Perl 6
CPAN6: Revision 2

CPAN6, the Comprehensive Programming Archive Network

CPAN6 Project home page: (

(Note: To get this section started, the content of this page was derived from the CPAN6 home page. Feel free to change it.)

What is CPAN6?

CPAN6 is designed to be the follow-up of CPAN, Perl5's module archive, as a way to distribute released material. The main differences are:

  • it creates any amount of archives and helps you maintain them, where CPAN is only one archive,
  • it is not limited to perl5 use—it can be used for any collection of data,
  • it adds trust in publisher and security during transport, and
  • it keeps track on license and copyright issues.

Other notable CPAN6 features:

  • CPAN6 handles bundles of archives.
  • It can be used to simplify the administrative tasks of ftp-server maintainers.
  • It can be used to organize internal software distribution for companies and other organization.


  • CPAN6 was launched during YAPC::EU.
  • CPAN6 is still in its design stages.


Here you can read more about the plans and the progress of development.


If you are interested in the development of CPAN6, please register for (one of) our mailing lists:

  • Pause6 mailinglist, about the CPAN6 infrastructure and Pause6 archive administration internals. Register
  • Tools mailinglist: about (platform dependent) client-side download and upload tools. Register

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