July 2011 Archives


I just released the Acme::CPANAuthors::India today, Its based on the Acme::CPANAuthors. There are similar pre-existing modules for other countries and especially extensive ones for most of europe in the Acme::CPANAuthors::* namespace but surprising India was missing in the list despite the large group or perlers here.

This also gave me the chance to use Dist::Zilla or dzil for the first time to do my module packaging. I like all the additional features that the plugins add to your distribution. especially the auto versioning, auto Generation of Module's README, MakeFile, Pod tests, METAs from your pod documentation is very cool. I do miss the more filling module template that ModuleMaker generates for the module itself however. I am sure there must be a way to generate a more comprehensive module template here. I am still looking and will update this thread with more soon.

Acme::CPANAuthors::India seeks to get all the CPAN Authors in India together into a single list for reference and link ups.
If you are supposed to be on this list and aren't then you can raise a bug at RT for this module at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Acme-CPANAuthors-India with your Full Name and CPAN ID/HANDLE.

File::UStore a UUID based File Storage Abstractor, Why would a temp folder not be writable???

Its been a few months since I released the File::UStore module to cpan and it has gradually attained stability over time. Not that there were a lot of bugs to begin with. Most of the bugs were in the tests rather than the code. Given the inherent complexity of writing a test for File Manipulation module for multiple platforms, I almost expected this. CPAN Testers are particularly thorough w.r.t the number of platforms their automated installer tests for a module. and it gives a nice chart of how your moduleā€¦

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