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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for October 2020 Tue, 24-Nov-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. This mainly consisted in tracking down a off-by-one error in Cwd.xs, which I thought was being flagged up by valgrind. As it turned out, the valgrind report was a false positive caused by a bug in valgrind when perl is built with -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE,

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  • TPF Meeting Minutes for October 2020 Thu, 19-Nov-2020 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Meetings

    TPF Board members and the community leaders meet every month and here are the minutes from the October 2020 meeting. Part 1 Community Attendees Board: Stuart Mackintosh, Peter Krawczyk, Dan Wright, Dave Rolsky, Ricardo Signes, Makoto Nozaki Leaders: Jason Crome, Samantha McVey, Alex Beamish, Sawyer X, Todd Rinaldo, Matthias Bloch Admin: Nic Evans Confirmed absence: Mark Keating, Curtis Poe Grants One grant approved needs funding

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  • Grant Proposals: November 2020 Fri, 13-Nov-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    We received no grant proposals for Perl or Raku in time for the November voting round. The next round of voting will be held starting in early January. 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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  • Call for Grant Proposals (November 2020 Round) Fri, 06-Nov-2020 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 November 13 2020, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through November 19th, and we

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  • Final Grant Report: Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era, October 2020 Fri, 06-Nov-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Jason McIntosh has shared his progress on Perl 7 documentation standards for the month of October, and has delivered his final report on the grant: *"October saw me very busy with the documentation standards project. After continuing the research I began in September, I spent much of the month writing a draft style guide to which I’ve given the filename “perldocstyle.pod”. Per my project proposal, I did seek comment on

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): October 2020 Grant Report Thu, 05-Nov-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 34 tickets were reviewed, and 2 patches were applied.

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  • We want you to say that “Perl is Dead” even though it is “Very Much Alive” Sun, 01-Nov-2020 by mdk

    In the last few years, as there has been a decline in the uptake of Perl for new projects, and as we have seen the neutral evolution of a language and turn over of developers there has been a long line of people wanting to declare the demise of Perl. They have of course either misunderstood or exaggerated the situation.

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  • Conference in the Cloud 2020 SoC Transparency Report Sun, 18-Oct-2020 by Dave Rolsky

    The Perl Foundation Standards of Conduct sets Standards of Conduct for how our community interacts with others during the conference and in other TPF spaces. The team that enforces these standards is called the Community Affairs Team That team was available to respond to incident reports during the Conference in Cloud in June, 2020 In order to be open and transparent about this process, we have prepared the following report

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  • Grants: September 2020 Votes Sun, 18-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the September 2020 round. Two grant requests were submitted: General Perl OpenAPI Validator Interpreter VOTING RESULTS: Not Approved. 1 YES vote 5 NO votes, 3 abstentions Some comments and concerns brought up by the Grants Committee members include: Would like to see more tangible deadlines A better analysis of why this is needed Timeframe seems overly optimistic Ć-to-Raku translator **VOTING RESULTS: Not Approved.

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  • Grant Cancellation: Improve Perl 6 Networking Support Fri, 16-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    During the work for this grant, the author stumbled upon some issues that block further progress on the existing grant as it is currently written. At Ben’s request, the grant as it exists now is being cancelled, to be replaced with a new proposal to address the issues he encountered, as well as revised proposals to cover the remaining ideas from the original grant. The new grants will follow the

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  • September report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Thu, 15-Oct-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Before leaving on his much deserved break, Jonathan was able to carry forward his performance work ahead in September. (Aside from his work on the RakuAST grant).

