2023-05-14  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.36

	* unchanged from 2.36-TRIAL

2023-05-10  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.36-TRIAL

	* https://github.com/andk/cpanpm/pull/178 -- Makefile.PL - Fix INSTALLDIRS (pgnd)

2023-04-27  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.35

	* unchanged from 2.35-TRIAL

2023-04-15  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.35-TRIAL

	* Add verify_SSL=>1 to HTTP::Tiny to verify https server identity (Stig Palmquist)

	* perl 5.37.1 had broken JSON::XS and then JSON::MaybeXS filled
	the gap, leaving this change in eventhough bleadperl and JSON::XS
	work together nicely again

	* various distroprefs maintenance

2022-04-17  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.34

	* unchanged from 2.34-TRIAL

2022-04-03  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.34-TRIAL

	* Consider Module::Build as undeclared prerequisite only if there
	are no configure phase prereqs declared (Dan Book)

	* tiny distroprefs maintenance

2022-03-27  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.33

	* code is unchanged from 2.33-TRIAL

	* tiny distroprefs maintenance

2022-01-21  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.33-TRIAL

	* in CHECKSUM_check_file run configured gpg instead of hard-coded
	"gpg" (Thanks to Tomas Hoger)

	* tiny distroprefs maintenance

2021-12-26  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.32-TRIAL

	* Respect arguments to run() by localizing @ARGV (brian d foy)

	* improve separation of test runs from each other

	* remove dated distroprefs file

2021-12-14  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.31-TRIAL

	* replace short id with fingerprint (thanks to Stig Palmquist for
	the suggestion)

	* new test scripe t/32pushyhttps.t

	* skip download programs with zero length

	* add a stdout redirection for curl which was lost in release 2.29 on pushy_https branch

	* in function localize_2021 state more precisely what we plan to do

	* tweak the condition when to use HTTP::Tiny to fully support http urls

	* address #140449: ensure for CHECKSUMS files having timestamps >
	$epoch_starting_support_of_cpan_path (thanks to Neil Bowers and
	twata for their bug reports)

2021-12-12  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.30-TRIAL

	* Alert bootstrap users when make is missing (David Golden)

	* 2021 download must have SSL support (David Golden)

	* typo fixes: "Consensus" not "Concensus" (Ricardo Signes)

	* bundled MIRRORED.BY updated with latest copy at https://www.cpan.org/MIRRORED.BY,
	to reflect the sunset of the cpan mirror network (Karen Etheridge)

	* Typo fix: s/SQLLite/SQLite (Samanta Navarro)

	* testfix: replace sks-keyserver with pgpkeys.eu

	* tiny distroprefs update

2021-11-23  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.29

	* disambiguate the call to gpg --output by adding --verify; thanks
	to Stig Palmquist for the suggestion

	* replace die() with mydie() in three spots

2021-11-22  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.29-TRIAL2 (unpublished)

	* fix wrong version number in user-dialogue

2021-11-21  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.29-TRIAL (unpublished)

	* new option pushy_https

	* bugfix: signature verification type CANNOT_VERIFY was not recognized

	* Add two new failure modes based on cpan_path

	* use gpg --verify --output ... to disentangle data and signature

2020-06-13  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.28

	* unchanged from 2.28-TRIAL

2020-04-03  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.28-TRIAL

	* applied pull request "YAML modules default for $LoadBlessed
	was changed to false" by Tina Müller

	* tiny fix on top of that fix: avoid early return by Andreas König

	* tiny typo fixes in FTP.pm and FirstTime.pm

	* a bunch of distroprefs maintenance activities

	* address #129979: s/Devel::DistnameInfo/CPAN::DistnameInfo/;
	thanks to Petr Pisar for reporting

2019-07-03  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.27

	* stable release, no functional change compared to 2.27-TRIAL2

	* updated public key for PAUSE in the file PAUSE2021.pub

	* small additions to distroprefs, to the Makefile.PL, and to the

2019-06-09  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.27-TRIAL2

	* bugfix: omit the new POSIX::setsid call and the waitpid with
	WNOHANG on Windows

	* bugfix: the signalhandler has to kill the new process group
	spawned for running the tests

	* adding the README file that was generated during the release of

2019-05-31  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.27-TRIAL

	* two new options to protect against accidental downgrades:
	allow_installing_outdated_dists and

	* two new options to tune the automatic determination of the
	nearest peers: urllist_ping_external and urllist_ping_verbose;
	NOTE: this feature was developed during the Perl Toolchain Summit
	2019 in Marlow; thanks to the sponsors: Booking.com, cPanel,
	MaxMind, FastMail, ZipRecruiter, Cogendo, Elastic, OpenCage Data,
	Perl Services, Zoopla, Archer Education, OpusVL, Oetiker+Partner,
	SureVoIP, YEF

	* reveal the size of PERL5LIB in diagnostic output

	* new semantics for parameter ftpstats_size: setting to '0' or
	lower, disables download statistics

	* bugfix: under certain circumstances, failing dependencies via
	recommends and suggests could abort a build; this is now fixed

	* bugfix: protect bundle processing against unavailable bundle
	files and missing build directories

	* bugfix: fix broken permissions after untar

	* bugfix: protect against exceptions from unzip

	* bugfix: add one level of fork+setsid for testing to prevent that
	a test can kill the process group that CPAN.pm is running in.
	Learned from experience with testing VIZDOM/DBD-JDBC-0.71.tar.gz

	* fix plugins: all early returns from all methods, that are
	accessible for plugins, now call the post* plugins

	* new question answered in the FAQ: "How can I switch to sudo
	instead of local::lib" (thanks to Amos Bird for asking the
	question on irc)

	* plenty of new and updated distroprefs documents, among which are
	some important ones to prevent Module::AutoInstall from switching
	to CPANPLUS and taking over (and harming) the build

2019-03-19  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.26

	* testfix release, no functional change

	* 97-run.t is now skipped when test is run by root user because
	perldoc often fails for root user (thanks to Binarus for

	* small additions to distroprefs and to the Makefile.PL

2019-03-03  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.25

	* two weeks after the TRIAL release cpantesters have produced 298
	pass and 2 fail reports on 108 different configurations; the two
	fails are outliers I don't understand

	* no functional change over 2.25-TRIAL; only a couple in the
	distroprefs directory which is not used per default

2019-02-16  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.25-TRIAL

	* fix: Avoid a warning when prompting install_help intro (Nicolas

	* testfix: load the tested module early, before juggling with @INC

	* testfix: replace an exec with system and exit (greetings to Windows)

	* two more distroprefs lines

2019-02-14  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.24-TRIAL

	* fix: set internal error state on writemakefile=NO in a rare case
	without any output

	* test fix: avoid a so far unreflected dependency on perldoc

	* a few more distroprefs

2019-02-10  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.23-TRIAL

	* fix: when option cleanup_after_install is active, prevent
	rerunning make install after a cleanup; allow it only with the
	help of force; also prevent that it is triggered too early

	* fix: address #121162: support distroprefs for install.env

	* fix: the option h on cpan script now really ignores all other
	options and arguments

	* fix: Local::Null::Logger on cpan script did not honour

	* address #122520: exit 1 on unknown options on cpan script

	* address #94941: refuse to generate reports with CPAN::Reporter
	lower than 1.2011

	* fix: distropref method "goto" now inherits CALLED_FOR and other
	attributes from caller

	* fix: correct a buggy version comparison when testing version of

	* portability fix: ensure that Compress::Zlib supports gzopen()

	* internal fix: never overwrite internal attribute CALLED_FOR (no
	known user-relevant implications)

	* tiny test fixed uncovered by cpantesters, various tiny typo

	* a couple of new and updated distroprefs files

2018-12-23  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.22

	* one week after the TRIAL release cpantesters have produced 306
	pass and 0 fail reports on 157 different configurations

	* no functional change over 2.22-TRIAL; only one change in the
	distroprefs directory which is not used per default and a minor
	change in the Makefile.PL to ensure that the signature for the
	tarball is produced with the current version of Module::Signature.

2018-12-16  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.22-TRIAL

	* fix: erroneous propagation from build_requires to requires
	(Andreas Koenig)

	* fix: ensure that the post install hook is always called (Andreas

	* fix: the single blank line output that initializing CPAN does
	when it's not having to report anything (Achim Gratz)

	* doc fix: Correct spelling of Perl 5 command-line switch (James E

	* doc fix: clarify use of pop/splice in the manpage of the
	Specfile plugin (Andreas Koenig)

	* a tiny amount of new and updated distroprefs files

2018-09-22  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.21-TRIAL

	* Avoid hash slice autovivification (Reini Urban)

	* make chdir argument always stringified (Reini Urban)

	* support JSON::PP as fallback for `reports` command when no YAML
	is available (Michiel Beijen)

	* fix #116507: cpan -j relative path issue (brian d foy)

	* Bug fix for plugin `Specfile`: Build.PL script_files may be
	non-ARRAY (Bernhard Graf)

	* Fix tiny POD error (Aaron Crane)

	* Added suggestion to the user to fix the common 'Terminal does
	not support AddHistory error.' (Howard)

	* fix #87474: build_require_install_policy=no: runtime dependency
	not installed if also listed as build_require (Olivier Mengue, Slaven
	Rezić, Peter Rabbitson, Andreas König)

	* We are finally under the Travis umbrella (Katherine Spice)

	* Adapt Jim Keenan's patch for _download status checking (brian d

	* Use the right key in cpan(1) -g log message (brian d foy)

	* address #124726: check for having EEXIST before using it (thanks
	to Sergey Aleynikov for debugging)

	* fix an unini warning from recompile() (thanks to frederick for

	* fix recently introduced bug: isa_perl() returns perl version
	again and a test is added to ensure that (thanks to frederick for

	* a modest amount of new, imported and updated distroprefs files

2017-11-26  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.20-TRIAL

	* bugfix #123691: fix wrong wording of result message when r
	command hits an empty set (Thank to lorenzo taviani for reporting)

	* bugfix: remove spurious .= operator where an ordinary assignment
	was intended (Andreas Koenig)

2017-11-05  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.19-TRIAL

	* bugfix #118921: make the null logger a non-null logger (Thanks
	to Alexandr Ciornii and Zefram for reporting)

	* tighten regexp in isa_perl (#123482) so that perl5-0.21 be
	recognized as module (Thanks to Father Chrysostomos for the

	* bugfix for cleanup_after_install: do not attempt to cleanup the
	current directory when the current directory is the build

	* improve robustness when CPAN::Reporter::record_command fails

	* improve diagnostics when CPAN::Meta::Requirements is too old or
	missing; bootstrapping older perls with new CPAN.pm should be
	easier now

