bepi's Journal http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/ bepi's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:39:25+00:00 pudge pudge@perl.org Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 bepi's Journal http://use.perl.org/images/topics/useperl.gif http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/ YAPC::EU::2010 Newsletter #01 2010/01/25 http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/40128?from=rss Greetings, and welcome to the very first YAPC::EU::2010 newsletter: "The when, the where, the who and some thank you"! <p> <b>Summary</b> </p><p> In this issue: </p><ul> <li>Conference theme</li> <li>Conference dates</li> <li>Venue</li> <li>Tickets and availability</li> <li>Sponsors</li> <li>Contacts</li> </ul><p> So let's get started </p><p> <b>Conference theme: The Renaissance of Perl</b> </p><p> The conference theme is the Renaissance of Perl. This topic pays homage to Italy's role as the cradle of the Renaissance, and acknowledges how Perl is far from a dead legacy language, but is constantly being reborn with, for example, the parallel initiatives of Perl 6, and the Modern Perl 5 movement. </p><p> (Note: we know that these days it's the Perl Enlightenment, and that Perl Renaissance was around 2001-2004, but we're in Italy, not in France<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:) ) </p><p> <b>Conference dates</b> </p><p> We are now able to confirm the tentative dates published on Twitter some time ago: </p><p> YAPC::EU::2010 will be held from <b>4 to 6 August 2010</b>. </p><p> We expect sunny and warm Summer days, so don't forget to bring your solar protection! </p><p> <b>Conference venue</b> </p><p> Our primary venue turned out to be a no-go... but that's OK, because we had a Plan B! Our secondary venue turned out to be a no-go as well... but even this is OK, because we had a Plan C! </p><p> The conference will be held in: </p><p> <a href="http://www.myonehotel.it/eng/galilei/default.asp">My One Hotel Pisa Conference Centre</a> (<a href="http://bit.ly/8FN64F">Rough map</a>) </p><p> This venue also has 4-star hotel rooms at a reasonable price, many of which are reserved for the conference. It's therefore possible to sleep there, which - besides making the venue only an elevator ride away - is an ideal choice for after-conference BOF, hackatons, etc. On the other hand, the place is a bit outside downtown and uneasy to reach via public transport, so if your idea is visit Pisa and/or have some late-night fun you might want to choose a place to sleep closer to downtown. </p><p> Shuttles will be provided, running from downtown Pisa, for the conference. Hotel shuttles are available from the (nearby) airport. </p><p> <b>Tickets and availability</b> </p><p> This venue should be able to hold 400+ people, so there's no attendance limit at present time. Registration will be open on Act, as usual, as soon as we have a catchy website layout. </p><p> Ticket price will be announced in the next newsletter. </p><p> <b>Sponsors</b> </p><p> We have already had a great deal of fantastic initial support from some lovely people: </p><ul> <li>Shadowcat Systems UK, agreed to support us even before our bid was accepted!</li> <li>YEF themselves have offered a "kickstart donation" to help with early-stage costs</li> <li>And the almost unfeasibly lovely hosts of YAPC::EU::2009 in Lisbon have also given a kickstart donation!