2019.05 Skipped

Aleks-Daniel Jakimenko-Aleksejev, the release manager of Perl 6, decided that it didn’t make any sense to create a 2019.01 release of Rakudo Perl 6, as there were still a few blockers that probably still needs some days of quality attention. So the next release (2019.02) will tentatively be on the 16th of February. Apologies to all who expected to get their hands on a stable Rakudo Compiler release earlier.

Unbitrotting Squashathon

This Saturday (anywhere in the world) will see yet another Squashathon, this time focused on fixing problems with modules in the ecosystem. As usual, the winner will win a nice plushy Camelia! So please join in, all the little bits help, cause we’ll all be winning from your participation.

A new tool for language compilers

Andrew Shitov gave a presentation at FOSDEM about how you can use Perl 6 as a tool for writing compilers (video on Youtube, comments on Reddit, Facebook). Really cool to see how little you need to do in Perl 6 to create a barebones compiler / executor.

The future of Saint Larry’s Language

Will Braswell also gave a presentation at FOSDEM. This one was about the state of the Perl universe with all of its former, current and future projects under the Perl 11 umbrella. (FOSDEM video).

Dates of the Swiss Perl Workshop

Lee Johnson tells us there is going to be a Swiss Perl Workshop in 2019, coming back to the nice town of Olten. But the dates are not set yet. In fact, there are 3 possible dates. And he would like you to take a poll so a decision can be made in early March.

Wenzel P. P. Peppmeyer on a roll

The past week (or so) did not see one, but two blog posts by Wenzel P. P. Peppmeyer:

As usual, recommended reading!

24 uses of Perl 6

The slides of “24 uses for Perl 6”, a presentation given by Simon Proctor at the last London Perl Workshop, gained some attention on Reddit this week.

Why It’s Hard To Hire A Perl Developer

Raji Ayinla describes how to hire a Perl developer, with some side notes about Perl 6 (Reddit comments).

Be the first

Dmitri would like to see Perl to be one of the first to support QUIC, QPACK and HTTP/3. I guess that if it would be Perl 6, then that would also be good.

SparrowHub Perl 6 only moving forward

Alexey Melezhik announced that SparrowHub will now be frozen for Perl 5 Sparrow client usage (Reddit comments).

A new release manager

Aleks-Daniel Jakimenko-Aleksejev tells us that due to personal circumstances beyond his control, it will become very hard for him to perform any release manager duties. So a new release manager will be needed in the foreseeable future. If you have time and passion for Perl 6, please let us know on IRC #perl6 (on freenode).

Questions about Perl 6

Meanwhile on Facebook

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on perl6-users

Perl 6 in comments

Perl 6 Modules

Updated Modules:

Winding Down

FOSDEM was a really nice event (apart from the weather on Saturday). But the final kick of FOSDEM didn’t reveal itself until after getting home again. Meeting about 1500 people at the Perl booth, was both enjoyable but also very tiring. Literally running out of Tuits. But it appears that at least one of them also gave yours truly a pesky virus that basically incapacitated her for Monday and most of Tuesday. So the Perl 6 Weekly got a bit delayed. Hope it will be found enjoyable nonetheless!

Since most development efforts were focused on fixing blockers, and this Perl 6 Weekly is already late, I will get back on the core developments of the past week in the next issue of the Perl 6 Weekly. So see you then!

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