	* improve robustness on file open issues

	* improve robustness when yaml files cannot be loaded

	* bugfix #121914: cpan client may fail when something is
	both recommended AND required (Thanks to Sergey Aleynikov for the

	* package the PAUSE2019.pub public key for signatures

	* bugfix on cpan script regarding -x option (H.Merijn Brand)

	* couple of updates on distroprefs and minor fixes

2017-03-30  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.18-TRIAL

	* inject PERL_USE_UNSAFE_INC=1 also in "install" (Graham Knop,
	Leon Timmermans, Andreas Koenig)

	* bugfix: address #120781; protect circular Bundle definitions
	from deep recursion (Andreas Koenig)

	* various distroprefs files updated

2017-02-16  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.17-TRIAL2

	* bump version number for CPAN/Distribution.pm

2017-02-15  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.17-TRIAL

	* address #108: inject PERL_USE_UNSAFE_INC=1 on prepare, make, and
	test; survival strategy for perls compiled with
	-Ddefault_inc_excludes_dot (Todd Rinaldo, Graham Knop, Andreas

	* make tests more robust against parallel runs and missing unzip
	program (Andreas Koenig)

2017-02-14  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.16

	* four weeks after the TRIAL2 release cpantesters have produced
	392 pass and 5 fail; by my estimation the fails are two bugs in
	the test suite: (1) insufficient rubustness against make -j and
	(2) insufficient robustness against missing unzip program; both
	will be targeted at a later date

	* otherwise no functional change; only changes in the distroprefs/
	directory (which is not used per default) and minor changes to
	Makefile.PL and t/97*.t

2017-01-16  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.16-TRIAL2

	* release 2.16-TRIAL (had a broken manifest/signature file)

	* Adjust test 97-return_values.t to survive the removal of "."
	from @INC (Andreas Koenig)

	* Bugfix: fix wrong method call on $logger (Simon Legner)

	* Bugfix: protect version dependencies with eval to survive
	requirements like "2.08a" (Andreas Koenig)

	* Bugfix #47934: honour version requirement with "==" (Andreas

	* partially address #82295: improve diagnostics (Andreas Koenig)

	* introduce new config variable cleanup_after_install: helps
	keeping build directory small (Andreas Koenig)

	* adopting changes from bleadperl related to removal of "." from
	@INC (Tony Cook)

	* distroprefs minor updates

2016-07-17  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.15-TRIAL

	* bugfix #115734 App::Cpan Installing from cwd broken (Boutros Lab
	  Software, Andreas Koenig)

	* bugfix #115786 App::Cpan Can't locate object method "inst_file" via
	  package "AAA::Demo" (dmitryb, Andreas Koenig)

	* bugfix #115340 recursive dependencies (Father Chrysostomos, Andreas Koenig)

	* bugfix #110833 ftp proxy (Father Chrysostomos, Andreas Koenig)

	* distroprefs a handful of updates

2016-06-25  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.14

	* three weeks after the trial release; cpantesters have generated 383
	passes, no fail

	* no changes except for a few in the distroprefs/ directory which do not
	count because it is not used per default

2016-06-04  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.14-TRIAL

	* Fix failing tests on Windows (hopefully); tested on my i5-3317U
	notebook with Strawberry 5.24 and HARNESS_OPTIONS=j3: 104 wallclock secs

	* set SIGWINCH to IGNORE only when the key WINCH exists in %ENV (avert
	noise on boxes that do not support it)

	* fix a rare bug when ->expand returned nothing for whatever reason

	* improve diagnostics on fails during testing (but it is still very hard
	to debug these tests)

	* bump all versions that have changed since 2.14

2016-05-16  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.13-TRIAL

	* support for parallel running tests (tested with HARNESS_OPTIONS=j8)

	* bump all versions that have changed since 2.10 or 2.12 so we can
	generate a better pull request for bleadperl

2015-12-31  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.12-TRIAL

	* merge in a lot of small changes to App::Cpan and cpan (brian d foy)

	* rt#92435: non-deterministic dependency handling (Zefram)

	* fix "Redundant argument in sprintf" (Father Chrysostomos)

	* rt#102867: sequential build dir names (Zefram)

	* rt#102429: Tarball with bad permissions may kill CPAN shell (Slaven Rezic)

	* rt#71722: Locking issues on Windows (Slaven Rezic, Andreas Koenig)

	* several small changes improving NFS file locking (Andreas Koenig)

	* warn if system returns -1 when trying to make (David Golden)

	* github#91: fixes Help to fit in an 80-character console window (Steve
	Hay, Andreas Koenig)

	* encourage plugin names of the style CPAN::Plugin::$something (Slaven Rezic)

	* rt#107353: set SIGWINCH to IGNORE (rene.schickbauer, Andreas Koenig)

	* rt#106009: bump dependency on IO::Scalar to 2.105

2015-03-13  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.10

	* same code as 2.10-TRIAL

2015-02-22  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.10-TRIAL

	* Fix Makefile/Build file test in prereq_pm (Craig A. Berry; RT 98265)

	* Don't use list assignment to %ENV in Distribution::make (Craig A.
	Berry; RT 98265)

	* Bump $VERSION in changed modules (for integration into blead, post
	5.21.9) (Steve Hay)

	* bump requirement for Socket.pm on Windows (Alexandr Ciornii)

2015-02-02  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.09-TRIAL

	* tune verbosity of failing tests in 30shell.t (Andreas Koenig)

	* find or fetch MIRRORED.BY -- github #84 (brian d foy)

	* bump $VERSION in modules changed since CPAN-2.00 -- github #83 (Steve

2015-01-05  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.08-TRIAL

	* fixes binary test files github #81 (brian d foy)

2015-01-04  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.07-TRIAL

	* add support for Cwd::getdcwd and introduce workaround for a
	misbehaviour seen on Strawberry perl 5.20.1 (Andreas Koenig)

	* fixes bug that possibly CPAN::Meta::Requirements was not loaded in
	time (Andreas Koenig)

	* silences unini warnings from missing environment variables (tlhackque)

	* fixes chdir after building dependencies bug github #79 and #80 (David

	* some new and some improved distroprefes files, and some have gone too
	(Andreas Koenig, Slaven Rezic)

	* introduces experimental support for plugins/hooks (#apw2014 in
	Salzburg; Andreas Koenig, Branislav Zahradnik)

	* catches more user errors on the 'o conf' commandline (Andreas Koenig)

	* integrates the App::Cpan sources taken over from brian with lots of
	cleanup from him, so that they have less chance to digress (brian d foy)

	* fixes clear_credentials that were completely broken (Len Jaffe)

	* fixes typos (David Horner)

2014-08-06  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.06-TRIAL

	* lazy load CPAN::Meta::Requirements (David Golden)

	* fix $rtt handling in App::Cpan (Peter Martini)

	* bump CPAN::Meta::Requirements requirement (Karen Etheridge)

	* fix unini warning in App::Cpan (mudler)

	* tiny distroprefs fixes (Andreas Koenig)

	* remove beta warning from distroprefs documentation (Andreas Koenig)

	* do not check recursion on optional dependencies (Andreas Koenig)

	* address rt.cpan.org #95271: sanity check META.yml to contain a hash
	(Alexandr Ciornii, Andreas Koenig)

2014-04-18  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.05

	* amendments to the Changes file only, no code change: the github issue
	numbers were confused in the TRIAL releases. Thanks to Steve Hay for

2014-04-04  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.05-TRIAL2

	* doc improvement for scan_cache/atstart (Slaven Rezic)

	* test improvement in 31session to fix false positives

2014-03-31  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.05-TRIAL

	* take github #68 as 086c901: smoke faster (Alexandr Ciornii)

	* take github #67 as cfa93ad, to fix github #64: local::lib shell
	variable string output (David Golden)

	* take github #66 as 4c0da4e, to fix github #65: loop with "notest test
	some-module-with-dependencies" (Andreas Koenig, David Golden)

2014-03-18  Andreas Koenig  <k@UX31A>

	* release 2.04-TRIAL

	* history of master branch was rewritten after Tour de France bughunting
	(Lyon #QA2014); apologies to all repository followers: the real history,
	as it actually went, is not worth being recorded in the master branch.

	* address #91706 and #86915: the 'force install' bug and the endless
	loop bugs reported in the two tickets are fixed (joined forces)

	* new configure option 'use_prompt_default' (David Golden)

	* add new dummy distros OptionalPrereq and CircularPrereq for testing
	recommends/suggests support

	* experimental recommends/suggests support (David Golden, Andreas Koenig)

	* enable hiding of directories in the distroprefs tree (suggested by
	Slaven Rezić)

2013-09-15  k  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 2.03-TRIAL

	* load META.yml not META.json (Tatsuhiko Miyagawa)

	* support numerics in cpan IDs (Tatsuhiko Miyagawa)

	* address #88565: fix unreachable core bug (Father Chrysostomos, David
	Golden, bb225be54aff753058e149c95ac3047f54892746)

	* address #76831: spaces on Win32 combined with
	make_install_make_command (Reini Urban, Steve Hay)

	* address #86405, #86406: fix typos, clarify comments (found by David

	* address #86915: upgrade build method from "make" to "test" on
	dependencies declared as build_requires (Andreas Koenig,

2013-06-23  Andreas Koenig  <k@UX31A>

	* release 2.02-TRIAL

	* the production of META.json was missing in 2.01

2013-06-22  Andreas Koenig  <k@UX31A>

	* release 2.01-TRIAL

	* add binmode in two places in CPAN::Tarzip (Dave Saville via RT #86328)

	* make distroprefs tolerant against missing prefs dir (akoenig)

	* regain 5.6.2 compatibility (akoenig)

	* add PAUSE key up to 2015 (akoenig)

2013-06-18  Andreas Koenig  <k@UX31A>

	* Use CPAN::Mirrors correctly (brian d foy)

	* Add default_mirror(), clean up docs a bit (brian d foy)

	* allow subdirectories in distroprefs (Alexandr Ciornii)

	* www.cpan.org is now the default CPAN mirror (David Golden)

	* Adds recommends_policy and suggests_policy to support recommended and
	suggested prerequisites (David Golden; incomplete because partially

	* Adds recommends_policy and suggests_policy to support (David Golden;
	incomplete because partially reverted)

	* Fix various prerequisite resolution bugs (David Golden)

	* Internal: Split 'make' method into 'prepare' and 'make' methods
	  (Matt S. Trout and David Golden)

	* Internal: Refactor get/prepare/make/test/install shortcut logic
	  and return values (David Golden)

2013-04-12  Andreas Koenig  <k@UX31A>

	* release 2.00 (at Lancester #QA2013)

