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Neil Bowers

  • Commented on MetaCPAN Welcomes our Newest OPfW Interns
    Thank you for doing this again Olaf. It reflects well on Perl that we have things like this happening in our big projects....
  • Commented on Can you send 24 pull requests this December?
    Here's a script which generates table of the 2000 most recently released CPAN distros that have a github repo...
  • Commented on Can you send 24 pull requests this December?
    Excellent idea! I've added a stencil quest to questhub. Now if there was only an API we could use to build a list of all the CPAN distributions that have a github repo ......
  • Commented on The Silver Camel goes to ... Mark Keating
    Randal: there's only one of them in existence, and it's currently sitting ... in Mark's downstairs loo maybe? :-)...
  • Posted The Silver Camel goes to ... Mark Keating to NeilB

    At the end of the London Perl Workshop this year, we presented Mark Keating with a Silver Camel, to acknowledge everything he has done, and continues to do, for the Perl community, and particularly the UK Perl community.

    Here's Mark shortly after being presented with his Silver Camel:

  • Commented on Nominate Perl heroes for the 2014 White Camel Awards
    I can understand that - an organisation giving its awards to its own members might get some flak....
  • Commented on Perl 6 Status
    jjn1056 wrote: Although Perl6 was originally envisioned as the next great version of Perl, the community now deems Perl5 and Perl6 as separate projects There doesn't seem to be a clear position on that. For example, look at this talk...
  • Commented on Nominate Perl heroes for the 2014 White Camel Awards
    I was surprised to discover that Mark Keating hasn't had one yet. I don't know how long he's been chief organiser of the London Perl Workshop (but it's longer than I've been attending); he's also been involved in enlightened perl...
  • Commented on Encourage user participation via a single-line patch to your dist metadata
    I've submitted the MetaCPAN newbie mode idea on a separate issue....
  • Commented on Encourage user participation via a single-line patch to your dist metadata
    Riba: For some users it may well be the most important piece of information on the page, but it never is for me, since (a) I know about IRC, and (b) that's never what I got to MetaCPAN looking for....
  • Commented on Encourage user participation via a single-line patch to your dist metadata
    Having an IRC link on the sidebar is a great idea, so thanks to haarg and oiami for adding it. But the current look is too intrusive: I've raised a ticket with some suggestions....
  • Commented on The 'right' name for your CPAN distribution
    Lee: excellent! Thanks for doing that....
  • Commented on Rewriting Pod::Readme
    I've been thinking about this too. I'm heading towards a README which has: A title that identifies the dist The first paragraph of the lead module's pod, which should be a good one-paragraph of the dist. A link to the...
  • Commented on Please don't use ::Tiny unless it meets the ::Tiny criteria, thanks!
    At the QA Hackathon in 2013, the Lancaster Consensus was created, which is a collection of standards and practices agreed by toolchain and QA/Test module writers. It stated that the minimum supported Perl going forward would be 5.8.1. Adam's post...
  • Commented on Try Travis CI with your CPAN distributions
    Ugh. Go look at the source of YAML's pod -- I can't edit that comment to fix the quoting, sorry. Look for the "=for html" near the top of the pod....
  • Commented on Try Travis CI with your CPAN distributions
    I remembered seeing this in some of INGY's modules. Have a look at the source for the YAML module, for example: https://metacpan.org/source/INGY/YAML-1.09/lib/YAML.pod =for html...
  • Commented on CPAN Day - 317 Uploads and 21 Guns
    Ingy, here are the top 5 uploaders in a single day: 316 : INGY [2014-08-16] 60 : KENTNL [2014-08-16] 52 : SHARYANTO [2014-08-16] 42 : ETHER [2014-08-16] 42 : PERFSONAR [2008-01-16]...
  • Posted The 19th CPAN Day and the 1st to NeilB

    Yesterday (August 16th 2014) we celebrated the anniversary by Andreas König (ANDK) (as he worked on what became PAUSE). It was the 19th anniversary, but…

  • Posted A brief history of CPAN to NeilB

    My project for CPAN Day has been to pull together a history of CPAN:

    • How it was started, and by whom
    • The other services that make up the CPAN ecosystem
    • The key modules that have helped shape CPAN

    In best C…

  • Commented on Give your module a good SEE ALSO section
    Bit of wishful thinking there @ether? Got some nasty bugs you're hoping someone else will fix for you? ;-)...
  • Posted CPAN Day - start your engines! to NeilB

    CPAN Day (August 16th, UTC) is nearly here. Someone asked me what the goals are, thought it was an opportunity to celebrate CPAN, but also a chance to reflect on how we got here, and to th…

  • Commented on Try Travis CI with your CPAN distributions
    Helmut: you've still got time to get in your own "Try Dist::Milla on CPAN Day" post :-)...
  • Posted Try Travis CI with your CPAN distributions to NeilB

    Travis is a continuous integration (CI) platform for github users, You can set it up so that every time you push one of your CPAN distributions to github, Travis will test it against different versions of Perl.

    I've only just started playing with Travis, but I can alr…

  • Posted Specify the min perl version for your distribution to NeilB

    It's a good idea to specify the minimum Perl version required by your distribution. It's useful information for people looking at your code, it's helpful for CPAN Testers (which will report NA for old perls, rather than failing), and it makes the requirement clear to people who are trying to…

  • Commented on Put your CPAN distributions on github
    Richard: have a look at this post by Oliver Gorwits: http://blog.gorwits.me.uk/index.html%3Fp=529.html...
  • Posted Put your CPAN distributions on github to NeilB

    If your CPAN distributions aren't already on github, then I think you should consider adding them. Github is the most popular code hosting service, so it's the first place many people will look for your code.

    If your distributions are on github, it makes i…

  • Commented on Fix a bug on CPAN Day
    Olivier: you could email the author and suggest that ... ;-)...
  • Commented on Check your test coverage with Devel::Cover
    Robert: good to hear. Maybe you could write a blog post about your experiences with Devel::Cover, and how it's helped you? Doesn't have to be long — it's good to hear a range of perspectives and experiences....
  • Commented on Classify your RT tickets on CPAN Day!
    Dave (blog.urth.org): I had no idea what SVK is, but there seems to be consensus that maybe it doesn't belong on this list. And now I've looked, there's no recent activity in RT. I might email the author suggesting he...
  • Commented on The 'right' name for your CPAN distribution
    \o/ On Saturday, maybe? ;-)...
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