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The CPAN “Once a Week, Every Week” Contest

While the idea of this contest wasn’t proposed until 2012, it’s interesting to go back to the start of the CPAN and see who made long release chains even when they weren’t trying to.

The 200 Longest Chains of All Time

Starting from August 16, 1995

Rank Author Chain Started Weeks Active
1 RJBS Aug 24, 2008 122 48%
2 CJM Jan 1, 2012 119 * 19%
3 FREW Feb 12, 2012 113 * 19%
4 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 111 * 12%
5 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 108 * 27%
6 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 105 * 21%
7 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 103 * 32%
8 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 96 * 46%
9 TOKUHIROM May 27, 2012 80 34%
10 KRYDE May 23, 2010 66 26%
11 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 63 * 15%
12 RWSTAUNER Mar 18, 2012 58 11%
13 DROLSKY Jan 18, 2009 51 54%
14 PEVANS Mar 31, 2013 48 30%
15 JKEGL Sep 23, 2012 46 26%
16 RJBS Jun 9, 2013 45 * 48%
17 LEONT Aug 5, 2012 44 21%
18 PLICEASE Apr 21, 2013 38 7%
19 ADAMK Nov 21, 2010 37 43%
20 GFUJI Jul 26, 2009 36 25%
21 FLORA Mar 15, 2009 36 22%
22 NEILB Aug 11, 2013 36 * 12%
23 DAGOLDEN May 26, 2013 30 36%
24 PETDANCE Oct 5, 2003 30 32%
25 AWNCORP Jan 1, 2012 27 17%
26 JHTHORSEN Jul 7, 2013 27 12%
27 SHARYANTO Jun 23, 2013 26 21%
28 YANICK Feb 17, 2013 25 19%
29 MIYAGAWA Jan 20, 2013 24 44%
30 SMUELLER Aug 24, 2008 24 38%
31 AVAR Feb 7, 2010 24 10%
32 SHLOMIF Aug 19, 2012 23 33%
33 FAYLAND Feb 1, 2009 23 22%
34 JETTERO Mar 22, 2009 23 19%
35 NUFFIN May 25, 2008 23 18%
36 MLEHMANN Mar 2, 2008 22 47%
37 AUTRIJUS Aug 22, 2004 21 21%
38 BOBTFISH Mar 8, 2009 21 21%
39 GPHAT Sep 4, 2011 21 20%
40 KARMAN Aug 10, 2008 19 26%
41 DUNCAND Jul 5, 2009 19 25%
42 STEVAN Sep 26, 2004 19 21%
43 TBONE Jul 13, 2003 19 21%
44 JSIRACUSA Nov 6, 2005 19 19%
45 MRDVT Sep 13, 2009 19 12%
46 AZAWAWI Apr 19, 2009 19 10%
47 JFRIED May 29, 2011 18 7%
48 MANWAR Jan 23, 2011 18 6%
49 MARKOV Sep 2, 2007 17 38%
50 DMAKI Sep 2, 2007 17 31%
51 WYANT Oct 16, 2011 17 26%
52 GETTY Mar 17, 2013 17 11%
53 CORNELIUS Sep 5, 2010 17 10%
54 BOSU Oct 22, 2006 16 14%
55 JPRIT Dec 21, 1997 16 14%
56 KUERBIS Dec 8, 2013 16 6%
57 GRANTG Jan 8, 2006 16 6%
58 CHIPS Dec 15, 1996 16 5%
59 SALVA Nov 20, 2011 15 34%
60 SRI Oct 7, 2012 15 19%
61 SARTAK Jan 11, 2009 15 19%
62 RURBAN Nov 15, 2009 15 14%
63 VPIT Feb 24, 2008 15 14%
64 KAZEBURO Aug 4, 2013 15 13%
65 LGODDARD Apr 15, 2001 15 12%
66 ELIZABETH Jun 23, 2002 15 10%
67 WARRINGD May 15, 2011 15 10%
XENO Jul 24, 2011 15 10%
69 ZOFFIX Jan 6, 2008 15 10%
70 SYP Nov 25, 2012 15 7%
71 AVENJ Jan 27, 2013 15 7%
72 MGRAHAM Jul 10, 2005 15 3%
73 INGY Mar 27, 2005 14 26%
74 SCHUBIGER Dec 10, 2006 14 24%
75 SHARYANTO Jan 12, 2014 14 * 21%
76 AGRUNDMA Oct 2, 2005 14 14%
77 XAICRON Sep 4, 2011 14 12%
78 HORNBURG Nov 10, 2013 14 11%
79 ANDYA Sep 16, 2007 14 11%
80 BKB Jan 27, 2013 14 10%
81 IRONCAMEL Oct 23, 2011 14 8%
82 GRIAN Nov 9, 2008 14 6%
83 ANDK Aug 20, 2006 13 33%
84 JQUELIN Jun 14, 2009 13 22%
85 SRI Jan 19, 2014 13 * 19%
86 KIMOTO Sep 27, 2009 13 16%
87 REEDFISH Dec 12, 2010 13 15%
88 HDIAS Feb 8, 2004 13 13%
89 GRAY Jul 22, 2007 13 13%
90 SIMON Dec 7, 2003 13 12%
91 PJFL Feb 19, 2012 13 12%
92 VOJ Dec 1, 2013 13 12%
93 ABIGAIL Oct 25, 2009 13 11%
