Stratopan provides private CPAN repositories securely hosted in the cloud. Stratopan integrates seamlessly with the Perl tool chain, so you can build your application anywhere and get the right Perl modules, every time.
Foswiki 1.1.9 is available to be downloaded. This release is a security, performance and bug-fix release. It comes with more than 40 bug fixes relative to 1.1.8.
Read the full announcement at the Foswiki-1.1.9 download page.
Foswiki is a web-based Open Source wiki system which is used as central knowledge base in companies, but also as a supportive platform for online communities. Foswiki consists of a core system that can be extended by a huge amount of additional extensions to tailor it towards the specific needs at hand. Foswiki is constantly improved by a very agile developer community. Foswiki makes use of the latest web technologies available while accounting for organizational and knowledge management needs of wikis in the enterprise.
Foswiki is used world wide by a wide user base among which are Motorola, Yahoo!, Hapag Lloyd, CERN, Windriver, Infosys, ARM Holdings, 1&1 Internet Inc. and many more.
Foswiki is supported by the Foswiki Association e.V. which serves as a gateway to paying members and sponsors of the Open Source Community.
This is a major release that has a improved new dashboard look, many usability enhancements, strengthens TWiki as an application platform, and scales to very large deployments with thousands of webs and a tens of thousands of users.
TWiki’s user base consists of millions of users on tens of thousands of installations in over 130 countries, backed by an open source community of hundreds of contributors and 60,000 twiki.org users.
CloseBargains.com has just launched, developed in a few days using Perl with Mojolicious, integrating 8coupons and Mapquest API feeds. Helping you find coupons you can redeem near where you are now (US only at the moment).
“Perl was used due to it’s versatility and tenacity in the Web space. The Mojolicious framework with the Hypnotoad server made the endeavour a fruitful, pleasureful experience.”
You can find a full list of changes in the file “perldelta.pod” located in the “pod” directory inside the release and on the web.
Perl v5.18.0 represents approximately 12 months of development since Perl v5.16.0 and contains approximately 400,000 lines of changes across 2,100 files from 113 authors.
Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant community of users and developers.
Strawberry Perl 184.108.40.206 is available at http://strawberryperl.com (all editions: MSI, ZIP, PortableZIP for both: 32/64bit MS Windows)
For this quarter, TPF Grants Committee have four different proposals. They invite the Perl Community to comment on the proposals and their relevance to the community. Comments on each grant on their specific page…
- YACT - Yet Another Conference Tool by Torsten Raudssus (Getty)
- rpm.perl.it by Jozef Kutej
- Review of Perl Web Frameworks by Neil Bowers
- Next Release of Pinto With Key Features by Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer
Infinity Interactive, the people who brought you Moose, contributed $313 USD to Specify module version ranges in Pinto to send the Crowdtilt campaign over it’s minimum amount, $USD4096, so money is now collected from the 112 contributors so far. It took three weeks to reach this amount, and there are still six days left to contribute, if you want to help it reach its secondary goals of $5000 USD and 200 contributors. As far as we know, this is the first Perl open source work to be crowd-funded through direct contributions, mostly from individuals.
Crowdtilt, which uses Perl’s Dancer web framework, created a special deal for the campaign in which they waived their usual cut of the money raised, and offer that same deal to other Perl projects run through them with the offer code “perl-love”. Not only that, they contributed real money to the campaign.
Jeff Thalhammer, the guy who brought you Perl::Critic, will receive all of the money for his work on Pinto, the framework he’s set up to manage private CPANs where you get to choose the modules and distributions to include, even if they are not the most recent. The title feature, version ranges, is something many people have wanted for a long time since the public CPAN clients and build systems work with a minimum or latest version only. However, giving Jeff the flexibility to work on this full time will have other benefits to Pinto. Even if you didn’t contribute, you still get the feature since Pinto is on CPAN and all of this work will show up soon in later versions.
ack was originally developed to be better than the unix grep (file pattern searcher) command, and as pointed out in the announcement is now trying to focus on going beyond even that.
For more information visit the ack website.