	* Removed the trial status for the release in the Makefile.PL

	* Merge with App::Cpan 0.61 (just a version number change)

2013-02-06  k  <k@k83.linux.bogus>

	* release 2.00-TRIAL

	* import App::Cpan 0.60_02 from brian d foy

	* RT#82589 doc fix thanks to Zefram

	* several portability fixes for 5.6.2

	* RT#83042 workaround for current circular dependency in CPANPLUS and

2012-10-16  Andreas Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.99_51

	* RT #79969: fix incompatibilities with VMS (Craig Berry)

	* bugfix: distroprefs of type pl/args were dropped for 'perl Build.PL'

	* RT #73742: watch build_dirs and react calmly when one has gone lost

2011-08-07  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.9800

	* RT #69463: fix memory leak in CacheMgr (Serguei Trouchelle)

2011-06-27  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.97_51

	* address #68835: Changed read_meta to ignore dynamic_config (David Golden)

	* bugfix: refuse to store_persistent if the own build_dir is not
	available (Andreas Koenig)

	* cosmetics: remove "Going to" from the beginning of user-visible
	strings (Jesse Vincent)

	* flock adjustments for Win32 from activestate (Christian Walde)

2011-03-12  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.9600

	* Added PAUSE batch signing key 2011 to the distribution

	* Make t/00signature.t skip if verification fails.  The user
	  shouldn't be prevented from installing if their gpg isn't
	  configured correctly, but we still run this to see diagnostics

	* Major highlights:

	- much less configuration dialog hassle
	- support for META/MYMETA.json
	- support for local::lib
	- support for HTTP::Tiny to reduce the dependency on ftp sites
	- automatic mirror selection
	- iron out all known bugs in configure_requires
	- support for distributions compressed with bzip2
	- allow Foo/Bar.pm on the commandline to mean Foo::Bar
	- for more see Changes file for the 0.94_51 to 0.94_65 dev releases

2011-02-14  David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_65

	* Adds support for META/MYMETA.json files if CPAN::Meta is

	* Adds HOMEDRIVE/HOMEPATH or USERPROFILE as home directory
        options on Windows

	* fixes a minor test bug related to Makefile timeskews

	* fixes a minor test bug related to Makefile timeskews

	* various documentation typo fixes

2011-01-20  David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_64

	* remove 'use_file_homedir' config option and fix #62986 using
	a more robust method. Original config directories will be found
	even if File::HomeDir is installed

	* streamline configuration intro text

	* add missing documentation for 'atexit' and local::lib bootstrap

2011-01-16  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_63

	* address #63357: use Dumpvalue when dumping potential crap (Andreas

	* address #62986: new config option use_file_homedir (Andreas Koenig)

	* address #64037: new config option prefer_external_tar (Andreas Koenig)

	* add support for bootstrapping local::lib when the user does not have
	write access to perl's site library directories (David Golden)

	* add support for (and prerequisite on) HTTP::Tiny; also adds
	prerequisites for MIME::Base64 and Digest::MD5 to support proxy
	authentication (David Golden)

	* automatic mirror selection now returns only http mirrors (David

	* add 'atexit' option for cache scanning and cleanup (David Golden)

	* now with 421 distroprefs files (but a good portion of them seems

2010-10-26  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_62

	* address RT #62064: build_requires_install_policy set to "no" did not
	work correctly (reported by Xavier Bergade)

	* address RT ##55091: don't ask the proxy credentials if proxy_user
	empty (fixed by Robert Bohne)

	* address RT #55093: no_proxy doesn't work with more then one entries
	(fixed by Robert Bohne)

2010-10-03  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_61

	* address RT #61735: stop talking about sending test reports by email (Schwern)

	* prevent the use of old versions of Parse::CPAN::Meta which caused test failures

	* bandaid for native solaris patch program to actually do patching

2010-09-28  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_60

	* improvements to find_perl() by David Golden

	* test fixes to address the issues demonstrated by some cpantesters

2010-09-26  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_59

	* address RT #61607: make the FTP download code more robust  (Reini Urban)

	* omit useless arithmetic in CPAN::Version to possibly help netbsd
	(reported by Nigel Horne and suggested David Golden)

	* address RT #59216: make sure $builddir exists before calling tempdir
	(Lee Goddard)

	* a couple of new distropref files

2010-06-24  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_58

	* bugfix: Non-English locales got no diagnostics on a failed locking due
	to permissions (reported by Frank Wiegand)

	* chasing test failures with test fixes.

2010-05-24  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_57

	* bugfix: treat modules correctly that are deprecated in perl 5.12.

	* bugfix: RT #57482 and #57788 revealed that configure_requires
	implicitly assumed build_requires instead of normal requires. (Reported
	by Andrew Whatson and Father Chrysostomos respectively)

	* testfix: solaris should run the tests without expect because (some?)
	solaris have a broken expect

	* testfix: run tests with cache_metadata off to prevent spill over
	effects from previous test runs

2010-02-17  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_56

	* No code change, only version bumps on files that had changed but did
	not get a version bump. Requested by Steve Hay in his role as perl

2010-02-03  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_55

	* Fixed rt.perl.org#72362 (CPAN ignoring configure_requires).
	  Also fixed (MY)META.yml processing to always prefer
	  Parse::CPAN::Meta, if available.  Reported by Joshua B Jore
	  and patched by David Golden

	* Fixed rt.perl.org#72348 (missing CPAN::HandleConfig::output);
	  Reported by Joshua B Jore and patched by David Golden

	* Quieter user interface: made lots of '$module missing' type
	  warnings only warn once; eliminated 'no YAML' warnings for
	  distroprefs if there are no distroprefs.

	* now with 359 distroprefs files

2010-01-14  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_54

	* David Golden fixes several recent regressions related to external
	transport tools (ncftp, lynx, curl, etc)

	* fixed quoting for downloading into directories containing
	whitespace (reported by Jarkko Hietaniemi)

	* amended lib/App/Cpan.pm because of a regression reported by Zefram as
	rt.cpan.org #53305 and rt.perl.org #71838

2009-12-18  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_53

	* bzip2 support should now be on par with gzip

	* allow Foo/Bar.pm on the commandline to mean Foo::Bar (suggested by

	* bugfix: quit, exit, and bye did not allow a trailing space

	* address #51018: do not switch to default sites when we have a
	user-configured urllist (reported by Marc Lehmann)

	* bugfix for programming interface (shell did not suffer from this):
	localize $CPAN::Distrostatus::something_has_failed_at properly so it
	gets reset after each command (bug inspection by brian d foy)

	* added lib/App/Cpan.pm from brian d foy and update cpan script to his
	current version

	* major rewrite of the FirstTime experience for new users (including
	auto-pick of download sites) (by David Golden)

	* improved support for Perl core module deprecation (by David Golden)

2009-10-15  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_52

	* address #48803: avoid 'unreached' if not following
	configure_requires (David Golden)

	* solaris tar gets more handholding to avoid solaris tar errors (David

	* allow calling make/test/install with regexp if unambiguous (Andreas

	* new config variable version_timeout used in
	CPAN::Module::parse_version() (Jerry D. Hedden)

	* streamline first time configuration to be more intuitive and less
	noisy (David Golden)

	* bugfix: eexpect in mode=anyorder with reuse=1 did not consume the
	output (Andreas Koenig)

	* now with 355 distroprefs files

2009-09-14  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_51

	* bugfix: wrong diagnostic message on old Archive::Tar

	* test fix: additional quoting in test t/31sessions.t for systems where
	cwd contains whitespace (bug reported by Curtis Jewell)

	* portability fix: By-pass alarm() calls if we're running under perl
	5.6.x && $OS is Windows. (burak)

	* address rt #47774: allow duplicate mention of modules in Makefile

	* portability fixes to OS2 (Ilya Zakharevich)

	* fix cpan -r (David Golden, ported back from 5.10.1)

	* work around win32 URI::file volume bug (David Golden)

	* portability fix: use dir() instead of path() on file URLs (David Golden)

	* portability fix: removed my_dot_config as it doesn't exist in
	File::HomeDir any more (Tomas Doran)

	* bugfix: prerequisites declared with the string "==" now supported (bug
	reported by Elliot Shank)

2009-06-27  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.9402, nearly identical to 1.94_01 with these additions:

	* protect build_dir_reuse to not process irrelevant yaml files;
	addressing a bug report by Asif Iqbal on cpan-discuss mailing list

	* doc fix by Dan Dascalescu

2009-06-14  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* release 1.94_01, a candidate for the next stable release

	* friendlier CPAN shell startup message (RT#46869 by ADAMK)

	* sets $Archive::Tar::CHOWN=0 and $Archive::Tar::SAME_PERMISSIONS=0;
  (RT#46384 reported by John Lightsey)

	* fix CPAN Testers reports summary for new website YAML format
	(RT#46652; David Golden)

	* continuing to improve error handling on unplugged operation (tracked
	in RT#44549)

	* fix RT#46378: what happens when using 'o conf urllist' for reordering

2009-05-24  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* this is release 1.94

	* since 1.93_54 one test was changed that had been failing when
	Text::Glob was not installed.

