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by petdance (Parson)
on Oct 11, 2001 at 18:57 UTC ( #118226=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How You (Yes You!) Can Get Involved

The other part of that is to be a tester for the CPAN. Check out http://testers.cpan.org and sign up to be a CPAN tester. You'll get an email each time a module is uploaded to the CPAN. Try to install a module, and send the results to the CPAN with a handy-dandy little script. It adds a few seconds after each time you install a module, and it helps the authors know what works and doesn't.

I've been doing it for about a year now. It's certainly not as useful as Chromatic going and writing up bunches of tests for key modules, but then again, if people don't run those tests, what good are they?

xoxo,
Andy
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Comment on Sign up to be a CPAN tester
Re: Re: How You (Yes You!) Can Get Involved
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Oct 12, 2001 at 04:34 UTC
    Actually, testing those bits on the CPAN is more useful. There's a lot of stuff in the core, but it gets a lot of attention from a lot of smart people on a lot of platforms. It's not 100% tested yet, but it's getting there.

    Some CPAN modules are used a lot, and they're tested... but there's a lot of stuff that's genuinely useful. A little feedback now and then is really helpful for authors. (It's especially nice when someone says, "This didn't work on my platform. Here's a patch!")

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