August 2015 Archives

Tony Cook writes:

Approximately 61 tickets were reviewed or worked on, and 10 patches were applied.

0.82#116054 review, close 120208, comment
2.98#118127 review and briefly comment
#118127 irc discussion, research, comment
1.03#119515 review discussion, testing, apply to blead
1.38#120826 review, review code, write up some documentation
#120826 review, research, comment with patch
0.60#122096 review and comment
0.13#122629 review new discussion
0.50#123599 review discussion and reject

Calling for all talks! The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop has already received some great talks - and we're looking for a few more! Having already confirmed that Larry Wall will be attending this year's workshop to discuss the release of Perl 6 - the organizers are looking to include two tracks of great talks!

Talk submissions will continue to be accepted through Friday, August 28th. Visit for more details and to submit your talk!

PPW will be held in downtown Pittsburgh on October 9-11 2015.

Oetiker+Partner have donated 5,000 Swiss Francs to the Perl 6 grant fund.

2015 is turning into a signature year for the development and advancement of Perl 6. Earlier in the year Larry Wall announced that the Perl 6 team were working towards the 'official' Perl 6 Development Release and that they intended to have this ready by Christmas 2015.

An important part of this is the grant for Jonathan Worthington to work on Key Implementation Tasks that will allow other contributors to progress at accelerated rates to achieve this goal. Jonathan has been working on Rakudo, MoarVM and Perl 6 for a number of years and is one of the leading Perl developers.


Oetiker+Partner are a small business enterprise based in Olten, Switzerland specialising in software development and system administration. Like many companies in the pure technical and development world they rely on a Open Source Software stack for their tools and libraries. The core language they employ is Perl 5 but they are already looking to a future in which they can write and deploy in production stable Perl 6 code.

They are a progressive company who recognise that using tools is only one part of a thriving open ecosystem. Their belief is that a good company is a good representative in the software communities it works with:

Recognising the important role open source plays in all aspects of our work, we strive to be good members of the eco system by both publishing some of our own code as open source as well as supporting other open source projects like perl6 with monetary donations.

The news of the donation from Oetiker+Partner was met with delight from Karen Pauley, President of the Perl Foundation:

This generous donation will provide Jonathan with more time to complete the valuable work he is doing with the Perl 6 grant. I am constantly surprised at the generosity and support from all levels of the perl community from all over the globe. Oetiker + Partner should be warmly thanked by all who care about the community and the continual evolution of our language and tools.

For more information about OETIKER+PARTNER AG visit:

We have received the following Hague Grant application from the organisers of the Swiss Perl Workshop. Before we vote on this proposal we would like to have a period of community consultation for 7 days. Please leave feedback in the comments or if you prefer send email with your comments to karen at

Name: Matthias Bloch, Roman Baumer, Dirk Deimeke

Project Title: Perl 6 Hackathon at the Swiss Perl Workshop 2015

Amount Requested: $3000


We are holding a Perl 6 Hackathon on Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th August in conjunction with the Swiss Perl Workshop.

At the beginning of the year Larry Wall announced that the Perl 6 Developers will attempt to make a development release of Version 1.0 of Perl 6.0 in time for his 61st Birthday in September this year and a Version 1.0 release by Christmas 2015.

This hackathon will bring together a number of key Perl 6 developers to allow them to work on the Perl 6 release goals. We are requesting support to help with covering the costs of travel and hotel expenses.

The following developers are attending the Hackathon (not all of them require funding):

Larry Wall (TimToady)
Solomon Foster (‎colomon‎)
Elizabeth Mattijsen (‎liz‎)
Wendy Van Dijk (‎woolfy‎)
Stefan Seifert (‎Nine‎)
Carl Mäsak (‎masak‎)
Sue Spence (‎virtualsue‎)
Jonathan Worthington (‎jnthn‎)
Will Coleda (‎coke‎)
steve mynott (‎itz‎)
Tadeusz Sośnierz (‎tadzik‎)
Rob Hoelz (‎hoelzro‎)
Tobias Leich (‎froggs‎)
Paul Cochrane (‎ptc‎)
Timo Paulssen (‎timotimo‎)
vende thiel
Bradley Andersen (‎elohmrow‎)
Matthias Bloch (‎maettu‎)
Sue Spence (‎virtualsue‎)

As well as working on Perl 6 some of the developers will give talks at the Swiss Perl Workshop:

‎Larry Wall‎ - Q&A
Jonathan Worthington (‎jnthn‎) - ‎Parallelism, Concurrency, and Asynchrony in Perl 6‎
Jonathan Worthington (‎jnthn‎) - ‎Normal Form Grapheme‎
Carl Mäsak (‎masak‎) - ‎May you live in interesting times‎
Carl Mäsak (‎masak‎) - ‎Pearls from the contest‎
vende thiel - ‎The Cool Subset of MAIN Perl 6 Install Fest

"": donates $60,000 dollars to The Perl Foundation for continued support of the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund.

