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  • The First Twenty-Five Years Tue, 18-Dec-2012 by mdk

    Introduction Opening Remarks Being asked to write a piece celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary, in essence a Silver Celebration, since the first release of the Perl Programming language was both a joy and a terror. Where would I start, what would I include, what approach should I take? It is a significant prospect as the sheer depth of history can only be matched by the breadth of influence that Perl has

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  • Perl can help in a PhD Survey Tue, 09-Oct-2012 by mdk

    The Perl Foundation is pleased to be working with and promoting Kevin Carillo's research into newcomer experience and contributor behavior in Perl and other FOSS communities. You also can help by taking the time to "fill out this survey":https://limesurvey.sim.vuw.ac.nz/index.php?sid=89971&lang=en. Kevin is a PhD candidate in the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington. His research topic is about the influence of newcomer experience on contributor behaviour and performance

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  • Perlverse: Perl Weekly and Gabor Szabo Tue, 27-Dec-2011 by mdk
    in: Marketing

    In August of 2011 Gabor Szabo started an ambitious project intended to bring a snapshot of the Perl World to the wider community. That project was called "Perl Weekly":http://perlweekly.com/. Gabor had seen an issue in the community, in order to follow the latest news, learn about the latest events or keep up-to-date with important elements of the community you were required to sift through a large number of blogs, news

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  • Perl 5.14 Wed, 11-May-2011 by mdk

    A new version of Perl, 5.14, was officially released on 14th May following the successful test period, including the testing of release candidates. This is the first release of Perl 5 using the new annual schedule. There are a number of enhancements and alterations in this version, a full list of changes can be found at

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  • Perl Foundation Grant Time Again Mon, 06-Aug-2007 by Curtis "Ovid" Poe
    in: Grants

    If you have an idea for doing some work for the Perl community and you think it's worthy of a grant, please send your grant entry to tpf-proposals@perl-foundation.org by the end of August. We will be awarding the grants by the beginning of October. First, please read about how to submit a grant Read that carefully as grants are often rejected if they don't meet the criteria. For example, if

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  • XML::RSS Cleanup Grant Completed - Final Report Wed, 02-May-2007 by Rosellyne Thompson
    in: Grants

    I am pleased to announce that Shlomi Fish has completed his XML::RSS cleanup grant In his own words, Shlomi has summarised the work he's done and offers his thanks to those who helped him transform XML::RSS into a high quality tool for the community: This is a summary of a Perl Foundation XML::RSS grant, I've been doing. Its scope was for two or three months from 1 January, 2007 onwards,

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  • New Grant Awards Sun, 01-Apr-2007 by Curtis "Ovid" Poe
    in: Grants

    The Perl Foundation is pleased to announce two new grant awards. The first is adding new policies to Perl::Critic. The second is improving the Smolder project. Note that the second project involves the TAP::Parser module This was a project I started, currently maintained on the CPAN by Andy Armstrong This is slated to be the replacement for Test::Harness. Because we're seeing more grant applications involving this module, I have decided

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  • Mango Grant Update Sun, 01-Apr-2007 by Curtis "Ovid" Poe
    in: Grants

    Here are the latest update from the Mango grant. As a side note, we're working on a new process for getting grant information out even faster than we currently do If everyone signs off, this information should be much more timely. Update 1 I finally got desperate enough to find a solution I could live with after rolling my own config file format. So, I managed to convert the admin/roles/users

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  • Grant Updates Tue, 20-Feb-2007 by Curtis "Ovid" Poe
    in: Grants

    Desperately trying to catch up with everything needed for the grant committee and am getting around to posting grant updates for Ingy and Chris Laco. For Ingy's "Port PyYAML to Perl" grant: Ingy's not been able to make much progress over the last month due to other commitments, but is now back in the saddle. He's aiming to do the the libyaml bindings first. This will likely get us to

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  • Grants Awards Thu, 04-Jan-2007 by Curtis "Ovid" Poe
    in: Grants

    Grant vote results are in and one grant was awarded. The first Perl Foundation grant of 2007 has been award to Shlomi Fish for resolving outstanding issues in XML::RSS Shlomi has worked with Ask Bjørn Hansen, the module's maintainer, to resolve some bugs in it in the past and now plans to tackle the rest of the work. Rosellyn Thompson is the grant manager assigned to this grant. Below is

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  • Grant Information Update Thu, 07-Dec-2006 by Curtis "Ovid" Poe
    in: Grants

    Sorry this hasn't been updated lately. Our company is shutting down their offices and I have to move to London. Needless to say, my life has been in a bit of a turmoil as I try to get things sorted out Now, on with the grant update: Christopher Laco's Mango grant is being postponed until January. We're still waiting on an update regarding Ingy dot Net's grant to port PyYAML

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  • Call for Proposals Wed, 01-Nov-2006 by Curtis "Ovid" Poe
    in: Grants

    This call for proposals is delayed because I managed to set up my calendar notification incorrectly. My apologies if this has inconvenienced anyone. Also, after this, I'll be on vacation for a week and a half, so I won't be able to respond right away to grant submissions, but I'll catch up with this when I get back. If you have an idea for doing some work for the Perl

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