2008Q2 Grant Proposal - CatalystX::Installer

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Comments (6)

I am not properly a Catalyst user. I used it a little to learn a little of the concept, but it seems to me that Catalyst is not stable enough for a GUI installer. IMHO I think this work would be most valuable on the development, testing and documentation (or updating documentation) for Catalyst.

But I would like to hear more about this, from Catalyst users and developers.

Interesting as this is, it seems more useful for the Catalyst-community rather than for the Perl community at large.

To say that it's useful to the Catalyst community only seems shortsighted. Making it easy for people to start using a very useful and easy-to-keep-using tool like Catalyst lowers the barrier of entry to Perl itself.

I'm not sure how compelling I find this project, but I don't think it can be dismissed out of hand.

Don't poo-poo the effects of a strong, easy-to-use framework for the language.

Rails is just a framework, too, but look what it did for Ruby as a language.

Please have a look at the thread here http://lists.scsys.co.uk/pipermail/catalyst/2008-May/018609.html when assessing this grant.

I spent time choosing an MVC. I looked and worked with Rails. I've used all sorts of CMS's.
I like what I've seen with catalyst, and i see as a non-programmer. The installer sounds spot on , would definately promote perl. Also I believe it would promote the improvement of catalyst itself, which is, to my mind, just ripe (mature enough) for an installer.

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