• Website:
  • About: I make/run, aka TAN. It's like reddit, only better and made with catalyst
  • Commented on Article: Installation of Image::Magick under Debian
    or, use Alien::ImageMagick, which does all this for you. The way I see it is, Image::Magick is for the distro maintainers, and Alien::ImageMagick is for those of use who don't want the distro perl...
  • Commented on Hacktoberfest
    We're having a hackathon on Net::AMQP::RabbitMQ on Oct 11th, if anyone is interested there's a whole bunch of tickets and I'm sure it would count towards Hacktoberfest! It is an XS module, but there's not just XS work to...
  • Commented on cperl-5.22.1 released
    Looks very interesting. how do you plan on versioning? e.g. if it's based on perl-5.22.1, and you release cperl-5.22.1, but then need to make fixes etc, would it be cperl- Also is it stable/production ready? I've not had a chance...
  • Commented on File::Slurp is broken and wrong
    +1 for Path::Tiny...
  • Commented on Please don't use ::Tiny unless it meets the ::Tiny criteria, thanks!
    you're not the cpan police...
  • Commented on
  • Commented on Arrow Operator Shenanigans
    i saw that and thought, makes sense. then i wondered why i'd never thought of it....
  • Commented on Idea: perl community homepage
    I'm in. I can't do much at the moment becuase I'm finishing off 2 years of backpacking, but around june that'll be over so I can help out. I can do coding or hosting or both, terrible at design though!...
Subscribe to feed Recent Actions from n0body

  • William Lindley commented on cperl-5.22.1 released

    Good stuff. What would be required to have cperl versions available via perlbrew?

  • commented on cperl-5.22.1 released

    perlbrew needs to remove some strings and regexes concerning the dist tarball name in order to support differently named Perl variants, as of now the string "perl" is hardcoded all over. Run perlbrew download and start debugging from there.

  • lowjoe commented on Article: Installation of Image::Magick under Debian

    Alien::ImageMagick still requires it's own copy of ImageMagick to be compiled, and worse yet, it might require a separate build of perl. It's pod also only mentions that version of Image::Magick on cpan isn't "cpanm compatible".

    If somebody from the perl community took over maintenance of Image::Magick, could it be made "cpanm compatible" and use the system ImageMagick libs?

  • Ron Savage commented on Article: Installation of Image::Magick under Debian

    Thanx for the feedback.

    I've added an intro to the article, covering the first 2 comments.

    As for taking over maintenance of Image::Magick itself, I don't believe it'll ever happen. It's unimaginable to me that Cristy, the main developer of ImageMagick, would co-operate.

    I've provided small doc patches in the distant past, and they were incorporated. But a version or 2 later they had been obliterated.

    Further, it would, I assume, require someone with XS skills, and of course to have the time. And the complexity of ImageMagick makes me think it'd be a huge job.…

  • ddumont commented on Article: Installation of Image::Magick under Debian

    You can also install libimage-magick-perl version with apt.

    A more recent version ( is available in experimental, so it should land in unstable sooner or later.

    All the best

Subscribe to feed Responses to Comments from n0body

About is a common blogging platform for the Perl community. Written in Perl and offering the modern features you’ve come to expect in blog platforms, the site is hosted by Dave Cross and Aaron Crane, with a design donated by Six Apart, Ltd.