</li> </ul><p> This really shows how organizations, both commercial and charitable, in the Perl world are dedicated to ploughing their time and money back into the community. YAPC::EU::2010 wouldn't be possible without help like this! </p><p> We'll be placing an official call for sponsors very soon, but if you can't wait for our next newsletter, please get in touch, and we'll be delighted to discuss! </p><p> <b>Contacts</b> </p><p> Twitter: <a href="http://twitter/yapceu2010">http://twitter/yapceu2010</a> </p><p> Website: <a href="http://www.yapceurope.org/2010/">http://www.yapceurope.org/2010/</a> </p><p> E-mail: yapc-info [at] perl.it </p><p> All the best, </p><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;- Enrico Sorcinelli<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;on behalf of Italian Perl Conference Team</p> bepi 2010-01-25T15:34:34+00:00 news pod2.perl.org: Perl documentation translation project http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/39729?from=rss After several emails, discussions and feedback with worldwide Perl translators (thank you to all), I'm very happy to announce <a href="http://pod2.perl.org/wiki">pod2.perl.org</a> site and <i>pod2@perl.org</i> mailing list. <p> pod2.perl.org is intended to be the umbrella for several goals: </p><ul> <li>build a community of translators, by writing the guidelines, by sharing experience, resource, tools and so on.</li><li>(of course) do the translations of pods (core and extra) and publish them using POD2:: namespace.</li><li>discuss about a translation platform for pods (by creating a new one or better deciding to use an existing one, without to reinvent the wheel).</li><li>perldoc/Pod::Perldoc improvements.</li><li>publish readable version of translated pods using perldoc.perl.org code.</li><li>promote, more in general, localized Perl documentation.</li></ul><p> If you are interested and/or you are involved in some Perl documentation translation project, please subscribe to the maling list (by sending a mail to <a href="mailto:pod2-subscribe@perl.org">pod2-subscribe@perl.org</a>). The list archives are available at <a href="http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.pod2">http://www.nntp.perl.org</a>.<br> Currently <a href="http://pod2.perl.org/">pod2.perl.org</a> contains a temporary home page. The main site is under <a href="http://pod2.perl.org/wiki">pod2.perl.org/wiki</a> (BTW, MojoMojo powered) and it contains a brief summary of translation projects. </p><p> Have fun with pod2.perl.org! </p><p> Best<br> <br> - Enrico</p> bepi 2009-10-07T15:57:00+00:00 news Dave Rolsky at Italian Perl Workshop 2009 http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/39343?from=rss <div><p>We are very excited to confirm that Dave Rolsky will be at IPW 2009!<br> Dave Rolsky (autarch) is well known in the Perl community for his innumerable CPAN contributions: <a href="http://moose.perl.org/">Moose</a>, <a href="http://www.masonhq.com/">HTML::Mason</a>, and <a href="http://datetime.perl.org/">DateTime</a> to name a few (<a href="http://search.cpan.org/~drolsky/">http://search.cpan.org/~drolsky/</a> for the rest), and for other projects (JSAN).</p></div><p> We are also proud to be able to invite Dave for his first time to Europe for a Perl event (and first ever time in Europe in fact!).<br> Moreover Dave will give a <b>World Class day's training</b> on Moose on October 21, 2009 (the day before the conference). This mini-course will be a paid event, and will be expressly for the purpose of covering Dave's flight to Europe and hotel expenses.<br> The cost for person is likely to be around EUR 100 (with a maximum of 25 participants).<br> <br> Please get in touch as soon as you can! If you're interested, let us know by sending an e-mail to <a href="mailto:info@perl.it?Subject=Moose+course">info@perl.it</a></p> bepi 2009-07-24T14:17:21+00:00 newsnews Italian Perl Workshop 2009 guests http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/39222?from=rss The preparations for this year's <a href="http://www.perl.it/workshop">Italian Perl workshop</a> are hotting up, and thanks to the sponsors, we have invited some great guest speakers for the international tracks (in English): <ul> <li> <a href="http://blog.timbunce.org/about/">Tim Bunce</a>, Perl DBI interface author. Tim made not only DBI, but also other important CPAN modules (DBD::Oracle, Devel::NYTProf, responsible for the Perl 5.4.x series), he wrote book published by O'Reilly Media, and he has delivered tutorials and sessions for many years at OSCON and other conferences and workshops.