	* since 1.93 (which was released 2008-10-12) changes are documented in
	the release notes for 1.93_5[1234] below. Here is a quick summary:
	SQLite dependency tracking fixed; packaging works around bugs in Solaris
	tar; fixed ls on subdirectories; tested with YAML::XS; support for
	MYMETA.yml; CPAN.pm file split into separate files; mega doc/English
	corrections; negated match variables in distroprefs

	* thanks to Gisle Aas, Tom Christiansen, Alexandr Ciornii, Nicholas
	Clark, Jan Dubois, David Golden, Randy Kobes, Olivier 'dolmen' Mengué,
	Steffen Müller, Slaven Rezić, Michael Schwern, Gábor Szabó, Frank
	Wiegand and many others for providing patches, bugreports and valuable

2009-05-07  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* this is release 1.93_54 (another release candidate for 1.94, I had
	overlooked the github fork by Alexandr)

	* Help Strawberry perl #41537: will prefer perl unpack modules (unless
	it is bz2). (Alexandr Ciornii)

	* address #43779: test failures when NFS involved (Alexandr Ciornii)

	* adjust tests for 5.6.2 and when no yaml module is available

2009-05-04  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* this is release 1.93_53 (release candidate for 1.94)

	* address #45470: pod synopsis fix submitted by Olivier 'dolmen' Mengué

	* bugfix: @$urllist could break on an undefined urllist, now protected

	* bugfix: Work around the troubles posed by Acme::BadExample

	* bugfix: address #43813: solaris tar cannot deal with long paths

2009-04-13  Andreas J. Koenig  <andk@cpan.org>

	* this is release 1.93_52 (dev release towards 1.94)

	* shake out missings after the split into many files

	* Win32 fixes by Jan Dubois

	* CPAN::SQLite support fixes by Randy Kobes

	* completion on distros works now at least on the "d" command when using
	pretty id ( eg. USERID/Foo-<TAB> )

	* experimental support for deprecated.pm only enabled on perl 5.11

	* address #37531: ls on subdirectories did not work as one would
	expect (reported by Slaven Rezic)

	* address #28438: do not create the author directory if we have a file
	URL (reported by Schwern)

	* all distroprefs now more YAML compliant

	* tested with YAML::XS and documented as such

	* patch by Gisle Aas to catch not compiling regexps in distroprefs

	* patch by David Golden to support MYMETA.yml

	* address #44549: support users who do not want to connect to the
	internet but still configure us to run in an intranet or with a minicpan
	on the local disk (reported by Nicholas Clark)

2009-02-28  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* this is release 1.9304 (same as 1.93_03, just version changed to mark
	as stable)

2009-02-01  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* this is release 1.93_51 (dev release towards 1.94)

	* major surgery: split all packages within the CPAN.pm file into
	separate files. Requested by Gabor Szabo who also submitted an initial

	* major surgery: relocate the repository to github, adjust all SVN
	related code in the Makefile.PL to git, and remove all files that are
	not directly relevant to CPAN.pm. (David Golden and Andreas Koenig)

	* mega doc and English patch by Tom Christiansen and David Golden

	* chmod the build directories to be world readable (suggested by Slaven Rezic)

	* fix broken perldoc command (Randy Kobes)

	* Use Parse::CPAN::Meta not Parse::Metayaml (Steffen Mueller)

	* Negated match variables in distroprefs (Gisle Aas)

	* new batch signing key PAUSE2009.pub included

  * this is release 1.93_03

2009-02-01  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* this is release 1.93_03 (preparation of stable 1.9304)

	* more backporting from trunk

	* PAUSE2009.pub included

	* s/cpantesters.perl.org/www.cpantesters.org/

2009-01-11  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* this is release 1.93_02

	* the underscore is there because it is the first git based release, it
	as a test ballon for the merge with bleadperl. I expect it will become

	* upgrade repo to github

	* more caution when running in degraded mode

	* default for connect-to-internet-ok to 0 again (for 5.8.9 a quick fix
	against bootstrapping problems was to set it to 1; now the resulting
	error message makes clear what's going on)

	* typo corrections (Frank Wiegand, David Golden)

	* backport Parse::CPAN::Meta patch from trunk (Steffen Mueller, David Golden)

2008-10-13  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* this is release 1.9301

	* tests, as always, badly written tests! (RT #39994, #40001)

2008-10-12  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* this is release 1.93

	* no changes against 1.92_66 except in the distroprefs directory (which
	is not used by default)

	* highlights include:

	* selection of displayed modules during the 'r' command more intuitive
	(at the same time order of modules changed because we run two passes)

	* several relevant bugfixes, including one related to security
	(setting $Archive::Tar::CHMOD=0 to prevent undesired world writable
	directories and files)

	* for details see below the changes entries for 1.92_51 to 1.92_66.

	* thanks to the many contributors who have made this release possible

2008-09-30  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_66 FEATURE FREEZE for 1.93

	* if nothing serious happens this will become 1.93 in a few days

  * security fix: Archive::Tar should not preserve permissions in the
	tarball; extracted file permissions will be set from users umask instead
	(David Golden)

	* improve on dealing with a tarball with zero permissions (thanks to

2008-09-14  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_65 (aiming at 1.93 once again)

	* address #39243: signature test now skips when no SHA module available
	(requested by M Schwern)

	* adjust skip message formatting to Test::Harness 3.13 strictness

	* now with 344 distroprefs files

2008-09-03  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_64

	* workaround for tarballs containing a pax_global_header comment
	(reported by David Cantrell and Jan Dubois)

	* set the PERL5LIB also on the look command (suggested by Slaven Rezic)

	* better protection against invalid index files

	* fix esoteric bug in build_dir_reuse/reset_tested (David Golden)

	* allow more than 100 commands in history (Rodrigo Marchant)

	* preserve modification and owner bits when overwriting FTPstats.yml
	(Slaven Rezic)

	* address #32841: Location of .cpan Inconsistent on Mac OS X (David Wheeler)

	* updated the FAQ about choosing mirror sites

	* now with 343 distroprefs files (the curve is flattening)

2008-06-19  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_63

	* The CPAN::PERL5INC experiment didn't work and all related code was
	removed. Because PERL5OPT "-M" switches are resolved after command line
	"-M" switches, CPAN::PERL5INC sets @INC too late for any PL code or
	tests that load prerequisite modules with "-M" on a command line.

	* fixed some localization bugs seen on 5.6.2 (David Golden)

	* added 'perl5lib_verbosity' config option to silence 'added to
	PERL5LIB' messages (David Golden)

	* now with 340 distroprefs files

2008-05-23  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_62

	* fixed PERL5INC tempfile leak when running without lock file
	(David Golden)

	* better prereq and distropref disabled support under build_dir_reuse
	(David Golden)

	* distropref cache won't persist across sessions with build_dir_reuse
	(David Golden)

	* patch from chocelateboy: found a FileHandle->new with an argument

	* fix "exiting subroutine via last" bug (patch from Gisle Aas)

	* finishing the CPAN::Distroprefs refactoring (Hans Dieter Pearcey)

	* silence noisy tests

	* now with 320 distroprefs files

2008-04-25  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_61

	* regain 5.005 compat (Slaven Rezic)

	* fixed PERL5INC/YAML::Syck tainting @INC issue (David Golden)

	* major distroprefs code refactoring into new module CPAN::Distroprefs,
	adding tests (Hans Dieter Pearcey)

	* cpan script upgraded to 1.53 (brian d foy)

	* rework the whole experimental "feature" thingie since the META.yml
	spec was fixed

	* address #30464 (imacat): small refactoring and extend the loop
	protection from install only on make_test

	* repair broken smoke command

	* now with 309 distroprefs files

2008-03-26  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_60: gearing towards a new stable release

	* minor bugfixing

	* documented that the support for optional_features is not yet ready for
	prime time.

	* now with 297 distroprefs files

2008-03-16  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_59: new distroprefs parameter match/env; bugfixing

	* address #34104: add match/env into the distroprefs mix (suggested by
	Slaven Rezic)

	* add reset_tested() function to forget distributions previously tested
	in a session, which resets the list of directories added to PERL5LIB
	(David Golden)

	* address #34062: regain lost 'cpan .' command (reporter Slaven Rezic)

	* shut up "exited subroutine via last" warning in an expect loop

	* address #34102: wrong diagnostic message when no META.yml was there
	(reporter Slaven Rezic)

	* CPAN::PERL5INC now also used in available_file() so that testers that
	do not install can continue to work as before this module was introduced

	* new protection against subtly broken META.yml files (testcase provided
	by Form-Processor-Model-DBIC-0.01)

	* cleanup some files on whitespace, notably CRLF files that could
	confuse some svn clients

	* experimental support for optional_features in META.yml (pre-alpha)

	* now with 287 distroprefs files

2008-03-12  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_58: bugfix

	* new module CPAN::PERL5INC repleaces the current PERL5INC stuff for
	larger numers of directories involved

	* force pragma can now override the effect of 'disabled' in distroprefs
	(David Golden)

	* speed up find_perl by caching absolute path in $^X (discovered by
	Slaven Rezic)

	* new FAQ entries about the build directory

	* now with 284 distroprefs files

2008-02-27  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_57: getting closer to 1.93

	* address #32823: fix a (rare) case where the make_args were appended to
	the commandline on the call to ./Build (reported by David Golden and
	Michael Schwern)

	* applied a patch from Randy Kobes to update index before a query when
	CPAN::SQLite is active

	* added 'halt_on_failure' config option to halt queue processing after
	the first failure rather than processing all remaining items
	(patch by David Golden; requested by Andrew Hampe and Matisse Enzer)

	* address #33505: allow empty passwords in the config and pass proxy
	data through to curl (suggestions by kevinarpe)

	* new diagnostics when CPAN.pm is required a second time. Introduce a
	sleep period when it is required several times because then a loop might
	be the cause and this might provide a clue to the user.

	* address #32525: when running the 'r' command, try to display the
	module name that is best suited for the distribution name (suggestion
	and prove of concept implementation by imacat)

	* speed up distroprefs on eexpect/anyorder by reducing timeout to 1
	second and retrying until full timeout reached

	* address 32923: allow =head1 CONTENT without regard to case (David

	* Now with 277 distroprefs files

2008-02-04  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_56: unstable release both bugfixes and new features

	* addressing #32841: fixing wrong usage of HOME vs File::HomeDir spotted
	by Randy Kobes based on a bugreport by David Wheeler; with help from
	Schwern and Adam Kennedy and I'm sure this will need more iterations.

	* added 'trust_test_report_history' config option; when set, CPAN will
	skip tests for a distribution and rely on test report results if a prior
	test report is found; requires CPAN::Reporter 1.07_02

	* protect against the infamous bug in Safe 2.13 that causes data
	corruption and ugly error messages like unknown method version::("")) or
	some such

	* let people disable the direct usage of gzip and tar by supplying a
	whitespace config variable

	* improvements to PPM support by Randy Kobes

	* now with 274 distroprefs files

2007-12-30  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_55: unstable release bugfix

	* address #32003: if untar breaks we broke too much of the session

	* regain 5.6.1 compatibility in the testsuite

	* improve diagnostics in t/31sessions.t to understand better what's up
	in #31750

	* fail gracefully on distroprefs parse error

	* now with 267 distroprefs files

2007-12-27  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_54: unstable release bugfix

	* document how redirection in the shell works

	* skip distros in the smoke command when they match m|/Bundle-| (quick
	hack suggested by David Golden)

	* address #31825: wrong location of MyConfig.pm in Config.pm on OS X
	(patch by Michael Stillwell)

	* address #31750: fix the logic when Compress::Zlib is not installed,
	add a test to verify it

2007-12-10  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_53: unstable release low priority

	* now with 262 distroprefs files

	* fix the bug where CPAN.pm refused to upgrade to Test::Harness 3
	because Test::Harness was too old (Eric Wilhelm)

	* skip tests when YAML too old

	* default changed in Firsttime: prefer the conservative choice to NOT
	use build_dir_reuse

	* improve diagnostics when Tarzip believes that it must give up

	* new config variable connect_to_internet_ok (requested by Merijn Brand)

2007-11-11  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.9205

	* backport the bugfix from 1.92_52

	* straighten out a few whitespace changes that slipped into 1.9204

	* release 1.92_52: unstable release (1.9205 will follow)

	* bugfix: the endless loop fix that made it into 1.92_51 and 1.9204 was
	buggy in itself. Fixing the fix and adding a test case.

