October 2015 Archives

Will Braswell provides the following report on RPerl documentation efforts in October:

'I have been diligently working on work item 2a, "Complete source code of solutions to chapters 1 - 6". This month, I have pushed over 30 commits to Github related to this grant, starting with dd57fcfc7cde28a4f6e46c1b3cbe0b751922ed9c.

At this time, all exercises from Learning Perl chapters 1 through 6 are implemented in RPerl and parsing properly, with the exception of chapter 3 exercise 3, which fails due to a bug in Perlcritic (not a bug in RPerl). This means work item 2a is now finished, because we may have to wait a long time before Perlcritic is fixed (it has many pending bugs).'


Some time ago, The Perl Foundation awarded a grant to improve blogs.perl.org. Unfortunately, soon afterwards Jeff, the grant's recipient ended up in hospital at YAPC::Europe.

Fortunately, Jeff is recovering and has started work on the project with Amalia. They expect to have a more detailed plan for the project soon.

Current work includes comparing the existing site's features to those Pearlbee offers, as well as database migration.

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

Voting Results

Proposal details

RPerl Doc81028 = 5 + 5 + 4 + 4 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 1
RPerl Benchmarks52210 = 3 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 1
RPerl Operators045
RPerl Medium-Magic045

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


  • We will approve and fund the RPerl User Documentation.
  • We will approve but will not fund the RPerl Alioth Benchmarks, Part 2 in this round according to the rules 3.3 and 3.4. We will vote again on this proposal in our November round based on the rules 1.2.
  • We will not approve other proposals.



RPerl is an ambitious project and it is quite interesting. Before we spend money on all the subprojects, we would like to see 1) more documentation so it's used and evaluated by more people 2) performance benchmark given what the project attempts to do.

In this round, we will approve and fund the documentation proposal. Mark Jensen was appointed as the Grant Manager.

As stated above, we will review the benchmark proposal again in the November round. For all other grants, we are more than happy to continue the discussion in the future rounds after the documentation and more benchmarks are published.


Is blogging dead? No. Is blogging platforms market saturated? Maybe yes, maybe no, but we know there is high competition. Regardless of quality or uniqueness of Plerd, we cannot be certain how much it will be adopted in this competitive environment. So we will not able to fund this. We wish success for this Perl based blogging engine.

Next round

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

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