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  • Grant Report: Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era, September 2020 Thu, 08-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Nicolas R. has shared Jason McIntosh's updates for September for the Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era grant: Major steps towards my goal accomplished in September: Announced my starting this project on #p5p on Freenode, and collecting some basic information there Gathering Perl’s documentation style policy information Touring other FOSS languages and technologies with their own documentation sub-projects, and comparing them to what Perl has. Projects studied so

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  • (Updated) Grant Proposal: General Perl OpenAPI Validator / Interpreter Thu, 08-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Synopsis Develop a clean and easy interface for managing OpenAPI 3.x schemas. Proposal OpenAPI is a format that makes use of the JSON-Schema specification to communicate what a web API can do in a machine-readable way. The current module that is most active for JSON-Schema support in Perl is JSON::Validator. The feeling in the community is that the JSON::Validator interface is difficult to work with. This is possibly because it

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): September 2020 Grant Report Thu, 08-Oct-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 14 tickets were reviewed, and 1 patches were applied 2.00 #17601 rebase and re-test old branch #17601 check smoke results and merge workaround 0.60 #17831 research hints bit usage and comment 54.17 #18005 resolve symbol issues, testing #18005 research for a readlink implementation #18005 work on readlink implementation #18005 more readlink, debugging, get it working #18005 testing #18005 lstat/stat

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  • RakuAST Grant Report from Jonathan Worthington, 2020-09 Tue, 06-Oct-2020 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Jonathan Worthington has shared his latest progress report from the RakuAST grant, covering the work done in 2020-09. In addition, he announced that he is taking a break from Raku and Rakudo development. His work his highly appreciated, the resting period well-desevered, and we expect his work to continue in a month or a few months. Here's his progress report, in his own words: In last month's report, I mentioned

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  • Rakudo Perl 6 performance analysis tooling - Grant Report #14 Fri, 02-Oct-2020 by Alan Haggai Alavi

    Timo has built an AppImage for MoarPref. The image combines all of the dependencies including Rakudo in a single package, which makes it very easy to try out MoarPref without having to worry about installing its dependencies. Read more at:

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  • Grant Proposal: Ć-to-Raku translator Thu, 01-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Author Piotr Fusik Motivation Ć is a programming language with the motto "There Is More Than One Language To Do It". As a seasoned programmer writing a reusable component you'd like to make it easily available from several programming languages with little effort or boring work. Ć enables just that. Write in Ć, then translate your code automatically to C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Swift, OpenCL C and Raku.

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  • UV grant progress report 2020-09 Sun, 27-Sep-2020 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Paul Evans writes about this progress: Added the UV::TCP and UV::UDP types which now makes the library wrapping capable of most networking tasks. There's still a few more bits and pieces to add, but I think we're over the bulk of the hill now.

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  • Grant Proposal: General Perl OpenAPI Validator / Interpreter Thu, 24-Sep-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Synopsis Create a standalone implementation of OpenAPI 3.0 to facilitate parsing, creating, and validating OpenAPI specifications. Overview It is common contemporary practice to provide a OpenAPI schema^ to communicate to clients the available functionality of a RESTful web API. It is well documented and flexible, and well known to application developers. There exists no Perl module to facilitate working with an OpenAPI 3.0 schema. Project-specific modules exist for Swagger 2.0,

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  • Call for Grant Proposals (September 2020 Round) Thu, 24-Sep-2020 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 October 1st 2020, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through October 8th, and we

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for June to August 2020 Sun, 20-Sep-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. I picked up some enthusiasm in August and fixed assorted bugs and crossed various little items off my TODO list. Jun 1:56 process p5p mailbox 4:20 review tickets 0:44 work out why index is faster than /abc/ Jul

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  • Final Board Findings Regarding 2019 SOC Incident Fri, 18-Sep-2020 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    Final Board Findings Regarding 2019 SOC Incident

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): August 2020 Grant Report Mon, 07-Sep-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 40 tickets were reviewed, and 2 patches were applied

    62.23 hours total

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  • Raku Development Fund Sun, 06-Sep-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce the launch of the Raku Development Fund. Perl 6 Development Fund was launched in 2015 to support the development of the Perl 6 programming language. Since then, we have awarded more than USD 100,000. With the rename of the language, we will close the Perl 6 Development Fund and launch the Raku Development Fund. For these who would like to apply for grants, please take

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  • August report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Fri, 04-Sep-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes: In August I did not perform any work on this grant. I exhausted the previously allocated funding during July, and further funding was allocated close to the end of August. The last part of August was already allocated to other work, however September has a good amount of time available for grant work.

