CPAN Testers Server Upgrade

Hi folks,

Sorry for the short notice, but the CPAN Testers Server will be getting an upgrade this weekend. This will start from Friday 27th September, and will continue over the weekend.

Further details on the blog -

Please pass on to anyone you know who might be affected.


Misconceptions & Misunderstandings

While there are many who really appreciate the work of CPAN Testers, and value the feedback it gives, but it would seem there are still several people who are less than complimentary. One recently posted about what they see as wrong with the project, while continually making incorrect and misguided references. What follows is my attempt to explain and clarify many often mistaken facts about CPAN Testers.

30 Million Reports

Congratulations to Nigel Horne for submitting the 30 millionth CPAN Testers Report. The report itself was a PASS for DBI.

CPAN Testers Summary - January 2013 - Up

Quite a few updates for this month's summary. New CPAN distributions, plenty of fixes, some updates, lots of discussion ... and 27 over million reports!

CPAN Testers Summary - December 2012 - Shabooh Shoobah

November turned out to be a very eventful and productive month. Aside from various code updates with some CPAN-Testers distributions, including porting many of the tests to Test::Database, and discovering the usefulness of Test::Trap for testing some of the scripts, we also got a handle on the missing reports. For the past few months, questions about missing reports has increased. Back in August I started to look at a more thorough catch-up. After some suggestions and ideas from David and Andreas, I also added some to code to collect data in a similar way to the tail log. As a consequence of the tail parsing, the improved catch-up code and the rewritten generate code, it now means that not only have we caught up, but we now have a much more robust mechanism in place to ensure we're not missing any reports.