</li> <li> <a href="http://www.jnthn.net/about.shtml">Jonathan Worthington</a>, one of the core developers of the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler and the Parrot Virtual Machine.</li> <li> <a href="http://mir.aculo.us/">Thomas Fuchs</a>, a Javascript guru, is the author of the script.aculo.us user interface JavaScript library, a member of the Prototype core team and a Ruby on Rails core alumnus.</li> <li> <a href="http://slash7.com/about">Amy Hoy</a>, is a user interaction and product design expert and regular speaker at OSCON and other workshop and conferences.</li> </ul><p> Also we have the opportunity of getting <a href="http://search.cpan.org/~drolsky/">Dave Rolsky</a> (autarch), well known in the Perl community for his innumerable CPAN contributions: Moose, HTML::Mason, and DateTime to name a few. <br> <br> As Dave lives in the United States, covering his travel costs is expensive...<br> However, Dave has also suggested that he would be available to give a <b>World Class day's training</b> on <a href="http://moose.perl.org/">Moose</a>. This mini-course would of course be a paid event, and would be expressly for the purpose of covering Dave's flight to Europe and hotel expenses. <br> <br> All the details are in the <a href="http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ipw2009/news/422">announcement</a>. If you're interested, please email <i>info@perl.it</i>. <br> <br> The IPW 2009 edition will be a great edition, so don't miss it! <br> <br> For more information see <a href="http://www.perl.it/workshop">workshop website</a>. <br> <br> See you <br> <br> - Enrico</p> bepi 2009-07-03T16:45:58+00:00 news Italian Perl Workshop 2009 http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/39049?from=rss The <a href="http://www.perl.it/">Italian Perl Users</a> and the <a href="http://pisa.pm.org/">Pisa.pm</a> group are proud to announce the Fifth Italian Perl Workshop (IPW2009). <p> The conference will be held in Pisa, in rooms kindly offered by the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of National Research Council on 22-23 October, 2009. </p><p> This is a non-profit event and is the national conference on the Perl language and related technologies. </p><p> This Workshop aims to be an opportunity for Perl users to meet each others, both professionals and amateurs. It's also a great occasion for people who don't know about Perl but want to know something more about its features, its culture and the community around it. </p><p> See the complete <a href="http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ipw2009/cfp.html">Call for Papers</a>. </p><p> Even though participation is free of charge (and includes Sponsor gadgets, 2 coffe break per day, participation certificate also gratis) we ask you to <a href="http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ipw2009/register">register</a> as soon as possible: this will help our logistics. </p><p> For more information see <a href="http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ipw2009/">workshop website</a>. </p><p> See you </p><p> - Enrico</p> bepi 2009-05-29T14:17:38+00:00 news The Italian Perl Workshop 2008 has ended http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/37571?from=rss On September 18 and 19, 2008, the <a href="http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ipw2008/">Italian Perl Workshop 2008</a> took place at the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa. It was a huge success; here are some numbers: 2 days of conference, 2 parallel tracks, more than 30 talks, 120 attendees, 20 sponsors, 3 patrons (Comune di Pisa, YAPC::Europe Foundation, Perl Foundation), and many international guests, including: Tim Bunce, Rafa&#235;l Garcia-Suarez, Marcus Ramberg and Matt S Trout. <br> It's been very satisfying for us to hear the positive feedback of guests, speakers, participants (<a href="http://www.perl.it/blog/archives/000614.html">http://www.perl.it/blog/archives/000614.html</a>) and of sponsors (<a href="http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ipw2008/news/282">http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ipw2008/news/282</a>). <br> More in depth: the IPW team worked very hard in order to make this the best Italian workshop ever. In particular we took great care in public relations with our sponsors. <br> Here are some numbers relating to behind the scenes action<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-) <ul> <li>December, 2007: the IPW organization started.