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

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

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

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