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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)

Monday June 29, 2009
03:02 PM

looking for CPANTS (co-) maintainers

[ #39189 ]

After another year of doing basically nothing with CPANTS, I think it is finally time to look for somebody to take over maintainership. I don't see any tuits to emerge in the next 3 months (thanks to two big, cool, all-perl jobs) to fix all the bugs that become more an more apparent, as CPANTS data is used by more and more third parties. Plus there are lots of interesting new projects (mostly Metabase) that could and should be considered.

As a first step, I moved the repo from google code (and svn) to github for easier collaboration. But to really move CPANTS forward, the switch to git is by far not enough...

So if you're interested in taking a very close look at the ugly parts of CPAN, or want to tweak the algorithm of the CPANTS game to make you finally show up on top, drop me a line and I'll either add you as co-maint (or even as full maintainer, if somebody wants to take over completely (which I'd prefer)).

I guess that we can keep the site hosted on the server, unless somebody wants to move the site to their own machine. I could also give an inofficial short/long intro/tutorial at YAPC::Europe to help the new maintainers find their way round the code.

CPANTS consists of three components, two of which (M:C:Analyse & M:C:Site) are rather easy to understand, while M:C:ProcessCPAN is a bit more complex. It has no real tests and takes ages for a complete run - so it's quite a pain in the ass to fix bugs and implement new features (hm, bad advertising...).

So if you're interested in taking over (parts) of CPANTS, please comment below and/or drop me a line (domm AT

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