I'm trying to combat my own scope creep, namely responding to your scope creep, but I'm going to do this one more time...
in reply to Scope Creep
in thread Hockey Sticks
Read the front page of Rakudo.org. That August 2011 nom distribution release still hasn't happened. The Star release you mention has been a few weeks away since July.
Quoting from that front page: "I donít want to specify an exact date for the next release; certainly it will occur within the next three weeks."
The next monthly Rakudo compiler release (they don't refer to these as "distributions") happened exactly 3 weeks later. It was based on the new object model, as they had hoped.
The original plan was for Star releases (they refer to these as "distributions") to be on a quarterly release schedule in 2011. They did Jan, a couple of April variants, and July. The next was scheduled for October. Then...
Patrick, the lead dev (and rakudo.org webmaster), more or less dropped out of the project late September last year. Patrick had nom work underway. It was possible he would return, so it made no sense for others to dig in to his work. Instead they initially chose to defer the Star release until he returned, finished and merged his work, and did the release, as he had been doing them up till then.
jnthn and Moritz took over as lead devs. From late October, news from Patrick dried up. By December, jnthn concluded he needed to go ahead with a Star release without Patrick's code and help. He took a proper Christmas break and now has a Star release nearly ready. (Ironically enough Patrick recently appeared on #perl6 and said he hopes to be back in action this coming week.)
I ask that you (and anyone else) consider the need to read things carefully, be wary of jumping to conclusions, consider asking perl6ers (I recommend #perl6) to get the latest news, be considerate of Paula's condition, and avoid being assertive about problems with Perl 6 unless you know you're right, because unfair negative comments may make a difficult situation (personal pain) worse as well as discouraging potential contributors.