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Re^2: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

by zby (Vicar)
on Mar 25, 2008 at 10:42 UTC ( #676091=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
in thread What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

I totally agree with you that it needs a single sign on (maybe CPAN could provide an OpenId account?) - but I don't think that requires centralisation.

And talking about the scaling problems. What I had in mind was not problems on the infrastructure layer - the technology should work OK with even much bigger repository - but rather things like: the dependency problems, difficulty of finding the right module and duplication of modules making it confusing for newcomers and aggravating the other issues.


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Re^3: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by Spidy (Chaplain) on Mar 26, 2008 at 04:08 UTC
    It could provide, or just simply have support baked in. Either way, it would beat having multiple logins for the same site.
Re^3: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by tinita (Parson) on Mar 26, 2008 at 10:15 UTC
    I totally agree with you that it needs a single sign on (maybe CPAN could provide an OpenId account?) - but I don't think that requires centralisation.

    well, if you have a module on CPAN, you'll get emails directly to your cpan address, you will get emails from RT (people even post bug reports on annocpan where they don't belong), to check out the ratings you have to check out the web page, to check out the discussion forum you have to check the web page (or subscribe to get postings per email? haven't tried it out), to get the latest tests you subscribe to an RSS feed (this is something i like).

    there is no pointer to how to set up a gravatar (mine has worked for a couple of days before it vanished, and i don't know why).

    don't get me wrong, it's nice that there are many tools but there are kind of thrown together, and with gravatar as an example, poorly documented (in the orignal posting on perlbuzz it says 'create a gravatar-account with your cpan-address'. which one? the private or public address? i had to try out both. where can i ask?)

      which one? the private or public address?

      Setting it to the "Publicly visible email address (published in many listings)", as specified on my Account Info page, worked for me ... though *my* public address is not "CENSORED". (I love spam ... already won over 2000000 Euro, this week alone.)

      Cheers,
      Rob

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