May 2007 Archives

Parrot Grant Update - February, March, and April

Since this update is so late, I'm taking the liberty of covering three months of Parrot work, rather than two. That means this report covers February through end of April of 2007.

Parrot has been sticking to its new monthly release schedule, which means that we saw three releases in this grant period, 0.4.9, 0.4.10, and 0.4.11.

Call for Venue--YAPC::NA::2008

It's that time of year again--we need your bids in to host YAPC::NA in your town next summer. Most of the details for a bid are in my post from last year.

To re-iterate a few points:

  • If you plan on bidding, folks from your group should really attend YAPC::NA this year to see how things work and maybe even help out.
  • Get your bid ready early and we'll give you feedback before the due date at the YAPC BOF.
  • Venue requirements are available and bids from previous years are available in this blog. Last year all of the bids were very good, so they are a good resource.
  • Details on running a YAPC are available in the TPF project on Google code.
  • As with previous years, the bids will be made public here after the due date.

Send any questions and completed bids to the TPF conferences group: tpf-conferences (at) perl (dot) org

If you have an idea for doing some work for the Perl community and you think it's worthy of a grant, please send your grant entry to [email protected]. Because we're running a little late this time, submission deadline is June 8, 2007, voting starts immediately after. We will be awarding the grants by the beginning of July. Voting usually goes fairly quickly, so we don't anticipate a problem.

First, please read about how to submit a grant. Read that carefully as grants are often rejected if they don't meet the criteria. For example, if you want to submit improvements to a well-known project but there's no evidence that you have at least tried to work with the maintainers of that project, the grant will likely not be approved. You can also read through our rules of operation for a better idea of the grant process.

XML::RSS Cleanup Grant Completed - Final Report

I am pleased to announce that Shlomi Fish has completed his XML::RSS cleanup grant. In his own words, Shlomi has summarised the work he's done and offers his thanks to those who helped him transform XML::RSS into a high quality tool for the community:

Help Wanted: SOAP::Lite

Here's my first Help Wanted entry. SOAP::Lite needs your help. Byrne Reese has posted a good assessment of the state of the SOAP::Lite. Read on for details.

Help Wanted: Perl Coding Needed

I often hear this:

"I'd get involved in Perl, but all the cool stuff is done and there's no room to make a name for myself. No one needs another DBI module..."

or even:

"All the cool kids are using (Ruby/Python/TI-994A Extended Basic) because they don't have CPAN yet and they can become the uber-programmer for the cool modules."

Well, to these I say, "Nonsense!" There is a ton of work to be done for Perl today, right now. And it's crucially important work. So whenever I come across something that I think is really important, I'm going to post it with the heading 'Help Wanted.'

Criteria: This isn't going to be stuff like, "We need someone to fix this RT ticket for this module." I'm going to try to post stuff that I feel is truly important to Perl and would be useful to many people. I'll also try to post any progress if I hear about it.

Interested? Go check out the first posting for SOAP::Lite.

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