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    POGL: Perl OpenGL Developer's Site

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.05.04 22:18   Printer-friendly
    Graphcomp announces a new Perl OpenGL developer site, featuring news, documentation, tutorials, a nascent 3D gallery, and the latest binary/source distributions. In the months to come, we will be adding a forum, posting tips&tricks and increasing our list of POGL-based apps, tools and online services. We invite all OpenGL developers (whether you actively use Perl or not) to participate - we welcome suggestions for new POGL features and applications, source code contributions, and cross-language benchmarks. If you are currently using POGL, send us your screencaps and videos!

    News: Free Perl Training in London

    posted by davorg on 2007.05.04 3:15   Printer-friendly

    The London Perl Mongers, together with BBC Backstage have organised a one-day Perl Teach-In day to be held at the BBC Broadcast Centre on Saturday 2nd June.

    You can get more details (and can sign up) at

    I'll be running the training, so I'll be happy to answer any questions, but note that this is _not_ a course for beginners. You'll need to already understand things like references and writing modules in order for the course to be worthwhile.

    Update: Registration is now closed. We sold out in 48 hours. I guess it's true what they say - Perl really is dead :-)

    Perl 6 Design Minutes for 02 May 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2007.05.02 4:30   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 02 May 2007. Larry, Nicholas, Jesse, and chromatic attended. These are the minutes.

    NPW07: Talks online

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.04.28 12:46   Printer-friendly
    The Nordic Perl Workshop wiki is collecting the media for its talks . I've already upload my slides for Learning Perl 6 and Why you shouldn't benchmark Perl (lightning talk edition), along with rough cuts of audio for each. They'll be on Perlcast soon :)

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Minutes for 25 April 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.04.26 6:41   Printer-friendly

    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 25 April 2007. Larry, Allison, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the minutes.

    News: Nominations open for White Camel Awards

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.04.25 20:53   Printer-friendly
    brian_d_foy writes "It's time to nominate recipients for the White Camel award, which recognizes non-technical achievement in Perl. Coding is easy, but the people who make the hard slog to support the community and the continued usefulness of Perl are rare and valuable, just like white camels.

    I invented the White Camel Award in 1999 as a part of Perl Mongers, and it's now handled by The Perl Foundation. To submit a name (and the reason for the award), send email to . The deadline is May 31, and TPF will present the awards at OSCON."

    Meeting Announcements: Tim Maher and Allison Randal Speak at LinuxFest NW

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.04.25 2:01   Printer-friendly
    yumpy writes "Tim Maher will be giving a talk called Harnessing the Power of Perl's One-Liners on April 28 and 29 at the LinuxFest Northwest conference in Bellingham WA (near Vancouver CA), and also selling autographed copies of his Minimal Perl book in the exhibit hall. The other Perl related talk is Allison Randal's Parrot: a VM for Dynamic Languages. LinuxFest NW is always a fun event with lots of interesting talks, people, and products—and it's free to boot—so those who can are encouraged to attend."

    Video and Audio recordings from YAPC::Asia 2007

    Journal written by miyagawa (1653) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.04.24 1:44   Printer-friendly
    YAPC::Asia 2007 (4/4-5 in Tokyo, Japan) was again a huge success: lots of attendees (approx. 450) and interesting talks. Even if you didn't make it, you can enjoy the conference online now that Video and Audio recordings are available.

    All video files are now uploaded on Google Video so you can browse all the talks with Flash player or download as DivX or MP4 movie file. They are also integrated in YAPC::Asia 2007 Sessions detail pages using Google Video embed Flash player.

    For people going mobile, Podcast feed (mp3 audio) and Videocast feed (iPod/PSP ready mp4 video) files are both available.


    Perl 6 summary, 08-14 Apr, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.04.22 2:36   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "The current pugs implementation is just translating to the old form underneath, so it's not surprising it's a bit off. That's the sort of thing that happens when the language designer gives the language implementor whiplash. However, I rather suspect the interpersonal metaphorical meaning was lost on the physicist/comic who decided that the 3rd derivative of position should be called 'jerk'. :)"

    -- Larry Wall, in 'What should file test operators return?'

