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domm (4030)

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Just in case you like to know, I'm currently full-time father of 2 kids, half-time Perl hacker, sort-of DJ, bicyclist, no longer dreadlocked and 33 years old

I'm also head of Vienna.pm [pm.org], maintainer of the CPANTS [perl.org] project, member of the TPF Grants Commitee [perlfoundation.org] and the YAPC Europe Foundation [yapceurope.org].

I've got stuff on CPAN [cpan.org], held various talks [domm.plix.at] and organised YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna [yapceurope.org].

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Wednesday September 10, 2003
02:56 AM

CPANTS

[ #14618 ]
Leon Brocard transfered ownership / maintainership of Module::CPANTS::Generator to me (due his lack of time / overload of projects). I haven't done anything with it until now (besides importing it into my subversion repository), but I've got some plans:
  • add documentation
  • make it as easy as possible to add new metrics
  • reverse the testing logic.

Currently, CPANTS does basically this:

  1. fetch the whole of CPAN.
  2. foreach test, test all distributions.
  3. generate Module::CPANTS.

I will change this to:

  1. fetch a list of all distributions from CPAN.
  2. foreach distribution:
    • check if there is a new version of a given dist.
    • fetch it, if there is.
    • run each test on this dist.
  3. generate Module::CPANTS.

On the on hand, this should speed things up (no need to check a dist that hasn't been updated for years, ..)
On the other hand, this should make it possible to only check one distribution (e.g. your own, befor uploading it to CPAN)

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  • Thanks! (Score:3, Informative)

    by acme (189) on 2003.09.10 6:22 (#24071) Homepage Journal
    Many thanks for taking it over. The main problem was that I was juggling too many projects. Domm and I have similar plans for CPANTS and I'm sure he'll deliver. I'm not disappearing so expect patches from me ;-)
  • I'm glad to see CPANTS continuing. I have hopes of contributing some tests to it at some point. Looking forward to seeing what you add.