• Call for Grant Proposals: January 2023 Round Fri, 20-Jan-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another round is starting. If you have an idea for doing some work that will benefit the Perl or Raku communities, please consider submitting a grant application. The application deadline for this round is 23:59 January 29th, 2023, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through February 4th, and we

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  • Retirement Announcement - Dave Rolsky Fri, 20-Jan-2023 by Amber Deuel

    After several years of service to The Perl/Raku Foundation, Dave Rolsky is retiring. The board thanks Dave for all of his work, he will be missed.

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  • Fosdem mini grants Wed, 11-Jan-2023 by Amber Deuel

    One of the goals TPRF would like to achieve, now that conferences are becoming increasingly available in person, is to spread awareness of current Perl and Raku projects. In support of this goal, TPRF will be issuing a limited number of mini grants of up to $300 to participants interested in holding Perl/Raku based talks in FOSDEM 2023 dev rooms. TPRF has made an intentional decision to not apply for

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): December 2022 Wed, 04-Jan-2023 by alh

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during December covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. This month I continued work on making the stack reference counted. A couple of weeks ago I reached a major milestone: the point where I actually enabled reference-counting of SVs on the stack for the first time. Since then I have reached the point where the perl build actually completes

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  • Marketing Committee Achievements in 2022 Tue, 27-Dec-2022 by Amber Deuel

    Looking back over 2022 the Marketing Committee presents our accomplishments to the Board and the Communities we serve. Our sincere and abundant thanks to all those who have volunteered their time to deliver these outcomes. Created the Prospectus for 2022 Arranged to have 2 Perl related articles published in the Linux Format magazine Launched The Perl store offering Official Perl merchandise with profits going to the Perl Fund Organized and

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  • FOSDEM Call for Volunteers! Fri, 16-Dec-2022 by Amber Deuel

    FOSDEM 2023 is in person on February 4th and 5th and TPRF is seeking volunteers to help run the The Perl/Raku Foundation stand. We are looking for people that can share information about Perl/Raku and hand out TPRF provided materials. We will be having a meeting on December 30th at 2pm UTC for interested volunteers! Join the Zoom Meeting with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86116979877?pwd=a3lWalNVelNTbWFqdUNSOHJ5V1FhQT09 Meeting ID: 861 1697 9877

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) November 2022 Fri, 16-Dec-2022 by alh

    Tony writes: 2022/11/01 Tuesday 0.97 github notifications 2.70 #20457 review, testing, research, comments 0.38 #20446 look over latest push, discussion in private on irc with dmq 4.05 2022/11/02 Wednesday 0.38 review list discussion 0.30 #20271 apply to blead, perldelta 0.47 #20469 review and approve 0.78 #20411 review CI results, minor clean up, make PR 20473, comment 1.17 #19964 review

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): November 2022 Fri, 16-Dec-2022 by alh

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during November covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. This month I restarted work in earnest on making the stack reference counted. I have reached the point where: Around 250 PP functions have been wrapped this means that the original functions will continue to work in the new regime, albeit more slowly. Each wrapped function can later be individually

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  • Raku Advent Calendar submission deadline approaching! Thu, 24-Nov-2022 by Amber Deuel

    The Christmas season is almost here, and that means a fresh batch of Raku Advent Calendar posts. Every year since 2009, the Raku community has hosted an annual Advent event, in the spirit of Perl and other projects, consisting of daily articles starting on the 1st of December and ending on the 25th. The Raku community has had so many great posts and, hopefully, this year will live up to

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) October 2022 Wed, 23-Nov-2022 by alh

    Tony writes: 2022/10/01 Saturday 0.12 github notifications 0.22 #20355 comment 0.13 #20362 ask for more info 0.47 2022/10/03 Monday 1.05 #20207 LogFile::Read, Nagios::Cmd patches 0.23 #20207 Log::Procmail patch 0.05 #20346 Text::PerlPP look at test report and comment 1.33 2022/10/06 Thursday 0.07 github notifications 0.67 #20355 long comment 1.03 #20362 review new info, research and comment 0.80 #20026 research

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  • TPRF to support FOSDEM Participation Fri, 04-Nov-2022 by Amber Deuel

    One of the goals TPRF would like to achieve, now that conferences are becoming increasingly available in person, is to spread awareness of current Perl and Raku projects. In support of this goal, TPRF will be issuing a limited number of mini grants of up to $300 to participants interested in holding Perl/Raku based talks in FOSDEM 2023 dev rooms. To apply for a mini grant please send a completed

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) September 2022 Tue, 01-Nov-2022 by alh

    Tony writes: 2022/09/01 Thursday 1.60 #20204 write up some tests, start on implementation 2.43 #20204 more work on implementation 4.03 2022/09/05 Monday 0.47 github notifications 0.55 #20143 research, comment 0.55 #17831 follow-up 0.50 #20207 review discussion, comment 1.72 #20204 more work on implementation 3.79 2022/09/06 Tuesday 0.15 review Coverity scan results and ask khw about it 0.40 github notifications

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  • November Announcements from the Board - UPDATED Wed, 26-Oct-2022 by Amber Deuel

    Yet Another Society operates as a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the advancement of the Perl and Raku programming languages. One way Yet Another Society supports Perl and Raku is through grants. Yet Another Society has had donations given specifically for both languages. As such, it is important to recognize the relationship the foundation has with not just Perl, but also Raku. This is why, following a vote from the board,

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  • Board Updates October 2022 Mon, 17-Oct-2022 by Amber Deuel

    Welcome Following nomination in July, 2022, The Perl Foundation is pleased to welcome Todd Rinaldo to the board. Todd has worked with the board for many years as a conference organizer, with the Grants Committee, and in other capacities. He is also a contributor to CPAN and Perl 5 Porters. During his board nomination interview, Todd expressed an interest in offering assistance in the Foundation's mission to help the community,

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  • Nominate heroes for the 2022 White Camel Awards Mon, 03-Oct-2022 by Makoto Nozaki

    We're looking for nominations for the 2022 White Camel Awards that recognize significant non-technical achievement in the Perl community. Each year we recognize work in the broad categories of community, advocacy, and user groups. The Board will consider all nominations and will solicit feedback from the Advisory Board and the Perl Steering Council. To nominate someone, you can respond here with a name and your reasoning. As our community has

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