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  • Commented on LedgerSMB 1.7.3 released
    I have found that if youre not familiar with how business accounts work, its going to be hard to get started. If you're new to business you would almost certainly find that well known "cloud" accounting softwares are much easier...
  • Posted LedgerSMB 1.7.3 released to dean

    The LedgerSMB project aims to prevent small and mid-size businesses from getting locked-in by their accounting software vendor by providing free and open source accounting software, integrating invoicing, order processing, quotations and more (ERP). It's all…

  • Posted Convos - A multiuser chat application. to dean

    From the blurb:

    Convos is the simplest way to use IRC. It is always online, and accessible to your web browser, both on desktop and mobile. Run it on your home server, or cloud service easily. It can be deployed to Docker-based cloud services, or you can just run it as a normal Mo…
  • Commented on Would you like to get one user instead of the top of TIBOE?
    I think this is a fascinating insight. Would you be so kind as to elaborate?...
  • Posted Sympa 6.2.48 released to dean

    I missed this release but it's only a little over a month old, so its still news.

    Sympa 6.2.48 is the newest stable version of Sympa 6.2.

    Sympa is an electronic mailing list manager. It is used to automate list management functi…

  • Posted Tabs or spaces for indentation? Statistics on 3.8 million Perl files created in 24 years to dean

    I spotted this on The Twitter, someone processed lots of code to find the truth on this topic of disagreement.

    "After I have processed data in the database, I decided to watch from each author he uses for padding. I expect that the most …
  • Commented on Request for Feedback: Perl Documentation Site
    You might like to plug in something like "mouseflow" (paid) or similar. ClickHeat seems to be the only foss one that i have come across. They are extremely helpful in working out whats valuable on the screen and what isnt....
  • Commented on Request for Feedback: Perl Documentation Site
    Might I suggest to add something like ClickHeat (or pay for mouseflow) to help determine how people are responding to the page layout? Such a tool would help identify peoples unconscious behaviors and provide science instead of peoples preferences....
  • Posted Raku gets its very own subreddit to dean

    This is a sensible step forward for both languages.

    The moderators of r/perl have had a discussion and we've agreed that going forward, this subreddit will be for the discussion of Perl 5 (and, I guess, earlier versions). Posts about Raku are off-topic here. I think that's what mo…
  • Commented on Request for Feedback: Perl Documentation Site
    What are the weaknesses you are trying to overcome? I certainly agree that lots can be done to improve the perldoc website, but none of them are leaping out at me on your revision....
  • Posted Change offers amazing opportunites to dean

    The Camelia mascot of the language now known as Raku is a brightly coloured metaphor for the transition from Perl 6 to it's new identity. My hope is that having emerged from it's cocoon, Raku will flap it's wings and fly skyward, boldy seeking new adventures.

    I congratulate the team for ma…

  • Commented on Data Science and Perl
    A splendid question. My I suggest a three leg stool metaphor. To succeed in doing Perl coding (or anything) they would generally need: A purpose and desired outcome Good documentation Friends and mentors To expound upon each of them, the...
  • Commented on Larry has approved renaming Perl 6 to raku
    Now that Raku has its own name, I would like to see it create its own discrete identity as quickly as possible. Twitter already has people talking about RakuCon as its own annual event. This is a good start. I...
  • Commented on Fastmail and Perl: an interview with Ricardo Signes
    Great work Neil...
  • Commented on Is Perl 6 Being Renamed?
    Further to my prior comment. If things remain as they are, nothing will change. The downward decline will continue. If perl6 is renamed, and perl5 "officially" has its own future. Things might change. Of course there are many other factors,...
  • Commented on Is Perl 6 Being Renamed?
    A strength of perl5 has been its gradual evolution, with care to break things slowly, and CPAN providing the Lab and democracy for new ideas to become popular. The evolution of Moose then Moo is a good example. It's a...
  • Posted Shorewall Released to dean

    Shorewall is now available for download. Shorewall is a gateway/firewall configuration tool for GNU/Linux, written in Perl.


  • Posted The MongoDB Perl Driver is being deprecated to dean

    From Twitter

    We've made this decision using hard data; over the past few years we have surveyed our user base and talked to companies that use the Perl driver. They've told us how they aren't developing new applicati…
  • Posted Driving in Perl to dean

    Redhat just posted a podcast entitled "Diving for Perl" and also (strangely) "Driving in Perl" on some pages.

