February 2009 Archives

Follows the fourth grants updates report.

  • Port PyYAML to Perl -- Ingy döt Net
    No updates.
  • Fixing Bugs in the Archive::Zip Perl Module -- Alan Haggai Alavi
    Alan has finished adding support for archives with unicode filenames on Windows, and is now tackling the Perl side, making it possible to create archives with unicode filenames in them.
  • Extending BSDPAN -- Colin Smith
    No updates.
  • Test::Builder 2 -- Michael G Schwern
    No updates.
  • Perl cross-compilation for linux and wince -- Vadim Konovalov
    No updates.
  • Tcl/Tk access for Rakudo -- Vadim Konovalov
    No updates.
  • Perl Survey -- Kieren Diment
    KD has received the dumps from Skud, but has just begun a new job and is trying to get the last touches on a book, so those are taking priority right now.
  • Mojo Documentation Project -- Sebastian Riedel
    Sebastian is taking things easy on doctors orders after back surgery. His grant manager (Adrian Howard) agreed a hiatus with him and he'll be starting up again on March 14th.
  • Embedding perl into C++ applications -- Leon Timmermans
    Leon updates:
    Due to personal circumstances I haven't been able to work on my project for some time, but now I'm back. I've been trying to tackle the regular expression bindings. It turns out that is much harder than I had initially anticipated.
    My initial plan was to wrap the Perl 5.10 regexp api, as described in 'perlreapi'. This turns out to be more difficult than initially hoped for. Mostly because the API that is exposed is very low level. This effectively means I would have to reimplement much of the m// and s/// operators (qr// is turns out to be easy). It should be feasible by re-using some code from perl itself, but it's not an easy route.
    There are two alternatives: The first is to call the implementations (pp ops) of the operators, directly. This turns out to be more complicated than I had hoped for, and seems to require building a small OP code tree. This is possibly even harder and definitely messier.
    The other option is to compile perl subs an execute those to do the matching. This is the easier way to do (and I already have a partial implementation), but also the slowest by far. This would really be the least preferred option.
    So now I'm back at my initial plan. This is turning out to be more complicated than I hoped for :-|
    In more positive news, I'll probably be giving a presentation about my project at the Dutch Perl Workshop (on March 6th).
  • Moose docs -- Dave Rolsky
    The first two milestones, Moose::Manual, and revising all the existing
    recipes, are done and released to CPAN. Dave is working on the next milestone, which is writing several additional
    recipes. He is about halfway through that right now. That leaves comprehensive API documentation as the last milestone to do, which he will be getting to some time in March.
    More detailed news can be read in his blog
  • Integrating Padre with Parrot and Rakudo -- Gabor Szabo
    No updates.
  • Project: Simple Meta Object Programming
  • Grantee: Daniel Ruoso
  • Grant Manager: Jeff Horwitz
  • Started: August, 2008
  • Finished: February, 2009
Follows the conclusion report, by Daniel Ruoso.

Follows the third grants updates report. This time at Saturday, as yesterday was Grants Proposals day.

Is that time again. The deadline for grant proposals submissions ended six days ago, and now they are
available for comment during a week. Please use each proposal post to comment about that project. Please
do not post with simple messages as "I like it", or "+1". If you like it, state why you do. That is what will
help us voting, not just another person name associated to the proposal.

Proposals for this quarter:

Name:

Eric Wilhelm and Tina Connolly

Email:

[hidden email]

Amount Requested:

$2000

Synopsis

Revamp the learn.perl.org website to be more inviting to new users of Perl by creating a new series of articles which form a coherent and fun tutorial arc.

Name:

Peter Odigie.

Email:

Where we can contact you!

[hidden email]

Amount Requested:

How much is your project worth? $2500

Synopsis

A short description.

A survey to capture the awareness and use of perl by IT workers (systems and network administrators, programmers, database administrators, Telecoms Engineers, etc) in the Nigerian public and private sector.

Name:

Ricardo Signes

Email:

[hidden email]

Amount Requested:

$2000

Synopsis

This grant is for the completion of design and implementation of basic versions of three pieces of software currently under development:

Pod::Elemental
Pod::Weaver
Dist::Zilla::Plugin::PodWeaver

All three modules exist and have been in use by a number of people for some time. The main thrust of the grant is to improve the usability and reliability of Pod::Weaver. Pod::Weaver is one of the key components of Dist::Zilla. D::Z was presented to good response at the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop in 2008.

