Monthly Archives: October 2009

CPAN Meta Spec public discussion period closes November 1

On November 1, the public comment period will be over. That means I'll take areas of consensus and corresponding patches and merge them into a proposed draft spec. For anything with consensus and no patch I'll make a final request for volunteers to write it up. Anything without consensus will get dropped for the 2.0 […]

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Hammering away in the Perl toolchain smithy

What have I been up to lately? I've been tooling (toiling?) away in the Perl toolchain smithy, fixing up modules on CPAN and patching blead. CPAN module work: Released Module::Build 0.35_03. Among other things, this is much quieter by default, with less junk spewed onto the terminal. Released ExtUtils::CBuilder 0.26_04. This splits Windows compiler packages […]

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Module::Build <3 local::lib

If you haven't heard, local::lib is an awesome module that makes it a snap for unprivileged users to set up a local Perl module library. One way it does that it by making it easy to set PERL5LIB and the default installation path for ExtUtils::MakeMaker and Module::Build in your .bashrc or equivalent. For ExtUtils::MakeMaker, it […]

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List of CPAN Meta Spec Proposals

I've posted next steps to the cpan-workers mailing list and started a discussion thread for each of the 34 proposals listed below. To join in the discussion, join cpan-workers by emailing cpan-workers-subscribe@perl.org. Formatting and Schema 01. Update the YAML version declaration 02. Formally switch to "YAML Tiny" 03. Deprecate YAML Tiny dialect for JSON 04. […]

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IRC notifications with irssi and Perl

In Bot-free IRC notifications, chiselwright describes the beginnings of a IRC notification app for iPhone. I've done something similar in the past, with irssi scripts that forward highlights to my email account and send an SMS when it sees a summons. I've been running it for over a year, now and it has been a […]

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