Monthly Archives: March 2010

Do you use Perl and C++?

Some work has started on adding better C++ support to ExtUtils::CBuilder. There is a branch called "cplusplus" in the EU::CB repository on github. (See the branches dropdown.) Work is loosely coordinated on the #toolchain IRC channel on irc.perl.org. Ask for user "Sno|Laptop" if you would like to contribute in any way.

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How to look like an idiot with Dist::Zilla

Several people who watch CPAN recent upload feeds may have noticed an interesting sounding tarball by yours truly: Foo-1.23. Here's the story: I'm a recent convert to Dist::Zilla. I really like it -- if I had more time I'd write a longer post about how easy it makes your life as a developer. The problem […]

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The past is not a blast

Debugging things on an older version of Perl can be a pain. I like to be able to replicate bug reports whenever I can and verify that my fixes resolve the problem. That means that first, you have to build them if you don't have them and many or most of the older perl tarballs […]

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CPAN Testers 2.0 mid-March update

We've hit a major milestone. The CT2.0 closed beta test has begun. About half a dozen CPAN Testers have volunteered to start submitting reports to a CT2.0 beta site. In only a few days of beta testing, it has received over 3000 reports from perls on several major operating systems and architectures. Some of the […]

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CPAN Testers 2.0 end-February update and next steps

It's never great to post an "end-February" report a week into March, but that's how things are going lately. I've been busy with family and work obligations that have meant less CT2.0 hacking. I'm sorry this is coming late, but I hope I will give anyone interested a sense of where things stand. I should […]

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