CPAN Testers from Github?

At the pre-Saint Perl 6 dinner, we were talking about ideas for the hack day. I mentioned something David Farrell and I had talked about a couple of weeks ago.

I'd love to kick off CPAN testers from Github. Instead of uploading a dev version to PAUSE, I'd commit to some special branch, or create a special tag, or something, then get the same results I get now.

I have no idea how this would work or how the CPAN Testers would find out about the new releases. Maybe there's a central point that polls Github repos and acts as the central point for CPAN Testers to poll.

How it works depends on what the testers are willing to do and what's easiest to get going.

Ideas? Comments? How could this thing work?


Similar to, but providing more than one OS? Sounds like a great idea.

It is a big project: to provide a badge badge and a GitHub webhook, like Travis but for ... I think a lot of people would use it.

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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).