Is it TPF or TPRF?
Looking at the official news page, it still says The Perl Foundation News. I have no issue how you call it whether TPF or TPRF. The most important bit is the work they do to promote Perl and Raku programming languages. There was a big news recently as we had the Letter from the President. We don't very often hear from the President. I was curious to find out what is special this time.
I would like to talk about two things, one the 2024 Prospectus and second about new board members. Honestly, I never knew about the prospectus. I will be watching when it gets published more likely ahead of the annual conference in Las Vegas in the month of June 2024. With regard to the new members, Bruce Gray and Ruth Holloway, I would like to congratulate both of them. I am confident they are going to be a big help to present the wider audience point of views. It is a proud moment for me as Bruce Gray is one of the most active and regular members of Team PWC.
OK, tell me how many of you watched the live release of Perl v5.39.7?
To be honest with you, I wasn't aware of such live streaming of Perl release. Thanks to Gabor for this information in the last edition of the newsletter. For me, it was perfect timing, first thing on Saturday morning. I was a mute spectator, just watching the release flow. Some of the things just went above my head but few things I could follow. It was fun though. I would definitely watch the live streaming if it happens again. Just out of curiosity, I asked one question in the end about release ETA of Perl v5.40. I got the response that in the next 2-3 months. That made me really happy as I am eagerly waiting for the next big release. Looking forward to more features to the newly added OO ecosystem.
Do you use GitHub Actions?
I was fortunate to attend the talk on the subject by Dave Cross at the Perl Conference in Toronto last summer. It is really cool thing to have if you have codebase in GitHub. I would highly recommend you checkout his latest post where he shared the details.
Are you enjoying the cold days and nights of January?
Personally, I just hate it as my body doesn't like extreme condition either cold or hot. I know I came from a place in India where 50 degree celcius was normal during summer. Not anymore unfortunately, may be I am getting old now. I just want January to get over asap as in this month we hardly get any sun where I live.
Have a safe and fun week ahead.
Mohammad Sajid Anwar