September 2014 Archives

DWIM Perl for Linux - version 5.20.1.9 released

After almost a week of adding more and more modules I've got to the 9th revision of DWIM Perl for Linux.
It explicitly includes more than 400 CPAN modules, but with their dependencies it is probably a lot more. The idea behind this distribution is to make it very fast and easy to get started with Perl. Without learning how to brew perl and how to install CPAN modules. Without fighting external dependencies or some failure in the latest release of a CPAN module.


I need your help to test-drive the distribution and to f…

Some new MetaCPAN features

Perlybook integration: Each pod page and each release page now have two additional links to download MOBI and EPUB version of the current pod or the combined pod of the whole distribution.

The CPAN Author dashboard (can be reached from the 'Lab') now lists all of the distributions of the currently logged in CPAN author providing some overview of all the distributions.

The right panel can be now hidden (and then shown again) giving more real-estate for the…

Public 0 is the new Inbox 0

If you visit the Github dashboard you will see two entries in the top left corners. Yours and Public with two numbers. These are the number of pull requests you created (Yours) that other people might merge and the Public is the number of pull requests created by others and waiting for you to handles. Please do so. Public 0 is the new Inbox 0.

One of the best ways to encourage people to contribute more is to respond to their contribution quickly. Merging is of course the best action, but even a comment on how…

Single-page POD for a distribution

I often find myself going back-and-forth between POD pages of a single distribution. (e.g. Dancer and Dancer::Cookbook.

Is there a way to get all the PODs of a distribution as a single HTML page?

About Gabor Szabo

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