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Saturday September 06, 2008
09:30 PM

Calling CPAN Testers: time for an upgrade

[ #37377 ]

Dear CPAN Testers,

As per several long discussion threads on the perl-qa and cpan-testers-discuss mailing lists, and per the plan I posted the other day, today I took steps to upgrade CPAN Testers tools to be less annoying to the CPAN author community:

  • Released Test::Reporter 1.50 -- authors will no longer be copied on reports (the send() method ignores any arguments) -- this is a key step to move us to a centrally administered "opt-in" notification approach

  • Released CPAN::Reporter 1.17 -- failures during PL/make stages will be graded UNKNOWN; removed "cc_author" option and related code; added checks to discard failures due to "Build -j3" and "Makefile out of date" errors.

  • Created a CPANPLUS repository branch -- PL/make failures will be graded UNKNOWN; "dontcc" option has been removed; output buffer will be included with NA reports. Jos Boumans committed to review and incorporate the CPANPLUS changes in the next release.

All testers should upgrade at least Test::Reporter. Users of CPAN::Reporter should upgrade to 1.17.

Please test these out manually before turning them loose with automated smoke testers.

If anyone would like to explore or test the CPANPLUS branch, it can be found here:

As always, let me know what bugs you find and I'll try to address them as soon as I can.

I know Barbie is hard at work on a notification program based on the CPAN Testers database so author notification should resume soon.

-- dagolden

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  • The long running smokers (Darwin and NetBSD) have been updated

    The others are scheduled for when they come round in the rotation

    Thanks for this, Dave.