Grant Proposals: July/August 2018

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The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the July/August round.

Before the Committee members vote on the proposals, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community.

Review the proposals at their individual links and please comment there by August 26th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced shortly after.

The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the July/August round. Before the Committee members vote, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community on the proposal.

Review the proposal below and please comment here by August 26th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that.

Perl as piano sheet music/compiler/synthesizer

  • Name:

    Yang Bo

  • Amount Requested:

    USD 2,500

This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

I did very few hours last month. This was partly due to delays in getting
my grant extended, and partly because I was busy with other things.

SUMMARY:
      2:00 RT #133352 Ancient Regex Regression
      0:30 RT #133368 index() optimisation in when clause fails
    ------
      2:30 TOTAL (HH::MM)

 250.3 weeks
3130.2 total hours
  12.5 average hours per week

There are 335.8 hours left on the grant

As I announced at The Perl Conference in Salt Lake City this year, we have completed our project to update the main Perl Foundation website. The new site is now live, with a new design and on a new hosting platform.

This project was primarily done by a team of Niagara University students as part of their CIS 480 coursework. This senior level class requires the students to work in teams and work through all of the steps of completing an IT project from planning to project management to actually doing the work. The first challenge for the team was finding a real project to work on and conveniently enough TPF had a website that needed to be completely updated and moved.

The team of Danielle Allan, Andre Cherrier, Jason Delisi, Kathryn DuBrey, Riley Ross, Shelby Spell worked all semester to produce all of the documentation for the project and then also to port the content over from our old website to the new one. We're very thankful for all of their work to make this happen.

The first part of the project is done, but there are still many updates to make to the content. Some parts of the old site were not updated for several years because it was difficult to access and edit the content. We've taken care of that part and the site is now in Weebly, which should make it available to anyone for editing.

Our next step is to get a new webmaster, or maybe several, involved to continue to maintain the site. If you're interested, send email to jim at perlfoundation dot org. Thanks again to our volunteers and we hope you like the new site.

Timo has developed a shiny new UI for the tool. It displays thread-level garbage collection details:

UI

Read more at: Wow, check out this garbage

Call for Grant Proposals (July 2018 Round)

The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another evaluation period is upon us.

May 2018 Grant Votes

The Grants Committee has concluded the voting of the May 2018 round. My apologies for the delay.

There were two proposals this round, but neither submission was approved.

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  • Timo Paulssen: Jonathan's work has once again be of very high quality. read more
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