	* use chdir from Cwd.pm everywhere instead of the built-in chdir so that
	we set $PWD simultaneously (requested by Slaven Rezic)

2007-11-06  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.9204: stable subset of 1.92_51

	* bugfix addressing #30464 endless loop with prereq resolution (Slaven
	Rezic) [untested!]

	* protect the user from using File::Temp when it is too old

	* applied a patch by Rich Paul to finally disable an undocumented, then
	deprecated and then apparently broken feature

	* applied a patch by Rich Paul that gains us a lot of speed lost in
	unnecessary recomputations

	* replaced all occurrences of $^X with findperl (bug reported by Slaven Rezic)

	* several of many suggestsions by Mark Overmeer to improve the style of
	the dialoges. There's more stuff left in several tickets...

	* address #29754: Lockfile problem with perl 5.005_05 (Slaven Rezic)

	* let containsmods cache negative results: Slaven Rezic found out that
	distros without modules can be a performance killer without this measure

	* no changes in the distroprefs directory

2007-11-04  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92_51: unstable release (I'll make a 1.9204 soonish)

	* bugfix addressing #30464 endless loop with prereq resolution (Slaven
	Rezic) [untested!]

	* applied a patch by Rich Paul to support redirection and pipes on shell
	commands [undocumented!]

	* bugfix wrong usage of kill 0 (Slaven Rezic)

	* protect the user from using File::Temp when it is too old

	* applied a patch by Rich Paul to finally disable an undocumented, then
	deprecated and then apparently broken feature

	* applied a patch by Rich Paul that gains us a lot of speed lost in
	unnecessary recomputations

	* replaced all occurrences of $^X with findperl (bug reported by Slaven Rezic)

	* several of many suggestsions by Mark Overmeer to improve the style of
	the dialoges. There's more stuff left in several tickets...

	* address #29754: Lockfile problem with perl 5.005_05 (Slaven Rezic)

	* let containsmods cache negative results: Slaven Rezic found out that
	distros without modules can be a performance killer without this measure

	* now with 242 distroprefs files

2007-09-28  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.9203: stable release with one distroprefs file fixed

	* release 1.9202: stable release

	* bugfix: don't try to make/Build when Makefile/Build.PL fails to
	generate a Makefile/Build (David Golden)

	* now with 217 distroprefs files

2007-09-27  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.9201: stable release

	* bugfix: remove a compile time has_inst call from CPAN::Admin which
	could cause a hang (Mike Brudenell, Slaven Rezic)

	* address #29606: only warn once when we ignore locking issues (Steve Cooper)

	* add CPAN::Reporter::* to the packages needed for "reload cpan" (David

	* now with 214 distroprefs files

2007-09-15  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.92: stable release

	* fixed bug that kept "?" from being interpreted as "help" command
	(David Golden)

2007-09-15  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.91_55: stable release candidate II

	* Update one test to match the output of Test::Harness 2.99_02

2007-09-14  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.91_54: stable release candidate

	* highlights of 51-54: CPAN::Reporter support for reports on separate
	phases; support for configure_requires in META.yml; now with 207
	distroprefs files; see below for details.

	* firsttime dialog now defaults prefer_installer to "MB" and offers a
	third option (RAND) for a random choice.

	* code beautification complete overhaul, whitespace only (Florian

	* after a fail introduce a hint for using the reports command (suggested
	by Gabor Szabo)

	* Enable code deserialisation for YAML. (Florian Ragwitz)

	* Add CPAN::DeferedCode and make CPAN.pm use it. (Florian Ragwitz)

	* Add a new config option: yaml_load_code. (Florian Ragwitz)

	* turn a few myprint() into mywarn()

	* make inhibit_startup_message a normal config variable like all others

	* New manpage CPAN::API::HOWTO by David Cantrell

	* now setting PERL5_CPAN_IS_EXECUTING as requested by Adam Kennedy

	* ask once if we may try to connect to the internet when we try to use
	@CPAN::Defaultsites (I think this was inspired by Steve Hay, then by
	Gabor Szabo)

	* address #28946: skip locking on platforms not supporting flock

	* address #28915: CPAN::HandleConfig::home did not cope with getting
	undef from File::HomeDir-> my_data()

	* support 'help' with argument

	* integrate all FirstTime questions into POD

	* FirstTime::my_prompt_loop now has support for *_intro prompts

	* simplified lots of the complicated FirstTime::init dialogues

	* new config variable load_modules_verbosity

	* support 'o conf /regex/' to selectivel display the state of config varibles

	* prevent recursion into HandleConfig::load()

	* PERL5*_CPAN_IS_RUNNING now points to the process number

	* several commands were missing in @COMMANDS so were not supported for completion

	* started deprecating term_is_latin config variable

2007-08-08  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.91_53:

	* added CPAN Testers reporting for failures of *.PL or make/Build
	if CPAN::Reporter version is at least 0.99 (David Golden)

	* new config option tar_verbosity

	* added base_id() method to CPAN::Distribution; documented both
	base_id() and pretty_id() (David Golden)

	* bugfix: make install did not set the PERL5LIB environment

	* bugfix: smoke command handles distros it can't find more graciously

	* docfix: new FAQ entry about commit and auto_commit (bugged by Nicholas

	* refactoring of the Queue objects for better readability

	* address #28438: wording of the dialog for keep_source_where (Martin
	Thurn,Michael Schwern)

	* address #28439: did not report missing file URL when LWP not installed
	(Martin Thurn,Michael Schwern)

	* new parameter for eexpect: reuse (Slaven Rezic)

	* bugfix 'reload cpan': make it less unintuitive (David Golden)

	* bugfix in goto: did not formally say goodbye

2007-07-13  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.91_52:

	* When accessing the preconfigured default sites, reorder accessmethods
	in favor of http access (suggested by Brandon Black)

	* neutralize "force" on commands that have no support for it, e.g. turn
	"force report" into "report" (bugged by Slaven Rezic)

	* let SIGINT during recent mean LAST

	* let SIGINT during smoke mean SKIP

	* stop using any version.pm in test 10version.t below 0.7203 because it
	broke on some older bleadperls between 23000 and 25000

	* applied a patch by Jim Cromie to explicitly spit out the unparseable
	and zero version numbers

	* changed CPAN::Version to treat sequences of more than on trailing ".0"
	in version strings as insignificant. This was relevant for
	ANDYA/Set-IntSpan-Fast-v1.0.tar.gz. Bugreport about version.pm is

	* now with 175 distroprefs files covering over 200 distributions

2007-07-07  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.91_51:

	* support configure_requires according to the META.yml spec

	* support distroprefs for all three types of dependencies:
	configure_requires, build_requires, requires

	* new experimental commands C<recent> and C<smoke>

	* increase the timeouts for the tests for really slow machines

	* lots of new, updated, and consolidated distroprefs files

	* tiny fix for very rare cases of wrong parsing of degenerate version
	numbers in CPAN::Version (thanks to Julian Mehnle for the report)

	* support for artistic license "2" (Allison Randal)

	* fix color ornamenting to always end before a newline not after it to
	prevent spurious reset escape sequences at the beginning of the next
	line (discovered by Gregor Goldbach and Slaven Rezic)

2007-05-08  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.9102 -- tiny bugfixes

	* address #26664: probe for the version of the patch program before
	using it and adjust the parameters accordingly

	* bugfix: a recent bugfix to dot distros broke pip (reported by Adam Kennedy)

	* compatibility with 5.00405 regained

	* test fix: increase the timeouts (the dependency of test success on CPU
	speed discovered by Slaven Rezic)

	* work in progress: improve the output of CPAN.pm to improve
	human/machine parseablility on several failure modes

2007-04-23  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.9101

	* bugfix: give all File::Temp using spots a tmpdir (bugged by Slaven Rezic)

	* test fix: demand more YAML fu to run the kwalify test in 12cpan.t

	* bugfix: work around a 5.8.0 overload bug (Slaven Rezic)

	* cosmetics: turn on sorting for Data::Dumper conversions

	* several new distropref files

	* test fix: on failure use diag(STDERR) instead of mydiag (STDOUT)

2007-04-19  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.91

	* new command C<reports> shows the reports sent to cpantesters

	* bugfix: dot distros did not work with Module::Build

	* several new and updated distroprefs

	* bugfixes in testscripts (spotted by Slaven Rezic, Nigel Horne, David Cantrell)

	* bugfix: Time::HiRes not a prereq anymore (Joshua ben Jore)

	* speedup of the cleanup process in the build directory: do not compute
	the size of directories to be deleted

	* bugfix: scripts installation was broken

	* bugfix: do not drop unknown config variables for the sake of forward

2007-04-07  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.90

	* Changes against 1.88:

	* enhanced integration of CPAN::Reporter

	* distroprefs subsystem to store preferences on a per-distro basis
	independently of the support provided by the individual distributions

	* Support for CPAN::SQLite to gain significant memory savings and speedup

	* new commands upgrade, is_tested, install_tested

	* improved visual navigation by colorized output and improved diagnostic

	* improved installation support for scripts without tarball

	* improved config management of internal variables

	* much more serialization of internal data into YAML, switchable between
	YAML and YAML::Syck

	* optional persistence between sessions

	* support for pseudo "dot" distros (local directories having nothing to
	do with CPAN)

	* reworked force pragma and new fforce pragma

	* new configuration variables auto_commit, build_requires_install_policy

	* new optional Bundle::CPANxxl bringing all optional supporting modules

	* Changes against 1.88_79:

	* workaround YAML::Syck 0.84 bug

	* bugfix: remove from the is_tested set what reaches "install already done"

	* improve diagnostics when gpg fails

	* bugfix persistence: do not restore pragmas

	* do the eval $VERSION tango for $CPAN::VERSION only when needed
	(allowing "1.90" with a trailing zero)

	* bugfix: if a dependency has been installed successfully but did not
	install the expected module, issue a warning and do not install again to
	prevent endless loops.

