hcchien writes: Taiwan will host the Open Source Developer's Conference on 7-8 April 2007. We are taking proposals for talks (in Chinese or English) until the end of January. More details will be available from the conference website when we have it ready. If you have any questions, please mail to email@example.com.
The latest version of Win32::API, marked v0.46, should now correctly install even from the CPAN shell. Finally!
If you're curious about Parrot, please join us. You don't have to be an expert programmer. If you can follow the build instructions (or report where they fail for you), manage a source code checkout, and work an IRC client, you're plenty qualified. There are plenty of ways to get involved in almost any capacity you can conceive.
After taking the maintainership of Win32::API, I have been busy trying to build several useful environments to be able to test the module, including combinations of:
"So I don't really have an answer for you. When faced with a similar situation, I punted and did a PerlIO_fdopen(fileno(stdio)) instead of a PerlIO_importFILE(stdio). This way you know you are creating a unixio layer which gets ref counted properly." -- Craig A. Berry, somewhere in the sprawling PerlIO layers saga.
Wellington.PM are holding a quiz night on Tuesday December 12th at 6:00pm start.
Don't imagine that you need to be a Perl expert to take part - in fact that probably wouldn't help at all. The questions will cover a range of topics related to computers; programming; the internet; and free and open source software. The emphasis is on fun. The teams will be organised at random, so you really don't need to do anything except turn up on the night. Please bring friends and workmates along, but don't assume you'll end up on the same team.