May 2016 Archives

In this issue

  • Registration deadlines approaching

  • Keynote address: The Dark Art of Boatbuilding and Project Management -- A salty look at projects, people and customers

  • Sponsor Spotlight: cPanel

Tony Cook writes:

Approximately 48 tickets were reviewed, and 7 patches were applied

1.57investigate new ipsysv.t failures on darwin, create cpan
#112827, fix in blead, #p5p unicode string behaviour
4.60#122287 testing
#122287 work on a patch to Configure/Makefile.SH
#122287 more work, testing cross platform, comment with patch
#122287 double check patch, expand comment on patch
1.47#124430 try to find why App::assh started working
#124430 keep trying, start a bisect
3.42#125296 review, experiment and comment
#125296 comment
1.45#125368 bisect and close
3.30#126162 apply patch manually, work on fixes
#126162 more fixes, push to smoke-me and comment

Dave Mitchell writes:

I spent last month mainly working on various assorted RT tickets.


10:54 [perl #127746] charset.t and subst.t fail on Solaris under -Duse64bitall
0:40 [perl #127799] Bleadperl breaks TOKUHIROM/Module-Build-Pluggable-0.10.tar.gz on Windows
18:02 [perl #127834] @INC issues
14:57 [perl #127875] Blead breaks Scope::Upper
0:51 [perl #127915] $=x~0 segfaults Perl 5.24.0-RC1-2-gde1d2c7
1:00 [perl #127999] Slowdown in split + list assign
9:50 process p5p mailbox
1:00 review [perl #127810] Provide -Dfortify_inc
0:29 review and apply [perl #127819] Get -DPERL_MEM_LOG working again
1:00 sort out a unconfig.h issue

58:43 Total (HH::MM)

As of 2016/04/30: since the beginning of the grant:

132.9 weeks
1837.1 total hours
13.8 average hours per week

There are 163 hours left on the grant.

Although we have no new progress reports for the migration since the third one, a development version of the site is available for testing at

If you use the existing site, please check that the new beta site works for you.

Please leave a comment below if you have helpful suggestions for how to improve the new site. Make sure your suggestions fall within the scope of the grant's proposal.

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In this issue:

  • Keynote Speaker: Larry Wall

  • Girl Develop It! discounts available

  • New to Perl Scholarships announced

  • Schedule Released

  • Sponsor Spotlight: craigslist

This is a completion report for the Test-Simple + Test-Stream grant, by Chad Granum. The Grants Committee will vote on its completion and payment. If you have feedback or question on its completion, please comment here.

Test-Simple + Test-Stream (now Test2) grant complete

This is a completion report for the Test-Simple + Test-Stream grant.

Note on name change and split

During the course of the grant the Test-Stream project was renamed to Test2. Several modules from Test-Stream were broken out into other distributions. The name change and split was a decision made with help of Ricardo Signes and other members of the perl community.

For the remainder of this document I will use the Test2 name for simplicity.


Completeness Criteria

  • Test2 and the updated Test-Simple as stable on cpan

    This is done.

  • Test2 and the updated Test-Simple in a stable perl release

    The patch has been supplied, and merged into blead. Unfortunately the next scheduled stable perl release is a year away. I have no control over the perl release schedule.

    My original grant proposal should have listed this item as 'in blead perl' unfortunately I did not notice the mistake until now.

  • Lack of angry hordes storming my house for breaking their tests

    I am still here, my house is still here. There was some breakage, but it was kept to a minimum. Breakage is documented here:

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If you have an idea for doing some Perl work that will benefit the Perl community, consider sending a grant application. The application deadline for this round is 23:59 May 15th UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback and conclude acceptance by May 28th.

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