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Peter Rabbitson

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  • Neil Bowers 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.

  • Ether commented on CPAN Testers & pre-requisite reporting

    > The "DEVREL" prefix will be appended as soon as there is *anything* in the chain

    I like this a lot, and it's similar to what I was thinking too. However, I realize now there's a problem here -- the release status of a module can't always be determined from the module itself (at least, not the $VERSION) - you need the distribution metadata to determine that.

    There is one (relatively) simple way to handle misdirected failures, however -- allow a mechanism to redirect them. We've already got nearly that, with the new admin site -- just modify the interface to allow redirectin…

  • exodist7 commented on CPAN Testers & pre-requisite reporting

    I agree with Peter Rabbitsons solution, I left a comment to that same effect in the original post.

    I am the one making these Test::More changes, and I would have been a lot more reluctant to make these alpha releases if I know it would give other people red marks. I myself judge modules based on red vs green counts.

  • CPAN Testers commented on CPAN Testers & pre-requisite reporting

    Your assumption that there would be virtually no changes after the Metabase is incorrect. There would be several. Again we've had this discussion before and as Toby also points out, the problem dependency may be nothing to do with the distribution that is a development release. It is not a trivial task to check this in the client either.

    My intention, as Ether notes, is to use the Admin site to allow others to correctly attribute the report to the offending module. It's a slightlymore long-winded and manual process, but it will be more consistent when re-attributing reports.

  • Andreas Koenig commented on CPAN Testers & pre-requisite reporting

    Is this discussion probably just about limitations we have, as individuals and as a community? I see it that we have microcosmoses of people and modules and interactions between individual entities. Whenever some combination of those does not work we get some sort of problem and impact. And what we do about it is to watch carefully bad interactions so we can countersteer. More tags? What a brilliant idea if everybody could tag in advance what a release would break. But why release at all, then? If people could tag their software as broken in advance, why would they not fix their crap…

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