My Catincan funded cpan(1) fastest mirror enhancement

I've completed the cpan(1) fastest mirror enhancement I described in Perl in Catincan, an open source crowd funding proposal. I wanted to test this new crowd-funding system on something small. Everything worked out and "Perl" is the first project to have a fully funded feature implemented. There were some bumps because I was the first, but once I sent in my bank details, I had the money in a day. The code stuff is done, and once releases a few things in my pull request, cpan(1) will have the new feature.

I specifically choose to work on my cpan script because it's part of core Perl, and I'd like to see other people who contribute directly to core try out some of their own features under "Perl". For those who aren't a contributor, I'm also interested in what you'd pay and how much you'd pay for a feature to be improved, implemented or whatever. Maybe you'd only pay $10, but maybe 1,000 other people would pay $10 too.

I'm also thinking of what I'd like to try next. I have a list of things I'd like to do, but I don't have any idea of the things that many other people would like me to do.



Oh, and congrats on being one of the first 25 funded, but it's kind of cheating to fund yourself :-)

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About brian d foy

user-pic I'm the author of Mastering Perl, and the co-author of Learning Perl (6th Edition), Intermediate Perl, Programming Perl (4th Edition) and Effective Perl Programming (2nd Edition).