    Perl 6 summary, 01-07 Apr, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.04.21 3:11   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "developers shouldn't live in fear of $^O"

    -- Jerry Gay, in 'Use of English pragma'

    Perl 6 summary, 25-31 Mar, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.04.19 7:15   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "I don't think that it's possible to make this non-conformity a fatal heresy :-(
    (gcc --spanish-inquisition)"

    -- Nicholas Clark in '[perl #42110] [PATCH] Returning values from void functions'

    Perl 6 Design Minutes for 18 April 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.04.19 6:39   Printer-friendly

    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 18 April 2007. Larry, Damian, Allison, and chromatic attended. These are the minutes.

    YAPC::SA::2007 Hackathon report

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.04.18 13:04   Printer-friendly
    fglock writes " Here's my report on the 4 days of the YAPC-SA-2007 Hackathon, from April 12 to 15, 2007, in Porto Alegre, Brazil (during fisl8.0).

    Perl 6 summary, 18-24 Mar, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.04.18 12:31   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    This week saw the introduction of the Perl 6 Microgrants. Read more about them in 'Perl 6 Microgrants. Now accepting proposals.'

    News: Parrot 0.4.11 Released

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.04.17 22:34   Printer-friendly
    mdiep writes "On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.11 "Tax Bird." Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 11 April 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.04.11 17:33   Printer-friendly

    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 11 April 2007. Larry, Damian, Allison, Patrick, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the minutes.

    [ANNOUNCE]: Hackathon Toronto, Saturday April 28

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.04.11 7:13   Printer-friendly
    kid51 writes "Toronto Perlmongers are pleased to announce Hackathon Toronto, a one-day, almost-spur-of-the-moment hackathon, to be held Saturday, April 28, 2007.

    A hackathon is a gathering of free and open source software developers reflecting the joy of collective hacking. Building on the tradition of previous Perl hackathons in Toronto, Chicago and elsewhere, Hackathon Toronto will encourage people to come together for face-to-face work on Perl 5, Perl 6, CPAN modules, Parrot, Pugs and ... you name it!

    A hackathon wiki has been established. Go there to learn details as to participation, location, transportation, projects, logistics, etc. As we get closer to the hackathon date, log on to #hackathon on"

    One week left for YAPC::NA 2007 talk submissions!

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.04.06 9:08   Printer-friendly
    jfluhmann writes "Only one week left to submit your talk proposal (must be logged in) for YAPC::NA 2007! Deadline is midnight (CST) on April 9th. Please login or create an account on the ACT-hosted YAPC::NA site and submit your proposal before it's too late. If you'd like to give a talk but are not quite sure what to present, look at the wiki for talk suggestions. Or if you don't plan on giving a talk, but would like to suggest one, then add it to the list of suggestions. Again, last year attendees requested talks be tagged with suggested experience level of attendee (beginner, intermediate, advanced). Please include this in the comments section of your talk if appropriate. See the official CFP posting."

    2nd Perl 6 Microgrant - Phil Crow / Java-Perl6 dec

    Journal written by acme (189) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.04.06 7:06   Printer-friendly

    We're pleased to announce that we've selected Phil Crow as the recipient of the second Perl 6 microgrant. Phil is the hacker behind the Java::Swing module which allows Perl programmers to put a Java Swing GUI on their application without writing any Java and he'll be using this knowledge to convert Java declarations to Perl 6. You can find details of the project he's planning in the text of his grant application:

    Call for Venue for YAPC::Europe::2008

    posted by KM on 2007.04.05 15:12   Printer-friendly
    barbie writes "With preparations for YAPC::Europe::2007 well underway in Vienna, it is time for the YAPC::Europe Venue Committee to consider suitable hosts for the 2008 conference. Any dedicated group interested in hosting YAPC::Europe::2008 should send a brief statement of intent to A full and complete application should then be sent to the same address prior to the deadline for applications, which is June 30, 2007.

    For more information about the requirements for hosting a conference, you may want to refer to the YAPC organisers documentation (administered by TPF) or look at the examples of previous European conferences.

    Please direct any questions to, and a member of the committee will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. The public announcement of the location for the 2008 conference will be announced during the 2007 conference in Vienna."
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