Gentlemen, a call to arms!

Matt S Trout dbix-class at
Thu Oct 12 20:18:20 BST 2006

chromatic wrote:
> On Thursday 12 October 2006 04:18, Paul Makepeace wrote:
>> I wonder if there's some scope for a module author to have other
>> highly dependent modules/applications register themselves as
>> interested parties who/that would appreciate builds of their
>> modules/applications to be tested before said module is released. You
>> could even do this automatically by keeping stats on CPAN downloads
>> and looking at the dependency graph. "Ah, there's this enormous app
>> that requires my module, perhaps I should try building $enormous_app
>> before I ship my latest & greatest."
> Bleh.  I'm happy to *notify* developers who use my code (especially if it's 
> easy), but I don't want to get in to waiting for everyone to upgrade and test 
> before I can release something.

I'd be over the moon with "notify with dev release and a deadline to test by", 
assuming the deadline is at least a few days - I think a week would probably 
be an ideal compromise between making sure people have testing time and not 
holding a release up from my POV.

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