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  • Marketing Strategy for the Next Two Years Tue, 01-Sep-2020 by mdk

    At the August monthly director’s meeting for the Perl Foundation, the marketing team presented a strategy for the next two years. This strategy is a broad look at where the team believes we should focus as the Foundation, the Foundation and community brands/products, move forwards. The strategy can be read, in its current form, in the attached document: The Next Two Years.pdf. It is a living document, by which we

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): July 2020 Grant Report Mon, 24-Aug-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 37 tickets were reviewed.

    55.11 hours total

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  • Grants: July 2020 Votes Sun, 23-Aug-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the July 2020 round. Two grants were submitted, one of them was approved. Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 8 YES Votes, 1 NO vote, 1 abstention There was a lot of excitement and support for this grant. Raku Ecosystem VOTING RESULTS: Not Approved. 4 YES votes, 5 NO votes, 1 abstention Voting on this grant was close.

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  • Grant Report for RakuAST 2020-08 by Jonathan Worthington Sat, 22-Aug-2020 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Here is what Jonathan has to write about his RakuAST grant progress: Around half of the time that passed since my last RakuAST grant report was spent on vacation, and an amount of it after that dealing with the fact that going on vacation doesn't mean the rest of the world stops finding things for you to do. Anyway, finally, in the last week, I got back into working on

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  • Sponsorship Committee needs your help Tue, 18-Aug-2020 by Nic Evans

    The TPF Sponsorship Committee is looking for support in contacting potential sponsors. We are working on a plan to create various materials to support our requests for sponsorship and to update the website content regarding donations. However, currently there are only two formal members of the committee who are able to contact potential sponsors. If you think you can help the committee please get in touch. Email sponsorship@perlfoundation.org

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  • July report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Tue, 18-Aug-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes:

    As in May and June, in July I continued my work on the unified dispatcher mechanism. Unlike those rather productive months, July was vacation time, and thus I was away from my keyboard for much of it. I did, however, get some bits done.

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  • Outreachy internship successful completion Sat, 15-Aug-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce that the Outreachy internship concluded successfully. As previously announced, The Perl Foundation accepted Areesha Tariq as an intern for this year’s internship to work on Open Food Facts. Stéphane Gigandet provided mentorship for her during the entire program. I would like to congratulate both for the successful program completion and express gratitude for their hard work. During the internship, Areesha completed the followings: Templatization of

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  • TPF Survey: Marketing and Branding Thu, 13-Aug-2020 by mdk
    in: Marketing

    The Perl Foundation is developing branding and marketing strategies for itself and the software projects and communities it serves. Completing this short survey will give valuable feedback to the marketing committee.

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  • TPF Board Meeting Minutes for July 2020 Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    TPF Board members meet every month and here are the minutes from the July 2020 meeting. Attendees Stuart J Mackintosh Dan Wright Dave Rolsky Curtis "Ovid" Poe Pete Krawczyk Ricardo Signes Makoto Nozaki Nic Evans Samantha McVey TPRC CAT debrief Structure CAT report that the CAT worked very well for TPRC The process was well defined. The training was effective and it helped the role play created confidence Future opportunity:

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  • Can you help TPF with community communication? Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Nic Evans

    Following the Conference in the Cloud, TPF Board is keen to continue the momentum of two-way communication with the community. During CIC we saw some great conversations with, and across, the community. There was enthusiasm, lots of engagement and feedback, and positive suggestions about the future of Perl and Raku. Our network is complex and at the moment everyone talks to everyone, it is disorganised, and there’s potential for great

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  • Grant Proposal: Raku Ecosystem Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Raku Ecosystem Name: tony o'dell Amount Requested: $12,000 Synopsis Redesign the raku/zef ecosystem to be robust and to make easier the distribution submission for the raku ecosystem. Benefits to the Raku Community Currently the process for maintaining the ecosystem in raku is either uploading to cpan, which comes with its own set of limitations as cpan was not designed to handle the way raku uses distributions The other way this

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  • Grant Proposal: Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Title Establishing documentation standards for the Perl 7 era Synopsis I propose to build on my revisions to the open and perlopentut manual pages, generalizing my experience with that project into a set of guidelines for creating and updating Perl's documentation for the modern era and then proving these standards against a sample selection of current documentation. The advent of Perl 7 presents us with an opportunity to re-examine and

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): June 2020 Grant Report Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 31 tickets were reviewed.

