Tag your CPAN issues on github for Hacktoberfest

Hacktoberfest is nearly upon us again. If you sign up and then do 4 pull requests in October, you'll get a free t-shirt. Sadly the list of Featured Projects doesn't include any Perl ones, but last year I created a list of featured Perl projects.

If you've got some issues you'd like to offer as fodder for the fest, all you need to do is add a Hacktoberfest label to the issues

  • First you'll need to add Hacktoberfest as a valid label: click on the Issues* tab of your repo, then click on the *Labels button (on the row below the tabs, in the middle). Click on New label and add *Hacktoberfest.
  • Click back on the *Issues tab to go back to the list of issues
  • Click on an issue you want to add the label to
  • Click on the "Labels" item in the right-hand sidebar
  • Click on Hacktoberfest

Now when click on the browse more projects link on the Hacktoberfest home page, they'll find your issue.

It would be good to see Perl in the list of languages on the left!


I've marked some issues as Hacktoberfest: PerlPowerTools and IO::Interactive. This weekend I'll cook up a script to tag all of your issues with Hacktoberfest!

As promised, I made hacktoberfest.pl to add the Hacktoberfest label to every issue in every GitHub repo that you own.

I suggest you clone the repo and run the program out of that. It will be in CPAN later, but I ran out of time today. Also, I've left many easy issues in my Ghojo repo. Make more issues and I'll label those.

Happy pull requesting!

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