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Big Announcements on PrePAN

Today, I'm proud that I can announce 2 big things about PrePAN:

PrePAN is now open source!

PrePAN team finally published the source code onto GitHub repository. You can freely commit the actual code. Any contributions including submitting issues, improving documentations, etc. are welcome!

PrePAN has been taken over by!

PrePAN had been developed with my personal efforts and resources. But, from now,, Kyoto-based new Perl Mongers, took over it, so you can expect continuous and more active development of the features with organizational support. is planning to hold a hackathon to hack the site in July. Keep your eyes on us!

PerPAN Submitted to Mashup Awards 7

I just submitted PrePAN to Masup Awards 7. As they're claiming, MA7 is the Japan's No.1 web hack contest. I don't know whether it makes sense that I apply to the award, but it could be some help to announce to Japanese.

I'm glad if you'd give some look at the page.

Introducing PrePAN - Social Reviewing Site for Perl Modules

I'll introduce PrePAN to you here. PrePAN is a website for all Perl Mongers, especially for those who have intention to upload their Perl modules to CPAN. PrePAN aims to be a good place for them to make discussion about Perl modules pre-uploaded to CPAN (`PrePAN' is named after that).

I introduced the website at YAPC::Asia 2011. Some Perl mongers have submitted their modules already. Please give a look at them at PrePAN.

What's you can at PrePAN?

  • You can submit your Perl modules and call for review.
  • ...if it's just a proposal/idea before implementation.
  • Make discussion about them by comments.
  • If you want to invite co-developers, PrePAN may be a help of you.


Solution to Your Problem

You may wirte a useful module for your job or your own purpose. You may think it might be worthy for others. However, you may worry about something like below:

  • Are there any similar one?
  • I'm not confident in the implementation...
  • How can I distribute the module in keeping with CPAN's convention?
  • Anyway, I want someone to review my module!!!

PrePAN provides you a place to make discussion about your modules.

Solution to Problems on CPAN

There have been many problems on CPAN like below:

  • Too many modules for us to know all about.
  • There may be many modules for the same purpose. Sometimes, we don't find which is the best.
  • Some modules don't have enough quality.

We'll be glad if PrePAN, as a result, will be a help to improve CPAN for all of us.



Follow our Twitter account for latest updates around PrePAN: @prepanorg. Of course, feel free to talk to me, @kentaro (PrePAN user page), about PrePAN or anything others ;)


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GitHub issues

You can send feedbacks also at GitHub issues page.


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About kentaro

user-pic Running a website "PrePAN" (, paperboy&co., Tokyo, Japan, kentaro@twitter, kentaro@github, kentaro@PAUSE.