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Tuesday August 10, 2010
12:46 PM

Upcoming Events with Perl content

I have not posted here for ages but according to the recent Perl Survey it seems there are still a lot of people who prefer reading than or Iron Man

So just to let these readers to know, there are going to be a number of tech-events with Perl content where you could help out.

Tuesday June 16, 2009
03:32 AM

Padre related blogs

As a first step in our effort to build a nicer web presence for Padre I put together a feed aggregator of several people who occasionally write about Padre.

If you are interested what people write about it go and check out the Padre related blogs.

If you also write about it sometimes, please let us know on #padre so we can add your blog too.

Friday May 01, 2009
09:18 AM

list of Mailing lists

Some time ago I took the liberty and copied the list of all the mailing lists from to the mailing lists page on TPF wiki.

While it does not have the same database backend but I hope on a wiki it will be easier to maintain and keep the list and the links up to date.

In order to make them really useful we should categorize them and make sure the links are correct etc.

I started doing it but your help will be appreciated.

I hope if the list is cleaned up we'll be able to ask the maintainers of the site to replace that with a link to the TPF wiki page.

Tuesday April 28, 2009
08:28 AM

Padre 0.34 released

Sunday April 26, 2009
12:58 AM

Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate anyone seen Hans Jeuken?

As I can see that Hans Jeuken has not touched his modules for a while and Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate has a few issues - most notably that it needs a small patch to work at all - I'd like to take over maintaining that module to use it in Padre.

I sent him a mail over 2 weeks ago with no response. If you know him, could you please contact him so I can get his blessing?

Wednesday April 15, 2009
04:54 PM

Distribution channels - who will do that?

In MBA one of the things people are taught is that you have to have good distribution channels for your product.

Our product is perl, CPAN modules and applications written in Perl.

Let's look at the CPAN modules:

Our distribution channels are Linux/*BSD/Unix and other OS vendors who distributed binary versions of some CPAN modules. ActiveState and a few volunteers who distribued .ppm packages and CPAN(PLUS)?.pm.

CPAN(PLUS)?.pm are doing fine but even with the recent improvements on Debian and Fedora there are still too few modules packaged and distributed by most of the vendors.

Someone should encourage the help of these distributions. Someone might even finance some of this packaging work but who?
The Perl Foundation?
The Enlightened Perl Organisation?

Any thoughts?

Tuesday April 14, 2009
03:17 AM

Where Padre meets Catalyst

Padre + Catalyst IMHO we need just that kind of Padre plugins and posts.
Wednesday April 08, 2009
07:28 AM

Test results in HTML, Smolder

I just sent out the latest copy of my Test Automation Tips newsletter and also posted the entry about Reporting Test Results on my blog.

It features both TAP::Formatter::HTML and Smolder


Sunday April 05, 2009
01:21 AM

Padre 0.33 released

I am happy to announce that v0.33 of Padre has been released.

The most important change is the new and nice Plugin Manager thanks to Jerome Quelin. We also have a brand new Polish translation thanks to Cezary Morga (THEREK) and we found why the Simplified Chinese translation of Fayland Lam did not show up and fixed it.

Padre can be installed from CPAN.

The ppm package for MS Windows has been updated.

An experimental binary (executable) version for 32 bit Linux can be downloaded from our binary download section with the 64 bit version following later.

Further download instructions can be found on our download page


Saturday March 28, 2009
03:36 PM

The first Perl 6 plugin of Padre

I was hoping for this for some time and the recent help I got on #perl6 let me first write an experimental piece of code Embedding Perl 6 in Perl 5 which then lead me to the development of Inline::Rakudo.

Now that Hinrik suggested a GSoc project developing psi, a command line tool written in Perl 6 to get the Perl 6 documentation. As I believe many developers especially will prefer a GUI over the command line, I really would like to have that integrated with Padre.

So I quickly wrote a sample plugin for Padre that actually is written in Perl 6.

In a few hours from now Padre::Plugin::PSI will be available on CPAN.

ps. I know it does not do anything interesting, just counting bytes but it does it in Perl 6.