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  • Is there support for mailing through a server that needs a password yet?
    • Not yet. CPAN::Reporter relies entirely on Test::Reporter for the transport mechanism and it has not yet been patched for it.

      In various threads on cpan-testers-discuss, the consensus is that we want to move to HTTP transport. Ask (from the Perl NOC) is working on an API for us and transport work has stalled a bit waiting on that.

      Overall, there are plans coming together for a broader reengineering of CPAN Testers to support multiple methods of transport. You can see the placeholder for the new stack a

      • Could you please make prominent note of any improvement to the transport mechanism, like a choice or using passwords?

        I know I for one can not automatically test and submit because Verizon requires passwords. I think that requirement is true for many other carriers, and I think CPAN loses a lot of testers that way. I see a ton of testing on UNIX and its many variants, and little on Mac/Darwin or PeeCee.

        I think this would really help with CPAN, and others seem to agree but it does not happen.

        I know, I should do it myself. Well, then we will really wait until hell freezes over.