    Blurb is as follows:

    Languages come and go. A few have the right stuff to rise to the top--and fewer stay there. Perl had a spectacular rise, a quiet slump, and h…
  • Posted It's time to consider avoiding IP fragmentation in the DNS to dean

    An article on APNIC was posted earlier this month with the above title. It demonstrates the impacts of IP fragmentation in DNS by demonstrating two successful attacked using it. It is notable to us on this blog because all the examples are in Perl, in addition to everyone hopefully being…

  • Posted Perl jam ML center to dean

    I just spotted this on Twitter. are hosting a "Perl Jam" event on Monday 29 July 2019, 6:00pm
    at Azrieli Sarona Tower, Tel Aviv-Yafo Israel.

    There are three speakers- so it looks like a great…

  • Commented on TPF: Perl deserves better. Please do better.
    This is the first really thoughtful "Open Letter" type of thing on "the incident" that I have seen. Certainly this person seems to be the only person in the Perl community who has actually read the SoC. It's probably a...
  • Posted BackupPC 4.3.1 release to dean

    BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux, WinXX, and MacOS PCs and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.

    Given the ever decreasing cost of disks and raid systems, it is now practical and cost effect…

  • Posted Leaving to dean

    This article just popped up on Twitter. Whilst I mostly idle on (say hello in #australia) I have no idea who runs or ran it. Whilst I noticed that there seems to be several servers (at lease one of which being…

  • Posted diff-so-fancy v1.2.6 to dean

    diff-so-fancy strives to make your diffs human readable instead of machine readable. This helps improve code quality and helps you spot defects faster.

    Version 1.2.6 of this perl utility has just been released.

    Check it out ="…

  • Posted Simple Event Correlator v2.8.2 to dean

    From the website's blurb:

    SEC is an event correlation tool for advanced event processing which can be harnessed for event log monitoring, for network and security management, for fraud detection, and for any other task which involves…
  • Posted Perl Is Still The Goddess For Text Manipulation to dean

    "Ever since I learned Perl during the dot com bubble, I knew that I was forever beholden to its powers to transform.

    You heard me. Freedom is the word here with Perl."

    Read on: ="…

  • Posted MTA-STA for Exim, thanks to Perl to dean

    MTA-STS (RFC8461) is a new standard that makes it possible to send downgrade-resistant email over SMTP. In that sense, it is like an alternative to DANE. It does this by piggybacking on the browser Certificate Authority model.

    There is a v…

  • Posted Reddit: After 2020, European Perl conferences are over to dean

    This popped up on Reddit, I don't go there much either, but the crowd here might want to read get involved in the dicussion:


    Nice clickbait, eh?

    Over the past years, it has been increasingly difficult to find hosts/venues for the next year. The reason why a…

  • Commented on Monitorix 3.11.0 released
    is in epel, according to
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  • Jim Davis commented on Request for Feedback: Perl Documentation Site

    I prefer Took me way too long to find "quotes and quote-like operators" on

  • Karl Williamson commented on Request for Feedback: Perl Documentation Site

    I like the non-official site somewhat better, but I can't explain why.

    A glitch from the past was that a lot of links didn't work on autogenerated files. I couldn't find any failures in my brief attempts, so maybe that has been fixed.

  • Stephan Loyd commented on Data Science and Perl

    Just saw this today. I am the author of Chart::GGPlot and Alt::Data::Frame::ButMore, I know Perl/Python/R quite well, so I might have a say here. I actually had a similar question in my mind, given that Perl already has PDL which is comparable to numpy, Perl could be at a better position compared to some other languages like Ruby or PHP in terms of the possibility to involve more into the data science world. In practice I found it not an easy thing: during my communicating/advertising Chart::GGPlot (Perl implementation of R's ggplot2) and Alt::Data::Frame::ButMore (this one could ideally…

  • Yuki Kimoto commented on Would you like to get one user instead of the top of TIBOE?

    Thank you for your reply.

    I talk about good marketing in my next entry.

  • Yuki Kimoto commented on Would you like to get one user instead of the top of TIBOE?

    Thank you for your reply.

    I talk about good marketing in my next entry.

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