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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'.

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Monday March 05, 2007
02:47 PM

CPAN Testers

[ #32581 ]

The new CPAN Testers is now live. Apart from the cool YUI layout, there's also a new bar report that shows passes and failures for all the releases - see HTML-Widget for example.

You'll only get a cool new page if a new tester result comes through and we hope to get testers.cpan.org to point to it soon.

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  • Congrats on the new design!

    I have one small favor to ask: could you please include CPAN::Reporter [cpan.org] in the list of ways to get involved? It makes for a very quick and painless way that people can start contributing.

  • Well done :)

    And you also fixed the sorting! I love it :)

    You might also want to mention that CPAN::YACSmoke is a good way to get involved in cpantesters:

    http://search.cpan.org/~rrwo/CPAN-YACSmoke/lib/CPAN/YACSmoke.pm [cpan.org]

    TMTOWTDI :)
  • This looks great! I will hold off on making any feature requests, just so I can devote this message to: thanks for making this so much better. I look forward to fixing bugs found by testers...
    --
    rjbs
  • I had to wonder why everyone was raving at the awful scrunched up design I saw. Until I tried it on Windows and can see why now. I was using Ubuntu (Edgy)'s version of Firefox (2.0.0.1) on my Linux box, so you might want to check browser compatibility.

    My only real design comment would be to ask why you've done the layout different between authors and distributions. I prefer the distribution listings as the dashed line and headings make each section standout a lot more.

    Overall though, definitely a job well

    • Whatever you changed, it worked :) The pages render great on my Ubuntu box in Firefox, excellent job.
      • I didn't do anything ;-)
        • Bizarre! I didn't restart the browser, just refreshed the page this morning and all of a sudden all the nice colours and spacing magically appeared :)