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Monday July 03, 2006
07:52 AM

CPAN modules under version control

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gabor listed in his journal some public version control systems and one question crossed my mind:

Wouldn't it be nice to have one central repository for "all" modules?

A system similar to RT or CPAN itself! Every author/maintainer can tick a checkbox in PAUSE whether the module should be loaded into a version control system. And the auther can grant access to the module to other authors.

This would have some advantages:
  • one account for every module
  • one system for all modules
  • ...
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  • Eric Wilhelm proposed such a thing as svn4cpan [scratchcomputing.com]. It's an ambitious project, but it's a great idea.

  • I suspect the devil is in the details for this idea.

    So many people work so differently (see the comments from MIYAGAWA in my post about opening mine) that what works for one person may not work for another.

    I'm still just getting used to having an open repository, and I'm not sure how I'd do something larger yet...
    • I know that different people work different, but to have one centralized version control would things make easier:

      Some author (like me) just have a local installation of SVN or CVS, so one "public" server make it possible to "open the modules" to others.

      You can't please everybody...