One of the topic which came up several times at the toolchain summit was CPAN distributions without a META.yml or META.json. No metadata make life hard for tools in a number of ways, which isn't good for distributions that somewhere on the CPAN River. Many of these distributions have had RT tickets raised about this issue, but that hasn't really had much effect. So I've an idea for a new approach.Read more ...
We recently established an informal metadata standard for marking
a distribution as deprecated, using the
This is useful when automatically processing distributions,
rather than pattern matching on the word 'deprecated' and variants.
MetaCPAN will probably
visually identify a distribution as deprecated based on this metadata.
Here I'll describe how to add this to a distribution,
using some of the distribution builders.