As I have not seen any announcement here: is a bug reporting and tracking feature on CPAN. As you might have guessed it uses RT. had a good article about RT a while ago.

This is quite an important step towards better management of modules. It will also help users get a better idea of how stable modules are, and how reactive module authors are.

Kudos to Jesse Vincent and Best Practical Solutions for this service!

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Re: New CPAN feature: bug reporting
by Matts (Deacon) on Jan 23, 2002 at 21:28 UTC
    And a really cool feature...

    Don't want to load your browser to submit a bug report in a module? How about your email client? Yes, ok then just fire off a quick email to bug-<Module> where <Module> is the module name with :: replaced with -, so for example XML::SAX would be, and your post is not only automatically added as a bug report to that project's database, but the author automatically gets to see a copy!

    RT really rocks, it's a great step forward for us CPAN authors.

Re: New CPAN feature: bug reporting
by runrig (Abbot) on Jan 23, 2002 at 23:07 UTC
    And it should prevent the "someone sent me a patch 6 months ago but now I've lost it, so could whoever sent it please resend it" problem :-)

    -runrig (who never had this problem happen to him, but has seen it happen on mailing lists enough to know that it does happen)

(jeffa) Re: New CPAN feature: bug reporting
by jeffa (Bishop) on Jan 23, 2002 at 23:48 UTC
    Hate to burst your bubble: CPAN Bug Reporting and Tracking was posted on November 7, 20001. Would you believe November 7, 2001? (p.s. thanks for catching the typo Albannach)

    But ++ for bringing up the topic again. I have been using since i first saw that link myself. Wonderful, wonderful stuff!


    I liked better than Cats. I will use it again and again.