</li> <li>&#8364; 2000 of budget allocated for guests travel/accomodation</li> <li>event FREE of charge including: <ul><li>4 quality coffee breaks</li> <li>t-shirt + perl.it freebies (pen, bag and stickers)</li> <li>attendance certificates (on parchment paper)</li> <li>wifi network (under capitve portal)</li> <li>many conference freebies (kindly offered by sponsors)</li> <li>auction (value about of &#8364; 5000)</li> </ul></li> <li> <i>speaker's kit</i> including: <ul> <li>personal assistant: IPW staff person helped speaker to setup mic and video projector, and with translations (if necessary for English talks) etc.</li> <li>USB Logitech presenter</li> <li>mineral water</li> <li>timekeeping to ensure schedule adhered to, with regular feedback to speaker</li> </ul></li> <li>conference dinner paid for all speakers</li> <li>Companies recruitment sessions</li> <li>professional and pleasant reception staff</li> <li>1 day introductory Perl course</li> <li>Hotel discounts, lunch discounts etc.</li> <li>local television (<a href="http://www.50canale.tv/">http://www.50canale.tv/</a>) reportage</li> <li>well coordinated press release</li> <li>video recording of all talks</li> <li>printed and oline survey for attendees</li> <li>online survey for sponsors</li> </ul><p> See you at IPW 2009! </p><p> - Enrico</p> bepi 2008-09-29T20:51:32+00:00 news [ANNOUNCE] POD2::IT 0.12 http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/37232?from=rss The <a href="http://pod2it.sf.net/">pod2it</a> team (Italian translation project of core Perl pods) is proud to announce a new <code>POD2::IT</code> release available on <a href="http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/dist/POD2-IT">CPAN</a>. <p> This release includes 8 new translated pods. We have now 40 translated pods including most important like <i>perlfunc.pod</i> and all <i>perlfaq*.pod</i>. </p><p> CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS VERSION </p><ul> <li>+ Added perlpacktut.pod [polettix, dree]</li><li>+ Added perlsub.pod [polettix, dree]</li><li>+ Added perltoot.pod [raffaellog, dree]</li><li>+ Added perlbot.pod [raffaellog, dree] </li><li>+ Added perlopentut.podi [polettix, dree]</li><li>+ Added perlbook.pod [ludan, dree] </li><li>+ Added perlfaq.pod [polettix, dree]</li><li>+ Added perlvar.pod [polettix, shishii]</li><li>! Minor fixes to all pods</li></ul><p> Note: Perl 5.10 allows you to use <code>perldoc</code>'s <code>-L</code> switch that allows to define language code for desired language translation: </p><p> <code> %&gt; perldoc -L IT &lt;podname&gt; <br>%&gt; perldoc -L IT -f &lt;function&gt; <br>%&gt; perldoc -L IT -q &lt;FAQregex&gt; </code> </p><p> - Enrico</p> bepi 2008-08-20T00:52:33+00:00 journal Italian Perl Workshop 2008 guest speakers http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/37146?from=rss Thanks to the sponsors, this year we have invited several Perl "celebrities": <b>Tim Bunce</b>, <b>Rafael Garcia-Suarez</b>, <b>Marcus Ramberg</b> and <b>Matt S Trout</b>. They don't need for additional info<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-) <br> The IPW 2008 edition will be a great edition, so don't miss it!