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    Meeting Announcements: meeting Jan 23

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.22 21:18   Printer-friendly
    bennymack writes " welcomes Randal Schwartz and brian d foy to the area on Tuesday, January 23rd @ 7 PM at the University at Buffalo North Campus, Bell Hall room 242"

    Meeting Announcements: meeting on Jan 23th about POE

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.22 7:55   Printer-friendly
    dami writes "The Geneva Perl Mongers group is having a meeting on Jan 23th, 19:00 at "Restaurant des Nations". Eriam Schaffter and Sam Carmalt will present POE — Perl Object Environment. Basics and 2 applications. ("

    Meeting Announcements: Perl Mongers tech meeting in Geneva

    posted by davorg on 2007.01.22 4:58   Printer-friendly
    eriam writes "Another monger event in Geneva !

    Geneva mongers are meeting very (very) soon, Tuesday, 23 Jan. at 19:00 at the Restaurant des Nations ( 87, rue Montbrillant, angle av. Varembé ) in Geneva.

    We will have a technical meeting with presentations about POE.

    Come on and join us, the restaurant is a pizzeria and POE also stands for Pizza Of Evening !"

    Perl 6 summary, 14-20 January, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.01.21 15:22   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "For the first time in the two months I've been working on Parrot, 'make test' completely succeeded -- and with some TODO tests passing, to boot!"

    -- James Keenan, sharing the good news in 'All tests passing!'

    pmtools-perl6: Generator

    Journal written by Mark Leighton Fisher (4252) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.19 14:51   Printer-friendly

    The pmtools POD commands will be the easiest to port to Perl6, but there's one obstacle – most pmtools POD commands require knowledge of Perl6's configuration, which we don't have yet in Pugs (no So I'm writing a tool in Perl6 (as I'm trying to eat our own dogfood) that will take the output of pugs -V and generate a Perl6 from that output. (Yes, I know this should probably occur during the Pugs build process, but I don't have a huge amount of time for pmtools-perl6, so I'm chopping pmtools-perl6 into small, easy to program (for me) pieces.)

    A minor problem is that my copy of Win32 pugs cannot find $EXECUTABLE_NAME when using it from -e. Pugs can use $EXECUTABLE_NAME OK from a Perl6 program – just not the -e command line. If anyone has an explanation as to why this must be so, please let me know.

    Meeting Announcements: Perl Mongers meetup in the Chicago south suburbs

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.19 14:49   Printer-friendly
    Jason L. Froebe writes "We are meeting up at the local Caribou Coffee in Tinley Park next Wednesday (Jan 24) at 7pm. I'll be there atleast until 9:30pm as my wife has her Stitch & Bitch meetup there also.

    Caribou Coffee
    16205 Harlem Ave Tinley Park, IL 60477
    (708) 444-0478

    Agenda: no agenda — just a meetup :) "

    News: 2007 OSCON/Perl Conference CFP Open

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.17 1:27   Printer-friendly
    gnat writes "The Call For Papers for the 2007 O'Reilly Open Source Convention (aka year 11 of The Perl Conference) is now open. Submit a proposal before the rush. The conference is in Portland again, July 23-27.

    News: Parrot 0.4.8 ("Eponymous") Released

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.17 1:19   Printer-friendly
    particle writes "On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.8, "Eponymous." Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

    How Many Perl Addresses Can You Spot?

    posted by pudge on 2007.01.16 22:43   Printer-friendly
    So there's this worm, and surely you've seen it around, but if you are reading this web site, chances are greater for you than for others that you've seen it, because there seem to be a lot of Perl developers in the pre-compiled list of addresses.

    Perl 6 summary, 7-13 January, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.01.14 13:52   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "...I think you're the path toward sanity."

