Saturday, November 12, 2011


Just saw an announcement of Git::CPAN::Patch over at Yanick's blog.

This is an awesome tool to create patches for other people's modules (OPM(tm)). It will create a git repo from current sources so you can get straight to patching. New in v0.7.0, if the module has a public repo, it'll pull directly from that. Rockstar!

Git::CPAN::Patch could already seed a local repository with the latest distribution of a module, or its whole BackPAN history, or its GitPAN mirror. But with version 0.7.0, it can now go straight for the meat and clone the distribution's officil git repository, provided that it's specified in its META.json or META.yml.
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Provides two tools git cpan-sources and git cpan-init

HackDay! 11/12/11

David (DDubs!) came over for a HACKDAY today. Fun times!

He's in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike. He's installing SVN on localhost, with the full webDAV thing. Why? So he can practice migrating SVN to git. Yes, crazy land. I'm more looking forward to the actual project, a Bayesian Classifier to practice with Moose.

I've updated my App::PM::Website tool for maintaining the Los Angeles Perl Mongers website. It now uses Lingua::EN::Numbers::Ordinate to render dates like "Wednesday the 7th" instead of "Wednesday the 7." That's one more piece of manual hard coding replaced with software. Woot! Come on out on December 7th for Mike's talk on VOIP!

I really do want to get this code into a state where it's releasable to CPAN and usable by other monger groups. Maybe by making my vapor App::PM::Toolbox into reality? Why am I so tentative on releasing that?

I also updated and released v0.113160 of Hadoop::Streaming perl module, mostly to use Any::Moose. I made the changes a few months ago at a user's request. I sent him a beta version for testing, and it got lost in the weeds. I merged the code over today from feature/mouse and pushed it out. While I was in there, I updated the documentation in the main package to show how to use the '-archive' flag to hadoop.

I love typing 'dzil release' and having my Changes file updated, checked into git, release git tagged, release built and bundle pushed to PAUSE for CPAN.

If I had checked github first, I would have seen this lovely change request waiting where a user had made the Any::Moose conversion for me. My first incoming github change request. ROCKSTAR!

This post brought to you by the number 30 and the letter D (eltron).

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