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Thursday July 10, 2008
08:39 AM technical meeting today

It is today at 7:30 pm in Barquillo 11, Madrid.

Diego Kuperman is going to talk about Moose and I am going to talk about advanced Perl sorting techniques and the Sort::Key modules.

Everybody is invited but the capacity is limited so get in touch with any of the group members first if you decide to come!

The details are here (in Spanish).

Thursday May 29, 2008
12:34 PM

billion dollar usa corporations and policies

Last week I got a bug report for one of my modules and after investing a long time solving the problem I sent a new version of the module to the reporter for testing with a x.xx_xx version number.

I got the following reply:

I was only permitted to install latest stable version. Company won't allow for unstable or development versions.

That upset my a little because he was developing a new script, the full thing was unstable, so I told him the thing was ridiculous.

Today I have got a funny reply:

...It is against our policy [and any large corporation for that matter] to install Developer Releases, unstable, beta, or test productions into a production environment. That is what I meant. I am sure you can understand the reason why a billion dollar corporation can't run software on a production system that are not official releases [it is just dumb policy but protects the company as well as myself]. Its not ridiculous, its understandable being a large usa company.

I was however able to install the development version in our test system once they created an account for me to install perl modules...

So, apparently, they can not install unstable modules because they perform the development on the production boxes and only use the testing environment as a last resort!

Amazing, something is utterly wrong with this billion dollar usa corporation and its policies!!!