• Commented on Grants for applications (vs. Perl infrastructure)?
    I think the main requirement has to be that the software available under an open source license. I'd also be very skeptical of a grant that was aiming to bootstrap a business by building some sort of "open core" software....
  • Commented on Uploading a new package
    I'd suggest emailing or Andreas Koenig, per The Perl blogs site makes a poor bug reporting tool....
  • Commented on RFC: Limiting grant duration
    This sounds very reasonable. You might also consider limiting the proposed duration to something like 2 months per $1,000 dollars of grant money....
  • Commented on Djet
    What is this for? Why would we want to use it? What are the use cases?...
  • Commented on My CPAN Cleaning, Day 2457025.500000
    For the ubergit, maybe git got is what you're looking for? I haven't used it myself....
  • Commented on Spam on CPAN
    I filed a bug against the module's issue tracker. I don't think the author *intended* this to be spam, but it doesn't seem to serve much of a purpose....
  • Commented on Creating an MMORPG in Perl
    Yes, please keep blogging about this....
  • Commented on Classify your RT tickets on CPAN Day!
    This list could use a little curation. SVK has been long dead. Math-Pari is completely insane, though I guess some people still use it. Personally, I stay far aware and use the GMP bindings instead. As for Tk, I guess...
  • Commented on Are conference speakers compensated
    [Side note: Please link nouns like "compensation for conference speakers" rather than "wrote" ;)] Sawyer, this is all very interesting and worth reading, but I think you totally misunderstood what the "dirty secret" was in brian's post. It wasn't anything...
  • Commented on Are Abilities Roles?
    Doh, I missed that init_arg bit. Nonetheless, my point about whether you'd instantiate the base class stands. If the answer is no, there's no point in having it be a class at all....
  • Commented on Are Abilities Roles?
    What is the purpose of making Ability a class in this design? If you never plan to instantiate it, then it should be role. Also, with your current design I could write Strength->new( name => 'Wisdom' ). That makes no...
  • Commented on I hate Dist::Zilla and missing Makefile.PL
    Why do you need a Makefile.PL or Build.PL in a repo? If it's a pure Perl module you can do everything you need to simply by running prove. For my XS modules I always do add a minimal Makefile.PL or...
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  • jjn1056 commented on RFC: Limiting grant duration

    I agree this is not commercial... And when I set goals and timelines for the Catalyst project I do reserve the right to assert my personal life and career needs over tentative timeframes. But also it would be good if we could find a way to better estimate. If that means doing a smaller job for a grant, then do that. Do the smallest useful amount of work and apply for a second grant to improve the project. I still think it would be worth understanding how this happens such that we can improve the project. Maybe we need sanity checkers on the proposals to make a better decision about if…

  • Makoto Nozaki commented on RFC: Limiting grant duration
    Although the proposal is not a bad idea to help mitigate the effects of this problem, it seems to me we need a better understanding of why this is happening in the first place.

    Right. It's in our agenda to eliminate or decrease failures. Grant failure happens, but we should make every effort to prevent that. Fortunately we don't have recent failure examples but we will analyze carefully as they happen.

    Strict control is important only if the value of the project is marginal;

    Yes, I feel something similar. Open source activities are…

  • Matt S Trout (mst) commented on Uploading a new package

    A perl dist of the form


    needs to contain a package


    or it will be rejected by PAUSE.

    This is normally done by adding a file


    that declares the package in the normal way.

    In the case of your MarpaX distribution, that file is missing altogether.

    In the case of your Gnulib-Regex distribution, that file is there but you forgot the package declaration.

  • Jean-Damien Durand commented on Uploading a new package

    Many thanks Matt & apologizes for the noise to everybody!

  • Makoto Nozaki commented on Grants for applications (vs. Perl infrastructure)?

    Thanks Dave. It's not easy to find (which I'll fix) but the open source license is required:

    - - -

    All software developed under a TPF Development grant must be released under a publically available license that is free for redistribution and use without discrimination against field of endeavour.

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