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  • PEVANS Core Perl 5: Grant Report for April, May, June 2024 Mon, 15-Jul-2024 by alh

    Paul writes: My time was almost entirely consumed during April and May by running a stage show, and then June by travelling the entire length of the country supporting a long-distance bicycle adventure; as such I didn't get much Perl work done and I've only just got around to writing out what few things I did get done. Entirely related to a few last pre-release steps to get features nicely

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): June 2024 Thu, 11-Jul-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during June 2024 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I spent most of last month continuing to work on understanding XS and improving its documentation, as a precursor to adding reference-counted stack abilities to XS. This work is a bit frustrating, as I still haven't got anything publicly to show for it. Privately however, I do have about

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  • New Standards of Conduct published Thu, 04-Jul-2024 by D Ruth Holloway

    The Perl and Raku Foundation has a new Standards of Conduct taking effect on August 1, 2024, to help combat bullying, harassment, and abuse in our communities.

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  • TPRC 2024 Feedback Form Thu, 27-Jun-2024 by Amber Krawczyk

    Please help us by filling out our brief TPRC feedback form at https://forms.gle/DcUDX6JzWT72yXTY7 Couldn't make it this year? We still want your feedback!

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  • Outreachy 2024 - Success working on the Open Food Facts project Tue, 25-Jun-2024 by Stéphane Gigandet
    in: Outreachy

    The Perl Foundation is taking part again this year in the Outreachy program which encourages the participation of underrepresented groups in open source. As Makoto Nozaki described in the previous post, we had many applicants this year, most of whom were new to Perl but very interested in learning the language. Out of many very motivated and enthusiastic candidates, we selected Success Ologunsua who will be working on the Open

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) May 2024 Mon, 24-Jun-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: Hours> 2024/05/01 Wednesday 0.93 review smoke reports 0.08 check cygwin dll conflict revert results and open PR 22187 2.87 C++ header testing again 3.88 2024/05/02 Thursday 2.90 C++ header testing: test code 1.23 more C++ header testing test code 4.13 2024/05/06 Monday 0.17 github notifications 0.88 #22195 start prep of test env 1.63 more C++ header testing, actually

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) April 2024 Mon, 24-Jun-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2024/04/02 Tuesday 0.30 #22115 review and approve 0.75 #22114 review, research 0.40 #22113 review, research, comments 1.45 2024/04/03 Wednesday 0.67 #22110 review and approve 1.20 #22116 review, testing, coverage testing and comment 0.32 #22081 review latest changes and approve 0.33 #22113 review updates and approve 0.68 #21877 debugging. find an issue and push for CI 1.88 #21550 testing,

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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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  • TPRF 2024 Call For Papers is now open! Thu, 15-Feb-2024 by Amber Krawczyk

    TPRC 2024 is being held in Las Vegas, NV from June 24-28 2024. You can submit your talk Ideas for TPRC 2024 at https://tprc.us/talks Talk submission deadline is April 5th, Midnight UTC. Talks must be given live and in-person. If you are looking for any talk ideas, try out the conference wiki. New this year, we are accepting submissions for a peer reviewed Science track. Those talks should be submitted

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  • TONYC Grant Report November 2023 Tue, 13-Feb-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    Tony Cook has submitted a report of his activity maintaining Core Perl

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  • PEVANS Core Perl 5: Grant Report for January 2024 Sun, 11-Feb-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    PEVANS Core Developement It is difficult to narrow down the depth of PEVANS activity in the Perl Core. Continuing to modernise the Core is vital for the longevity of Perl and introduction of modern paradigms. To do this without breaking Perl is an extra challenge. FOSDEM provided such an opportunty to review what the Paul and the PSC has been upto, and may allow some insight of the builtin excitement

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  • Perl Grants: Call for applications Jan 2024 Sun, 11-Feb-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    The Perl and Raku Foundation fosters continued development and use of Perl and Raku. As an open source programming language with a largely open source minded community, contributions to Perl and Raku are rarely rewarded. One of the many activities of The Perl and Raku Foundationhas been to reward these activities through Grants. There are as many ideas as there are people reading this post, indeed it is likely that

