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    Meeting Announcements: DFW.pm Out of the Ordinary Technical Meeting

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.11.29 20:32   Printer-friendly
    nicholasrperez writes "DFW.pm (that's Dallas/Ft. Worth, for ya'll unfamiliar), are having a technical get together featuring our very own Perl 6 luminary, Patrick Michaud. He will be discussing the current state of Perl 6 development. What makes this out of the ordinary is the date! We normally meet the fourth tuesday of every month, but with the holidays occupying those time slots, we decided to have a get together Tuesday, December 5th, 6:30pm at NerdBooks.com So if anyone in the metroplex wants to know what's going on in the Perl 6 world from the compiler pumpking himself, come on out! And of course if you have any questions, shoot me an email."

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 22 November 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.11.27 14:15   Printer-friendly

    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 22 November 2006. Damian, Allison, Patrick, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes:

    Meeting Announcements: MadMongers Talking About Perl Critic

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.11.27 11:14   Printer-friendly

    rizen writes "We at MadMongers (Madison Perl Mongers) are fortunate enough to have two of our most distinguished members giving a talk on Perl::Critic next Wednesday, December 6th. Chris Dolan and Andy Lester will be giving a tandem speech on the topic. We encourage everyone in driving distance from Madison, Wisconsin to show up, as this is guaranteed to be the best talk of the year. Not only that, but it's the last talk of this year. =)

    Perl 6 summary, 19-25 November, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.11.26 8:12   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "...of course [that] can't be a bug as there are no specs ;)"

    -- Leopold Toetsch, in '[perl #40968] [BUG] :multi doesn't seem to work right'

    YAPC::Europe 2007 Website launched

    Journal written by domm (4030) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.11.25 14:22   Printer-friendly

    Book Review: Perl Hacks

    Journal written by davorg (18) and posted by davorg on 2006.11.21 16:20   Printer-friendly
    I wrote a review of Perl Hacks . You might find it interesting and/or useful.

    Perl 6 summary, 12-18 November, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.11.20 11:54   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "Sadly, the hallucinogens are essential, not external."

    -- Mark J. Reed in 'List assignment question'

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 15 November 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2006.11.18 8:30   Printer-friendly

    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 15 November 2006. Larry, Damian, Allison, Patrick, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes:

    Brum.pm Tech Meet - Wed 22nd Nov

    Journal written by barbie (2653) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.11.17 12:35   Printer-friendly
    Event:   Technical Meeting
    Date:    Wednesday 22nd November 2006
    Times:   from 7pm onwards (see below)
    Venue:   O'Neills, 90 Hurst Street, The Arcadian Centre, Birmingham
    Details: http://birmingham.pm.org/cgi-bin/brum.pl?act=tech-next

    News: London Perl Workshop 2006 (Update)

    posted by davorg on 2006.11.16 8:52   Printer-friendly
    The web site for the LPW has now been updated with this year's details. It contains the Call for Proposals and a registration page.

    This Week on perl5-porters (6-12 November 2006)

    posted by grinder on 2006.11.16 8:32   Printer-friendly

    "This is like sitting your mother down to teach her computers and beginning by explaining little endian vs big endian and the intimate details of protected mode memory" -- Michael G. Schwern, firmly believing that there must be a better way of installing perl.

    Interview with Chip Salzenberg, the Parrot Pump King

    Journal written by jmcada (5846) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.11.16 5:30   Printer-friendly

    Just off the heels of the Chicago Perl Hack-A-Thon, which focused very much on Parrot, I have a great interview with Chip Salzenberg. Chip is a past Perl 5 Pump King and is the current Parrot Pump King.

    Parrot, as many of you know, is a virtual machine that is intended be a platform for running Perl 6. Actually, the Parrot virtual machine hopes to run many languages other than Perl 6. There is currently beginning implementations of many languages on Parrot including Ruby and TCL. Parrot is different than many other virtual machines that we know of. It is register-based, as opposed to the common stack-based architectures, and it is designed to run dynamic languages.

    Taking over Win32::API maintainership

    Journal written by cosimo (4138) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.11.16 2:27   Printer-friendly

    I'm in the process of taking over the maintainance of Win32::API module from Aldo Calpini, the original author.

    I'm collecting patches, related web pages and information as I'd like to make Win32::API work with the current VanillaPerl/Mingw environment.

    I also updated win32.perl.org Wiki to announce this.

    So, anyone interested in getting your patches, suggestions, rants, ... please get onboard now and communicate with me. If you already have your bug reports filed on http://rt.cpan.org/, be sure I'm working on those (if I ever get to manage all of these bugs;-D )...

    News: Parrot 0.4.7 "Caique" Released!

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.11.15 12:00   Printer-friendly
    chip writes "On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.7, "Caique"! Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

    Perl 6 summary, 5-11 November, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.11.12 4:08   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "...problem 2 is probably just me being confused (though I'd love an explanation, from @leo ;-))."

    -- Jonathan Worthington, in 'set_pmc_keyed_int delegates to set_pmc_keyed...?'

    YAPC::NA 2006 videos online

    Journal written by ChrisDolan (2855) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.11.10 9:10   Printer-friendly

    Just in time for the Chicago Hackathon, I'm releasing the first YAPC::NA 2006 videos.

    yapc: OSDC 5th - 8th December - Melbourne, Australia

    posted by davorg on 2006.11.10 6:29   Printer-friendly
    jarich writes "You are invited to attend the Open Source Developers' Conference 2006. This is an Australian conference covering talks about software development for open source languages and projects; regardless of operating system. It features keynotes from Damian Conway and Randal Schwartz, tutorials from Randal and talks from José Castro, Adam Kennedy, Paul Fenwick and other Perlmonks.
    • 5th December 2007 Day of tutorials
    • 6th — 8th December 2007 Technical Programme

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 08 November 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2006.11.10 6:27   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 08 November 2006. Larry, Damian, Allison, Patrick, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the (partial) notes:

    This Fortnight on perl5-porters (23 October-5 November 2006)

    posted by grinder on 2006.11.09 17:55   Printer-friendly

    Yes, I complained to Corel, and they said "thank you for your insight as a valued customer, we forwarded this to our manager of customer support". So maybe someday they will fix the problem, or maybe they will not bother. -- Glenn Linderman, being realistic.

    London Perl Workshop 2006

    posted by rafael on 2006.11.09 5:55   Printer-friendly
    So it’s that time of year again, the nights are growing long, the mornings are growing cold and people who should know better once again decide to organize a conference. That’s right it’s time for this year's London Perl Workshop. So let's get down to the details, because we haven't much time ...
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