20,000+ distributions on CPAN!

JJ just mentioned to me that the 18,000 figure on Perl.org was now out of date...

http://search.cpan.org/ - check out the bottom left corner...

  • 20127 Distributions
  • 56650 Uploads
  • 81688 Modules
  • 8176 Uploaders

Perl.org is now updated - wonder which distribution was 20,000.

CPAN is an amazing growing resource - Perl really does help get the job done.


I have that data (except the number of modules) in the uploads database used by the CPAN Testers websites. I'll try and get an answer for the 20,000th (and 10,000th) distro tomorrow :)

Thank you Leo!

There are some web sites that show a growing number on their front page creating the feeling of something is happening right now and a lot.

For example https://mail.google.com/mail/ shows this under "Lots of space" if you are not logged in to your Gmail account.

I wonder if we could create a similar effect with the "number of modules" or "number of useful bits on CPAN" or "test reports" or "reported unit tests" (which would be an estimate of the ok() calls executed in all the test reports sent to CPANTESTERS.

@Gabor have you not seen the front page of the CPAN Testers Statistics website?

The problem with the ticker is that it rolls over quite slowly, as it uses as close to realtime as possible to click over.

For further stats see the Statistics of CPAN.

@Barbie, nope I think I have been quite lost in the cpantesters web site recently but now I looked at it and it's awesome. Of course you measured it in fractions of tests then we could see a constant improvement:

7080341.0023 test reports
7080341.0027 test reports

I know...

@Leo, as promised some stats for you. I shall be including these stats into the CPAN Testers Statistics site in a future release :)

Note these numbers and dates refer to all uploads to CPAN since it started. The numbers on search.cpan.org appear to reference only what is current on CPAN now.

  5000 2002-10-18 00:29:03         INGY VCS-SaVeS-0.10
 10000 2005-03-10 10:53:38        GOSHA LWP-Protocol-http-SocksChain10-1.2
 15000 2007-05-28 10:26:31         INGY YAML-Tests-0.01
 20000 2009-04-17 00:31:13       VVELOX ZConf-RSS-0.0.0
 23128 2010-05-10 14:36:34      INFIDEL WWW-Shorten-ShadyURL-0.01

10000 2000-11-17 23:17:34 JPRIT Event-0.79
20000 2002-07-24 23:27:22 SLAVA Apache-Dynagzip-0.06
30000 2003-08-27 23:12:37 JVBSOFT Config-IniFiles-Import-1.100
40000 2004-07-21 17:01:34 KASEI UNIVERSAL-moniker-0.08
50000 2005-06-07 21:54:17 SHLOMIF Catalyst-Plugin-SanitizeUrl-0.2.0
60000 2006-03-18 14:42:09 RJBS Data-UUID-0.14
70000 2007-01-05 11:48:52 MIROD XML-XPathEngine-0.06
80000 2007-09-27 11:39:16 SIMONW Net-Social-Service-Twitter-0.1
90000 2008-04-18 03:53:15 JDB Win32API-Net-0.12
100000 2008-11-05 21:02:09 YVES ExtUtils-Install-1.50_03
110000 2009-05-08 16:25:08 JETTERO App-MrShell-2.0100
120000 2009-10-31 16:50:21 NUFFIN Sub-Call-Tail-0.01
130000 2010-04-08 11:28:43 TLINDEN Config-General-2.46
131885 2010-05-10 15:05:02 GUGOD Acme-Lingua-ZH-Remix-0.90

1000 2001-05-12 14:49:31 UARUN Error-0.14
2000 2003-08-13 00:01:03 DBROOKS Business-OnlinePayment-iAuthorizer-0.1
3000 2005-12-14 07:59:08 LITCHIE Algorithm-Step-0.01
4000 2008-05-07 08:20:52 LSFISV LSF-Base-0.06
4846 2010-05-09 18:40:22 XENO Software-License-GPL3andArtistic2-0.04

@Gabor: If you want to change the front page for CPAN, I suggest you add two columns: "What's New" and "What's Popular". Both would list the top ten items.

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