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Will Braswell provides this update:

"RPerl v2.0 has been officially released, including the long-awaited automatic parallelization feature, which pushes us beyond the everyday speed of serial C++ to the bleeding-edge speed of parallel C++.

Accordingly, the following Learning RPerl sections have been added or updated:


Tony Cook writes:

Approximately 33 tickets were reviewed, and 4 patches were applied

1.35#126228 research, adapt to a new patch, testing and comment
1.47#126686 review, testing and comment
0.98#127234 testing and apply to blead
1.80#127380 (sec) adjust one proposed patch, testing, comment
#127380 (sec) comment, trying to push things along
37.34#127663 work on path handling, temp file creation, handling

The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another evaluation period has come.

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 July 15th UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback and conclude acceptance by July 28th.

The format will be the same as the previous rounds in 2014-2016.

To apply, please read How to Write a Proposal. Rules of Operation and Running Grants List will also help you understand how the grant process works. We also got some grant ideas from the community.

We will confirm the receipt of application within 24 hours.

If you have further questions, please comment here or contact me at tpf-grants-secretary at

Dave Mitchell has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Maintaining the Perl 5 Core grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 400 hours to this work. During this grant he sent weekly reports to the p5p mailing list as well as providing monthly summary reports that have been published on this blog, the most recent of which are linked below:

Report for Month 30
Report for Month 31
Report for Month 32

Before we make a decision on this extension we would like to have a period of community consultation that will last for one week. Please leave feedback in the comments or if you prefer send email with your comments to karen at

If successful this extension will be funded from the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund.

Chad Granum just completed his first Test2 grant, and took some time for rest and payment bureaucracy before starting his second grant, now documenting Test 2.

This is the first report for this new grant. During the last weeks he worked in an initial Test2 tutorial, that was incorporated into his YAPC presentation available at Accordingly with his report, this is just the beginning on how to write tests. Soon he will also start the sections for Test Tool authors.

Will Braswell continues his unrestricted production of R(estricted)-Perl documentation:

"May was yet another busy month for Learning RPerl, section 2.3.6 was huge so I split out all the command-line arguments into a new appendix B.

We now have documentation for all of RPerl's 15 phases of operation, 27 command-line arguments, and approximately 200 RPerl-specific error messages, with even more coming soon!

All of the following sections have now been published in whole or in part:


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

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