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Re: Goodbye search.cpan.org

by cavac (Curate)
on May 18, 2018 at 09:14 UTC ( #1214826=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Goodbye search.cpan.org

That's sad. The old search.cpan.org has a much cleaner interface, that is much easier too read for someone like me with a bit of color blindness.

MetaCPAN might or might not allow to change the color scheme after logging in. I haven't tried, because i hate the fact that you can't just use username/password, but instead have to use a third party login provider. Why the hell would i allow Google or f...ing Facebook to sign in as me to another site? As a rule, i don't use those services for anything that is really relevant/important to me, because this is a security nightmare waiting to happen.

But since there seems to be no alternative, i'll test over the next few weeks if this would work with running an OpenID API on my own server. If not, then i'll have to think about alternative solutions, like restart my webpage-modifying proxy project to filter out all the clutter and make metacpan more readable.

"For me, programming in Perl is like my cooking. The result may not always taste nice, but it's quick, painless and it get's food on the table."

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Re^2: Goodbye search.cpan.org
by marto (Archbishop) on May 18, 2018 at 09:31 UTC

    "Why the hell would i allow Google or f...ing Facebook to sign in as me to another site?"

    Some people are unaware of the problems or just pain don't care. You don't need to use those, you can use github or openid (which as you know you can host yourself).

    "because this is a security nightmare waiting to happen."

    You are behind the times, it's already happened :P

    "If not, then i'll have to think about alternative solutions, like restart my webpage-modifying proxy project to filter out all the clutter and make metacpan more readable."

    It'd make more sense to work with the existing codebase and provide a PR for the functionality you discuss, then others could collaborate/get the benefits.

Re^2: Goodbye search.cpan.org
by Haarg (Curate) on May 31, 2018 at 19:19 UTC

    Can you clarify what parts of the interface is a problem for people with color blindness? We definitely haven't put a lot of effort into accessibility features, but we also haven't gotten any feedback of where there are problems. Please feel free to file issues on GitHub for any accessibility problems you come across.

    MetaCPAN doesn't have any user-based UI preferences. Any UI customizations we do have are stored with in your browser directly using localStorage. The only purpose logging in serves is to allow using ++ on modules, and customizing a few things on your author page if you have a PAUSE account. We're unlikely to add local accounts, although we are considering adding support for AuthO.

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