Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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As I have a lot of CPAN distributions I want to port to git, I decided to try and make things a little easier (and fun) along the way. As I don't have a previous VCS repo for my distributions (I once did, but it died a long time ago), I currently rely on snapshots and backing up the current workspace. The snapshots happen to be the tarballs I upload to CPAN, and are kept in the current workspace so they get backed up too.
This made for writing a simple tool to firstly create a new git repo, unwrap each snapshots in turn, importing the contents and removing obsolete files, then doing the same for the current workspace. I did think about adding some code to login to Github, create the new project and then push the master and tags to Github, but I think that might be going a bit too far for the moment.
Any road up, if you have a similar setup, and want to port your CPAN distributions to a git repo that can be moved to Github, my little script might go a long way to getting you off the ground. The usual disclaimers about me not being responsible for breaking your code apply