• New year, new impetus for Perl Foundation Marketing Committee Sat, 15-Jan-2022 by Nic Evans

    The TPF Marketing Committee wants to raise USD$100,000 to fund Perl and Raku development and make 2022 the year of Perl and Raku. But we can only do this with community support. In 2022 the Perl Foundation Marketing Committee aims to: Achieve a fundraising target of $100,000 through improved fundraising efforts Improve and sustain the perception of Perl Address feature gaps from community feedback Demonstrate why people should use Perl

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  • Season of Docs successful completion Fri, 24-Dec-2021 by Makoto Nozaki

    As previously announced, one of The Perl Foundation's initiatives for this year was to participate in Google Season of Docs. I'm pleased to announce that Khawar Latif Khan successfully completed the project. You can read further details at Khawar's Medium article Jason McIntosh's case study In addition, Khawar plans to share his experience at the next Perl and Raku Conference in Houston. I'd like to thank: Khawar for his quality

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  • Supporting TPF – potential tax savings Fri, 24-Dec-2021 by Nic Evans

    With the end of the year quickly approaching, The Perl Foundation want to thank you for all that you do in supporting us. Your support has allowed us to make significant strides in advancing the Perl and Raku languages, and the software behind them. There is, however, much work that still needs to be done. As you consider your year-end philanthropy, we want to highlight a few strategies that may

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  • TPRCHouston - Newsletter #1 Wed, 22-Dec-2021 by Todd Rinaldo

    About The Perl and Raku Conference in Houston. Call for Presenters and Master Class. Talk ideas? Volunteers wanted! Call for Sponsors. How to reach us.

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  • Do you want to partner with the Perl Marketing Committee to organize Hackathons in 2022? Thu, 09-Dec-2021 by Nic Evans

    In 2022, the Perl Marketing Committee are looking to help organize two hackathon events based on data collected in the survey run by Andrew Solomon. The initial focus areas are Editor/IDE integration, and CPAN Recommendations. The vision of the committee is to help make these events happen by partnering with projects within the Perl community. The goal is to make these events fun, rewarding, and successful, by being as accessible

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  • Raku CI Bot Grant Report October and November 2021 Sun, 05-Dec-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Patrick Böker submitted his report for the Raku CI Bot grant, for the months of October and November: In October and November most of my time was spent on finding and fixing bugs. Several problems I encountered are bugs in third party systems. Some of those I tackled, some remain as bug reports. Reported and fixed bugs: Red: Boolean checking DateTime columns fails when using Pg #530 Red: Checking multiple

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  • Grant report: Optimizations building upon the new Raku dispatch mechanism Sat, 04-Dec-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes: My latest grant proposal was recently approved. I had the possibility to dedicate quality time to Raku work at the start of November, but knew I would be tied up with some other work in the latter part of the month. Thus I optimistically forged ahead with some grant work while I could, crossing my fingers for approval. This report covers what got done. The main completed task

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Tony Cook): October 2021 Sun, 28-Nov-2021 by Jason A. Crome

    Approximately 25 tickets were reviewed, and 3 patches were applied. 0.83 #12957 review discussion review sdbm source, comment 1.27 #18958 look over code #18958 review code and comment #18958 comment 1.59 #19020 research should the shell be trapping in this case? haven’t found anything appropriate, also look at dash source #19020 more dash source, comment 2.74 #19121 research and comment

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  • Grants: November 2021 Votes Tue, 16-Nov-2021 by Jason A. Crome

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the November 2021 round. One grant request was submitted: Grant Proposal: Optimizations building upon the new Raku dispatch mechanism VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 4 YES votes 0 NO votes, 1 ABSTAIN We accept proposals throughout the year; our next round of review will begin in January. You can submit proposals at any time. If you want to help with funding and increase our budget,

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  • Volunteers needed for Perl dev room at FOSDEM (online) Thu, 11-Nov-2021 by Nic Evans

    FOSDEM will run online on 5-6 February 2022 and is calling for participation. The Marketing Committee would like to run a Perl dev room but need volunteers and speakers to assist. Talks need to be prerecorded and uploaded prior to the conference, which are then streamed to participants with Q&A after each. Before we request the room from FOSDEM and call for speakers, we need volunteers to assist with both

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  • Grant update: Persistent Data Structures for Raku, Daniel Sockwell Tue, 09-Nov-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Daniel Sockwell has provided two updates to his Grant: Persistent Data Structures for Raku. The first update was already submitted in October, and not posted due to my own error. Enjoy the thorough description! Raku Persistent Data Structures Grant Report for September 2021 In September, I spent 28 hours on implementing Raku persistent data structures. That's a bit under the 10 hour/week I'd estimated that I'd spend, but I was

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  • Final Report: Raku Dispatch and Compiler Improvements Grant Update Mon, 25-Oct-2021 by Jason A. Crome

    During September, I completed the remaining hours on my current grant. The key aim of the grant to bring my work on a new generalized dispatch mechanism to the point where it could be merged and delivered to Raku users has been achieved, the merge taking place on 29th September. I wrote a blog post that provides some data on the improvements, as well as identifying future work that can

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  • Grant Proposal: Optimizations building upon the new Raku dispatch mechanism Mon, 25-Oct-2021 by Jason A. Crome

    Project title Optimizations building upon the new Raku dispatch mechanism Author Jonathan Worthington Synopsis Recently a new dispatch mechanism was merged into MoarVM, along with changes to Rakudo to make use of it. This led to a number of performance improvements in the immediate, and incidentally fixed various long-standing bugs. This is, however, just the start of what can be achieved with the new dispatch architecture and the changes made

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  • Call for Grants: November 2021 Round Mon, 25-Oct-2021 by Jason A. Crome

    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 November 5, 2021, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through November 12th, and we

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  • Please spare ten minutes for the Calgary Research Study Mon, 25-Oct-2021 by Nic Evans

    Have you completed the online survey which forms part of the research by Dr. Ann Barcomb of the University of Calgary to understand episodic, or occasional, participation in the Perl and Raku communities. The research is being undertaken in collaboration with The Perl Foundation. More information is in the launch article. The survey requires 125-150 participants before analysis of the results can begin. To date 95 people have completed the

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