<br> <a href="http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ipw2008/">Italian Perl Workshop 2008</a> bepi 2008-08-10T13:34:28+00:00 journal [ANNOUNCE] POD2::IT 0.11 http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/29106?from=rss The <a href="http://pod2it.sf.net/">pod2it</a> team (Italian translation project of core Perl pods) is proud to announce a new <code>POD2::IT</code> release available on <a href="http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/dist/POD2-IT">CPAN</a>. <p> This is a important release since there are 9 new translated pods and all pods has been updated to Perl 5.8.8. We have now 32 translated pods including most important like <i>perlfunc.pod</i> and all <i>perlfaq*.pod</i>!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-) </p><p> CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS VERSION </p><ul> <li>+ Added perl.pod [raffaellog, dree]</li> <li>+ Added perlboot.pod [dree, dakkar, osfameron]</li> <li>+ Added perlcheat.pod [frodo72, dree]</li> <li>+ Added perlipc.pod translation [frodo72]</li> <li>+ Added perlmodinstall.pod [raffaellog]</li> <li>+ Added perlmodstyle.pod [raffaellog, dree]</li> <li>+ Added perlref.pod [ludan, dree, frodo72]</li> <li>+ Added perlrequick.pod [dree, shishii]</li> <li>+ Added perlsyn.pod [kral, frodo72, dree]</li> <li>+ Added resources/update-and-notify.pl script [frod72]</li> <li>! Updated all translated pods to 5.8.8 [dree, frodo72]</li> <li>! Minor fixes to all pods</li> <li>! Added 'COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE' section to IT.pm [bepi]</li> </ul><p> <code>POD2::IT</code> also contains the <a href="http://www.perl.it/blog/archives/Perldoc.pm-3.14-patch">patch</a> to <i>Pod/Perldoc.pm</i> in order to continue to use <code>-f</code> and <code>-q</code> switches with translated pods (not only italian) with the syntax: </p><p> <code> %&gt; perldoc -L IT &lt;podname&gt; <br>%&gt; perldoc -L IT -f &lt;function&gt; <br>%&gt; perldoc -L FR -q &lt;FAQregex&gt; </code> </p><p> The <code>-L</code> switch allows to define language code for desired language translation. If <code>POD2::&lt;code&gt;</code> package doesn't exists, the effect of the switch will be ignored. </p><p> <i>Note that currently the bleadperl has been patched.</i> </p><p> - Enrico</p> bepi 2006-03-26T15:04:31+00:00 journal [ANNOUNCE] POD2::IT 0.10 http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/27663?from=rss Hi all, <p> the <a href="http://pod2it.sf.net/">pod2it</a> team (Italian translation project of core Perl pods) is proud to announce a new <code>POD2::IT</code> release available on <a href="http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/dist/POD2-IT">CPAN</a>. </p><p> CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS VERSION </p><ul> <li>+ Added perlmod.pod translation [frodo72]</li> <li>+ Added perldata.pod translation [frodo72]</li> <li>+ Added perlnewmod.pod translation [dree]</li> <li>+ Added perlxstut.pod translation [frodo72]</li> <li>! resources/podenc.pl fixes [frodo72]</li> <li>! Minor fixes to perlfaq4, perlfaq7, perlfunc, perlreref</li> <li>! Added 'TRANSLATION' section to all pods, containing some infos about pod translator(s) and reviewer(s) [bepi]</li> </ul><p> <code>POD2::IT</code> also contains the <a href="http://www.perl.it/blog/archives/Perldoc.pm-3.14-patch">patch</a> to <i>Pod/Perldoc.pm</i> in order to continue to use <code>-f</code> and <code>-q</code> switches with translated pods (not only italian) with the syntax: </p><p> <code> %&gt; perldoc -L IT &lt;podname&gt; <br>%&gt; perldoc -L IT -f &lt;function&gt; <br>%&gt; perldoc -L FR -q &lt;FAQregex&gt; </code> </p><p> The <code>-L</code> switch allows to define language code for desired language translation. If <code>POD2::&lt;code&gt;</code> package doesn't exists, the effect of the switch will be ignored. </p><p> Since french guys just released on CPAN a huge <a href="http://search.cpan.org/~polgab/POD2-FR/">POD2::FR</a> packages based on POD2::IT skeleton, and portuguese guys <a href="http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=494088">announced</a> start of a new one, the POD2::* list seems to grow (there's also another, but quite little, <a href="http://search.cpan.org/~kudarasp/POD2-LT/">POD2::LT</a> CPAN package)<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-) </p><p> Again, I hope that a p5p guy will apply it to <code>Pod::Perldoc</code>...