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Posted by Barbie
on 16th February 2011

David Golden recently posted regarding a comment from Leon Timmermans on IRC. Leon highlighted a problem when CPAN authors try to find information about CPAN Testers, and how they can request testers to do (or not do) something with a distribution they've just uploaded.

The page they are looking for is the CPAN Author FAQ on the CPAN Testers Wiki. Although there is plenty of information for authors, the page doesn't appear prominently on search engines when some searches for that kind of information.

As such, David has suggested that people tweet or post about the page, which includes this post ;) In addition, I'm going to look at adding this and potentially other useful pages as quick links on other CPAN Testers family sites. If there are specific pages you think should be mentioned, please let me know and we'll look at how best we can raise their profile too.

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Getting links onto the "CPAN Testers family" sites

Something that could be quickly included on CPANdeps, cpXXXan, matrix.cpantesters etc would be great - maybe something like an iframe that everyone could just link to - or a snippet of JSON or YAML that we could download periodically and mangle to suit the individual sites' layouts.

Posted by David Cantrell on Thursday, 17th February 2011

Family links

Good idea. I'll have a look at producing a plain JSON file, with both the "family" links and any additional links.

Posted by Barbie on Friday, 18th February 2011

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