As of version 1.87_57, CPAN.pm has support for CPAN::Reporter. I wrote about this project in my last journal entry. At that time, one needed to install a subversion branch of CPAN.pm to use CPAN::Reporter. Now, it's easy to set up directly from the CPAN shell:
cpan> install ANDK/CPAN-1.87_57.tar.gz
cpan> install CPAN::Reporter
cpan> reload cpan
If you're not prompted to adjust your CPAN configuration settings -- including enabling CPAN::Reporter -- you need to do it manually:
cpan> o conf test_report 1
cpan> o conf commit
The first time CPAN::Reporter runs, it will create a default configuration file where you will need to put your email address, so just test CPAN::Reporter again to create the config file:
cpan> test CPAN::Reporter
Set your email address in
~/.cpanreporter/config.ini (found in "My Documents" for Win32) and you're ready to contribute to CPAN Testers.
There are certainly still bugs to work out, but the more people who give it a try, the sooner the bugs will be found. So please give it a go.