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  • TPF launches merch store Fri, 23-Sep-2022 by Nic Evans

    TPF has launched an online store with Perl merchandise celebrating the Perl 5.36 release. The marketing committee plan to do a custom celebratory collection for each release of Perl with revenue from each sale going to TPF's Perl fund. The store includes long- and short-sleeved t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and stickers all featuring a new Raptor image for the 5.36 release. Please share the link via your socials! https://the-perl-store.creator-spring.com/

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  • Thank you Japan Perl Association Thu, 22-Sep-2022 by Nic Evans

    Japan Perl Association came up with an innovative idea to raise money for The Perl Foundation from their annual event, YAPC::Japan. To promote the online 2022 YAPC::Japan conference, the organizers chose to donate to TPF 5 yen per tweet that included #yapcjapan, and 300 yen per blog. Contributors raised 15,630 yen What a great way to raise money and also to raise awareness of their event. We understand JPA is

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) August 2022 Wed, 21-Sep-2022 by alh

    Tony writes: 2022/08/01 Monday 0.17 #20005 review fixes 1.45 #19943 review, try to break and approve 0.72 #20008 review 1.17 #19964 work on ppport updates 3.51 2022/08/02 Tuesday 1.18 #19964 more ppport 1.33 #19964 more ppport 1.22 #19888 look at CI testing upstream blead modules on old perls 3.73 2022/08/03 Wednesday 2.52 #19888 more module CI testing 1.85

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  • Grant Proposals: September 2022 Wed, 14-Sep-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    We received no grant proposals for Perl or Raku in time for the September voting round. The next round of voting will be held starting in early November. But... there's no need to wait until then. We accept grant proposals all year round. To apply, please read How to Write a Proposal, GC Charter, Rules of Operation and Running Grants List will also help you understand how the grant process

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) July 2022 Wed, 07-Sep-2022 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2022/07/04 Monday 0.70 github notifications 0.55 #19901 research and comment 0.20 #19854 research and comment 0.40 #19832 re-check and apply to blead 0.17 rfc #20 briefly comment 2.03 #19851/#19874 work on fixes 4.05 2022/07/05 Tuesday 1.17 #19854 review, testing, apply to blead 0.42 perldelta 1.77 #19851/#19874 more work on fixes, testing 3.36 2022/07/06 Wednesday 0.12 review

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  • Call for Grant Proposals: September 2022 Round Mon, 05-Sep-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    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 September 12th, 2022, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through September 19th, and we

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): July 2022 Wed, 03-Aug-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during July covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. 3:57 BBC: TODDR/YAML-Syck-1.34.tar.gz 3:28 Format in fill-mode has inconsistent behaviour 4:58 Goto xsub forces scalar context 0:57 Returning undef returns a weird hash reference 0:37 Segmentation fault with use re 'eval' 0:20 fix build warning 39:28 make stack reference counted 6:11 process

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  • Grants: July 2022 Votes Mon, 01-Aug-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the July 2022 round. One grant request was submitted: Grant Proposal: Google TensorFlow API Bindings for Perl VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 3 YES votes 0 NO votes, 3 ABSTAIN We accept proposals throughout the year; our next round of review will begin in July. You can submit proposals at any time. If you want to help with funding and increase our budget, please visit

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  • Todd Rinaldo Nominated for Board Position Tue, 19-Jul-2022 by Dave Rolsky

    We would like to present Todd Rinaldo as a candidate to join the foundation Board. He has worked with the foundation for many years as a conference organizer and in other capacities. The board will vote on Todd's appointment at the board meeting scheduled for 19th August 2022. Below is Todd's application, answering the questions of why he wants to be a member of the board and what he would

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  • Grant Proposal: Google TensorFlow API Bindings for Perl (John Napiorkowski) Mon, 11-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Name John Napiorkowski Amount Requested: The minimum budget for this project is $8,800 USD Synopsis This grant proposal is for the development of a Perl API to Google TensorFlow, a software library for machine learning and artificial intelligence TensorFlow is generally considered to be the most mature and well-supported ML/AI library, and will benefit the Perl community tremendously. Benefits to the Perl Community Most new software development projects tend to

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook): June 2022 Mon, 11-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2022/06/01 Wednesday 0.28 comment on Win32 p5p thread 0.60 #18882 review, comment briefly 1.17 review github notifications 1.40 #19668 fail to build perl get it built, reproduce, work on test 0.17 #19668 finish test, fix, start test run, push for CI 3.62 2022/06/02 Thursday 0.07 #19668 open PR 1.42 review coverity report 351943, diagnose, research, fix, testing, push change for CI, open PR #19807 0.77 cid

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  • TPRC 2022 SOC Report Mon, 11-Jul-2022 by Todd Rinaldo

    As with past conferences, the TPRC 2022 conference had a Standards of Conduct document all attendees were required to agree to. We believe that it’s important to share the outcome of these policies so that people in our community know that we are enforcing them and what outcomes to expect from violations. This is an anonymized summary of the incidents reported to the SoC Committee and the committee’s response: A

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): June 2022 Sun, 10-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during June covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. SUMMARY: 0:47 improve docs for internal exception handling 1:46 look into disabling smartmatch/switch. 8:02 make stack reference counted 7:58 process p5p mailbox 18:33 TOTAL The most interesting thing I did was that near the end of the month I started work on "making the

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): May 2022 Sun, 10-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report for May on work done covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. The main things I did were to fix an obscure panic when an eval is the last statement in a regex code block, e.g. And, as a side-effect of working on that, I also improved the docs covering how perl handles exceptions internally. Other than that, I ended up

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  • Call for Grants: July 2022 Round Sun, 10-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    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 July 17th, 2022, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through July 24th, and we

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