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    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 (irc.perl.org) to work on closing out as many RT (https://rt.perl.org/rt3/) 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 http://rakudo.org/parrot/index.cgi?bug_day_2007_01_13 for more information.

    ~particle"

    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: OSDC.tw 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 hcchien@hcchien.org.

    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: copenhagen-subscribe@perl.org

    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

    Perl 6 summary, 17-23 December, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.12.25 14:15   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "Short answer: absolutely.

    "Long answer: emphatically not."

    -- Larry Wall, in 'RAII in Perl6/Parrot'

    Win32::API now installs from the CPAN shell

    Journal written by cosimo (4138) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.23 15:26   Printer-friendly

    The latest version of Win32::API, marked v0.46, should now correctly install even from the CPAN shell. Finally!

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 20 December 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.22 14:56   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 20 December 2006. Allison, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    Crypt-SSLeay under new management

    posted by grinder on 2006.12.17 18:04   Printer-friendly
    Development has started up again. Your help is requested.

    Perl 6 summary, 10-16 December, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.12.17 13:10   Printer-friendly

    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "With the little sense of smell I have left, this smells like INTERCAL's 'COME FROM' statement to me..."

    -- Larry Wall, who has a cold, in 'supertyping'

    This Week on perl5-porters (4-10 December 2006)

    posted by grinder on 2006.12.15 17:07   Printer-friendly

    "This comment in mg.c scares me: /* Not sure why the av can get freed ahead of its sv, but somehow it does */" -- Marc Lehmann, uncovering ancient evil.

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 13 December 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.14 14:55   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 13 December 2006. Larry, Allison, Patrick, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    Parrot Bug Day on 16 December 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.12 16:35   Printer-friendly
    Parrot's first ever Bug Day is this Saturday, 16 December 2006. The core Parrot developers will be in #parrot on irc.perl.org all day to:
    • Review tickets in the Parrot RT queue
    • Answer questions from newcomers
    • Fix bugs
    • Add features
    • Improve the documentation or tests or...
    • Recruit and encourage new developers

    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.

    Perl 6 summary, 3-9 December, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.12.10 7:02   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "Your faithful Dynamic Environmentalist"

    -- closing signature of Bob Rogers in 'RFC: Proposal for dynamic binding'

    News: WebGUI Creator Presents to MadMongers

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.08 19:22   Printer-friendly
    kmccombs writes "JT Smith, President of Plain Black Corporation, is scheduled to speak at the January 10th meeting of MadMongers. Creator of the open source content management system WebGUI, JT will be sharing his expertise of Perl and the WebGUI workflow engine. Specifically, he will be sharing the tips, tricks and trials of writing a successful workflow engine. The presentation includes a demonstration of the final workflow engine and instructions on how to write workflow activity plugins for WebGUI. JT will also share his insight into the tools he uses, including Perl, POE, and mod_perl. Event details can be accessed at madmongers.org."

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 06 December 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.08 17:18   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 06 December 2006. Larry, Allison, Patrick, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    Win32::API latest news

    Journal written by cosimo (4138) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.08 15:14   Printer-friendly

    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:

    This Week on perl5-porters (27 November-3 December 2006)

    posted by grinder on 2006.12.07 18:55   Printer-friendly

    "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.

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