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  • Olivier Mengué (dolmen) commented on Categorizing CPAN modules

    Adding more links to other modules in SEE ALSO sections is also a way to link modules.
    This is currently about the only solution to discover other related modules while browsing on MetaCPAN.

    If you see such links missing for a distribution it is always a good thing to report this as a bug at rt.cpan.org. All authors to which I've reported such bugs have responded favorably.

    Maybe we need some author tools that would automatically extract links from SEE ALSO and add them to a new section in META.json to make this information easier to process...

  • Mark Stosberg commented on Categorizing CPAN modules

    I like the idea of adding tags, but would like the public to be able to tag modules, not just module authors.

    For example, I have some friends on Flickr who take great photos, but don't tag them. I follow up and tag on their behalf.

    Another "Discovery" feature I would like for metacpan.org is "what's new by keyboard". For example, I'd like to know:

    "What new modules have been published in the MooseX namespace recently?"

    and

    "What new modules have been published that use Moose recently?"

  • Steven Haryanto commented on Categorizing CPAN modules
    If you see such links missing for a distribution it is always a good thing to report this as a bug at rt.cpan.org. All authors to which I've reported such bugs have responded favorably.

    Good idea. I'll try to remember to do that in the future...

  • stas commented on Categorizing CPAN modules

    Thanks for raising an issue, Steven! Your post made me unbox and polish a toy project of mine which envolves tapping into the collective wisdom of Perl community:


    CPAN::U is a collaborative filter based recommendation system for Perl developers. It gathers data from "++" button counts across the MetaCPAN and builds a predictive model of modules often used together by CPAN authors.

    Not quite ready yet, consider as a pre-release: http://sysd.org/cpan-u/

  • chris fedde commented on New module Path::Iterator::Rule::RT

    I'm working in a group that uses everyone else's ticket system but does not use one of our own for our work. Coming from environments where the ticket is king, I've found this way of working very strange. I have attempted to stop gap with things like ToDo lists in wiki pages and so on.

    Your post reminds me of why this is such a bad idea and why I want a ticketing system to do this with. Tools like Trac and Gitlab don't seem to integrate as well with the email-centric work flow I see around me.

    I guess this is me finally admtting that I better get RT installed and start usi…

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