Give your modules a good SYNOPSIS

If the abstract for your module is up to snuff, then have a look at the SYNOPSIS to see whether you could improve that in a CPAN Day release. The SYNOPSIS should briefly show typical usage of the headline features of your module.

Here are some guidelines for a good SYNOPSIS:

Give your modules a good abstract

If you're looking for something to release on CPAN day, check the abstract for your modules, and make sure they have a good abstract. The abstract should not only be compliant pod, but should succinctly describe what your module does. The name and abstract are often the first thing that potential users see, so make them count.

The ghost of CPAN Days past

How many releases were done on previous CPAN Days? I know you've been dying to find out, so here are a few graphs, and I'll also compare with the top days in CPAN history. If 68 people each do one release on this coming CPAN Day (14th August, UTC), then it'd be the best CPAN Day yet. If they did two releases, it'd be the second highest day ever.

CPAN and PAUSE record their timestamps in UTC, as all sane systems do. So if you're planning to release on CPAN, please take that into consideration.

CPAN Day - 14th August!

Celebrate the inauguration of CPAN on the 14th August by doing something related to CPAN: release something, blog about your favourite module, or email its author thanking her or him.

The Perl gittip community has 499 members

The Perl community on gittip has 499 members right now (Wednesday morning, GMT). Who will be the 500th member? It could be you!

Jerome Eteve was the 500th member! Jerome is the author of Alien::ImageMagick, and more.