<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-) </p><p> Regards </p><p> - Enrico</p> bepi 2005-11-20T10:47:17+00:00 journal [ANNOUNCE] POD2::IT 0.09 http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/26643?from=rss Hi all, <p> the <a href="http://pod2it.sf.net/">pod2it</a> team (Italian translation project of core Perl pods) is proud to announce a new <code>POD2::IT</code> release available on <a href="http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/dist/POD2-IT">CPAN</a>. </p><p> CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS VERSION </p><ul> <li>+ Added perlunicode.pod translation [dakkar]</li> <li>+ Added resources/podenc.pl script in order to encode italian characters with E&lt;&gt; sequence [dakkar, bepi]</li> <li>! Updated E&lt;&gt; pod entities [bepi]</li> <li>! Updated IT.pm pod documentation [bepi]</li> <li>! Fixed Changes and README typos [bepi]</li> </ul><p> <code>POD2::IT</code> also contains the <a href="http://www.perl.it/blog/archives/Perldoc.pm-3.14-patch">patch</a> to <i>Pod/Perldoc.pm</i> in order to continue to use <code>-f</code> and <code>-q</code> switches with translated pods (not only italian) with the syntax: </p><p> <code> %&gt; perldoc -L IT &lt;podname&gt; <br>%&gt; perldoc -L IT -f &lt;function&gt; <br>%&gt; perldoc -L IT -q &lt;FAQregex&gt; </code> </p><p> I added a <code>-L</code> switch that allow to define language code for desired language translation. If <code>POD2::&lt;code&gt;</code> package doesn't exists, the effect of the switch will be ignored. </p><p> I hope that a p5p guy will apply it to <code>Pod::Perldoc</code>...<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-) </p><p> Regards </p><p> - Enrico</p> bepi 2005-09-08T09:36:38+00:00 journal [ANNOUNCE] POD2::IT 0.08 http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/26369?from=rss Hi all, <p> the <a href="http://pod2it.sf.net/">pod2it</a> team (Italian translation project of core Perl pods) is proud to announce a new <code>POD2::IT</code> release available on <a href="http://search.cpan.org/search?module=POD2::IT">CPAN</a>. </p><p> CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS VERSION </p><ul> <li>+ Added perlreref.pod (5.8.7) translation [gmax]</li> <li>+ Added perlintro.pod (5.8.7) tranlsation [dree,larsen]</li> <li>+ Minor fixes to perlfaq1, perlfaq7 perlfaq8 and perlfaq9 [dree]</li> <li>! Improved IT.pm pod docs [bepi]</li> </ul><p> <code>POD2::IT</code> also contains the <a href="http://www.perl.it/blog/archives/Perldoc.pm-3.14-patch">patch</a> to <i>Pod/Perldoc.pm</i> in order to continue to use <code>-f</code> and <code>-q</code> switches with translated pods (not only italian) with the syntax: </p><p> <code> %&gt; perldoc -L IT &lt;podname&gt; <br>%&gt; perldoc -L IT -f &lt;function&gt; <br>%&gt; perldoc -L IT -q &lt;FAQregex&gt; </code> </p><p> I added a <code>-L</code> switch that allow to define language code for desired language translation. If <code>POD2::&lt;code&gt;</code> package doesn't exists, the effect of the switch will be ignored. </p><p> I hope that someone will apply it to <code>Pod::Perldoc</code>'s next versions...<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-) </p><p> Regards </p><p> - Enrico</p> bepi 2005-08-19T14:44:52+00:00 journal YAPC::Europe http://use.perl.org/~bepi/journal/20851?from=rss Unfortunately, I have not been able to confirm my presence (the birth of my second kid few weeks ago consumes me many energies and time!) <p> I want to thank also YAPC::Belfast organizers for accepting my talk ("Office Automation with Perl and Open Office"): I will propose it again next year and I'll publish the link of the slides (sometime, somewhere...<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-). </p><p> Good luck for YAPC::Eu 04!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;-)</p> bepi 2004-09-13T12:24:09+00:00 journal