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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 [], maintainer of the CPANTS [] project, member of the TPF Grants Commitee [] and the YAPC Europe Foundation [].

I've got stuff on CPAN [], held various talks [] and organised YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna [].

Journal of domm (4030)

Sunday September 18, 2005
03:36 AM

CPANTS news; Real life

[ #26763 ]


  • Data using the new metric 'has_changelog' is now available from
    Thanks again to Adam Kennedy, H.Merijn Brand and Smylers for various suggestions/help with 'has_changelog'.
  • I've also added suggestions to improve ones kwalitee. For each metric I wrote up a short 'remedy'. You can view all here:
    The remedies are also listed in each distributions main page and in the kwalitee details page. They still need work, suggestions welcome...
  • Oh, and the 'Release Date' graph is working, thanks to pointers in the right direction by Tels.

Real life

  • Samo started school. He likes it very much, especially since a whole bunch of kids from his Kindergruppe are in his class.
  • We got keys etc to our new appartment. We did various smaller things in the last weeks (tearing down wallpaper, etc); serious work (tearing down walls, extending the heating) will start on monday (done by craftspeople, not us)
  • And a lot of stress at $job, with various releases happening NOW or REAL SOON...
  • Plus various opportunities for interesting side jobs.

Looks like the next few months will be rather stressy...

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  • Out of curiosity, how often is CPANTS updated (ideally)?

    • Currently, once a week (in the night from saturday to sunday CET). CPANTS now re-examines all of CPAN in each run, which takes ~4-5 hours.

      As soon as I manage to set up incremental testing (only test newly released dists), the interval will go up to daily.

      • incremental testing

        Just a quick note...

        I know that when a module changes ownership it usually gets a new release. But that's "usually", so I thought I'd point out the situation where two users each have a module and one of them uses the other one; the module using the other one gets tranfered to the other user, who now has the two modules but hasn't released a new version of the one he just got. And boom, he still gets a point from another module using one of his, despite the fact that the other module is n
  • Remedy suggestions are a great idea. CPANTS looks more and more useful. One item for feedback -- typo in remedy.

    Shortcoming: This distribution is not required by another distribution by another author.
    Remedy: Convice / force / bribe another CPAN author to use this distribution.

    Remedy-Remedy: $body =~ s/Convice/Convince/xsm;

    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;