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Thursday January 15, 2009
12:57 PM

CPAN Timeline

[ #38296 ]
Have a Google account and Perl hacker friends? Try CPAN Timeline and see what your friends are hacking on. This could be a proof-of-concept app how to make CPAN more social place. The other approach using the existent social network includes Leon's facebook CPAN app.
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  • That sounds cool, but I can't get it to work.

    You have 0 friends on CPAN.
    Parsing CPAN Recent feed failed.

    I have a rather unused Gmail account, so I added e.g. my own cpan email address ( to Contacts. Nothing, even after I moved it to the Friends group. And I tried which I've seen in other systems. Still nada.

    Am I even close to be doing the right thing? Or does it actually break on the recent feed?

    As an aside, I think I'm more interested in distributions I use, and I don't

    • The address needs to match with what you register with PAUSE, but apparently your address is obfuscated like [AT]. Try adding a full name to the contact "Johan Lindstorm" and the app will match as well.

      Alternatively, you can add me ( to see what happens :)

      But yeah, the fundamental problem is that your GMail contact list is almost empty. I hope I could other discovery options like using Social Graph API :)