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  • Just stray thought;

    Would it be sensible to have some kind of "re-testing" infrastructure? E.g. when testing some new module before upgrade, one also checks if there are any other packages that would like re-testing, but with the upgraded version.

    I'm thinking this "re-testing" would at least give authors a faster feedback, presumably reducing the necessity for downgrading in the long run. :)

    • Retesting would likely involve installing tests alongside the code, something we've never done before. It's been discussed, but no action taken.

      Regrettably, when we have a bug crop up in our code, it's often difficult to find it without checking out an old branch and our CPAN dependencies are in a different checkout. I believe that svn externals would alleviate some of this pain, to be honest, but I'd still like to see "authority" become a first class concept on the CPAN (sort of the same way I'd like to