*Joel Berger wrote:*
This month has been a good one for Alien::Base, and I'm happy to report that I believe that the grant is winding up. We saw a [beta release](http://blogs.perl.org/users/joel_berger/2012/10/alienbase-beta-release.html) and had a [project night](http://blogs.perl.org/users/preaction/2012/10/chicagopm-report---project-night-alienbase.html) during which we hacked on a few issues, but also I was keenly observing people assessment of usability, which I consider key to the success of the project.
I think I have only a few issues to work out before I declare success:
1. Fix a bug which has crept up on OpenBSD - I am almost certain this is related to my implementation of a parser for pkgconfig files
2. Investigate a solaris bug reporting from the extended test chain (i.e. Alien::DontPanic and Alien::Ford::Prefect)
3. Polish up my Alien::GSL distribution and release to CPAN as an example. BTW this was my project on project night, though with all my activity I didn't get a whole lot done (visibly)
I think that it is conceivable that these last issues can be addressed this month.
*Original article at [Joel Berger \[blogs.perl.org\]](http://blogs.perl.org/users/joel_berger/2012/10/alienbase-perl-foundation-grant-report-oct.html).*