Léon Brocard


CPAN::WWW::Testers - Present CPAN Testers data


  my $t = CPAN::WWW::Testers->new();


The distribution can present CPAN Testers data. cpan-testers is a group which was initially setup by Graham Barr and Chris Nandor. The objective of the group is to test as many of the distributions on CPAN as possible, on as many platforms as possible. The ultimate goal is to improve the portability of the distributions on CPAN, and provide good feedback to the authors.

CPAN Testers is really a mailing list with a web interface, testers.cpan.org. testers.cpan.org was painfully slow. I happened to be doing metadata stuff for Module::CPANTS. This is the result. It's alpha code, but using it anyone can host their CPAN Testers website.

Unpack the distribution and look at examples/generate.pl. Wait patiently. Send patches and better design.

At the moment I am running the output of this at http://testers.astray.com/


The Constructor

  • new

    Instatiates the object CPAN::WWW::Testers.


  • directory

    Accessor to set/get the directory where the webpages are to be created. Note this also where the local copy of testers.db will reside.

  • generate

    Initiates the $obj->download and $obj->write method calls.

  • download

    Downloads the latest article updates from the NNTP server for the cpan-testers newgroup. Articles are then stored in the news.db SQLite database.

  • database

    Path to the SQLite database.

  • write

    Reads the local copy of the testers.db, and creates the alphabetic index, distribution and main index web pages, together with the YAML and RSS pages for each distribution.




Leon Brocard <acme@astray.com>


This code is distributed under the same license as Perl.