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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): April - May 2024 Wed, 12-Jun-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during April and May 2024 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I mostly spent my time working on tickets, smoke reports etc related to getting perl ready for a new release. SUMMARY: 9:27 #16627: Null pointer dereference in S_SvREFCNT_dec 0:30 __LINE__ deparsing 3:48 fix double free in const state sub 7:26 process p5p mailbox 1:06 reduce smoke failures

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  • Grant Applications Results of Voting May 24 Tue, 04-Jun-2024 by Saif Ahmed
    in: Grants

    4 Grant Applications reviewed last month and results of voting are presented

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  • Time is dwindling to book your trip to TPRC! Sat, 01-Jun-2024 by Amber Krawczyk
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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) March 2024 Thu, 30-May-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2024/03/04 Monday 0.10 #22061 review and approve 0.15 #22054 review and approve 0.70 #22059 review, testing and comments 0.70 #22057 review changes, testing against App::Ack and Module::Info 0.35 #21877 debugging 1.18 #21877 debugging 3.18 2024/03/05 Tuesday 0.55 #22063 review, briefly comment 0.55 2024/03/06 Wednesday 0.10 #22063 review and approve 0.55 #21261 research and comment 0.08

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  • Outreachy Internship 2024 Updates Thu, 09-May-2024 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Outreachy

    TL;DR We just finished intern selection for this year’s Outreachy program. We got more projects and more applicants than the previous years, which made the selection hard in a good way. Continuing our annual tradition, The Perl and Raku foundation is involved in the Outreachy program which provides internships to people subject to systemic bias and impacted by underrepresentation. We have just finished the intern selection process, which turned out

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) February 2024 Mon, 06-May-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2024/02/01 Thursday 2.50 #21873 fix, testing on both gcc and MSVC, push for CI 2.50 2024/02/02 Friday 0.72 #21915 review, testing, comments 0.25 #21883 review recent updates, apply to blead 0.97 2024/02/05 Monday 0.25 github notifications 0.08 #21885 review updates and approve 0.57 #21920 review and comment 0.08 #21921 review and approve 0.12 #21923 review and approve

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  • TPRF sponsors Perl Toolchain Summit Fri, 03-May-2024 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce that The Perl and Raku Foundation sponsored the Perl Toolchain Summit 2024 as a Platinum Sponsor. The Perl Toolchain Summit is an annual event where they bring together the volunteers who work on the tools and modules at the heart of Perl and the CPAN ecosystem. The PTS gives them 4 days to work together on these systems, with all their fellow volunteers to hand.

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  • TPRC Call for volunteers Sat, 27-Apr-2024 by Amber Krawczyk

    We hope you are coming to in Las Vegas June 24-28! Plans are underway for a wonderful TPRC. But a conference of this type is only possible because of volunteers who give their time and expertise to plan, promote, and execute every detail. We need volunteers! You may have already volunteered to speak at the conference; if so, wonderful! If you are not presenting there are many ways to help.

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  • Grant Application: RakuAST Fri, 26-Apr-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    Another Grant Application from a key Raku develoer, Stefan Seifert. A member of the Raku Steering Council, Stefan is also an author of several Perl 5 modules including Inline::Python and Inline::Perl6. This Grant is to help advance AST or Abstract Syntax Tree. This is integral to Raku internals and allows designing and implementation of new language components, that can be converted into bytecode for execution by the interpreteter or "virtual

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  • Grant Application: Dancer 2 Documentation Project Thu, 18-Apr-2024 by Saif Ahmed
    in: CPANGrants

    We have had a grant aplication from Jason Crome. He is an author and maintainer of a very popular Perl Web Framework familiar to many of us in the Perl community. Dancer 2 has continued to evolve and remains very useful for web application creation. As it besomes more modernised, more robust, and acquired more new features, it has become out of sync with available documentation. A key requirement to

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  • The Perl and Raku Conference: Call for Speakers Renewed Tue, 16-Apr-2024 by Todd Rinaldo

    TPRC in Vegas June 24-28. Sign up as a speaker for a free ticket to the conference!