2007-03-15  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_79: stable release candidate VII

	* make the failure mode on circular depencies just as the other failure
	modes and let the rest of the modules continue; also improve diagnostics
	for circular dependencies

	* clean up a few places where STDERR leaked from underneath; others seem
	unfixable so a few are left over

	* protect better against lost build directories

	* warn when YAML is too old and skip the 30shell test

2007-03-05  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_78: stable release candidate VI

	* set PERL5_CPANPLUS_IS_RUNNING (desparately; see RT#23735)

	* prevent installation attempts for files named *.patch (inspired by
	David Cantrell)

	* allow refs in @INC by Nicholas Clark

	* applied a patch by Slaven Rezic to support match/perlconfig in
	distroprefs covering %Config::Config

	* hint the Win32 users how to install nmake with YVES' download script

	* catch typos in distroprefs that are not yet caught by kwalify

	* several new and updated distroprefs files

	* integrate brian d foy's cpan script from his 1.53 release

	* address RT#25223 (JDHEDDEN) small fix to the cpan script

	* fix installation of scripts which was broken

2007-02-19  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_77: stable release candidate V

	* another tweak to t/31sessions.t necessary after a cpantesters report

2007-02-19  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_76: stable release candidate IV

	* In t/31sessions.t set PERL_MM_USE_DEFAULT to emulate testers behaviour
	and have the same results for testers and everybody else.

2007-02-18  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_75: stable release candidate III

	* make t/31sessions.t more verbose in order to determine the problem it
	has on testers machines

2007-02-15  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_74: stable release candidate II

	* fix t/31sessions.t to run without Archive::Tar installed

	* updated and new prefs files

2007-02-13  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_73: quick small fixes, stable release candidate I

	* Win32 fix for 31sessions.t by Randy Kobes

	* flush non-archival files when the mirror changes (thanks for the
	suggestion to Adam Kennedy)

	* fix recursion detection logic: when we have the module and it
	satisfies the minimum required, do not take its recursive dependencies
	into account.

	* fix bug in getting PREREQ_PM out of Makefile when a value in PREREQ_PM
	is undef (uncovered by Template::Plugin::Format::Number)

	* couple of distroprefs files

	* in the tests, when using POSIX::_exit make sure the 1..0 is flushed out

2007-01-31  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_72: quick small fixes

	* fix completion for the two commands "failed" and "fforce"

	* fix support for test/args in distroprefs

	* stop scanning build_dir for sizes without lock because we are not
	cleaning up anyway

	* disable broken Archive::Tar 0.23

	* mitigate a too sharp test in 31sessions.t

2007-01-27  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_71: this does not yet qualify as a release candidate for
	1.89 because it incorporates a major bugfix; but otherwise I think this
	is feature complete for a release

	* document treatment of requires and build_requires declarations

	* integrate the distroprefs README into the manpage

	* introduce negative distroprefs caching for the current command

	* new commands C<is_tested> and C<install_tested> (inspired by Ilya

	* fix completion bug with notest and fforce pragma

	* delete distro objects in memory that are cleaned up by the CacheMgr

	* fix a bug that only fired when prefer_installer was set to MB but
	Module::Build was not yet installed

	* fix a serious dependency resolution bug triggered by the new
	family of Compress::Zlib module distributions

	* limit recursion detection to those commands that need it and let
	others, like 'look', continue to work; at the same time make recursion
	detection a serious error that throws an exception and does not try to
	continue to execute

2007-01-08  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_69

	* fix a broken test (which tested with the wrong MyConfig.pm)

2007-01-07  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_68

	* two bugfix patches from Randy Kobes for Win32

	* include new PAUSE2007.pub key

	* bugfix: make FTPstats writing atomic

	* new mandatory config variable 'auto_commit' to always save changed
	variables immediately to disk

	* address 22069: display a colortable before asking questions about

	* new config variable colorize_debug to colorize debugging output

	* bugfix: prepending to PERL5LIB contained the BUILDDIR literally

	* bugfix: when determining unsatisfied prereqs, honour is_tested area

	* improve documentation about has_inst and dontload_list

	* several distropref files finetuned

2006-12-31  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_67

	* Redesigned 'force' pragma: only force at the level of the given
	command ('force test' only forces test, 'force make' only make etc.)

	* new fforce pragma ("fortissimo") that forces at 'get' level and then
	continues to the given command

	* persistence via 'build_dir_reuse' improved: also maintain the
	is_tested record between sessions

	* documentation and tests for the new force pragmas and for session

	* support for 'applypatch' via distroprefs

	* improved SQLite support for TAB completion courtesy Randy Kobes

	* lots of new and updated distroprefs files

	* Devel::Cover working again

	* address #24114 (Steve Peters): do not fail due to missing YAML

	* bugfix: handle gracefully when a build dir disappears

	* bugfix: improve dependency checking if a module has no version at all

	* bugfix: when a "goto" object is installed remove it from the queue

	* bugfix: test suite runnable again without Expect

2006-12-18  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_66

	* bugfix: protect FTPstats.yml from being truncated

	* bugfix: now really remove the dependency on YAML::Syck in the Makefile

	* distroprefs: deprecate expect-in-any-order and replace with eexpect

	* distroprefs: attach a Distrostatus object to disabled distros in

	* distroprefs: new keyword 'commandline'

	* sqlite: deprecate config variable sqlite_dbname

	* sqlite: make Bundle::Localbundle work

2006-12-09  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_65

	* make CPAN::SQLite configurable and tweak a few places to help SQLite

	* fixed an implicit dependency on YAML::Syck in the Makefile

	* distropref-goto: use the queue because after the goto new dependencies
	may be needed

	* fix dependency checking after make test: it did not work well together
	with a distropref-goto

2006-12-04  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_64

	* more of Randy Kobes' patches for CPAN::SQLite applied. Things start

	* CPAN::Kwalify as a bridge to Kwalify.pm verifies all distroprefs to be
	syntactically correct

	* address #23742: fix unini warning

	* another patch from Randy Kobes to canonize directory names

	* bugfix: force install of a local dot distro was doing weird things

	* bugfix: goto did not normalize the distro name

2006-11-23  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_63: nothing major, only bugfixes and tiny new features.
	Still a lot to do for 1.89.

	* address #23315: there were still some uncought exceptions in
	CPAN::Tarzip that broke megainstalls by Steve Peters; now hopefully all

	* address #22584: do not set VERSION to "undef" when 0

	* bugfix: delete backups during downloading of new index files

	* bugfix: repair all risky ->can with UNIVERSAL::can; thanks to Adriano
	Rodrigues for the report!

	* bugfix: dirname(undef) can die: protect against it when an entry in
	FTPstats has no associated file

	* the failed command now prints its rows sorted by command (as before)
	but within each command by time.

	* the prereq check under the Module::Build installer is now performed by
	reading the _build/prereqs file instead of calling Module::Build
	directly. (Suggested by Ken Williams)

	* cleanup of the cache directory is now disabled for batch jobs;
	documentation is updated about the lock file the shell is holding

	* now setting the environment variable PERL5_CPAN_IS_RUNNING; tentative
	patch for Module::Install in my CPAN homedirectory

	* support for fallback Data::Dumper and Storable files in the prefs_dir
	directory when YAML is not available (alpha)

	* new support for cpanconfig/check_sigs in distroprefs to temporarily
	switch signature checking on or off. See distroprefs/00.README for
	details and distroprefs/JESSE.HTTP-Server-Simple.yml for an example (alpha)

	* new keyword "goto" in distroprefs to nominate a delegate distro. See
	distroprefs/00.README for details and distroprefs/ABH.XML-RSS.yml for an
	example (alpha)

	* small portions of patches from Randy Kobes applied to support
	CPAN::SQLite (pre-alpha; see Makefile.PL how to invoke)

2006-11-13  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_62

	* bugfix in randomize_urllist introduced in 1.88_61: setting the value
	with C<o conf randomize_urllist> was broken

	* disallow C<o conf {commit,defaults}> in degraded mode

	* more programming tips in the manpage from Ilya Zakharevich

	* sanity check on path names with tilde suggested by Adam Kennedy

	* change the prettyprint of arrays to accommodate the user of splice

	* introduce C<expect-in-any-order> to distroprefs

	* add a new testdistro CPAN-Test-Dummy-Perl5-Make-Expect

	* make the 00.README in the distroprefs directory more like a manpage
	for later inclusion into the CPAN.pm manpage

	* determine if a patch needs -p0 or -p1

	* fix downloads with lynx when the other end sends an unusual error page

2006-11-10  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_61

	* This release is dedicated to imacat.

	* address #22749: always download CHECKSUMS from the same host as the
	package file (Thanks to imacat for the report)

	* new command 'hosts' to display some recent download statistics

	* new config parameter 'randomize_urllist' brings some randomness into
	the URL selection

	* if yaml_module not YAML and not available, fall back to YAML

2006-11-02  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_59

	* Note: the build_dir has got a major reworking with regard to how
	individual directories below it are being named. The names are now
	generated by File::Temp and contain a random part. This has the
	advantage that concurring users of CPAN.pm cannot disturb each other and
	the disadvantage that it is more difficult to identify which directory
	contains which build environment. If YAML is installed, then each
	directory is accompanied by a YAML file that stores a lot of state about
	the directory.

	The filename of the YAML file is C<< <directoryname>.yml >>

	* This release represents work in progress: new features marked as alpha
	below are still in flux and may change or be removed in the future.

	* Large chunk of documentation added about the many 'o conf' variants
	(after a smart kick From Marc Lehmann)

	* fix a bug reported by Sujith Emmanuel to survive when urllist contains
	illegal URLs

	* new bundle Bundle::CPANxxl with CPAN::Reporter, Module::Signature,
	Expect, etc.

	* many new sample distroprefs files (alpha)

	* new keyword "disabled" in distroprefs (alpha)

	* sanitize the behaviour after an Expect.pm timeout (alpha)

	* make running concurrent batch jobs safe (alpha)

	* lock the shell more granular to let many CPAN shells coexist (alpha)

	* several small bugfixes to the persistent distro state feature
	introduced in 1.88_58 (alpha)

	* very early incarnation of new install_tested command (alpha)

2006-10-28  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_58

	* new config option build_dir_reuse for persistent distro state in
	build_dir inspired by Ilya Zakharevich. (alpha!)

	* a few new and rewritten distropref files.

	* add distribution name to every OK/NOT OK; also inspired by Ilya.

	* bugfix on a rare bug related to the deletion of metadata after using a
	pragma on a distribution.

2006-10-24  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_57

	* address #22396: add a diagnostic warning at cleanup time when people
	have changed their config but forgot to safe it (Tina Mueller, Alberto
	Manuel Brandao Simoes).

	* workaround for a weird interaction with a dated version.pm in
	a probably dated Module::Build and UNIVERSAL::VERSION.

	* document the config variables that are overridable via distroprefs.

	* add prefer_installer to the list of overridable config variables.

	* new and updated prefs files for DBI, Coro, etc.

