Issue #274 - 2016-10-23 - Rakudo Star Release

latest | archive | edited by Upasana Shukla
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Following the release candidate last week, Rakudo Star 2016.10 has been released this week.

One more Perl conference is waiting for you, London Perl Workshop, submit your talk proposals.

Upasana Shukla


CPAN testers is down

Don't be sad, it is temporarily down for maintainence, it will be back on Friday October 28, 2016.

Missing and outdated CPAN modules in Ubuntu (Debian)

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor pointed out that some CPAN modules are missing/outdated in Ubuntu. Reddit thread tells us that there are more. May be lend a hand to Debian Perl group

Perl 5

Perl Desktop Applications for Non-Developers

by Zakariya Mughal (ZMUGHAL)

Zakariyya asked on reddit why there aren't more FOSS desktop applications? He is himself working on one, if you are also working (or worked on one in the past) on a desktop application in Perl, then please do share it with the rest of the world.

SparrowHub Plugins Request

by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

SparrowHub is a repository of useful automation scripts. Talk to Alexey if you have any idea for an automation script & want to add it to SparrowHub.

Crazy things can happend in dynamically typed languages (such as in Perl)

by DrStephenTyler

Autovivification in Perl can bite you. Beware of it.

Perl 6

Perl Maven


Give your first talk at the London Perl Workshop

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Have you ever given a talk at a conference? If no, then please give one at LPW. If you need help, then Neil would happy to be your LPW talk buddy.


Dave Mitchell's Grant Report

by Dave Mitchell

An update on work done by Dave under his grant for maintaining Perl 5 core.

Not Perl

Contempt Culture

by Aurynn Shaw

I came across this blog post about contempt culture & I think it is relevant to our Perl community as well.

Post-conference write ups

YAPC::EU Recap

by Sweth Chandramouli

Sweth attended a Perl conference after a very long time & he loved it.

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