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The first public release! Code is now hosted in GitHub. Please see the instructions on how to install and run.

The release features a renewed "Routines" tab. Please read Timo's blog post to know how it compares to the previous profiler: The first public release!.

Timo has developed a shiny new UI for the tool. It displays thread-level garbage collection details:


Read more at: Wow, check out this garbage

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

Jonathan Worthington recently requested an extension of his Perl 6 Performance and Reliability Engineering grant.

I'm pleased to announce that the Board of Directors approved extension of another $10,000. It'll allow him to dedicate another 400 hours to this work. Additional $210 of expense was approved to cover the wire tranfer fee from the past payments and the next payment.

I would like to thank the community members who took time to comment on this grant extension request and our sponsors who made funding the grant possible through our Perl 6 Development Fund.

I also appreciate Jonathan Worthington's continued work.

Timo Paulssen is recovering from a repetitive strain injury, and has not been able to start work on the grant yet. While waiting for the condition to get better, Timo has been watching videos related to the technologies he will be using.

Moving apartments in January has been another issue bothering Timo. Timo is very eager to start working on the grant as soon as he is able to.

Jonathan Worthington has requested an extension of $10,000 for his Perl 6 Performance and Reliability Engineering grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 200 hours to this work.

His previous work was successfully delivered as reported in the latest report.

This funding will come from the Perl 6 Core Development Fund. Will Coke Coleda agreed to continue the grant manager's role.

Before we make a decision on this extension we would like to have a period of community consultation that will last for seven days. Please leave feedback in the comments or, if you prefer, email your comments to makoto at

His original request is found at GitHub and it's copied here:

Final Report : Grant "Robust Perl 6 Unicode Support"

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Samantha has submitted her last grant update and her final review of her work for the consideration of the community and the Grants Committee.

Highlights for the latest month of work include:

  • Her Unicode Collation Algorithm is fully merged into MoarVM
  • She has released full UCA documentation
  • Prepends are handled with more generality, so that edge cases in certain ops now work properly
  • Bugs in encoding into and handling UTF8-C8 have been squashed

In the Final Report section, Samantha reviews her many achievements and deliverables. These can be compared to the inchstones and goals of her original proposal.

The Grants Committee would appreciate comments regarding this grant and its state of completion before it votes on whether to approve the work and proceed to payment. Please make any such comments to this post.


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