Apr 262011
 

The 2011 Google Summer of Code accepted six of the students from The Perl Foundation:

  1. André Walker – Rework Catalyst component setup code
    Mentored by Tomas Doran and Eden Cardim
  2. Brian Neil Fraser – Making the Perl Core UTF-8 clean
    Mentored by Florian Ragwitz and Zefram
  3. Carlos Ivan Sosa – Removing the upgrading necessity of the Dancer script with a module
    Mentored by Sawyer X and Franck Cuny
  4. Marc Green – Standardization of core documentation parsing tools
    Mentored by Ricardo Signes and David E. Wheeler
  5. Moritz Onken – CPAN search for the modern web
    Mentored by Clinton Gormley and Olaf Alders
  6. Tadeusz Sośnierz – Pod parser for Rakudo
    Mentored by Moritz Lenz and Carl Mäsak

Each student is paired with at least one mentor in the Perl community who oversees and guides the project through the summer.

Apr 232011
 

Presenters are wanted for the 5th Annual Pittsburgh Perl Workshop, to be held at the Carnegie Mellon University on October 8 and 9, 2011. The call for presentations is now open (closes on Wednesday, May 18th).

The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop was established in 2006 as a low-cost technical conference for users of the Perl Programming Language. The conference emphasizes real code and immediate, pratical solutions to common issues.

Apr 212011
 

The first release candidate for Perl 5.14.0 is available for download from CPAN.

While Perl5-Porters go to great lengths to ensure that new versions of Perl don’t break existing programs, it does happen. It’s really, really important that all unintentional breakages are caught before the final release of Perl 5.14.0.

It is imperative that you test this release candidate with any software written in Perl which you use or maintain. As always, don’t get rid of your old perl before you know your stuff works with the new one.

If no “showstopper” class bugs are found in the next 7 days, Perl5-Porters will release a virtually identical tarball as Perl 5.14.0 on Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Apr 112011
 

CPAN Testers have confirmed that over 11 million CPAN test reports have now been processed.

CPAN Testers has been running since 1998 – hundreds of testers automatically test every module uploaded to CPAN, across dozens of platforms and releases of Perl.

Apr 042011
 

The YAPC::Europe organisers have published their third newsletter. Topics this time include:

  • Attendees statistics
  • Speakers statistics
  • Speaker training (brand new!)
  • Teaching classes
  • Discounts
  • Accommodation
  • New sponsors

See you in Riga in August.