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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • There seems to be a considerable amount of activity in the perl community, but if you were to look at us from the outside we'd seem like we were on our last breath. I religiously read Linux Weekly News [lwn.net] and if you compare perl's part of the development page to just about anything else, we're nearly non-existant. This has been bothering me for a while and I'm glad I'm not the only one. If use.perl.org could start getting more stuff into news form (at least one real story per day), then we could go to peopl
    • I submitted a story a few days ago highlighting the release of RCX modules for perl. This seemed pretty cool and noteworthy. My explanation of it might not have been the most lucid or interesting, but it seemed newsworthy. Anyway, my story was rejected. I'm not saying there weren't good reasons to do so, but knowing what was wrong with it or what the powers-that-be expect from submissions would be helpful.
      • Well, the RCX modules are old. They've been around for a couple of years and have been reported before (including mention in The Perl Journal), and I didn't see anything in your submission that marked anything new of significance going on with them. I am not at all against posting a blurb about a new module, but it should be something more than announcing a new release of an existing module; basically, I'd prefer to post blurbs about modules that have undergone extra-significant changes, or are entirely n
        • But so much of what happens with perl is about the modules! (I've spent some time lately recompiling php almost daily for a client that keeps wanting to throw different things in or change the database backend version, so my appreciation for the perl module system is quite high at the moment.) I don't want to turn the front page into a module list per se, but if 50% of what was there centered around interesting modules it would get us a lot closer to having at least daily stories. Many people would benef
          • Fifty percent wouldn't be bad. Ninety percent would be bad. There's a balance to be had.

            Plus, if it ever got to be that much, I could put a link on the home page to "Module News".

            But that's down the road, if it becomes overwhelming, which, again, is not currently a prooblem. If someone wants to submit module news, please do; I just want it to be more interesting than "this module was released". Maybe I could even give author status to someone who wanted to take over for posting stories about new/updated/interesting modules. The main thing, though, is just that the stories are interesting; your post didn't amount to anything more than "a module that's already been reported on has been updated". No offense intended, but I don't find that to be too interesting. :-)

            I would like more module news, it just needs to be interesting, which mostly means it is something more than "this is new" or "this is updated," and is something more substantive than what has been previously reported.