Alien::Base Grant - Report #2

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Joel Berger wrote:

After last month's breakneck development pace, I knew this month wouldn't be as gratifying, and indeed it turned into quite a slog.

This month involved lots of little bug fixes, posting dev releases to CPAN, then waiting for test results from CPANtesters. As a side note, there are a larger number of reports coming from Solaris and BSD than I would have expected. Sadly one of the bugs that still hasn't been sorted out is this recurring Solaris bug when changing working directory. It would appear that I am going to have to find a Solaris box or VirtualBox appliance, since waiting for test results for every fix attempt would take far too long.

I do have some nice things to report. I have received help from fellow WindyCity.pm member David Mertens and new contributor JT Palmer this month, so thanks guys! Next I have just pushed a new dev release which (again) changes the mechanism of dynamic loading; this one more reliant on DynaLoader's facilities rather than munging ENV variables. This seems to be more platform independent, or I should say, as platform independent as p5p has written into it. I have much faith in them! Preliminary results seem promising. David had been having problems with a candidate Alien:: module that he is writing and this release seems to have fixed it. I hope to see Darwin and Win32 start passing too (gasp).

With that said, I am still targeting more documentation and a basic testing framework before a 0.001 alpha release. Seems like I'm always saying this, but I hope this will be coming shortly.

Fork Alien::Base on Github and note that the 0.000_009 dev release is still contained in the dlopen branch. I will merge it once the tests seem to bear it out.

Original article at Joel Berger [blogs.perl.org].

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