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

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

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

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