    -- Larry Wall, in 'Patterns'

    Perl 6 Design Team Minutes for 10 January 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.14 13:07   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 10 January 2007. Larry, Damian, Allison, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    yapc: YAPC Europe 2007 - Call for Papers

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.12 10:20   Printer-friendly
    pepl writes "We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the YAPC Europe 2007 in Vienna, Austria, 29th to 31st August 2007. The theme for this year's conference is "Social Perl", which we hope will inspire submissions for this and related topics. If Perl has helped you or your company to get people together, or if you can report how Perl is "social" to other programming languages, or how Perl may profit from inspirations from other languages, we'd like to hear about it. Although this is our main topic for the conference, it will not be the only one, and as such we will also be accepting talks on just about any theme.

    Types of talks include 20 or 40 minutes talks, 60-90 minute tutorials, or 3 hour Hack-a-thons, BOFs or Workshops. Please submit talk proposals via the conference web site until Sunday, 27th May 2007. A Call for Participation will follow in a few weeks."

    Perl 6 summary, 31 Dec 2006 - 6 Jan, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.01.11 10:39   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    Remember, the next Parrot bug day is 13 January, 2007. Join the rest of the team at #parrot ( to work on closing as many bugs as possible before the next Parrot release.

    News: Parrot Bug Day -- 13 January 2007

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.10 16:38   Printer-friendly
    particle writes "Fellow birders~

    On Saturday, 13 January, 2007, please join us on IRC in #parrot ( to work on closing out as many RT ( tickets as possible in the parrot queue. This will help us get ready for the next release of parrot 0.4.8, scheduled for Tuesday 16 January 2007. You'll find C, parrot assembly, perl, documentation, and plenty of tasks to go around. Core developers will be available all day (starting at around 10am GMT) to answer questions.

    No experience with parrot necessary. See for more information.


    The Perl Review now 60% off

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by davorg on 2007.01.09 11:40   Printer-friendly
    We've cut the price for online subscriptions to The Perl Review to $7, and made the PDF-only subscription available to everyone, including subscribers in the US. People who subscribed to the web-only edition in the last couple of months will have their subscriptions extended by a year. Normal print subscription prices will stay the same as long as the Postal Service keeps their prices the same.

    yapc: Call for Paper and Participation

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.08 14:49   Printer-friendly

    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

    YAPC::Asia 2007, April 4-5 in Tokyo

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.08 2:39   Printer-friendly
    miyagawa writes "Shibuya Perl Mongers are pleased to announce that YAPC::Asia 2007 is now scheduled on April 4-5, 2007 in Tokyo. Registration will launch sometime in February but start looking for your flights and booking hotels during the conference now.

    We are also announcing the call for presentations for the conference today. We are looking for 20 and 45 minutes presentations. Please submit your proposal via our web form. Make sure you include a title for your presentation, an abstract, a language of the talk (English or Japanese), and the amount of time that you think you will need for the presentation. Feel free to submit multiple proposals if you want to increase your chance to speak.

    The deadline for submissions is February 16th, 2007. We launched a blog so you can keep yourself updated by subscribing its RSS feed. We're looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo again!"

    Meeting Announcements: Copenhagen Perl Mongers Tech/Soc Meeting

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.06 15:40   Printer-friendly
    jonasbn writes "Copenhagen Perl Mongers are organizing a technical meeting on Tuesdag 30th. January 2007, at 18:00 about SVK decentralized SCM written in Perl by Chia-liang Kao, whom have paid us a visit earlier. Location: Kvarterhuset in Jemtelandsgade 3, room 210, DK-2300 København S, Denmark. We start in Kvarterhuset with a presentation of SVK by Lars Thegler (tagg). After this we go to Cafe Bizzaro (nearby) and socialize... Please tell us if you plan to attend, since the venue has a natural limitation. Please do so by joining/mailing our mailing list:

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 03 January 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.01.06 9:53   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 03 January 2007. Larry, Allison, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    Perl 6 summary, 24-30 December, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.12.31 14:42   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "Grrr, otta profefreed my onw righting occashionaly."

    -- Larry Wall's commit message for r13508--one typo correction of many

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