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  • Grant Application: Raku Ecosystem Tue, 23-Jan-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    A new Grant application for Raku. Tony O'Dell is proposing a project to develop a Raku Ecosystem written in Raku. This gets rid of a dependency on other languages and proprietary code to create a more sustainable environment. Tony has a number of Raku projects including the very important Fez, niner, vrurg, andugexe

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  • 2024 Letter from the President Fri, 19-Jan-2024 by Amber Krawczyk

    Following a year of accelerating change in the Open Source and wider digital ecosystems, the Foundation continues to develop and build momentum. We have continued the monthly community meetings and are pleased to see new faces throughout. 2023 saw the publication of the second TPRF prospectus. This provides a valuable tool to share the aims and activities of the Foundation. The 2024 prospectus is in development and will be published

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  • Grant Application: 2024 Perl Hackathon Day in the Democratic Republic of Congo Sun, 14-Jan-2024 by Saif Ahmed
    in: GrantsHackathonsMeetings

    We have received a Grant Application from Narcisse Mbunzama from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has a track record in AI and Digital Security. He has previously applied for grants. The grant applied for relates to a planned hackathon; although the timeline for funding looks tight, for the purposes of this appication may be ignored; the dates are flexible. Personally I do find that the Open Source Community benefits

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  • PEVANS Perl Core Development Thu, 28-Dec-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    Grant report: This is the first report of Paul Evans' successful grant award. He continues his contributions to the Perl Core. His work is diverse and related to activities out of sight of much of the community. Currently we attribute much of the work of integrating a robust Perlish OOP Paradigm into the Core to Paul, but as member of the Perl Steering Council he has his hands on many

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  • White Camel Award for 2023 Mon, 18-Dec-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    Delightful tidings dance upon the air as we unveil R Geoffrey Avery as the distinguished recipient of the coveted White Camel Award for the year 2023. Geoffrey’s contributions to the Perl and Raku communities, especially volunteering for conferences and other TPRF activities, has earned him this coveted honor. Within the vibrant tapestry of Perl and Raku conferences, Geoffrey has gonged hundreds of lightning talks at over fifty conferences on two

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  • Bruce Gray Candidacy for Board Membership Tue, 05-Dec-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    We would like to present Bruce Gray as a candidate to join the Board. The board will vote on Bruce's appointment at the board meeting 15th of December, 2023. Below are Bruce's responses to the application questions. Bio: I am Bruce Gray I reside in Alabama near Auburn University, with my wife of 22 years, and close to my stepson and my four school-aged grandchildren. I work as a business

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  • Ruth Holloway Candidacy for Board Membership Tue, 05-Dec-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    We would like to present Ruth Holloway as a candidate to join the Board. The board will vote on Ruth's appointment at the board meeting 15th of December, 2023. Below are Ruth's responses to the application questions. Bio: I have been a software developer and system administrator for nearly forty years, starting my first paid gig before I was even out of high school, in 1985. I started using Perl

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) October 2023 Mon, 04-Dec-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/10/02 Monday 0.22 #21523 comment 1.87 security issue #142 work on a fix 0.83 security issue #142 work on a fix 2.92 2023/10/03 Tuesday 2.02 security issue #142 work on a fix, push and PR 1.18 #21535 review, testing, comment, start another test build/run 3.20 2023/10/05 Thursday 0.48 github notifications 1.17 #21529 review and several comments 0.22

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): September - October 2023 Mon, 04-Dec-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during September-October 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I mainly continued my work on making the perl stack reference counted. In particular, I have been concentrating on "unwrapping" common ops to reduce any slowdown on PERL_RC_STACK builds. In fact most of the last two months has been spent on unwrapping and then optimising just a single op,

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  • Raku Advent Calendar 2023 is Live! Fri, 01-Dec-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Raku Advent Calendar

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  • Perl Advent Calendar is Live! Fri, 01-Dec-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    https://perladvent.org/2023/2023-12-01.html

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  • Perl Grants October 2023 Results, and New Call for Grant Applications Sun, 26-Nov-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    The delayed report of the latest round of voting are published. Projects reviewed are the the Perl GPT project and a Core Development Grant applied for by Paul Evans to develop, amongst other things, the object model to go into core Perl. Along with this is the opening of the December Round of Grant Applications

