On December 31st, 2011, MARKF decided, in his new year's resolution for 2012, to release a Perl distribution to the CPAN once a week, every week.
This immediately sparked some interest, and although Mark failed to keep his own resolution at some point in March 2012, the game was on. At around the same time, CJM wrote DateTimeX::Seinfeld and set up a board following Mark's rules on http://onceaweek.cjmweb.net/.
In February 2014, NEILB extended the game to include leaderboards for monthly and daily release schedules in addition to the weekly one. Titled the CPAN Regulars Releasers, his version of the game has stricter rules, using the timestamp as recorded by PAUSE, with no exceptions.
CPAN.io uses the same rules as NEILB.
Release something to CPAN each week. How many weeks can you keep that up?
Timings are in 'PAUSE time', which is GMT. The time for your upload is the timestamp that PAUSE puts on your upload when it goes into CPAN (which you can see on BackPAN). This is very close to the 'Request completed' timestamp, in the first email you get from PAUSE when you upload something.
In the weekly contest, weeks are counted from Sunday 00:00:00 UTC
until the next Saturday at midnight UTC. In the context of the contest,
the first week of the yearly contest is the first full week
of the year. For example, the first week of the 2014 contest started
on Sunday, January 5, 2014. In
strftime(2) terms, this is
week 1 according to
%U, with week 0 being part of the previous
The tables below list the top participants up to rank 200.
Page generated on 2018-11-13 at 17:09 UTC, based on all CPAN distributions released until 2018-11-13 at 16:25 UTC. Data from the CPAN Testers BackPAN indexes.