Recently Leo Lapworth updated several of the perl.org sites he's been working on to list the current stats for CPAN, as was previously seen in the footer of each search.cpan.org page. It's good to remind people (even subconsciously) just how big CPAN is. In his post Leo also wondered what the 20,000th distribution was. With the CPAN Testers database holding lots of stats about CPAN, as well as the CPAN Testers reports, it was fairly straightforward to extract some numbers. In fact it proved so straightforward I promised to include it in the CPAN Testers Statistics website.
I'm pleased to say I finally found some time to do just that, and have revamped the CPAN Statistics page to include the CPAN Milestones. Now you can keep up to date with what distributions are hitting some significant milestones.
Cross-posted from the CPAN Testers Blog.