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  1. I can never decide what to do first, so people voting on this might help.
    Please vote on things you think i should do first! (Can be done anonymously!)
  2. So i can point people who end up going “Well volunteered!” at me to a place where they can write it down.
    Feel free to add new things!
  3. Sometimes people might think some of the stuff i want to do is interesting, and do it themselves.
    Let me know if you want to take a mouse for yourself!


In short: Feel free to volunteer me to eat mice!

  1. 13 votes
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  2. 6 votes
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  3. win32 file test implementation in perl is broken, needs bug report

    http://perldoc.perl.org/perlport.html#Alphabetical-Listing-of-Perl-Functions

    -r, -w, -x are implemented in ways that are flat out broken and cause false positives, this needs to be written up in a way so unix people can understand it, and supplanted with proper test cases, then reported.

    6 votes
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  4. 6 votes
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  5. Publish git-garden, a module to visualize repo graphs

    What it does is: You point it at a github or fossil repo and it spits out this: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10190786/simple.html

    Git-Garden currently lives in my github: https://github.com/wchristian/git-garden

    It languished a bit because i needed to wait for patches to Git-PurePerl to get on CPAN. Now i'm still waffling a bit about naming and other API details, i.e. should import/export modules be their own dists, should i use Module::Pluggable, etc.

    4 votes
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  6. Write a CPAN Tester reporting tool that can scrape test data from any slave process.

    Write a tool that can run any other tool as a child, and collect its output and use it as a CPAN TESTERS test report.

    ie: cpantester-reporter run cpanm -v Moose

    or even cpantester-reporter -e "perl ./Makefile.PL" -e "make" -e "make test"

    This could then by augmented and bolted on to almost any tool/suite that can install/test perl things, ie:
    Gentoo, where we can permit all users to run test.
    Debian, perhaps they could report test results during packaging.

    etc.

    Separating the test-reporting system from the install toolchain makes this way more useful, just implementing that sucker is the hard…

    3 votes
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  7. Make sure OpenGL.pm works fine on Win32

    Ensure it can install and run fine on 5.10, 5.12, 5.14 x AP, SP, Cygwin x WinXP, Win7. Ensure it can do occlusion detection. Let Chris Marshall know of any warts i notice. Fork it onto github.

    3 votes
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  8. Make Web::Simple's dispatch able to deal with generated route signatures

    Right now Web::Simple's dispatch can only handle route signatures passed in as prototypes, which means they're hard-coded and icky. There should be a sane way to API this up to allow the signatures to be passed in as strings. I'll have to look into that.

    3 votes
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  9. 3 votes
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  10. 3 votes
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  11. make IPC::Run3 work with msysgit on windows

    system { $thing } hides git.cmd needs to switch to normal list on win32, along with some fancy tests.

    2 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. patch EUMM to fix the perms when doing make dist

    world writables, augh!

    Fat-packing File::Which to check whether ptar is available should do the trick.

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  14. 1 vote
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  17. Write a Perl::Critic Policy for various List::* packages

    There's an unfortunate thing that can happen with some List::* packages and thats some of the list-operating functions ( ie: all, any , first ) have a nice little bug where to can not actually pass it a list and be blissfully unaware of this.

    ie:

    return any { foobar( $_ ) }

    A cursory glance suggests "Sure, that works", when in fact, any will iterate over an empty list seeing if foobar($_) returns true for any of them.... guess thats not very good.

    Its a bit hard to solve this problem without LOTS of dark XS magic and even…

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  18. Check PDL on Win32

    I owe Chris Marshall an email also for this.

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