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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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