PTS 2019 Projects

Add projects below that you're thinking of working on. If you see someone else's project that you'd like to help on, add your name, but email them as well please.


Implement the admin privilege

The admin privilege is described in the PAUSE Operating Mode (

There is an open ticket for this:

First order of business: agree what the permission should be called.

* Charsbar
* Andreas

Charsbar projects

  • Kenichi Ishigaki (‎charsbar‎)
    • Merge mojo-wip branch into master
    • Implement permission manipulation per distribution
    • Implement admin privilege (PAUSE Operating Model)
    • Prepare Dockerfile (or FakePAUSE?) to make it easier for others to test PAUSE/use PAUSE to test their tools

Pen testing of PAUSE

Using various tools to scan a local instance of PAUSE to check for any vulnerabilities and then looking into necessary changes. Depending on how long this takes this can also be done on other public facing tools/sites.

  • Lee

Update indexing permissions when case of package name changes

If people have perms on "foobar", and then one of them releases "Foobar", change all indexing permissions to refer to Foobar.


* NEILB (providing encouragement to Rik)


Some MetaCPAN project


Revive Perl::Formance

  • make it work for new Perl 5 releases
  • actually run new benchmarks
  • create results page and update
  • make the project more approachable for others

TAP::DOM in Elasticsearch

  • create mappings and code to put TAP::DOMs into Elasticsearch
  • planned as new base for my traditional Tapper query apis
  • ask for feedback, get tips from more experienced Elasticsearch users
  • this is mostly meant as discussion/prototype/kick-off work


  • Fix issues on Test2/Test-Simple
  • Fix issues on Test2-Suite
  • Work on Test2-Harness

CPAN Testers

  • Doug Bell (‎preaction‎)
    • Complete Github auth module (started at meta::hack 2018)
    • Create "Mark as Invalid" application
    • Start report management application


  • Paul Johnson (‎pjcj‎)
    • adapt Devel::Cover to handle signatures (currently loses branch coverage unless called with bad parameters)
    • get coverage of top-level statements (ie not within a sub) (enlist Aaron?)


  • Paul Johnson (‎pjcj‎)
    • containerisation
    • put queue system live
    • look into failover/redundancy/backup with metacpan
    • allow user upload of coverage data
    • management of external dependencies (system libraries etc)


  • Finish additions for non-module dependencies

Travis-CI Helpers

  • Revive perl build infrastructure
  • Address open issues and pull requests
  • investigate docker

  • option to disallow installation of distros based on various criteria, first of all outdated distros (aka issue



  • H.Merijn Brand (‎Tux‎)
    • backporting Configure works in all the branches
    • completing infrastructure on dromedary - if disk permits
    • I also want to talk (again) about Release::Checklist


  • Tina Müller (‎tinita‎)
    • one or more of these:
    • Implement loading objects with YAML::PP; so far only dumping is supported.
    • Implement loading binary data with YAML::PP via the !!binary tag
    • Write a YAML::PP DateTime plugin that can load/dump timestamps
    • Other feature requests related to YAML welcome!