It is our pleasure to announce that has donated a further sum of $60,000 to the Perl Foundation to aid with further development of the Perl 5 programming language. This donation shows continued support to the Core Maintenance Fund (P5CMF) that has been a consistent advocate of for many years.

Darren Huston, Chief Executive Officer of, said "Perl is central to the success of" By continuing with grants, supporting Perl community events and hackathons:

"At we believe that the true value of Open Source software is realised through active participation, that is why is once again proud to donate to the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We see Perl, and it's continued improvement and evolution, as a key part of our success at and this donation as an investment into a healthy and dynamic Perl community."

"Once again has shown its commitment to the ongoing development and maintenance of Perl 5," said Karen Pauley, President of the Perl Foundation.

"What surprises me is the commitment and dedication of whole of the team. They are happy to be part of a community, to support the language and to sponsor important events.

We are fortunate in the Perl community to have a large number of companies who support our language and community. are a strong part of this environment

I am incredibly thankful for this generous donation and I know that it will be put to good use by the Perl 5 team."

Since the foundation of, in 1996, the company has built its IT infrastructure on myriad of open source projects and products. These include Linux, MySQL, Nginx, Hadoop, and Redis to complement a strong association with the Perl programming language. Because of this, is a keen supporter of the Perl and open source communities. As Steffen Mueller, Senior Manager for Technology and Infrastructure at, would say:

"Developers at are encouraged to release code to Open Source projects. has a culture of contributing to the Open Source community. Our staff are regular attendees and speakers at Perl events, but also find themselves at non-Perl conferences. We are happy to hire talented developers from a variety of backgrounds and varying skill sets and re-train them in the culture and Perl language."

This donation is a another step in the support that gives to TPF and the broader Perl community as further cements their position as a company that cares about the communities with which it is involved.

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Established in 1996, B.V. guarantees the best prices for any type of property, from small, family-run bed and breakfasts to executive apartments and five-star luxury suites. Independent accommodations are also specifically a focus of, a sister site recently launched by Truly international, is available in more than 40 languages, and offers over 700,000 properties in 219 countries.

Tony Cook writes:

Approximately 65 tickets were reviewed or worked on, and 14 patches
were applied.

0.45#122281 review, testing, apply to blead
0.48#122405 review discussion and comment
1.22#122872 review discussion, review latest patch and comment
0.27#123264 retest and apply to blead
1.17#123398 review discussion and code, testing, push to blead, comment
1.58#123440 review and update, apply to blead and comment
1.18#123658 review, testing, comment
0.10#123786 comment
4.20#123788 review patch and find errors, try to work out fixes
#123788 testing, debugging, produce a new patch set

Dave Mitchell writes:

I spent June mainly continuing to work on the whole issue of how subroutines are invoked and returned from, and especially how the various perl stacks are manipulated during this time.

I also fixed some more Coverity and smoke issues.


55:39 #124156: death during unwinding causes crash
1:11 make /\C/ an error
15:45 process p5p mailbox
10:01 silence compiler warnings

82:36 Total (HH::MM)

4.3 weeks
82.6 total hours
19.3 average hours per week

As of 2015/06/30: since the beginning of the grant:

89.3 weeks
1237.4 total hours
13.9 average hours per week

There are 363 hours left on the grant (which has recently been extended by 400 hours).

The Grants Committee has concluded the voting of the July round.

Proposal in this round

Voting Results

Plerd435 = 2 + 1 + 1 + 1
blogs.perl.org8035 = 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 4 + 1

Definition of the score is found in 3.2 of the rules.


In this round, we got two proposals about Perl blogging platform. We will approve and fund this grant. The outstanding issues have to be fixed and it will be the right thing to use the community money in this area. Tom Hukins has been assigned as the Grant Manager.

Plerd: We will approve it but will not fund it in this round. That is, we will review the same proposal in the next round and re-evaluate it with the remaining fund we have. See the rules 3.4 for the details.

Next round

The next round is in September. You can submit proposals now.

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