and maintainer of:
I have for some time wondered how the CPAN contributors got these parallel beta distributions going through some of the mailinglists I do not get to read as often I would like, I found the answer on module-authors:
Geoffrey Leach wrote:
Some time back I uploaded a new version for a distribution of which I am not the owner (no updates since 2004). The file, Pod-HtmlEasy-0.08_01, is in my directory, and shows up on author search (GLEACH), but does not show up on module search.
x.xx_01 indicates a beta release and thus does not show up for that reason. Only those who really want it and know how to get it will do so. If you want it to be returned in searches, you'll have to bump the version to 0.09.