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The Call For
Participation for TPC5 is up. The conference will be held at
the Sheraton San
Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, California, July 23-27, 2001.
See the link for information on proposals. Refereed paper abstracts are
due January 20, 2001. Tutorial and presentation proposals are due
February 1, 2001.
bkuhn writes "I have rekindled
the perljvm effort
to port Perl to the Java Virtual Machine. As was discussed in my paper
at TPC 4.0, integration with GNU Kawa is now
the focus, with an eye on how perljvm will integrate with Perl 6.
I am also groveling for funding, as I have reduced my paid (well, if you
call it that; I do work for a non-profit ;) employment hours for a while
to give me time to hack on perljvm. I
have put up the first phase as a Cosource.com
project, and will put future phases there as well."
Doug Sheppard writes part four of Beginners Intro to
Perl, and Mark-Jason Dominus posted the incisive Why I Hate
Advocacy. I'm sure many people will find some things to disagree
with in there, and it has a lot of good commentary.
There are mod_perl builds for various builds of Apache and Perl 5.005 or
5.6.0. I have tried it (but not thoroughly tested it) on Windows NT 4.0
SP6A and ActivePerl build 618 with Apache 1.3.14 for Windows and it
qmacro writes "I've written
a few articles on programming
Jabber clients using Net::Jabber.
They introduce the Jabber concepts of presence,
subscription, message types, and message extension via namespaces.
Comments and questions welcome."
KM writes "IndigoPerl
apparently is a binary build of Perl 5.6, and a build of Apache for Win32
systems. It includes a browser based package manager (for pre-built Win32
binary packages). I haven't tried it, I haven't tested it, and I don't know who
I thought I had posted this before but can't find it.
So if I have or haven't, here it is anyway. IndigoPerl is what was DynamicPerl,
from the same people who do Perl2Exe.
eisen writes "I've posted more
tutorials at motherofperl.com
on encrypting messages
and telephony including dialing out and playing messages as well as tone (DTMF) recognition
I'm hoping this latest hack from Kevin Lenzo will allow me to add voice synthesis output
Paula Gordon is an interviewer on
Atlanta radio, and she did an interview
with Larry Wall at the Atlanta Linux
Showcase this past October. The interview is online in RealAudio, split into
six 5- to 11-minute segments. The hosts are not what you might call "computer experts,"
and the discussion is high level, about the nature of free software, leadership of
free software projects, and more.