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October 26, 1999 01:24
Re: [packrats] Happy birthday, CPAN!
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>>>>> On Mon, 25 Oct 1999 18:29:53 -0500, Brad Appleton <> said:

 > On Mon, Oct 25, 1999 at 05:59:38PM -0500, Elaine -HFB- Ashton wrote:
>> Yes, I remember trying to hunt down an 'announcement' for PAUSE but didn't
>> find one and lost track of it. Perhaps I'll try that tonight. 

 > I remember seeing one by Andreas I think (sometime in 97?) saying
 > August 20.  It was around the same time as an early release of PodParser.
 > The date Aug 20 stuck in my mind very clearly because it also happens
 > to be my own birthday (although many years earlier ;-)

AFAIR on Aug 20 1995 the PAUSE pieces were assembled and running:
WU-FTP, an Apache, either 0.6.6 or 0.8.1, mirror, an mSQL database
with 53 authors and 35 modules, and a PAUSE daemon that worked like
the one today. One year later when PAUSE became the first publically
available mod_perl server I was in a very big hurry to have it in time
for the birthday. And then I posted somewhere the statistics (slightly
edited for readablilty):

                     20 Aug 1995        20 Aug 1996
       Files:                 35                201                
       Files-passed:          35                916                
       MB-passed:            0.5               68.1
       Authors:               53                179                

       Files are the most recent versions of distribution files.
       Foo-1.00 and Foo-1.01 count as one.

       Files-passed are the distributions that have been passed
       through PAUSE. Not the readmes and checksums and indices nor
       those that went through more than once. Foo-1.00 and Foo-1.01
       count as two.

       MB-passed is the size of the files in the previous line in Megabytes.


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