Rakudo

Perlbuzz news roundup for 2012-10-15

October 15, 2012 Community, CPAN, Perl 5, Perl 6, Rakudo No comments

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Perlbuzz news roundup for 2012-10-01

October 1, 2012 Code craft, CPAN, Perl 5, Perl 6, Rakudo No comments

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rakudo.org relaunched

May 12, 2011 Perl 6, Rakudo No comments

[rakudo.org](http://rakudo.org), the home for Rakudo Perl 6, has been relaunched. Patrick Michaud has migrated it from the Drupal instance that I set up to a new home on WordPress. This means two big changes:
* The RSS feed now updates correctly.
* No more crashing the website for unknown reasons.
I’d tried to figure out the core problems behind these, but could never track them down. Thanks to Patrick for converting over to a new system and taking over maintenance of the blog!

Perlbuzz news roundup for 2011-04-06

April 6, 2011 Perl 5, Perl 6, Perl Foundation, Rakudo

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Perlbuzz news roundup for 2010-10-25

October 25, 2010 CPAN, Perl 5, Perl 6, Perl Foundation, Rakudo

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I’m glad to hear “Rakudo is slow!”

August 10, 2010 Perl 6, Rakudo 4 comments

I’m pretty tired of the [sniping and punditry](http://developers.slashdot.org/story/10/07/29/2046242/Perl-6-Early-With-Rakudo-Star) about the [recent release of Rakudo Star](http://perlbuzz.com/2010/07/rakudo-star-for-early-adopters-of-perl-6-is-now-available.html). However, David Golden has put together a [great article about what the Rakudo Star release means](http://www.dagolden.com/index.php/947/thoughts-on-perl-6-hype-and-backlash/) both to the team and to the public.
Key points from his article:
* Rakudo Star is the first prototype of an end-user distribution tarball
* There is no way reactions to Rakudo Star can possibly live up to the hopes and dreams of those involved the project (and I say that it can’t live up to the expectations of those outside the project, either)
* Rakudo Star still is a significant step forward for Perl 6
* If anyone was waiting for Perl 6 to rescue Perl, then they’ll need to keep waiting.
And then, down in the comments, Moritz Lenz points out something I’d overlooked:
> Yes, people now say “Rakudo is slow as $funny_metaphor”, but that’s much better than “Rakudo is vapourware”. Once we speed up Rakudo, we can simply post benchmarks and say “look, it’s now $n times faster than before”. **”Rakudo is slow” implies “Rakudo is”, and that’s a big step forward.**
Thanks for the reminder, Moritz. Next it will be “Rakudo is faster, but not fast enough.” And then maybe “Rakudo doesn’t have enough documentation,” and then “Rakudo doesn’t have all the modules it should.” All of it is progress.

Perlbuzz news roundup for 2010-08-09

August 9, 2010 Conferences, CPAN, Perl 5, Perl 6, Rakudo No comments

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Perlbuzz news roundup for 2010-07-27

July 27, 2010 CPAN, Interviews, Perl 5, Perl 6, Perl Foundation, Rakudo No comments

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Super-sized Perlbuzz news roundup 2009-08-11

August 11, 2009 Conferences, CPAN, Perl 5, Perl 6, Perl Foundation, Rakudo No comments

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My to-do list always grows post-OSCON

July 24, 2009 Conferences, Perl 6, Rakudo 2 comments

Every year at OSCON I come home with a head full of ideas, and
better yet, a huge list of new things to work on. Since [the
book](http://www.pragprog.com/titles/algh/land-the-tech-job-you-love) is
now done, and OSCON is now over, there’s a chance I could work on
them.
* Ack plug-ins
* I’ve been wanting to have plug-ins for
[ack](http://betterthangrep.com/) for at least a year now, and
I’ve connected with a number of people like Randy J. Ray who
are on board to help me out. First task: Move it on over to
github.
* Coverity scans for Parrot
* Met with David Maxwell of [Coverity](http://coverity.com/)
and he fired up the Coverity bot for Parrot, and now I have new
niggling bugs to pick at.
* PR work for first big release of Rakudo
* There will be the first major release of [Rakudo](http://rakudo.org)
in spring 2010, and I got some plans going with Patrick Michaud
to figure how we were going to build up buzz for that. I also
have the notes from Damian’s Perl 6 talk which are a fantastic
summary of Perl 6’s cool new features.
* Human Creativity
* Julian Cash has been having Jos Boumans do all his Perl work
for the [Human Creativity](http://humancreativity.org) project,
but I offered up my services to do whatever he wants. Turns
out the Julian is also working with Devin Crain, who I’ve known
for years in an entirely non-geeek context.
* Hiring horror stories
* Got some great response to
[my talk on job interviewing](http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2009/public/schedule/detail/8074),
and as always the stories resound the most. I talked to a few
people afterwards who said they’d give me some horror stories
I can run on [The Working Geek](http://theworkinggeek.com) as
instructive examples of how not to do things, and why they’re
so awful.
For those of you leaving OSCON, what tasks did you just assign
yourself in the past week?