Issue #304 - 2017-05-22 - That was the toolchain summit that was!

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The Perl Toolchain Summit ended last Sunday, and through this week the attendees have been blogging about what they did there. There's a lot to read, but hopefully it will illustrate why this is such a valued event.

There's also plenty of conference news; the season is almost upon us!


Neil Bowers


Good things come in managed packages

ActiveState announced that going forward they'll focus on supporting regular CPAN tools for installing modules, rather than focussing on their own Perl Package Manager.

Virtual Spring Cleaning (part 3 of XX) wherein one release begets another

by Max Maischein (CORION)

More of Max's tidying up and releasing new code to CPAN.

Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: May 9th to 16th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

The first release candidate for Perl 5.26 was released at the toolchain summit. Dot in @INC is still a topic.

Perl 6

2017.20 Crossing The Alps

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Liz's weekly round-up of Perl 6 news, which includes the Perl 6 happenings at toolchain summit.

Toolchain Summit

Olaf Alder's report

by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

Olaf's report on how he spent the toolchain, hacking on a range of things related to MetaCPAN. Be sure to read all the way to the end, including the slightly scary story of things leaking from his plane!

Reviewing Perl 5 . in @INC at the Perl Toolchain Summit

by Todd Rinaldo

One of the discussions at the summit was on the change in 5.26 where '.' (the current directory) is being dropped from @INC. These are Todd's notes from that discussion.

Paul Johnson's report on Day 4

by Paul Johnson (PJCJ)

The fourth report in Paul's day-by-day series on the summit. He worked on Devel::Cover and CPAN Cover, just for a change. at the Perl Toolchain Summit

by Todd Rinaldo

Todd and his colleague Nicolas created at the toolchain summit, with hosting courtesy of the MetaCPAN team.

Leo Lapworth's report

by Leo Lapworth (LLAP)

Leo is the sysadmin for the MetaCPAN project, so a lot of his todo list related to the infrastructure, and also helped a few people get setup with the developer VM for MetaCPAN.

Mohawk's report

by Ed Jordan

Mohawk mainly worked on ExtUtils::MakeMaker, but he also helped Ingy with Inline::C.

Doug Bell's report

by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

Doug is the project lead for CPAN Testers, so unsurprisingly that was his focus during the summit. His main task a new API for uploading test reports.

Twin Peaks (YAML Walk with Me)

by Ingy döt Net (INGY)

Ingy worked on the YAML module, and various related tools and modules.

The (YAML and Perl Toolchain) Summits

by Tina Müller (TINITA)

Two reports for the price of one! Before the toolchain summit, Tina and Ingy had a YAML summit in Berlin. At the toolchain summit Tina worked with Ingy on the YAML module, and other YAML tools.

Fixing CPAN distributions without a META file

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

One of the problems with CPAN is releases that don't have a META.yml or META.json file. We want to try and fix these, particularly those that are used by other CPAN distributions.

Neil Bowers's report

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

My report on the things I worked on at the summit.


Intro to Moose at the Perl Conference

by Dave Rolsky (DROLSKY)

Dave will be offering his Introduction to Moose class at the perl conference again this year.

Swiss Perl Workshop - Damian on Board (Again)

The Swiss Perl workshop is on the 25th and 25th of August, and Damian Conway will be attending this year (Damian blogged about this too!).

The Perl Conference 2017 in DC

The Perl Conference runs from the 19th June through the 21st, with a day of tutorials before, and two days of tutorials afterwards.

Madrid Perl Workshop 2017

The Madrid Perl workshop is on June 3rd.


July 01, 2017, LINE Fukuoka株式会社, Hakata-Ku, Fukuoka, Japan

Crowd funding

Web Application Development in Perl 6

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Crowd funding for a book about Web Application Development in Perl 6

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