2006-10-22  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_56

	* add the ability to patch random distros both with local patches and
	with patches from CPAN. Demo patches to UNIVERSAL::require, Expect,
	Math::Pari, etc. are uploaded to my CPAN directory, corresponding YAML
	files are in the distroprefs directory. Heavily inspired by an old patch
	from Ilya Zakharevich.

	* fixes from Ilya Zakharevich to the PERL5LIB environment handling for
	not yet installed modules from a 3 year old patch.

	* work around a Module::Build issue with Build.PL files that are
	subclassing Module::Build like Error.pm and HTML::Mason. For now we fall
	back to the META.yml file. Needs further discussion with Module::Build

	* in the distroprefs system allow for YAML files with an arbitrary
	number of sections.

	* document how to integrate local distribution directories into the CPAN
	shell. See section 'Integrating local directories' in the manpage.

	* reporting of errors during unpacking is now integrated into the
	report section at the end of each command and the 'failed' command.

	* applied a patch by smpeters to silence an unini warning (RT #22277).

	* address #20979: trailing backslashes in MyConfig variables with test
	(Lars XXX via David Golden)

2006-10-16  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_55

	* new command 'report' as requested by Schwern in #22118.

	* extend the Distribution object to local directories. Gives a meaning
	to the 'cpan .' command. Suggested by Slaven Rezic.

	* removes the linux centric behaviour of t/30shell.t.

	* do not complain THAT often about uninstalled YAML or YAML::Syck; once
	is per distro enough.

2006-10-13  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_54

	* New option 'yaml_module' to switch between YAML.pm and YAML::Syck
	Try 'o conf init /yaml/' to use it.

	* New distroprefs system that lets the user store arguments, environment
	variables, individual answers to questions asked by Distributions when
	being built, and config overrides. Try 'o conf init /prefs/' for more

	* address #21144 major documentation bug: $obj->install is NOT the same
	as CPAN::Shell->install($obj) as soon as a queue of dependencies comes
	into play.

	* fix "o conf defaults" which was broken in 1.88_53.

	* protect us against Module::Build errors with an eval around the
	requires() and build_requires() calls.

2006-10-09  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_53

	* wrapping Module::Build calls into an eval to catch external errors
	with the right consequences.

	* 'reload cpan' now based on timestamps and always jumps into a fresh
	shell when needed.

	* display the version during loading of our own modules.

	* address #21692: make the "isa perl" case less noisy (Gabor Szabo)

	* new tests

2006-10-03  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_52

	* now does the right thing with prereq "perl"

	* major speedup in parsing of index files

	* repair debugging aid to display the correct line number

	* fix bug introduced in _51 regarding Test::Harness version verification

	* fix old bug in CPAN::Version wrt installed developer versions

2006-09-29  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88_51

	* dependencies declared as 'build_requires' are now treated according to
	a new policy option: try 'o conf init build_requires_install_policy' for
	more info. (Suggested/Requested by Johan Vromans)

	* fixed a bug where successful tests were repeated if things were not
	being installed like during the 'test' command itself.

	* address #21724: document that the 'r' command takes arguments; support
	the same arguments for the 'upgrade' command (Adam Kennedy)

	* address #21716: fix the broken 'recent' command (Phil Pennock)

	* fixed a rare but extremely unpleasant bug with deep recursion in
	AUTOLOAD during the 'reload cpan' command.

2006-09-22  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.8801

	* trivial bugfix: init dialog had a tweak that made it impossible to set
	'ncftp' when 'ncftpget' was installed and configured.

2006-09-21  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.88

	* For detailed changes since 1.87 see the entries in the Changes file.
	For finer grained change log see the ChangeLog.svn file. The highlights
	of this release are:

	* convenient configuration: dialogs for individual items or groups of
	items can be accessed with a single command (Courtesy Jim Cromie)

	* experimental support for CPAN::Reporter: try
	    o conf init /test/
	(Courtesy David Golden)

	* make installation of scripts easier: try something like
	    install	SREZIC/pingomatic-1.012
	(Courtesy Slaven Rezic)

	* colored output for better separation of process output, messages from
	CPAN and warnings from CPAN: to turn colorization on/off try
	    o conf init /color/

	* formatting of lists of modules now features a column to indicate
	installed and updateable modules

	* signature checking can now be turned on and off with 'o conf check_sigs'

	* new command 'upgrade' installs newest version of all installed modules

	* Please note a minor incompatibility: the init dialog now has reversed
	semantics: it suggests automatic configuration that can be confirmed
	with 'yes' instead of suggesting manual configuration that can be denied
	with 'no'.

2006-09-18  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_65

	* Hunting missing documentation with Test::Pod::Coverage because my
	first try to use it started with a wrong copy&paste.

	* Forward compatibility: bzip2 via Archive::Tar not dying anymore

2006-09-16  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_64

	* added test for the urllist dialog

	* added License to all pm files and to the Makefile.PL

	* allow ranges in urllist dialog, as inspired by Andrew Strebkov

	* allow "o conf init WORD WORD2..."

	* address #21484: disable inactivity_timeout when d_alarm is not "define"

	* regex in "o conf init MATCH" must now be enclosed in slashes as in all
	other commands that allow regexes

	* again tested with 5.8.0, this time with an UTF8 locale and it did
	indeed not pass the 30test: turning LANG=C now for the 30shell test,

	* all supported config variables now documented in the POD and added a
	test to monitor changes in the future

2006-09-13  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_63

	* should run on 5.8.0 now

	* address #17973: always honour user defined URLs over default URLs

2006-09-11  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_62

	* make term_ornaments switchable while running (was only checked during

	* verify that color settings are applicable (bad colors were killing the
	shell process completely)

	* improve wording and logic when user is offline and tries to run
	the urllist dialog. (Address debian bug #380551)

2006-09-10  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_61

	* configuation of urllist uses a local urllist instead of the global
	configured one: prevents that ^C accidentally kills the currently
	configured urllist

	* configuration of urllist: if there is already a previous pick, one can
	go through the dialog with RETURN only

	* new options to get colored output: colorize_output, colorize_print,

2006-09-03  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_59: "o conf init MATCH" finally works and can be used to
	jump into the configuration dialog and select an arbitrary subset of

	* perl -I. -MCPAN ... now works because we replaced C<no lib .> with
	rel2absing the INC (suggested by Slaven Rezic)

2006-08-31  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_58: work is still in progress to get "o conf init MATCH"
	working (finishing the epochal Jim Cromie patches) but all tests pass

	* initial configuration dialogue now has reversed meaning: automatic
	configuration can be confirmed with 'yes' instead of having to deny
	manual configuration with 'no'

	* fix a bug reported by David Golden, that Bundle::CPAN is never
	uptodate. Fixing it by special-casing readline.pm in the inst_file
	method. See also #17963.

	* Address #18196 once again because people have still MakeMaker < 6.18

2006-08-26  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_57

	* Added by David Golden: support for CPAN::Reporter.

2006-08-24  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_56

	* Tiny documentation improvements

	* Fix by David Golden to suppress warnings when using term_ornaments

2006-07-29  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_55

	* improve the heuristics when parsing PREREQ for scripts

	* document CPAN::Module::as_glimpse changes and fix the case where we
	have no author or no distro and added some tests for these cases

2006-07-23  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_54

	* fix #18165: new config option term_ornaments

	* fix #20272: FirstTime::init did not preserve the space that signifies
	"disabled program"

2006-07-22  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_53

	* make *scripts* (as opposed to modules) installable when the path of
	the distro is given: you can now 'install ANDK/keepcool-0.344' and it is
	stored as 'keepcool'

	* the m command displays one column more: an equals sign if we have this
	version installed, a less-than sign if our installed version of the
	module is smaller and a space if we do not have this thing installed

	* fix #18438: weird dependency chain issue that broke

	* fix #20168: when a user has neither Module::Signature nor gnupg, do
	not warn them

	* patch by Matisse Enzer to support authenticating proxies

	* new command "upgrade" installs newer versions of all installed modules
	if there are any (feature requested by Martin Sluka)

	* release 1.87_52

	* add support for check_sigs configuration option (turn signature
	checking on and off any time)

	* fix #18011: improved initial configuration according to suggestions by
	Vassilii Khachaturov

2006-03-06  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87_51

	* patch by Max Maischein to quote commands that contain spaces as is
	often the case on Windows systems (addresses #17877)

	* do not display DSLIP_STATUS when it is empty; same thing for MANPAGE

	* add a security advice to the manpage

	* do not advertise Bundle::CPAN when a new CPAN is available, CPAN alone
	should do

2006-02-27  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.87

	* new method dslip_status for Module objects

	* no t/dot-cpan/ directory in the distro anymore and removed after test

	* bugfix: when make clean failed, we did not list this as a fail

	* more tests in t/30shell.t, sub coverage on CPAN.pm now >75%

2006-02-23  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.86_53

	* t/30shell emits two test headers (fixes #17816; Adam Kennedy)

	* make Tarzip work better on uncompressed files; fixes test failure of
	test t/12cpan.t work under some conditions

	* t/30shell now skips tests that need uninstalled prerequisites and so
	passes all tests on a bare 5.8.8 for me when CPAN_RUN_SHELL_TEST is set

2006-02-22  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.86_52

	* simplification of the concepts of home and of the CPAN/MyConfig.pm and
	the CPAN/Config.pm. There were too many places that tried to do the same
	thing. Should now be centralized and consistent.

2006-02-21  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.86_51

	* replace the concept of $ENV{HOME} with File::HomeDir (fixes #17759;
	Adam Kennedy)

	* remove a spurious CARRIAGE RETURN in the Todo file: it broke
	Module::Signature on Windows (fixes #17746; Adam Kennedy)

	* return empty string instead of undef when HAVE_MAKE is false (fixes
	#17768; Adam Kennedy)

	* do not try to use $CPAN::Frontend before it exists (fixes #17770; Adam

	* t/12cpan.t now behaves on 5.004 and 5.005

	* t/30shell.t now can be run without Expect; needs to be enabled with
	environment variable CPAN_RUN_SHELL_TEST in this case

	* more testing in 30shell.t

2006-02-20  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.86

	* quick fix for a bug in the Checksums checking code: if the cache had
	an old copy, it was in some cases not updated and if the file-to-check
	was newer, a false alarm was triggered.

	* I expect a 1.87 soonish, because we have open bugs: test 12cpan.t not
	suited for old perls; test for the above bug missing.