94 NHORNE Dec 25, 2011 13 10%
95 MSIMERSON Sep 13, 2009 13 9%
96 AGENT Jun 15, 2008 13 9%
97 DAVIDO Aug 12, 2012 13 8%
98 RUSSOZ May 15, 2011 13 5%
99 AKRON Jan 27, 2013 13 4%
100 BRADH Sep 25, 2011 13 4%
101 MBROOKS Nov 1, 2009 13 3%
102 BIGJ Jun 16, 2002 13 3%
103 CAGAO Apr 1, 2012 13 2%
104 TOKUHIROM Jan 26, 2014 12 * 34%
105 GAAS Feb 18, 2001 12 33%
106 JESSE Mar 5, 2006 12 27%
107 BRICAS Sep 30, 2007 12 25%
108 GUGOD Nov 30, 2008 12 24%
109 RSAVAGE Jul 21, 2013 12 23%
110 AWNCORP Jan 26, 2014 12 * 17%
111 JDHEDDEN Oct 30, 2005 12 17%
112 JOHND Oct 23, 2011 12 15%
113 CHM Aug 30, 2009 12 11%
114 ASCOPE May 12, 2002 12 10%
115 HINRIK Aug 29, 2010 12 10%
116 DMOW Sep 19, 2004 12 10%
117 SONGMU Sep 1, 2013 12 7%
118 JCDUQUE May 11, 2003 12 2%
119 MSCHWERN Aug 12, 2001 11 29%
120 KWILLIAMS Jan 26, 2003 11 28%
121 SREZIC Sep 9, 2007 11 26%
122 AMBS Jan 16, 2011 11 25%
123 GBARR Feb 27, 2000 11 24%
124 MSERGEANT Jan 20, 2002 11 19%
125 DOY Jun 2, 2013 11 16%
126 RKITOVER Apr 19, 2009 11 16%
127 SPROUT Apr 18, 2010 11 13%
128 LEOCHARRE Jul 12, 2009 11 13%
129 EXODIST Apr 21, 2013 11 10%
130 RKRIMEN Mar 29, 2009 11 9%
131 GOMOR Oct 29, 2006 11 9%
132 ZWON Jan 29, 2012 11 8%
133 MMIMS May 17, 2009 11 8%
134 REHSACK Sep 1, 2013 11 8%
135 BAYASHI May 12, 2013 11 7%
136 FPIVARI Feb 8, 1998 11 4%
137 SGOELDNER Oct 5, 2003 11 4%
138 SILLYMOOS Jun 16, 2013 11 3%
139 WOLDRICH Dec 26, 2010 11 3%
140 BCT Aug 21, 2005 11 3%
141 BDFOY Oct 14, 2007 10 31%
142 DDUMONT Sep 5, 2010 10 28%
143 JHI Nov 21, 2004 10 21%
144 CORION Mar 6, 2011 10 20%
145 MIKER Sep 21, 2008 10 20%
146 SULLR May 26, 2013 10 19%
147 BURAK Oct 28, 2007 10 17%
148 RCLAMP Aug 24, 2003 10 15%
149 JSWARTZ Apr 15, 2012 10 14%
150 RRWO Jun 27, 2004 10 13%
151 TJMATHER Aug 19, 2001 10 12%
152 CNANDOR Jan 10, 1999 10 11%
153 VVELOX Mar 22, 2009 10 11%
154 VPARSEVAL Jul 15, 2001 10 8%
155 DLAND Sep 16, 2007 10 8%
156 DOHERTY Mar 6, 2011 10 8%
157 ERYQ Apr 16, 2000 10 8%
158 RKIES Jan 25, 2004 10 7%
159 DOMIZIO Nov 30, 2003 10 7%
160 ALEXMASS Sep 17, 2006 10 7%
161 ANAZAWA Jun 10, 2012 10 6%
TEAM Jul 28, 2013 10 6%
163 CSJEWELL Jul 26, 2009 10 6%
164 IVANWILLS Apr 28, 2013 10 6%
165 SKI May 27, 2007 10 4%
166 FREDERICD Dec 18, 2011 10 4%
167 BORISD May 26, 2013 10 4%
168 SOFTDIA Jun 1, 2003 10 2%
169 LDS Nov 11, 2001 9 38%
170 MTHURN Dec 28, 2003 9 32%
171 MSCHILLI Jun 26, 2005 9 30%
172 LBROCARD Mar 6, 2005 9 28%
173 JV Dec 11, 2005 9 25%
174 OLIVER Nov 18, 2012 9 18%
175 SIMONW Dec 26, 2004 9 17%
176 TELS Feb 10, 2002 9 17%
177 JWIED Oct 31, 1999 9 15%
178 MSTROUT Mar 18, 2012 9 15%
179 ZEFRAM May 29, 2011 9 15%
180 RSRCHBOY Jan 8, 2012 9 13%
181 GENE Jun 15, 2003 9 13%
182 KJETILK Aug 15, 2004 9 12%
183 KAZUHO Oct 17, 2010 9 11%
184 NEKOKAK Feb 28, 2010 9 11%
185 STEFFENW Jan 1, 2012 9 10%
186 MCMAHON Aug 14, 2005 9 10%
187 TINITA Apr 15, 2012 9 10%
188 CLACO Jan 30, 2005 9 9%
189 PJF Feb 10, 2013 9 9%
190 LUKEC Feb 11, 2007 9 9%
191 DAMS Aug 18, 2013 9 9%
192 BTMCINNES Mar 20, 2011 9 8%
193 JHIVER Aug 17, 2003 9 8%
XERN Jan 19, 2003 9 8%
195 JBERGER Jan 13, 2013 9 8%
196 TJENNESS May 20, 2012 9 8%
197 GSAR Jun 14, 1998 9 7%
198 CWEST Sep 19, 2004 9 7%
199 VIPUL Mar 4, 2001 9 6%
200 MKUTTER Aug 26, 2007 9 6%

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

   indicates that the author has not made a release yet this week

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