remember cpan2pkg? this is the tool built around cpan2dist to create a native linux package, taking dependencies into account, and integrated with linux distribution repository + buildsystem.
it used to be mandriva only, and curses-based. now that mageia is in full swing mode, i had to port cpan2pkg to support it. and it was a perfect opportunity to clean up the module, and prettify the interface.
here's the result:
on the left, you can see the modules currently being processed, with their status both locally and on the build-system. green means available, and here you can see that moosex::alwayscoerece is being built locally (orange) and is not yet available on mageia (yellow).
note that mageia is fully supported: cpan2pkg will poll the buildsystem status page to follow a module build, and make sure a module is ready before submitting those depending on it.
it is still using poe underneath, but this time with tk. adding support for a platform can be done quite easily - patches welcome!