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  • Invitation to YAPC::Hiroshima 2024 in Japan Mon, 20-Nov-2023 by Makoto Nozaki

    Get ready for an unforgettable experience at one of the biggest Perl events in the world YAPC::Hiroshima, organized by the Japan Perl Association. Event details Date: February 9-11, 2024 Venue: International Conference Center Hiroshima Website: https://yapcjapan.org/2024hiroshima/ Why attend YAPC::HIroshima 2024? Knowledge Exchange: Immerse yourself in Perl and non-Perl topics through three informative tracks of talks. They are expecting 300-400 attendees Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow Perl enthusiasts and developers Keynotes

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  • Fosdem mini grants Fri, 17-Nov-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    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 TPRF's FOSDEM 2024 dev room. In addition, TPRF will have a 2 day stand

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  • FOSDEM 2024, call for participation Tue, 14-Nov-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Perl and Raku Foundation is thrilled to announce that the FOSDEM organising team has accepted our proposal to set up a DevRoom on Saturday, February 3rd 2024. It has been quite a few years since the last Perl DevRoom at FOSDEM. Historically, they have always been well attended and packed. Time for an Update Since last time, a lot has happened, and TPRF is excited to help create this

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) September 2023 Thu, 02-Nov-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/09/04 Monday 0.13 github notifications 0.40 #21421 fix some noise from G_USEHINTS tests 1.03 #21419 thinking, comment 1.55 #21449 review and approve 1.02 look into AIX smoke failures, find at least one problem, fix it, push for CI 4.13 2023/09/05 Tuesday 0.38 email George Greer about mingw smoke failures 1.75 look into fedora smoke failure, reproduce, just #20812

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  • Science Track Interest Survey Wed, 01-Nov-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    Greetings Perl People! There is a strong official consideration by The Perl and Raku Foundation of including a new kind of track to the 2024 Perl and Raku Conference in Las Vegas. Survey URL: https://forms.gle/DDPWsNqEsZW8AyWX7 The track would target academic and industrial STEM applications, and emulate in some way traditional science conference tracks; meaning the talks would be based on paper and poster submissions. If this came to pass, the

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  • Grant Application (P Evans) Perl Core Development Thu, 28-Sep-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    A grant application from Paul Evans has just managed to be squeezed in into this round. Paul needs no introduction; he is one of the few people who speaks XS like a native, and has long been a valuable contributor to the Perl Core, as well as a lot of other interesting ancilliary projects. Also into animatronics, he has many modules dedicated to interacting with electronic interfaces. This application targets

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) August 2023 Fri, 22-Sep-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/08/01 Tuesday 0.20 look at new coverity hits, briefly discuss with khw 0.27 github notifications 0.87 #21306 review and briefly comment 0.05 #21084 check latest CI results, apply to blead 0.13 #21296 test blead with the fix, close this PR 0.28 coverity look at older hits, one harmless, another false positive 0.18 #21181 apply to blead, perldelta 0.42 #21212

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  • PerlGPT Large Language Model, Phase 1 Wed, 20-Sep-2023 by Saif Ahmed
    in: Grants

    A new grant application from John Napiorkowski and Robert Grimes, this time targeting the development of a large language model trained specifically to develop Perl Code. These veteran coders suggest that using natural language to generate Perl code may potentially allow one to rapidly generate new APIs and applications, or at least give a skeleton to flesh out into a more elaborate tool.

