So, I had already created a channel on IRC for reporting CPAN Testers reports as they happened, but it has become a little hard to have a conversation in there with all the smoke reports
So DrHyde suggested a discussion channel
Both channels are on irc.perl.org and are called:
You know, I should really start making a list of quick security fixes for people.
$ ack -al '(?<!#)\s*use.+CGI::Carp\s.*fatalsToBrowser' | wc -l
Or to make it even easier :)
$ vim $(ack -al '(?<!#)\s*use.+CGI::Carp\s.*fatalsToBrowser' | wc -l)
You could also do that with perl -pi.bak, but I don't care to automate fixing security issues. You want to look at those directly The above, for example, won't recognize POD. Of course, it also won't recognize CGI::Carp->import('fatalsToBrowser').
I meant to mention this a few weeks ago, but I've been off gallivanting around New Zealand.
Jonathan Tweed from the BBC has finished putting together videos from all of the Teach-In sessions. You can get them (in various formats) from his Blip.tv account.
One small caveat. The batteries on the radio mike ran out about fifteen minutes before the end of the last session, so we have no usable audio for that time. We'll know better next time.
Thanks to Jonathan for all the work he's put in on this. I'm not sure I'd want to spend as long as he has listening to my voice!
IPC::System::Simple v0.06 has been released, and should be hitting a CPAN mirror new you shortly. The new release includes:
The plan is to restart Leeds.pm, and have an inaugural meeting on (tentative) 7th December. Interested? Join the mailing list.
Florian Ragwitz, a Perl guy and Debian developer, brought to my attention a really cool new feature in recent versions of CPAN.pm, called "Distroprefs". It allows you to configure CPAN.pm to do various custom "things" when installing a distro. One major use case is automating interactive installers with Expect, which is obviously useful.
The heat is on for Chris Williams, he only thought Dave Cantrell was chasing his heels, but Andreas König has also stepped up his game too. It has been a staggering month for the sheer volume of reports. In fact halfway through the month I did a quick check to see the current state of testing, and discovered that after only 15 days of testing in August, there nearly as many reports as there were for the whole of July! Andreas was less than 1000 reports behind Chris and Dave was less than 1500 behind Chris. However, Chris certainly rose to the challenge.