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  Comment: Mailing list exists, but blog more visible (Score 1) on 2008.12.10 12:18

by Allison on 2008.12.10 12:18 (#66389)
Attached to: TPF needs more transparency

We do have a public mailing list tpf-discuss@perl.org. But it hasn't been used in years. We found that the only traffic it got was us posting announcements, and one or two people responding to the announcements, so we changed that over to our public blog news.perlfoundation.org. A blog has the advantage of reaching more people than whatever few subscribe to a mailing list, and allowing other blog/news sites to link to our announcements. My apologies if I didn't explain this adequately when you asked me about it on IRC a few days ago.

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  Parrot 0.4.13 "Clifton" Released on 2007.06.19 19:03 Allison

Submitted by Allison on 2007.06.19 19:03
Parrot
Allison writes "On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.13 "Clifton." Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 0.4.13 can be obtained via CPAN (soon), or follow the download instructions.

Parrot 0.4.13 News:

- Languages:
+ Updated Lisp, Lua, PHP ("Plumhead"), Python ("Pynie"), ABC,
   WMLScript, and Tcl ("ParTcl").
+ Perl 6 passes all of the sanity tests.
+ PGE supports latest Perl 6 grammar syntax. Perl 6, Python
   ("Pynie"), and ABC parsers updated to match.
+ Updated PHP ("Plumhead") to Antlr 3.0.
+ Lua added the beginnings of a PGE/TGE based compiler (not yet
   replacing the Perl/Yapp compiler).
+ Lisp updated for current features, added a test suite.
- Core Implementation:
+ Filled in features and backward compatibility for PDD 15 objects.
   New object metamodel passes 85% of old test suite.
+ GCC API symbols are visible externally only when explicitly exported.
+ Added generated GCC compiler attributes to increase warnings, and
   cleaned up resulting warnings.
+ Code cleanup efforts and fixed memory leaks by the cage cleaners,
   resulting in notable speed increases.
- Misc:
+ Updated Parrot distribution to Artistic License 2.0, from dual
   Artistic 1/GPL license.
+ SDL examples brought up-to-date with current features.

For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion or SVK on our source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code. The next scheduled release is July 17, 2007.

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project.

Enjoy!

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  Journal: Parrot 0.4.13 "Clifton" Released on 2007.06.19 19:03

Journal by Allison on 2007.06.19 19:03
Parrot

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.13 "Clifton." Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 0.4.13 can be obtained via CPAN (soon), or follow the download instructions.

Parrot 0.4.13 News:

- Languages:
+ Updated Lisp, Lua, PHP ("Plumhead"), Python ("Pynie"), ABC,
   WMLScript, and Tcl ("ParTcl").
+ Perl 6 passes all of the sanity tests.
+ PGE supports latest Perl 6 grammar syntax. Perl 6, Python
   ("Pynie"), and ABC parsers updated to match.
+ Updated PHP ("Plumhead") to Antlr 3.0.
+ Lua added the beginnings of a PGE/TGE based compiler (not yet
   replacing the Perl/Yapp compiler).
+ Lisp updated for current features, added a test suite.
- Core Implementation:
+ Filled in features and backward compatibility for PDD 15 objects.
   New object metamodel passes 85% of old test suite.
+ GCC API symbols are visible externally only when explicitly exported.
+ Added generated GCC compiler attributes to increase warnings, and
   cleaned up resulting warnings.
+ Code cleanup efforts and fixed memory leaks by the cage cleaners,
   resulting in notable speed increases.
- Misc:
+ Updated Parrot distribution to Artistic License 2.0, from dual
   Artistic 1/GPL license.
+ SDL examples brought up-to-date with current features.

For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion or SVK on our source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code. The next scheduled release is July 17, 2007.

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project.

Enjoy!

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  Artistic 2.0 approved by OSI on 2007.06.07 19:03 Allison

Submitted by Allison on 2007.06.07 19:03
The Perl Foundation
Allison writes "In a June 6th meeting of the board, the Open Source Initiative has approved the Artistic License 2.0 for their online list of licenses that comply with the Open Source Definition. The new version of the license will replace the original Artistic License and the Clarified Artistic License. Though the revision process for the Artistic 2.0 was completed nearly a year ago, this marks a significant vote of acceptance for the license from the broader open source community."
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