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a long awaited update on App::cpanminus happened yesterday.
You will ask: Why mentioning? The answer: Over months there was a bug which kept me away from using this everyday (and loved) tool with Strawberry Perl. With the change "Bump fatpacked local::lib" it now works the same way I'm used to under Linux. Just installed a very fat package (many dependencies) without problems.
We are very excited to let you know that (for a limited time only) we are offering a special Personal license of Komodo IDE to individual developers for $89. If the new Personal license is well received it may actually get a permanent place in the Komodo lineup… we're hoping it does!
Seems like a good deal to me. I'll probably buy it as that price!
Be sure to check out the limitations of this personal license
Damian Conway gave us a brilliant lecture on Perl6 tonight here near Geneva. I'm already convinced P6 syntax is the smartest at present. I only regret it doesn't benefit the advantages of a fully compiled language.
Hi I have created a Perl app that displays the meanings in terminal. It now works on Linux. It depends upon SQLite. I need to ask the user to install the package. I will be happy to have your feedback on it and help on packaging it to a Single click to install package. Its available on Github at https://github.com/tirkarthi/Wordzilla-Perl . I will be happy to have feedback.
This year the DC and Baltimore Perlmongers will be hosting our 3rd DC-Baltimore Perl Workshop! We have dcbpw.org/dcbpw2014 up and running -- I just posted the Call for Speakers. Come on over and register, submit a talk, watch for updates, etc.
The first day, Saturday May 3, will be a 2-track conference on a variety of Perlishness. The second day, Sunday May 4, is a project-athon -- bring a project and share, or don't bring one and others will share with you! :)
timotimo has begun publishing a Weekly changes in and around Perl 6 report; the current one (week 7) is mostly about a bunch of MoarVM improvements that landed in the last week, some stuff that's coming up, and ways to get involved.
I am deeply saddened to report that David, koolgirl's 6-year old son, has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from pediatric myocarditis caused by coronavirus infection.
David was the sweetest child you will ever have the privilege to know. He was bright, funny, cheerful, autistic, and loved animals, especially his beloved dog, Gizzy, who passed late last year. He loved pirates, riding his brand-new bike that Santa brought, and Disney's Cars and Planes, and was thrilled to be starting Cub Scouts this year.
As some of you may know, koolgirl nearly lost her legs a few years ago due to peripheral venous insufficiency and resulting gangrene. She should be on disability, but has not yet been accepted. She works very long, hard hours to keep her little family together.
I hope this plea does not seem gauche, but we would like to request that donations for David's Memorial be made via PayPal to rockwaretech <at> gmail <dot> com.
Please note that time is of the essence; koolgirl's appointment with the funeral director is tomorrow morning.
(I do have koolgirl's express permission to post her email here for this purpose.)