2006-02-19  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.85

	* Fix for 'install Bundle:CPAN' on Windows machines (closes #17699; Adam

	* Make a separate distro for Bundle::CPAN (works around the bug for
	older versions of CPAN)

	* Another fix for bundles: in some cases CPAN.pm installed an older
	bundle than the most recent

	* more tests: CPAN.pm subroutine coverage now at 71.4%

2006-02-15  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.84

	* see detailed release notes for releases 1.83_51 upto 1.83_69 below

	* highlights of the changes between 1.83 and 1.84: better error handling
	with new "failed" command and in many other places; new config variable
	ftp_passive is on by default; new command mkmyconfig; Module::Build
	support should now work on Windows and work better on all platforms; new
	methods for programmers CPAN::Module::distribution and
	CPAN::Distribution::author; improved docs; prettier output; and last not
	least a heavy dose of refactoring, bugfixing, and testing

	* Thanks to the bunch of helpful contributors and bug reporters (you
	know who you are:)

2006-02-14  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_69

	* much more testing (70% sub coverage in CPAN.pm)

	* deprecated "dontload_hash" and introduced "donload_list" instead

	* better handling of errors during 'perl Makefile.PL'

	* turn on sorting for the dump command

	* turn on sorting for the CONTAINSMODS attribute of Distribution objects

	* env FTP_PASSIVE now set to true also when config variable ftp_passive
	does not exist (brought up by Jarkko)

	* patch by Sebastien Aperghis-Tramoni to avoid a SEGV with 5.004_05
	which happens when exit is called within BEGIN

2006-02-08  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_68

	* bring 5.004 compatibility back

	* kick out a 5.8.1 warning (Ken Williams)

	* renaming all tests to NNxxx.t style

	* less noise when Digest::SHA is not installed (closes 17598; Adam Kennedy)

2006-02-06  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_67

	* more tests

2006-02-04  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_66

	* add a new method CPAN::Distribution::author

	* protect the usage of Text::Glob with a has_inst

	* document CPAN::Module::distribution

	* experimental and undocumented new method CPAN::Distribution::fast_yaml

	* release 1.83_65

	* much more testing in shell.t

	* bugfix: protect "make test" from outer environment variable MAKEFLAGS

	* bring "o conf help" back which was lost

2006-02-02  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_64 (potential release candidate for 1.84)

	* bugfix: when M:B specifies both requires AND build_requires AND then
	has no YAML to write the META.yml file, THEN we did not merge the two
	requiries. Seen in KCLARK/Text-RecordParser-v1.0.0.tar.gz.

2006-02-01  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_63

	* bugfix: when the CHECKSUMS file contains garbage, tell the user and
	default to aborting the process (bug reported by Linda W)

2006-01-31  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_62 came out today before this entry was written

	* rename the LC_ALL macro so that it does not infect the whole
	environment (Ken Williams)

	* new command mkmyconfig: patch supplied by Tyler MacDonald

2006-01-30  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_61

	* After a bugreport from Randy Kobes, another few small fixes to make
	sure that mbuild_install_build_command cannot make it through to be used

	* release 1.83_60

	* bugfix: Do not use ./Build directly on Windows, it must be called
	together with the perl (fixes #17313; thanks to carl at fireartist for
	the report and a patch skeleton)

	* feature: 'o conf commit' now drops unknown config variables

	* bugfix for very rare cases: do not use CPAN::Distrostatus object
	methods on strings left over from the current session before a 'cpan
	reload' introduces the CPAN::Distrostatus class

	* bugfix: better switches for the call to curl

	* bugfix: more checks after lynx if the command was successful or not

	* docs: revisited the FAQ section

	* bugfix: if a META.yml specified a prerequisite module that we do not
	know, the whole prereq_pm became undef; now issues a warning and skips
	the unknown thing

2006-01-25  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_59

	* new config variable ftp_passive which causes $ENV{FTP_PASSIVE} to be
	set; fixes #17266 (Adam Kennedy)

	* have 2 Default Hosts instead of one; fixes rt #17238 (Adam Kennedy)

	* be much more verbose when reaching the last ressort external ftp;
	fixes rt #17237 and #17241 (Adam Kennedy)

	* give the cwd command more flexibility (stimulated by Ashley M. Kirchner)

	* bugfix: honour build_requires

2006-01-22  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_58

	* command processor tweak on Win32 (Jan Dubois, Gisle Aas)

	* README production was broken

	* Ongoing heavy refactoring of FirstTime, currently still without
	becoming visible to the user (Jim Cromie)

	* More tests for CPAN::Version with output comparing the results with
	Sort::Versions and version.pm

	* bugfix: double check the "later" attribute before you excuse and unset
	it if it is obsolete; fixes a bug where a postponed distro could be lost
	from the queue

	* output of as_glimpse more space efficient

2006-01-19  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_57

	* bugfix rt #17131 (Lee Goddard): better error messages on two
	unrecoverable errors that require user intervention

	* shell.t improved again: now the output reads really similar to a shell
	session so we can determine which problems were leading to a failing

2006-01-18  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_56

	* bugfix rt #17089 (Adam Kennedy): the existance of a Build.PL without a
	Makefile.PL implies a Module::Build dependency

	* skipping the signature test now possible with "force"

	* more tests in shell.t

	* improved documentation

	* new method CPAN::Module->distribution

2006-01-14  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_55

	* improve error handling on Net::FTP connections (R. Hauser; fixes rt

	* shell.t starts working on installations that have a CPAN/Config.pm

2006-01-13  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_54

	* conveniently handle $Config->{make} on systems that often switch
	between dmake and nmake, like ActiveState's perl (Gisle Aas)

	* better choice for command processor on Win32 (Gisle Aas)

	* newest cpan script (1.51) from brian d foy

	* "force ls" now refetches the CHECKSUMS files

	* shell.t now conforming to Test-Anything-Protocol and hopefully working
	on more platforms.

2006-01-12  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_53

	* bugfix: if we have no YAML and no Makefile, we could not determine
	prereqs. Now fixed by using Module::Build.

	* bugfix: b command on unpublished bundles was broken due to wrong
	handling of missing RO elements.

	* bugfix: do not die when you cannot verify a signature, proceed with a
	fail instead.

	* new command "failed" reports about failed invocations of make, test or
	install on CPAN::Distribution objects.

	* Jim's bold fight against the FirstTime dragons continues.

2006-01-10  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_52 is a work in progress: Jim is proceeding with the
	dressage of the FirstTime. It actually contains shell.t.

2006-01-08  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.83_51 brings

	* restructure FirstTime in a way to enable us to ask single questions RSN
	(Jim Cromie)

	* shell.t that can test dialogues

	* bugfix: show_upload_date now asks yes/no instead of 1/0 (Ask B. Hansen)

	* envariable CPAN_SHELL_LEVEL now available for subshells (Slaven Rezic)

	* enable date/time warnings without the help of HTTP::Date (inspired by
	a bogus bugreport on perl monks that was only due to wrong system time)

	* bugfix: hide CPAN::Config from the indexer

	* provide a more traditional style ChangeLog and Changes file

2006-01-05  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.82 and 1.83 are quick bugfix releases.

2006-01-03  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.81 adds on top of 1.80_58:

	* bugfix: completion of debug options was not case insensitive

	* bugfix: installation of distributions was broken for distros
	not mentioned in the index

	* include a hint that su might work as well as sudo in the dialog
	about make_install_make_command and mbuild_install_build_command

	* add Module::Signature to the Bundle and move Digest::SHA higher
	up so they start working as soon as possible

	* improve the dialog that ensues when bad signatures are

2006-01-01  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.80_58 was a quick bugfix release

2005-12-31  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.80_57 adds on top of 1.80_56 the following:

	* prerequisites fixed: File::Temp was missing in PREREQ_PM and

	* reduce noise when $Debug is on

	* improved handling of whitespace in filenames (Roland Bauer;
	rt.cpan.org #3201)

	* add the Module::Build configuration parameters to the required
	parameters (thus users are relayed to the init dialog)

	* import less symbols

	* enhanced robustness if cwd gets removed while we're running
	(Rhet Turnbull; rt.cpan.org #321)

	* add "notest" to the completion table

	* enhanced robustness when untar is failing or poses permission

	* iron out some buglets in the "ls GLOB" code

	* enhanced robustness on "reload cpan" when the path to CPAN.pm
	has changed

	* replace some hash accesses with method calls for a cleaner
	interface (Work in Progress; no user-visible changes)

	* do not fail anymore when finding empty files left over from a
	previous unsuccessful download

	* uptodate message more descriptive (Adam Kennedy; rt.cpan.rg

2005-12-17  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* release 1.80_56 is a release candidate for 1.81

	* integrate release 1.5 of brian's cpan script from

	* Support for Module::Build: to set the preference for
	Module::Build over MakeMaker, run

	  o conf prefer_installer MB
	  o conf commit

	* ls command supports globbing; these work nicely:

	  ls JV/make*

	this works too but is slow:

	  ls */*make*

	* META.yml data replace the Makefile parsing code if YAML
	available (compensating for the frequent wrong usage of the
	requires element)

	* support SHA256; stop using MD5

	* support bzip2 compression; can be tested with 'install
	ARTURAZ/Net-Vypress-Chat-0.72.1.tar.bz2'; the CPAN indexer does
	not yet index bz2 distros but will probably start to do so as soon
	as CPANPLUS supports bzip2

	* tiny tweaks to make CPAN.pm run on a busybox (Guillaume Filion)

	* bugfix: major speedup on all commands that need expansion of
	regular expressions to module names

	* prettier r command output: the 4th column of the 'r' command
	drops the redundant X/XX/ prefix

	* tolerant when you type one colon instead of two on module names

2005-12-03  Andreas J. Koenig  <andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de>

	* this is release 1.80

	* support for Module::Signature courtesy Autrijus Tang

	* separated out new module CPAN::Version that has muchly improved
	support for multidot version notation that should make the
	deployment of version.pm easy for everybody. During the last weeks
	the indexer on PAUSE also got improved version.pm support and
	spits out numified versions. This release is optimized for the new
	version handling, regardless if used with or without version.pm
	(Thanks to John Peacock and to Graham Barr for their help)

	* new pragma 'notest' courtesy Slaven Rezic

	* support for sudo in the config variable
	'make_install_make_command' courtesy Michael Richardson

	* new commands 'recent' and 'perldoc' courtesy Toni Prug

	* improved wget support for Windows users courtesy Daniel

	* cleanup internal use of CPAN::Frontend courtesy David Storrs

	* fixes to distro bugs by Adriano Ferreira

	* runs under 5.004_05 courtesy Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni

	* new feature 'show_upload_date': if set to true, all 'm' and 'd'
	commands will display the upload date

	* fix bug in FirstTime causing endless loop under some conditions

	* better completion for config variables and a new warning if an
	unregistered config variable is being set

	* improved some error messages

	* improved help menu (Thanks to David Golden for the suggestion)

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