Bringing Old Modules Up To Modern Specification
While working on Pinto, I discovered that a fair number of distributions on CPAN have invalid or incomplete metadata. This makes it hard for the toolchain (Pinto especially) to fully utilize them.
Usually the offenses are pretty minor -- misspelled or missing keys in the META files, or a non-parsable version number. Some of us have probably made local patches of these distributions to fix those problems. But there's no reason everyone should have to do it.
So I had an idea -- what if there was a secondary public CPAN where folks could contribute patched versions of these older distributions? Read the rest of the story here: