July 2018 Archives

Dave Mitchell has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Maintaining Perl 5 grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 333 hours to this work. During this grant he sent regular reports to the p5p mailing list as well as providing monthly summary reports that have been published on this site, the most recent of which are linked below:

Before we make a decision on this extension, we would like to have a period of community consultation. Please leave feedback in the comments field below by July 10th 2018.

The funds for this extension would come from the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund.

This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

I spent the last month mainly working on:
* blocking issues for the 5.28.0 release.
* BBC tickets
* ASAN-related tickets


SUMMARY:
      2:22 RT #133204 Integer overflow leading to buffer overflow
     15:29 RT #133270 Blead Breaks CPAN: HMBRAND/DBD-CSV-0.53.tgz
      5:03 RT #133271 Blead Breaks CPAN: BRUMMETT/Devel-hdb-0.23.tar.gz
      1:06 RT #133305 heap-buffer-overflow in Perl_my_atof2
      1:22 process p5p mailbox
      2:30 review CPAN breakage
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     27:52 TOTAL (HH::MM)

 245.9 weeks
3127.7 total hours
  12.7 average hours per week

There are 5.3 hours left on the grant

Timo is still not completely well. However, he has been able to make good progress:

  1. Optional parametres are now correctly logged

  2. Fixed a crash caused when the profiler is used on multithreaded code

Read more at: No Major Breakthroughs

I'm happy to note that the Curating and improving Perl6 documentation grant has submitted a final report, and the work has been accepted by the Committee.

Thanks to JJ for his work on this project, and also to Mark for acting as grant manager.

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