    59.99 hours total

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  • Malicious Code Found in CPAN Package Module-AutoLoad Tue, 28-Jul-2020 by Dave Rolsky

    The Module-AutoLoad distribution has been found to contain malicious code in its test suite. Specifically, it attempts to load and execute Perl code from a remote server during the test suite. While initially this payload may not have been malicious, this is no longer the case. You can read the IRC discussion about this along with some summary details in an email from Ryan Voots to the modules@perl.org list. All

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  • Call for Grant Proposals (July 2020 Round) Fri, 24-Jul-2020 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 31st 2020, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through August 7th, and we

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  • July 2020 grant report from Jonathan Worthington on RakuAST Thu, 23-Jul-2020 by Moritz Lenz

    Jonathan has been working hard on his RakuAST grant, and made some great progress. He'll be pausing development for roughly two weeks for some well-earned vacation. Anyway, here is the progress report, in his own words: Raku is not really one language, but a braid of languages: the main language, the regex language, and the quoting language. My work as of my previous report had focused heavily on the main

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  • July 2020 Grant Report for libuv by Paul Evans Mon, 20-Jul-2020 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Work on the grant Implement Perl Binding for libuv by Paul "LeoNerd" Evans has started late, mostly due to my own fault in being very slow at communicating. Nevertheless, Paul got some work done. In his own words: Things I have completed: Joined github org for UV module Tidied up the existing mess of .h files Generally surveyed the code Fixed the implementation of the existing handle types in the

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  • Rakudo Perl 6 performance analysis tooling - Grant Report #13 Sun, 19-Jul-2020 by Alan Haggai Alavi

    Timo has resumed work on the grant after the unexpected delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about the changes to the instrumented profiler that in turn resulted in a drastic increase of profiler speed at: How would you like a 1000x speed increase.

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  • TPF Board Meeting Minutes for June 2020 Tue, 14-Jul-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    TPF Board members meet every month and here are the minutes from the June 2020 meeting. Attendees Stuart Mackintosh Dan Wright Makoto Nozaki Dave Rolsky Curtis Poe Ricardo Signes Nic Evans CAT training discussion Discussed a recent training conducted for CAT members and other TPF volunteers Team positively received session Especially procedure and practice Useful to have regular session,

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  • TPF Board Meeting Minutes for April 2020 Tue, 14-Jul-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    TPF Board members meet every month and here are the minutes from the April 2020 meeting.

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  • June report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Fri, 10-Jul-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes:

    My grant time in June was spent on the new unified dispatch mechanism; my May report provides some background on what that is, and this report will make more sense having read the May report first. In May, I reached the point of having a significant part of the new dispatch mechanism implemented, and had exercised it with some unit tests. However, these were all rather artificial. During June, I started applying it to rather more realistic problems.

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  • Record attendance for TPF conference Wed, 08-Jul-2020 by Nic Evans

    COVID-19 may have put a stop to The Perl Foundation’s physical conference, but it didn’t prevent almost 500 people coming together across the three-day Conference in the Cloud via Zoom. A total of 467 tickets of 500 were sold raising funds for The Perl Foundation. At its busiest single point in time, 263 people were live on Zoom with 157 watching on YouTube. Delegates from around the world, many of

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  • Grants: May 2020 Votes Sat, 04-Jul-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded the voting of the May 2020 round. There was one proposal this round, which was not approved. Quarren CMS Voting results: Not approved: 2 YES votes with a score of 5 3 NO votes We accept proposals throughout the year; our next round of review will begin the second week of July. You can submit proposals now. If you want to help with funding and

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  • Grant Extension Request: Raku Performance and Reliability Engineering (Jonathan Worthington) Sun, 28-Jun-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan Worthington has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Raku Performance and Reliability Engineering grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 333 hours to this work.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): May 2020 Grant Report Sat, 27-Jun-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 41 tickets were reviewed.

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