CPANdeps pass/fail display now working again
Some months ago the way that third parties got access to the CPAN-testers results database changed. Instead of just downloading a SQLite database, there is now an API. This is good. It means that to get all the new reports since your last query, for example, you only need to transfer a few reports across the network instead of downloading all 40 million-odd records every time.
The change was well-publicised in advance, with a fairly long deprecation cycle. But I just never had the tuits to make the changes I needed, and so eventually that part of CPANdeps just stopped updating. It was still reporting dependencies OK, but didn't have any pass/fail data after a particular date.
Well, I'm pleased to say that it's back. Most of the work was actually done by Andreas König, whose script I am using as a shim to import data into the database that the rest of my code expects. I've also made a few other tiny changes which most of you won't notice, and also made the scripts that build the site rather more efficient so that they won't hammer search.cpan.org so hard when populating the site's metadata cache.
Next on my to-do list is to make the same fix to cpXXXan.