Replacing CPAN RT

CPAN RT

[Update: the CPAN Request Tracker was saved. It’s now run by a new team of volunteers and none of my suggestions below are required.] Two weeks ago, we learned that the CPAN Request Tracker was closing down early next year. I proposed a plan that CPAN authors could follow to ensure that their users can… Continue reading Replacing CPAN RT

RT – Action Plan for CPAN Authors

CPAN RT

CPAN RT is going away. CPAN authors have until the beginning of March to extract any useful information from it. RT is the “Request Tracker”, a bug tracking system that is written by Best Practical. For almost as long as I can remember, anyone who uploads a module to CPAN gets a free ticket queue… Continue reading RT – Action Plan for CPAN Authors

Yak Shaving with Aphra Behn

All the Histories and Novels Written by the late Ingenious Mrs. A, Behn, Entire in One Volume

I have a few ideas for static web sites that I want to build. And, currently, the best place to host static web sites is, in my opinion, Github Pages. And if you’re hosting a site on Github Pages, everyone knows that the best tool to use is Jekyll. Or is it? I’ve tried to… Continue reading Yak Shaving with Aphra Behn

Genealogical Timelines in Perl and SVG

Genealogical Timeline for Prince George

If you ever read my (mostly dead) more general blog, you might know that I’m a bit of an amateur genealogist. I’ve been tracing my family for over twenty-five years and I’ve got some branches of it back to the 1700s (actually, I have one branch back to the late 1600s). One problem in genealogy… Continue reading Genealogical Timelines in Perl and SVG