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Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): September 2018 Grant Report

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

Approximately 34 tickets were reviewed, and 4 patches were
applied

[Hours] [Activity] 2.47 fatalize sysread/recv/syswrite/send on utf8 handles: fix warnings, croak tests, documentation updates, post patch to #125760 0.20 #126084 try to apply, issue already fixed, close ticket 1.58 #126706 research, work on Makefile.SH 0.72 #130674 recheck, retest and apply to blead 0.18 #131649 (sec) try to chase up a patch 1.85 #132655 retest patch and apply to blead #132655 clean up duplicates, update perldelta 1.25 #132764 write a simple patch to help demonstrate the problem 0.43 #133192 (sec) review, testing to check if a security issue 0.45 #133250 retest and apply to maint-5.26 0.75 #133369 debugging 0.38 #133423 (sec) review patches (RT copies seem to be corrupted) 0.55 #133439 comment with patch 1.48 #133460 (sec) try to work out a mess of layered code 0.52 #133462 research and comment #133462 research and comment 0.70 #133463 research, comment 1.25 #133494 work up a patch and comment with patch 7.84 #133496 try to implement #133496 try to implement, debugging #133496 re-work to allow switches from PERL5OPTS, #! line #133496 testing #133496 diagnose test failures #133496 comment #133496 research, comment 0.33 #133499 research, comment 4.28 #133510 testing, diagnose, push a fix to blead #133510 debugging, work up a fix, testing, comment with patch 0.65 #133518 testing, debugging 2.05 check for patches for security issues, generate one for 133250 0.40 fail to reproduce failures – possibly dirty build, apply to blead 3.77 fatalize sysread/recv/syswrite/send on utf8 handles fatalize sysread/recv/syswrite/send on utf8 handles 1.13 more fatalize: update io/ and uni/ tests, fix some bugs 1.48 recheck fatalize work, fix some PERLUNICODE= failures 1.17 Research, reply email from sawyer on unicode filenames 1.80 respond Sawyer’s follow-up, open 133496 1.13 review other security issue for patches, backporting, testing 1.05 review other security issues 1.30 review security issues, khw-core discussion with khw 0.23 review tickets, close one 0.20 security ticket admin 0.87 win32 ldexpl issue, reproduce, try regenconfigh target, research 1.42 win32 ldexpl issue: build/test with both patches, tests fail, try debugging

====== 45.86 hours total

Dave Rolsky is our next nominee to join the Perl Foundation board. Dave is well known in the Perl community, for his extensive contributions to CPAN and for his frequent conference talks and classes. If you'd like to know a little more, he conveniently posts his resume on-line on his website.

Below is some additional information on how Dave feels he can contribute to the board:

  • Why do you want to become a member of the TPF Board?

I have a lot of nonprofit experience and I think I can help with TPF's mission because of that. I was a co-founder and board member of a local animal advocacy group for about 19 years, and during that time I helped with fundraising, event organization, administration, and pretty much everything else.

  • What existing TPF initiative(s) are most important to you and why?

For me, the most important programs are conferences and Perl 5 core maintenance fund programs. Conferences are vital for having any sort of Perl community. The maint fund is crucial in order to make sure that the Perl 5 core continues to advance. It's a tough code base to work on, so we need to support the people who can do that work.

  • What goals would you like to see TPF pursue in the future?

I wonder if there's room for additional fundraising. There are many more companies using Perl than are represented among the existing sponsors. That said, this sort of fundraising can be quite challenging and time consuming.

I'm also interested in the potential for other sorts of Perl promotion and outreach programs. For example, maybe some sort of targeted grants aimed at producing high quality videos, etc.

Following our recently established process, this post will allow for constrictive public input on Dave's nomination for two weeks, after which the board will vote.

The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the Sep/Oct round. Before the Committee members vote, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community on the proposal.

Review the proposal below and please comment here by October 17th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that.

MoarVM JIT Compiler Expression Backend Maturation

Name:

Bart Wiegmans

Amount Requested:

USD 7,000.

TPF Notes from OSCON 2018

As a somewhat delayed follow-up, TPF once again had a booth this year at OSCON, back in Portland, Oregon, this year. Josh McAdams was once again our organizer and staffed the booth for the event.

O'Reilly provided The Perl Foundation with an excellent space in their Expo Hall. Situated conveniently near the lunch service, snacks, and an amazing swing, the booth received a constant stream of visitors. The visitors ranged from developers with years of experience developing Perl to those who were just discovering what Perl was. Our friends Wendy and Liz graciously provided round tuits, stickers, and other promotional material for the event. The "Introducing Perl6" books where a hit and were gone on the first day! If you didn't get one, there is an electronic version that you can access in the Perl 6 marketing website.

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The space was a great place for Perl developers to meet up and connect with their peers in person, as well as, a good place for The Perl Foundation to introduce Perl to newcomers. We have a great time at the event and loved advocating for Perl.

Grant Proposal: Future::AsyncAwait

11 Comments

The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the Sep/Oct round. Before the Committee members vote, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community on the proposal.

Update: You have until October 17th! Review the proposal below and please comment here by October 10th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that.

Future::AsyncAwait

  • Name:

    Paul Evans

  • Amount Requested:

    GBP 4,800 (GBP 200/day for 24 days)

    At time of writing, equivalent to USD 6,256 or EUR 5,388.

Grant Proposals Sep/Oct 2018

Apologies for delays this month from the original schedule.

The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the Sep/Oct round.

Before the Committee members vote on the proposals, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community.

Review the proposals at their individual links and please comment there by October 10th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced shortly after.

UPDATE

I missed a submission, which I've now corrected. The MoarVM proposal is now available for review; Community review open another week so we can get feedback there as well.

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