Well, some time has passed, and I am getting very close to making a release of the Perl 5 project history, converted to git.
I would have written this article about it on this site, but I wanted to include the gitk screenshots :-). If you're interested on how the Perforce to Git conversion happened, then read this article!
You can find detailed information in our new and shiny Wiki.
For those too lazy to follow links, here's the super-short summary:
Please check out the wiki for more information, and discussion. We may even set up a dedicated mailing list for Winter of Code... Stay tuned!
Imager's tiff support has been greatly extended to:
This is a large change, so I've released Imager 0.61_02 as a test release. If you use Imager with TIFF much, please give it a go.
I'm planning on a 0.62 release in a week or so.
Lately, I've been having fun with GreaseMonkey. Net result: I've re-implemented my Perl-themed friends/foes icons (originally done using Stylish) and hacked RT to provide sorting of bugs by severity (I got the idea for that one from Schwern's journal). Both monkey scripts are available on userscript.org.
Also, a new version of Pod::Manual is out. The code to generate my unexpectedly wildly popular ad-hoc Catalyst manual was already included in the previous distributions, and in this one I added a similar manual for Rose::DB::Object. The order in which the modules are given is a little rough and need improvement, but it's a start. For those who care more about the end than the means, the pdf of both manuals are available here.
If you're wondering where this fits -- right now I'm aware of three Perl 6 implementations underway:
So, the implementation I've been focusing on is the one for Parrot, and that's where my journal entries will tend to focus.
I've released App::sync_cpantesters. Here is the manpage of bin/sync_cpantesters:
Fosdem, a major open source event, will be held in Brussels on 23-24 february 2008. Fosdem is known to be a major open source event with key people like Richard M Stallman and Jim Gettys. The conference is build around multiple interest "developers rooms" (There used to be a Python dev room for example)
The "developers room" assignment procedure starts with a call for interest and the organizers ask to send a request form before 26 November 2007. Before actually submitting the request I'd like to poll the Perl Community. Interested speakers and attendees: please send me a private mail mentioning your interest !
CPANdeps now cares about what version of perl you're running. It lets you restrict test results to just the specified version, or look at all versions.
It also now uses Parse::CPAN::Packages instead of CPAN.pm to figure out what distribution each module lives in. That means that I now no longer have the huge startup time of CPAN.pm to worry about, so can drop mod_perl. Phew!