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  • I have my own svn repository [] for my CPAN modules and other tools, and having to create accounts for bug submitters will be painful.

    We need fully functional FreePAN? Or use OpenID-like distributed authentication system for svn auth? (like using PAUSE authentication system to give a commit bit to my svn repository)

    • What's wrong with existing systems such as Open Foundry [] and Sourceforge [], both of which offer subversion repositories and account management?

      I'm guessing that you'd prefer to host and control the subversion repository directly, and merely want to out-source the account management side.

      • by Alias (5735) on 2006.04.14 22:59 (#47189) Homepage Journal
        I totally agree.

        I've tried SourceForge several times. The PPI family of modules are still in SourceForge, and are yet to be moved back in-house.

        But I find sourceforge overly difficult. The overheads created by their authentication system have driven away potential maintainers or patchers.

        In comparison with the way pugs works, I'm finding more and more that for every minute of effort required, you lose 10% of your potential maintainers (broad generalisation).

        I'm sick of saying "do you have a sourceforge account" and losing 25%, because it requires too much attention to get one. I'm sick of having another 70% not able or willing to go through the pain of actually getting into CVS.

        I want fixing the module directly to be the easiest choice and the default choice.

        And I don't want to have to subject people to getting yet another bloody account.

        The one thing almost everybody has already is a CPAN login, and I know that anyone who is maintaining _something_ of their own has attained the minimum required sanity.

        Controlling my own repository lets me hook up things the way I want them, to lubricate things the easiest for me, and (now I found Insurrection) to run with the mimumum amount of attention possible.