Tuesday, June 26, 2018

search.cpan.org ➡️ metacpan.org

Yesterday, we threw the switch and routed all traffic for search.cpan.org to metacpan.org

The MetaCPAN team has worked hard to ensure that almost all links continue to work and that it will be a painless experience for users. 

Olaf Alders, founder of MetaCPAN, has written a perl.com article where you can read more about the switch.

A fond farewell to search.cpan.org.  We'll miss you!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

CPANRatings going read-only

CPANRatings has gone read-only due to low traffic.  Existing ratings will still be visible, but it is no longer possible to add new ratings.

In a few months, we expect that MetaCPAN will add review functionality.  You can already favorite modules there and see the most popular modules counts.

Why are we doing this?  First, we haven't had time to give the site the attention it deserves in quite a while.  There are numerous open bugs and feature requests in the GitHub issue tracker.  Second, it gets extremely low traffic.  Only a few hundred visitors a week, rarely leaving reviews.  This will also allow us to shut down a few dependent services and free up resources for other use.

We know that CPANRatings is important to its (few) users and the community, and we look forward to the MetaCPAN replacement.  The current site will remain in read-only mode until the replacement is finished.