Recently I was chatting with other monks on the CB about how some modules are too old on ActiveState's PPM, taking PAR as an example.
I've promised I'd send an e-mail to them asking about this (since I'm a registered user of one of their products) and I did, so here is ActiveState's reply:
--- Begin of AS reply ---
Our CPAN build system is run automatically on a weekly basis, and should be
fairly up-to-date. Many modules fail to build properly within our automated
system currently, for a variety of reasons. PAR 0.86, for example, is
currently failing :
Technical Support Engineer
ActiveState - Dynamic Tools for Dynamic Languages
--- End of AS reply ---
I hope this can help a little to clarify if something should be done by the module author or if something should be said to AS.
If it's the second case, feel free to "use me" as a "spokesman".