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  • The Perl and Koha Conference Thu, 14-Sep-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The first ever Perl and Koha conference was held in Helsinki, Finland this year. It featured three main days of Perl and Koha presentations and two days of workshops. Workshops included a Perl training session, a masterclass for new Koha developers, Koha improvement initiatives, discussions on the future of Perl as a language, and more. Koha is the first free open source software library automation package. In use worldwide its

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): June - August 2023 Thu, 14-Sep-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during June-August 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I fixed a performance regression bug related to my 'multiconcat' optimisation work from about 5 years ago. Other than that, I restarted my work on my "make stack reference counted" branch, got it into a working state, and merged it into blead. See below for a detailed explanation. SUMMARY:

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) July 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/07/03 Monday 0.92 #21181 fixes, testing, re-push and push to smoke-me 0.50 #21180 fixes, testing, push for re-CI 1.52 apply one of my PRs, look into unexpected mingw64 failure on another PR 2.94 2023/07/04 Tuesday 0.42 #21120 apply to blead, perldelta update, add to maint votes 0.65 #21132, #21095 apply to blead, perldelta #21202 comment 0.08 #21118, #21060 apply

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) June 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/06/01 Thursday 1.52 #21129 research, testing, comment 1.52 2023/06/05 Monday 2.65 #21073 look at porting C++ test, EU:CB issue 1.02 #21135 research and comment 0.17 #21139 review and comment briefly 0.18 #21095 consider other C++ non-features to add 1.37 #21129 research and long comment 5.39 2023/06/06 Tuesday 0.20 #21135 more research 1.40 #21131 look at making PerlIOStdio not

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) May 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/05/01 Monday 0.40 github notifications 0.27 #21051 check it matches the commits in blead and close 0.45 #21061 review and approve 0.22 #21053 review, comment and approve 0.07 #21042 comment 0.12 #21063 review and approve, comment 0.52 #21044 write test and create reversion branch, push for CI 0.82 #17398 resolve inf/nan, work on XS 0.07 #21044 review CI results

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) April 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/04/03 Monday 0.70 github notifications 0.17 #20811 review CI results, undraft, ask khw to try it out 1.08 work on in name revert 1.95 2023/04/04 Tuesday 1.70 review coverity scan reported issues, open #21005 0.93 #20999 try to reproduce, comment 0.15 #20982 review and approve 0.92 work on in name feature 3.70 2023/04/05 Wednesday 1.07 #20999 reproduce, fixes

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) March 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/03/01 Wednesday 0.63 #20849 better commit subject, bump versions, testing, apply to blead 1.75 #20811 debugging config.sh generation 1.60 #20811 more debug nmake config.sh generation work on it for GNUmakefile, update output timestamp to match sources 3.98 2023/03/02 Thursday 1.00 #20874 review discussion, review some of the related PRs with some comments 0.12 #20873 review and approve

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) February 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/02/01 Wednesday 0.13 github notifications 2.25 #20742 work on tests, find a related issue, work on fix, testing 0.28 #20742 review test results, commits, push for CI 0.35 #20756 review and approve 0.68 feature bundle re-work: debugging mismatch of feature bits to hash 3.69 2023/02/02 Thursday 0.08 github notifications 0.13 #20759 comment 0.07 #20742 review CI results,

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) January 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/01/03 Tuesday 0.08 github notifications 1.40 #20599 review, comments 1.02 #20637 review and comments 0.07 #20621 review and approve 0.40 #20647 review discussion, start to look over code 2.97 2023/01/04 Wednesday 0.30 #20599 follow-up 0.07 #20637 look over discussion 0.47 rfc #32 review and review discussion 0.15 #20667 review and approve 1.35 #20647 more look over code,

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): April - May 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during April and May 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. The last two months have been a bit light on the perl maintenance front. I did a couple of fixups to Deparse.pm and updated Porting/deparse-skips.txt so that cd t; ./TEST -deparse passes again. SUMMARY: 0:35 disable leaking class test 5:02 fixup deparsing tests 8:26 process p5p

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): March 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during March 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I mainly continued work on making the stack reference counted. Since the basic code is working I concentrated more at looking at distributions which were reported to fail on a perl built with PERL_RC_STACK. SUMMARY: 4:49 BBC: Blead breaks RCLAMP/Devel-LeakTrace-0.06.tar.gz and code TOTAL: 42:27

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): January - February 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during Jan and Feb 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I mainly continued work on making the stack reference counted. I have now reached a point where, on a perl built with the non-default PERL_RC_STACK define, perl uses a reference-counted stack, and all tests pass distributions>. None of those distributions required any changes to work in the

