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From:
David Cantrell
Date:
July 1, 2008 07:57
Subject:
Re: great search.cpan.org ideas
Message ID:
20080701145710.GP19214@bytemark.barnyard.co.uk
On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 02:42:55PM +0100, Andy Armstrong wrote:
> On 1 Jul 2008, at 14:35, David Cantrell wrote:
> >Even if you had the source code, it would still be up to him to add  
> >your patch to the copy of the code that runs that particular site.  In
> >reality, if people suggest things, and he thinks they're a good idea,
> >then he does them.  Especially if it's something as simple as adding a
> >link to a page.
> That's true - but it discourages people from experimenting with new UI  
> ideas like, say, integrating tagging into s.c.o. It'd be great if  
> people could download WWW::Search::CPAN::Org, install it locally and  
> play with it.

Fair point.  Mind you, I distinctly remember a certain Mr. Armstrong
having fun with Greasemonkey to mess around with search.cpan.org a few
months ago ...

> I've twice started to work on a replacement just so I can release  
> something that people can actually hack on.

Might be worth taking a look at kobesearch.cpan.org, whose source is
available here:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/cpan-search/

-- 
David Cantrell | Hero of the Information Age

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
 hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H. L. Mencken

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