September 2010 Archives

Leon just sent me another update on his grant:

bq. Most importantly, I'm finally able to build a dll on Windows, this is an important milestone. The dll still has some issues that prevent it from working correctly though, and it will probably require patches to some ExtUtils:: modules to resolve that. I also improved the documentation (and added a few functions that I was missing while writing it). Lastly I've been resolving a number of bug reports that I've received lately, in particular related to the absence or presence of multiplicity. Now I'm planning to add more documentation and then write the final report.

Kartik Thakore reported:

  • 1st drafts
    • Preface
    • Chapter 2: First SDL Application
  • Started work on Chapter 3: Drawing
  • Outlines for the first 7 chapters have been completed
  • Book build framework has been setup
  • Released SDL 2.514 (2.515 will be released on 16th of September)
    • This code is the one that will be used in the book for chapter 02
  • Got more of the Drawing chapter done (It will be done by the end of the week)
  • Added several more code examples for other chapters

Progress: 2.75 chapters / 11 chapters = approx 25%

Kartik's work can be followed at:

Perl 5.12.2 Released

Jesse Vincent writes:

It gives me great pleasure to announce Perl 5.12.2, the third stable release of Perl 5.12.

Shortly, you will be able to download Perl 5.12.2 from your favorite CPAN mirror or from:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

75dbbdfa5bf8d4fc813503253e2b58486fa5a4eb perl-5.12.2.tar.bz2
c157f214a93ce20fc06dc9d9c902c05ad1327cb1 perl-5.12.2.tar.gz

This release contains minor bug fixes and updates of several core modules, as well as minor documentation updates. It should be fully backward compatible with Perl 5.12.0 and 5.12.1.

Perl 5.12.2 is a recommended upgrade for all users of Perl 5.12.

You can find a full list of changes in the file "perl5122delta.pod" located in the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web at:

Perl 5.12.2 represents approximately three months of development since Perl 5.12.1 and contains approximately 2,000 lines of changes across 100 files from 36 authors.

Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant community of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.12.2:

Abigail, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason, Ben Morrow, brian d foy, Brian Phillips, Chas. Owens, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Chris Williams, Craig A. Berry, Curtis Jewell, Dan Dascalescu, David Golden, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz, George Greer, H.Merijn Brand, Jan Dubois, Jesse Vincent, Jim Cromie, Karl Williamson, Lars Dɪᴇᴄᴋᴏᴡ 迪拉斯, Leon Brocard, Maik Hentsche, Matt S Trout, Nicholas Clark, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Rainer Tammer, Ricardo Signes, Salvador Ortiz Garcia, Sisyphus, Slaven Rezic, Steffen Mueller, Tony Cook, Vincent Pit and Yves Orton.

We expect to release Perl 5.12.3 in mid-December 2010, followed by Perl 5.12.4 in mid-March. The next major release of Perl 5, 5.14.0 should appear in spring 2011.

Michael Schwern is working on Test::Builder 2 and posted some updates on the project. Go read them before use.perl starts the process of moving servers.

Dave Mitchell writes:

As per my grant conditions, here is a report for the August period.

I was mostly busy with other stuff this month, so didn't get to put in many hours on the grant.

Over the first 25 weeks I have now averaged about 15 hours per week, less than the nominal 20. I have used up approx 73% of the hours allocated to the grant.

Report for period 2010/08/01 to 2010/08/31 inclusive


Effort (HH::MM):

4:26 diagnosing bugs
5:35 fixing bugs
1:00 reviewing other people's bug fixes
0:00 reviewing ticket histories
6:45 review the ticket queue (triage)
17:46 Total

Numbers of tickets closed:

1 tickets closed that have been worked on
0 tickets closed related to bugs that have been fixed
0 tickets closed that were reviewed but not worked on (triage)
1 Total

Short Detail

5:35 [perl #58530] Bus error with constant + overload + stash manipulation + bless ]
4:26 [perl #76872] perl debugger not working in taint mode
1:00 [perl #77352] Memory leaks in threaded Perl (cloning PVGVs and PL_my_cxt_list)
6:45 [TRIAGE]

Leon just sent an update on his grant:

Past month I've been to YAPC::EU where I spoke about part of my project. I also used it to discuss some of the Windows related issues I ran into with others and they have helped me getting clear what's the problem. I haven't quite fixed it yet though. I also worked on refactoring and expanding the documentation, and fixed some bugreports (though one still open). I wanted to be finished with both points by September 1st, but due to some unexpected school obligations I haven't been able to do so. I've set myself a new deadline for October 1st.

I am pleased to announce that Jonathan Worthington's Hague Grant for Meta-model Improvements and Natively Typed Attributes has been accepted. Patrick Michaud has agreed to be the grant manager for this project.

I would like to thank everyone who provided feedback on this proposal.

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