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Aaron Trevena
March 19, 2021 11:03
Re: is going away
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Hi All,

As some of you may have noticed - hasn't gone away and has
been upgraded to RT5 with help and support from best practical - no
mean feat given the age and customisations of the cpan RT instance.

It's looking nicer and much easier to use.

Kind regards,


On Thu, 21 Jan 2021 at 14:41, Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
<> wrote:
> ****
>, the bugtracker used by nearly 80% of all CPAN modules
>   [1], is going to be shut down on 1st March this year [2]; 39 days
>   from when I write this email.
> ****
> I am rather concerned about this, as there doesn't appear to be any
> sort of co-ordinated bailout plan or migration of the *huge amount* of
> CPAN modules this is about to affect.
> I am furthermore concerned at the total lack of discussion or response
> that has so far been generated; aside from Karen Etheridge I haven't
> seen any noise of upset being generated at all. Nor am I aware of any
> sort of effort to handle what will become a huge outage of a major
> component of the CPAN ecosystem.
> I personally have 189 modules in need of migration - somehow. As yet
> I have no clue what I am going to do about it. Existing bugs need to be
> moved somewhere else (and I have no clue how I'm going to fix up URLs
> that currently point to those, in code comments, documentation, blog
> posts, ... anywhere else), and a new for users to report new bugs needs
> to exist. Of special note are the numerous "in progress" tickets I have
> across my distributions, containing ongoing discussions about design
> issues and the like. To say that I am "concerned" is an understatement;
> I am fairly close to panicing about this.
> I am quite sure I am but the smallest tip of the iceberg here. Every
> time I mention it on Freenode's #perl or's #p5p there are
> always new folks who were totally unaware of this fact. This is going
> to hit lots of people in a very hard surprise.
> I am therefore interested to know if anyone has any sort of thoughts or
> plan on what to do about this; either
>   a) Attempts to take over maintenance of the system as it stands, or
>   b) Find an alternative location and implement some sort of
>      mass-bailout in that direction.
> To emphasise again: in 39 days time the bug tracker used by nearly 80%
> of all of CPAN is going to be shut down and become unavailable for
> either historic or newly-reported bugs. We *need* to find a solution in
> that time. It would be great if we all went the same way, thus making
> the lives of users (and a lot simpler, rather than all
> scattering in 50 different ways, which will cause a huge splintering of
> what has been a very coherent service so far.
> 1: Add the "known to be RT" and "unknown" categories of
>; because defaults to RT in the
>    latter case.
> 2:
> --
> Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
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Aaron J Trevena, BSc Hons
LAMP System Integration, Development and Consulting

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