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TODO list for Perl module CPAN::Reporter
# Bugs
# Features, etc
- Add support for CPAN::Reporter singleton for CPANPLUS refactoring
- Look for .cpanreporter in a known place for Strawberry preconfig
(e.g. in @INC where CPAN/ is found?)
# High priority
- Add utility sub to invoke a test (for C::R::S and PoCo::C::R)
- Add Oslo Accords environment variables
- Add datestamps to history (ISO 8601: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS)
- my @t=localtime; $t[4]++; $t[5]+=1900;
my $iso = sprintf("%4d-%02d-%02d %02d:%02d:%02d", reverse @t[0..5]);
- For failure in PL stage -- in report, show configure_requires and an error
message that other requirements aren't available if PL fails
- change report truncation to take first 25K and last 25K (summary) (?!)
- check for working signals regardless of platform and skip if not working --
maybe during *.PL (write a signaling file)
# Medium priority
- search for recursive Makefile.PL only at depth 1
- list installed versions of any modules in requires/recommends/etc
- list path of requires/recommends/etc/
- add support for a "comment.txt" file in the config directory to use
in place of the default comment
- 'force_prompt' config to locally unset PERL_MM_USE_DEFAULT (Rezic)
- add results back to CPAN::Distribution object
- Create a discards file that shows missing prerequisites for each discarded
report. Could be interesting data to find highly requested. Or, perhaps
track *all* prerequisites for all files tested. Very interesting data
I suspect. Probably not something that should be on by default
# Low priority
- document Windows ErrorMode registry hack to stop segfault dialog
- add earlier, successful phases to output in reverse order. Probably have to
bump up the test-length cutoff, though, to deal with lengthy make output
- Test phase output
- make phase output
- PL phase output
- refactor t/
- add warnings::compat to toolchain or else add config to allow local
modules to be added to toolchain report
Hmm... ok. The fact is that warnings::compat isn't listed in
Sys::Syslog prereqs, but it should in order to make it work under
5.5. So I guess that Slaven manually installed it in his 5.5.5 smoker
in order to ease the process, but in that case, it becomes (in a
sense) part of the toolchain, because it masks a potentially missing
prereq (this is what happened here). warnings::compat is a little
special because it provides a way to make a core module available on
old Perls. So maybe CPAN::Reporter should allow one to add locally
installed modules in the toolchain section.
To add my 0.02EUR: maybe warnings::compat could/should be shown only
if 5.5.x is used.
- switch from a single flat file for history. e.g.
- SDBM_File for history (key on subject line, with phase as value?
Or key on distro name/perl with result and phase as value? ) -- but
does it scale well? (See MJD's article)
- Or use sorted file with Search::Dict(?) -- (prefer this option,
keeps search for non-existant line fast; insertion is a just a few
block writes and a rename.) If we do this, need to put distro name
first to make "have_tested()" easier to write
- Use filesystem to index -- one file per distname? hash with directories
to keep number of files/directory down?
- Or flat file per perl/archname/osver (usually constant)
- use File::ReadBackwards for searches on flat file
- Add interactive config for editor?
- Improve test coverage for utility subs and error handling
- Check email addresses for validity (cf. Email::Valid, etc.)
- Add other Config items like 'make' to report context
- heuristics for missing library files --> discard report ??
- figure out how to support color output from Test::Harness 3.0 -- probably
set an environment variable to get them to pass color strings to the pipe
and then strip color escape codes from the teed file.
# Probably won't implement
- add timeout to EU::MM prompts (RT#28034)
- remove File::Temp as a build_requires dependency
- send duplicate report if using "report" (?) or "force" (?)