Perl 6
CPAN6: Revision 9
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^^ CPAN6

CPAN6 is a follow-up study for "CPAN"<>, Perl5's module archive, as a way to distribute released material. There is no commitment to introduce this design as way to distribute Perl5, Perl6 or Parrot material in the future: first the implementation will get evaluated.

The main *differences* between CPAN and CPAN6 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, software or even pictures or documents
* it adds trust in publisher and security during transport, and
* it keeps track on license and copyright issues.

Other notable CPAN6 features:
* CPAN6 allows games with archives: automatic mirror discovery, sub-setting (like CPAN-mini), searching
* release under embargo
* powerful archive administration rules
* It can be used to simplify the administrative tasks of ftp-server maintainers.
* It can be used to organize internal distribution for companies and other organization.

^^^ Development

* CPAN6 Project home page: (<>).

^^^ Status

* CPAN6 was launched during YAPC::EU 2006, and shown at YAPC::EU 2007.
* CPAN6 components are getting released,
** XML::Compile, and strict XML-Schema processor
** XML::Compile::SOAP, a SOAP::Lite replacement
** XML::Compile::SOAP::Daemon, a SOAP server
** Log::Report, combining translations with an exception mechamism
** Log::Report::View
* CPAN6 specific modules are not released yet, but a lot of progress has been made.

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