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Michael Roberts

  • Website: www.vivtek.com
  • About: I blog about things - things that help me go. Perl helps me go.
  • Posted Introducing WWW::KeePassRest to Michael

    A couple of weeks ago, PerlTricks ran a little article on using KeePass (as a file format) to secure your data, which prompted me to dust off and finish some code I'd started sometime last…

  • Commented on Google Summer of Code 2014 (Update 2)
    None of these project descriptions seem to be publicly accessible....
  • Commented on Perl and Windows UAC
    Hey, Alex - great find! I swear I looked for that kind of stuff for like a week and finally just gave up. I'll put this into the next version for sure. Thanks!...
  • Commented on Perl and Windows UAC
    Har. HTML got me in that above. The easiest way to wait for Enter is of course <STDIN>.......
  • Commented on Perl and Windows UAC
    The check function actually uses Win32::TieRegistry and tries to obtain write access - if that fails, you're not running with elevated privileges. I couldn't find any more "official" way to determine elevation state than that. But if I understand your...
  • Posted Perl and Windows UAC to Michael

    While doing some Registry-related things with Perl a couple of weeks ago, I ran into something that took me nearly a day to figure out: Win32::TieRegistry asks for write access to the Registry by default, and under Win7 that requires Administrator privileges. (I kid you not, it took me over a day…

  • Commented on 13% of CPAN distributions don't have a test report on Windows
    Finding the ones that block would be the best way to start bugging Strawberry, though. I'm seeing the same behavior....
  • Commented on How to find CPAN modules that need help on Windows?
    I actually had to delete media files to unzip this database. The sacrifices I make! Yes, there's enough information here. I'll come up with a query and derive HTML from it tomorrow, maybe....
  • Commented on How to find CPAN modules that need help on Windows?
    Annnny minute now.......
  • Commented on How to find CPAN modules that need help on Windows?
    Wow. 2.2 gigs....
  • Commented on How to find CPAN modules that need help on Windows?
    The answer to your last question appears to be "Yes". The entire CPAN testing matrix is available in an SQLite database. Although that might just be the matrix, not number of reports - I don't suppose that makes a material...
  • Commented on Smoke testing on Windows
    I have the same sense that newer modules are more important - on average. But there are a lot of *commonly used* modules that right now my testers will never hit because their rate of testing is too slow in...
  • Commented on Smoke testing on Windows
    Thanks, Mithaldu! Also: StanfordNLP is supported in Perl? My life just got better today!...
  • Posted Smoke testing on Windows to Michael

    As a Perl programmer on Windows, I've often had moments of supreme frustration. I can't use SSH or SFTP from Perl, and I can't use some of the mail handling modules. When I got started back in the early years of the century, I couldn't even use CPAN; I had to compile my own Perl and accept the…

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