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  • Perl Core Maintenance Grant Extension request Tue, 25-Jul-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    Tony Cooks work in maintaining Perl core continues, including reviewing issues, reproducing faults and applying patches to fix the core continue

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  • Grant Application: Google TensorFlow API Bindings for Perl, Phase 2 Sun, 23-Jul-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    A new Grant Proposal to make Tensor flow accessible to Perl Developers, and bring feature parity with AL in other languages such as Java and Python,

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  • Announcing the 2022 White Camel Award recipient Tue, 11-Jul-2023 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Awards

    We are pleased to announce Mohammad Sajid Anwar as the White Camel Award 2022 recipient. Mohammad runs the Perl weekly challenge, a coding competition where a group of Perl enthusiasts, from beginners to experts, come together and solve 2 tasks every week. So far the challenge has attracted more than 300 unique participants. Furthermore, Mohammad is one of two active editors of the Perl Weekly Newsletter where he discusses topics

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  • Outreachy 2023 - Monalika working on the Open Food Facts project Tue, 11-Jul-2023 by Stéphane Gigandet
    in: Outreachy

    The Perl Foundation is taking part again this year in the Outreachy program which encourages the participation of underrepresented groups in open source. The foundation is funding one intern, Monalika Patnaik, who will be working on the Open Food Facts project. Monalika’s introduction in her own words: Hi, I'm Monalika Patnaik, a sophomore pursuing Computer Science Engineering from India. Open-Source is my first love and my passion lies mostly in

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  • Hello (TPRF) World! Thu, 01-Jun-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    Check out our new newsletter! It's packed full of updates and conference information! Hello World 1.pdf Don't want to click that? Here's the text version of the info: **Hello World! Welcome to the first installment of the TPRF Newsletter. Time for another TPRC 2023 update! A reminder to all folks traveling from outside Canada to attend TPRC 2023, go ahead and check that you have your passport! You're going to

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  • Time for another TPRC 2023 update! Thu, 18-May-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    A reminder to all folks travelling from outside Canada to attend TPRC 2023, go ahead and check that you have your passport! You're going to have to show that off to the folks at the border. Dave Rolsky's course on Go is now available on Eventbrite. The cost of the course is $125USD, and it's taking place at the Doubletree Hilton on Friday July 14, right after the TPRC 2023

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  • 2023 TRPC Hackathon Tue, 16-May-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Perl and Raku Conference for 2023 will again feature a Hackathon Room. On July 10th, the Marketing Committee plans to coordinate activities for projects that have a broad impact on Perl. We hope to involve 2-3 high impact projects and any number of smaller projects. The committee will provide logistical and non-coding support for projects that want it. We want to help by: matching people to projects and projects

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  • Call for Grant Applications May 2023 Sat, 13-May-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    Call for Grants Applications - May 2023

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  • Dave M Booster Grant Report Thu, 11-May-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    Dave Mitchell has been powering through the Core Maintenance Tasks. Summary of work part way through his current grant

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  • Grant Application-PerlGPT Wed, 26-Apr-2023 by Saif Ahmed
    in: Grants

    Grant application for an AI that speaks in Perl

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  • Grant Application to Develop a Modern IDE for Perl 5 Wed, 26-Apr-2023 by Saif Ahmed
    in: Grants

    Grant Applcation from Ganesan Arjuna Maharaja to hep develope a "Modern IDE for Perl 5"

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  • TPRC Paper Call Extended! Mon, 03-Apr-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    Alex Beamish, our TPRC 2023 event coordinator, visited the Doubletree last week for a reception, and got a chance to talk with Daria and Tumer, who will be our hosts in July. The reception featured a variety of food, and it was all delicious. We're a few papers short for the conference, so the **Call For Papers has been re-opened briefly get those papers in by Friday, April 7 at

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  • Now Accepting: TPRC Proposals for 2024 Wed, 22-Mar-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    It’s time to plan TPRC 2024. If you are interested in organizing the event in your city, please submit a proposal by April 28th. Please view the information, along with a sample RFP you can send to possible vendors here. When ready to submit your proposal, please use the same form. If you have any questions, please contact us at hello@perlfoundation.org

