I signed up to the CPAN Pull
Request Challenge - apparently I'm entrant 170 of a few hundred.
My assigned dist for January was IO-Digest - this
seems a fairly stable module. To get the ball rolling, I fixed the README,
but this was somehow unsatisfying. :)
To follow-up, I added Travis-CI support, with a view to validating the other open pull request - but that one looks likely to be a platform-specific problem.
Then I extended
the Travis file to generate coverage reports, and separately
realised the docs weren't quite fully complete, so fixed this and added
Two of these have already been merged by the author, who was very
Part of me worries that Github is a centralized, proprietary
platform that we now trust most of our software source code to. But
activities such as this are surely a good thing - how much harder
would it be to co-ordinate 300 volunteers to submit patches in a
distributed fashion? I suppose you could do something similar with
the list of Debian source packages and metadata about the upstream