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Contribute towards the Perl 5.8.9 release documents and be loved by millions!by pjf (Curate)
|on Sep 06, 2008 at 07:48 UTC||Need Help??|
Perl 5.8.9 is just around the corner, and pumpking Nicholas Clark working hard to take it the last few yards. This release will be better, stronger, and faster than all previous 5.8 releases, and will be celebrated by developers worldwide. However, in order for it to be release, we need your help!
In order ship Perl 5.8.9, the perl589delta.pod file needs to be written. This document describes the important changes since the previous release of Perl 5.8. However a lot has changed since 5.8.8, and so we need volunteers to help examine the changes and document them. The work has been split into pieces (a month of changes each) so contributors can work in parallel, and you can volunteer for as little or as much work as you like.
Contributing to the perl589delta project directly helps with the release of Perl 5.8.9. However you'll also get a mention in the prestigious Perl authors file, kudos on ohloh, and the love of millions of Perl developers.
In order to get started, just follow the instructions in the README file at the bottom of our source control repository and sign up to the discussion list. Don't worry if you don't think you can review a whole month's worth of changes, just as long as you let us know where you got up to, your efforts will be appreciated.
Many thanks, and all the best,
Perl Training Australia
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