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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • ... we can add offline support for http without TOO much difficulty.

    • I guess that is progress. We have gone from supporting offline reports now to supporting offline reports in the future and all we have to do is wait from someone to write code.

      • Yes, that is progress. The servers running the mail load for CPAN Testers 1.0 could not keep up, and the machines are graciously donated and the system administration is a volunteer effort. They could not afford to continue providing services to Testers 1.0; the mail pipe had to be turned off. This is why Testers 2.0 was designed – not because some people got an itch to engage in architecture astronautics or arbitrarily decided that email was passé. Whatever you think of the new system, the old o

      • Oh, and the people who built Testers 2.0 put in a lot of overtime to ship it in time before the Testers 1.0 kill date.

    • Sure, caching offline doesn't NEED email. But emails servers have been doing it since the dawn of time. So now we have to reinvent the wheel.

      • E-mail was too complex here - processing of e-mails requires much more resources than processing of CPAN reports. So requirement to drop e-mail was not invented by cpantesters - it came from cpantesters "hosting" - perl.org.

  • ... but indeed there has to be a way to collect logs offline.
    That's what we use in OpenBSD to gather reports automatically for the modules in the ports tree.

    So basically the same argument, except from another perspective.

  • http://search.cpan.org/~bingos/metabase-relayd-0.18/bin/metabase-relayd [cpan.org]

    Email went away because the expense of operating the required services became to high for the people who were donating the machine-time for free, and because the technical debt inherent in the design was too high.

    The relayd above is already in use by heavy testers.

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    rjbs