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  • Report on Volunteerism in the Perl Community Tue, 21-Mar-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    This report is a collaboration between Dr. Ann Barcomb's research lab and TPRF. The research was primarily conducted by Aadharsh Hariharan. The goal of this research project is to analyse the current existing volunteering scenario within these communities and create techniques that will help in better management of volunteers. The Perl community is ideal for this research project as there is no single large corporate entity behind the communities. Please

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  • Community Input Requested - Future of TPRF website(s) Mon, 20-Mar-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    TPRF is looking for community input on the future of the TPRF website We are asking for community members to submit proposals for the Perl/Raku website The proposals would ideally address the following: Should there be separate websites for Perl and Raku, with a single set of main content that will be on both pages, or should TPRF continue to operate with one website, but feature separate sites for language

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  • Deadline for TPRC Fri, 17-Mar-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Perl Raku Conference is a high-quality, inexpensive technical Conference that celebrates the Perl and Raku programming languages. The beauty of the conference is that it remains accessible to everyone regardless of experience, yet it is still valuable to the most skilled programmers. The Perl Raku Conference 2023 will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 11-13, 2023. The deadline to submit your talks is coming up quickly! Please

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  • TPRC 2023 March Newsletter Wed, 01-Mar-2023 by Todd Rinaldo

    The Perl and Raku Conference 2023 in Toronto, Canada July 11-13, 2023 is open! Sign up for talks. Book your ticket and hotel.

    The Perl Foundation is delighted to announce that the annual North American Perl and Raku Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada on July 11 to 13, 2023. The venue will be the DoubleTree (a Hilton Hotels property), located at 108 Chestnut St in downtown Toronto. That's directly North from Toronto's city hall, close to public transit and one of the country's biggest malls, the Toronto Eaton Centre.

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  • FOSDEM 2023 Wed, 22-Feb-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Perl Raku Foundation would like to thank all of our community volunteers that helped run the TPRF stand at FOSDEM this year. The stand was successful in spreading interest in the Perl and Raku languages and promoting involvement in our communities. A special thank you to Theo van Hoesel for providing these photos.

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  • Outreachy: Looking for Perl/Raku project mentors Sat, 18-Feb-2023 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Outreachy

    As same as the past years, we are looking to participate in Outreachy May to August internships again this year. At this stage we are looking for mentors and project ideas from the Perl and Raku community. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please read the Mentor description and contact me at makoto@perlfoundation.org. Note that mentors are expected to spend 5-10 hours per week during the program period.

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  • Perl and Raku Merchandise Wed, 15-Feb-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    Freewear now has Perl and Raku merch. A donation to TPRF is made for each sale. Please everyone share it out via your favorite channels. https://www.freewear.org/PerlandRaku

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  • Project Report "Google TensorFlow API Bindings for Perl" Sun, 12-Feb-2023 by Saif Ahmed
    in: Grants

    Project completion of an API that brings the Tensor Flow API by Google to Perl

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) December 2022 Mon, 06-Feb-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2022/12/01 Thursday 0.83 github notifications 0.08 #20564 review and approve 1.87 ceil/floor overloading debugging, solve one issue, try to do the next 2.65 ceil/floor overloading debugging 5.43 2022/12/05 Monday 0.40 github notifications 0.22 #20566 review and approve 0.35 #20581 review and comment 0.55 #20575 review and comments 0.63 #20580 testing, review code and comment 0.28 #20583

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  • A note from our president Sat, 04-Feb-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Perl/Raku communities rely heavily on volunteer work. It is sad to know that hate speech has been directed at members of the Perl/Raku community recently. Of course there are differences in our backgrounds, beliefs and experiences and we must build on these, be curious and learn about each other. Aggressive, hostile and violent behaviour is never an appropriate way to relate to others and it is disappointing that such

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  • 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 Krawczyk

    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 Krawczyk

    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
    in: Grants

    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 Krawczyk
    in: Marketing

    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 Krawczyk

    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
    in: Grants

    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
    in: Grants

    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 Krawczyk

    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
    in: Grants

    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 Krawczyk

    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 Krawczyk

    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 Krawczyk

    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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