Name:

Erik Osheim

Email:

[hidden email]

Amount Requested:

$1000

Synopsis

This project aims to build an interactive interpreter for Perl. The goals of this project are to allow pasted Perl code to run line-by-line as it would be in a Perl script, provide tab completion and introspection at least equal to that provided by the Perl debugger, to provide documentation and packaging, and lastly (and optionally) a package to help with introspection.

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Name:

Wang Lei

Email:

[hidden email]

Amount Requested:

2000USD

Synopsis

Opener Chat is a kind of multi-user and multi-protocol online communication software which is like Pidgin (gaim). Opener Chat is completely written in Perl which consists of the graphical interface part and net part. We use the module of win32::GUI to carry its interface into effect, so this software can only run on the win32 platform. This project has started a period of time which website is http://sites.google.com/site/openerenglish/opener-chat .

Name:

Wang Lei

Email:

[hidden email]

Amount Requested:

3000USD

Synopsis

Opener package is a kind of software for the development of Windows installers which purpose is to make easily issued installers. It is like NSIS, but the main goal of the Opener package is to make installers which program in Perl. Opener package need to use Par to carry into effect. We use Par to package the executed files. We have already finished the production of installation interface which you can find the screenshots in our website, but we still have much work to do. The website of the project is: http://sites.google.com/site/openerenglish/opener-package

Names:

Ilya Belikin, Carl Mäsak, Stephen Weeks

Email:

Ilya Belikin ([hidden email]), Carl Mäsak ([hidden email]), Stephen Weeks ([hidden email])

Amount Requested:

$3000.

Ilya: 1320$, for 12h/week.
Carl: 1100$, for 10h/week.
Stephen: 550$, for 5h/week.

Synopsis

Two years ago, Juerd proposed the Web.pm module for Perl 6. Meant to functionally replace Perl 5's CGI.pm, it is a revamping of the fundamentals in order to better serve today's web development needs.

Apart from implementing a working web development toolkit, we intend to integrate templating as a desirable default, make sessions and sticky form values (as described in Juerd's email) work, and organize the framework according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern and the REST architecture.

The structure of the Web framework will be modular, and a web application writer can choose the parts that make sense for the particular application developed. As the user's application matures, more high-level modules can be swapped in to combat the increasing complexity.

We intend to develop Web.pm in the open, seeking frequent input from people on #perl6 and #parrot, and from the mailing lists perl6-compiler, perl6-users and perl6-language.

Name:

Herbert Breunung

Email:

[hidden email]

Amount Requested:

600$ -> €

Synopsis

comprehensive lexicon-like tutorial

Name:

Hugh Barnard

Email:

[hidden email]

Amount Requested:

$2000

Synopsis

Project takes (mainly cgi) code and walks the call tree producing graphviz diagrams It's a parsing and documentation project

Name:

Gabor Szabo

Email:

[hidden email]

Amount Requested:

USD 3000

Synopsis

Lots of general improvements of CPAN::Forum.

Name:

Gabor Szabo

Email:

[hidden email]

Amount Requested:

USD 1500

Synopsis

Integrating the perl built-in debugger into Padre, the Perl IDE using Debug::Client a stand alone client to the perl debugger.

Name:

John R. Hogerhuis

Email:

[hidden email]

Amount Requested:

$3000

Synopsis

Write Perl subroutines and classes in C++/CLI

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Recent Comments

  • idn: Ah crap, that should have been Jozef not Alberto.. read more
  • idn: Hi Alberto, Do you plan to import the existing RPMs read more
  • idn: This is an excellent plan getty! I'd vote for a read more
  • Neil Bowers: I think this is well worth funding (and more so read more
  • autarch.urth.org: The Perl community needs more well thought out and documented read more
  • autarch.urth.org: I'm all for improving ACT, and if the current maintainer read more
  • Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer: This definitely gets my support. I'm thinking of putting on read more
  • Paul Seamons: While I like reading reviews, I'm not sure I'd pay read more
  • Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer: tempire: It is probably impossible to do full justice to read more
  • Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer: I'd love to see this proposal funded. Neil always writes read more

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