MetaCPAN went live with the switch over to Catalyst (previously we hadn't been using a framework at all) this morning.
The main aim was to make it easier for people to contribute and also to extend.
An unintended consequence was a significant increase in speed. We've not delved into the details - but the lesson learned is that using something as established and polished as Catalyst really makes a big difference compared to putting something together from scratch.
We've also added an e…
I'm very excited to announce the front end for MetaCPAN: metacpan.org. This is what you can expect from the new interface to the CPAN:
- New uploads instantly available
New uploads to the CPAN are indexed within seconds. No more waiting for new upload to appear on the search site. Check out /recent
- Modern site layout
The page layout leverages the extra space you hav…
(Note: open the post to see the indicators. blogs.perl.org doesn't show them on the summary page)
Indexing the whole CPAN to the beta version of MetaCPAN just finished. Here is one example of what you can do with the data available from MetaCPAN:
This is rafl's activity over the last 24 month.
As you might have heard, my MetaCPAN project has been accepted for the Google Summer of Code. If you are unfamiliar with the proposal, you can find it here.
The first few weeks are called the "bonding period". In this period the student is supposed to bond with their mentors and the community, read docs and get to know the project.
My tasks for this period are mainly to contact maintainers and author of CPAN Ratings, CPAN Testers and CPAN Vote to figure out how to include their data in the in…