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kobesearch gone?

by DrWhy (Chaplain)
on Aug 08, 2012 at 18:58 UTC ( #986343=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
DrWhy has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I haven't searched CPAN in some months now and I used to always use It seems to be gone now. Does anyone know the story about what happened to it? Is it moved somewhere else?


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Re: kobesearch gone?
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor) on Aug 09, 2012 at 00:20 UTC

    It seems that kobesearch was originally set up by Dr Randy Kobes. Be aware that, sadly, Randy passed away about 18 months ago: Sad news (Dr Randy Kobes). I don't know who has taken over kobesearch nowadays.

      It does not seem anybody has taken this over and over the last months more and more elements of this site dropped (like the "new modules" lists and such).

      I guess bit rot has finally brought it all down.


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Re: kobesearch gone?
by DrWhy (Chaplain) on Aug 09, 2012 at 16:27 UTC
    I've contacted U. Winnipeg about the status of kobesearch. I'll post here when I find out what's up.


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Re: kobesearch gone?
by influx (Beadle) on Aug 08, 2012 at 19:31 UTC

    Haven't heard anything, but have you tried ? Has a nicer interface and loads of features that the standard doesn't have.

      I've been using today, but haven't found any way to get it to display a module's DLSIP info. Is there something I'm missing there?


      "If God had meant for us to think for ourselves he would have given us brains. Oh, wait..."

        I don't think MetaCPAN has that information directly. There's some extra info in the MetaCPAN Explorer under the Search Distribution box, but I'm not sure it has everything included in DLSIP info and it's in json format. A module is mentioned in This Node (perlmonks) to get the information you need if that's of any use

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