lot of fun. He obviously wants me to hack on CPANPLUS ;-) Jos and Ann are great hosts, and I'm not saying that just because he's my owner...

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  • Too much hidden (Score:3, Interesting)

    by autarch (914) on 2003.09.22 22:38 (#24423) Homepage Journal
    I agree, it's too hard to contribute to too many Perl things.

    It'd be really cool if the various core parts of the Perl world made publically available. I specifically mean the code for PAUSE and search.cpan.org. I appreciate Andreas' and Graham's hard work, but it'd be cool if people who had an itch with these services could scratch it.

    Of course, maybe they already are public, but I've been pretty involved in Perl for several years and I've not heard of it, so if they are public they're not well publicized.
  • you're writing this because I'm a bit unhappy that it has become quite so public rather than the quiet and subdued meeting for those working on particular things directly related to CPAN that I had originally envisioned and the frequent mentioning of 'cabal' to accompany all the fanfare that seems to have built up around it.

    Opinions are like assholes, especially where CPAN is concerned and things can be made too public when there is so little time to cover so many pressing topics.

    You are something of a

    • I gave a short talk about a CPAN Meeting that is happening in two weeks. It's happening because the CPAN cabal hasn't met up in conferences this year and things need to be done. It's happening at my parent's place in Notting Hill and a lot of important CPAN-infrastructure discussions will take place.

      In Notting Hill shall the courtesans and gentlefops rule upon the metadata! [explodingdog.com] Ooooh delight!