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Ovid (2709)

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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

Journal of Ovid (2709)

Tuesday April 12, 2005
03:22 PM

Targeting OSCON

[ #24152 ]

Much work will be necessary to get Bricolage 2.0 up and running. Currently, David and I have managed to put together a schedule based upon our actual development speed versus our estimated development speed and we think it's possible that we can get a basic system running by then. Actually, all it will actually do is allow a user to authenticate and change their password via a Web interface, but much of the underlying work will already be in place and development after that should be fairly rapid.

Now to see if our projections and reality are cognizant of one another.

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  • Is there any public document describing what the highlights of the new version will be?
    • You'd have to corner David for that. I'm not sure which specifics he's released. However, I can describe things that I know are public knowledge. The object store will be one of the highlights, even though the customers won't see it. We have what is essentially a reflection based Perl object system built on top of Class::Meta, but even though we're currently targeting relational databases, there is no requirement to do so. We could target multi-value databases, XML datases, LDAP stores or even flat fil

      • I'll be sure to see David's talk about the database stuff. I try to keep up with the ideas being used in various O/R tools like Hibernate and ActiveRecord. Your mini-language looks a bit like what Tangram uses for querying.

        I've never really liked database views. They feel like a hack to me, i.e. just a way to avoid writing out the actual SQL for what you're doing. Security (granting limited access to specific users) is the only use for them I've seen that I liked. I'll be interested to see what you gu