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): March 2024 Tue, 09-Apr-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during March 2024 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. Less hours than normal last month due to a combination of jury service and the consequences of spending lots of time with my fellow jurors. I spent my time mainly on general small tasks to help get blead into shape for the 5.40 release, such as analysing and reducing

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  • PEVANS Core Perl 5: Grant Report for March 2024 Tue, 09-Apr-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Paul writes: Hours: 2 builtin::is_inf is_nan https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/22059 1 Tidying up PADNAMEf_TOMBSTONE https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/22063 1 Revert PR 21915 https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/22085 2 C99 named initialisers in MGVTBL structs https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/22086 4 perl 5.39.9 release https://metacpan.org/release/PEVANS/perl-5.39.9 Total: 10 hours

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) January 2024 Tue, 09-Apr-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2024/01/02 Tuesday 0.18 #21759 review and approve 0.17 #21705 review and approve 0.08 #21736 review and approve 0.33 #21757 review and approve 0.22 #21749 review and approve 0.08 #21778 review and approve 1.43 #21745 review in progress 0.67 #21745 more review and approve, comment 3.16 2024/01/03 Wednesday 0.10 #21761 review and approve 0.32 extract RC_STACK pp_backtick from

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  • Registration for The Perl and Raku Conference 2024 is open! Fri, 15-Mar-2024 by Todd Rinaldo

    The Perl and Raku Conference is coming June 24-28. Get tickets to the conference at https://tprc.us/tickets Sign up for a talk at https://tprc.us/talks Take advantage of our special room rate: https://tprc.us/hotel

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) December 2023 Mon, 11-Mar-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/12/04 Monday 0.42 #21677 minor fix. testing 0.23 #21661 check smoke results, minor commit message edit, make PR 21683 1.90 #21680 testing, debugging 1.28 #21680 fixes, testing, push for CI 1.42 #21651 testing and reproduce, try a fix and testing, push for CI 5.25 2023/12/05 Tuesday 0.30 #21677 research 0.95 #21664 apply to blead, perldelta, comment on original

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  • PEVANS Core Perl 5: Grant Report for February 2024 Tue, 05-Mar-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Paul writes: Hours: 1 Allow space in -M option https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/21935 3 Tidy up remove builtin unimport logic https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/22002 https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/22009 5.5 use VERSION restrictions https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/21980 https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/21997 https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/22057 1 class.c bugfix https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/21957 2 builtin::numify https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/21982 1 Tests for class.c non-ASCII UTF-8 https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/21983 1.5 Logical xor operator https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/21996 Total: 15 hours.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): January - February 2024 Tue, 05-Mar-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during Jan,Feb 2024 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I spent the last two months mainly on two goals. 1> Understanding XS better so that I can then decide how to update the XS ecosystem to better support a reference-counted stack; as an example, automatically removing the need to call XSUBs via a wrapper in some circumstances. Doing

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  • Nominate heroes for the 2024 White Camel Awards Wed, 21-Feb-2024 by Makoto Nozaki

    We are seeking nominations for the 2024 White Camel Awards, which honor remarkable non-technical contributions in the Perl community. The Board will consider all nominations and will seek input both from the Advisory Board and the Perl Steering Council. To nominate an individual, kindly complete the form at https://forms.gle/xQczcsRkguvaBDBn8. In light of our community’s growing diversity, we kindly ask that the rationale for each nomination be articulated in a manner

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): November - December 2023 Tue, 20-Feb-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during November-December 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I mainly continued my work on making the perl stack reference counted. As well as "unwrapping" a few more ops, I also took the opportunity to introduce some basic optimisations to get the speed of a PERL_RC_STACK perl interpreter build back closer to a vanilla build. On my most

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