Issue #357 - 2018-05-28 - Shutter, a nice Perl application, may be removed from Debian

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Hi there,

Shutter is one of the most popular screenshot applications for Linux and now, due to a dependency it is about to be removed from Debian. It also happens to be the only popular Perl-based desktop applications around. So if you care for your screenshotting on Linux, or if you just care about Perl, this is a very good opportunity to contribute back. If you start updating Shutter let me know, so I can share your progress in the newsletter!

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


PAUSE Privacy Policy

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

The PAUSE admins have added a Privacy Policy to PAUSE and Neil provides an overview.


Introducing CI/CD, Test Automation to your team

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

If you fight with legacy code and you think there could be a better way, let me assure you there is. You could write tests. You could set up Continuous Integration. You could work much faster and much safer. If you need help with that, talk to me. I offer such help as a service. Both for Perl and for other languages.


The 2018 Perl Developer Survey Results

by Samuel Andras

I wonder if the 'More than 5 years' category getting 85.2% is because there are very few new Perl programmers or because the newbies did not know about the survey?

Syncing data using advanced SQL

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

Peak behind the scenes of how privacy laws and especially GDPR are implemented when more than one systems are involved.

Shutter, a nice Perl application, may be removed from Debian

by Dominique Dumont

I used it a few time and I've heard people praising it. It would be nice if you could give a hand updating the application!


How to learn the true power of Perl?

Some advice from Reddit readers. I am sad to see that none of them have suggested either the Perl Maven or the Perl Weekly.


New Dancer trial version released

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

Check the changes and test the new version with your application. You do have tests for your application, don't you?


Adopt My Modules

by David E. Wheeler (DWHEELER)

All the modules of David E. Wheeler are up for adoption.

Perl 5

What is new for perl v5.28.0

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

The perldelta of the Release Candidate

Perl Tutorial

A section for newbies and for people who need some refreshing of their Perl knowledge. If you have questions or suggestions about the articles, let me know and I'll try to make the necessary changes. The included articles are from the Perl Maven Tutorial and are part of the Perl Maven eBook.

Command line counter with Memcached

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Part of the Counter examples series, a simple example using Memcached.

Perl 6

2018.21 Mitigating Denial

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Secure Hashing for MoarVM to Prevent DOS Attacks; The similarities between graffiti and the art of writing Perl 6 documentation; ...



by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Groovy is a JVM based programming language. These few articles are the beginning of a longer Groovy series.

Weekly collections


The Perl Conference in North America

June 17-22, 2018, Salt Lake City.

NLPW - Dutch Perl Workshop 2018

July 7, 2018, Arnhem, The Netherlands

The Perl Conference in Europe

August 15-17, 2018, Glasgow. The Call for Papers is open.

Nordic Perl Workshop and MojoConf 2018

September 6-7, 2018, Oslo.

Swiss Perl Workshop

September 7-8, 2018 Bern.

London Perl Workshop 2018

Saturday 3rd November 2018 London

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