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Gabor Szabo

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  • Dave Cross commented on Some ideas for improving the community - The ANA initiative
    Then major resources (perl.com, perl.org, jobs.perl.org, metacpan, etc...) need to be visually re-designed

    Leo Lapworth has been working his way through the Perl web sites - massively improving the look of the ones that he has worked on. From your list, perl.org has already been done (I think it was the first one he did). I don't know what his plans are for the others.

  • Matt S Trout (mst) commented on Some ideas for improving the community - The ANA initiative

    You appear to misunderstand how open source works. "we need" is irrelevant. Actions speak louder than words. Patches speak louder than suggestions. Some of the things on this list are a good idea, some aren't. However none of them will get done unless somebody does them.

    If you want to achieve something meaningful, do something instead of expending time and electrons blogging that something must be done.

    A few years back, I asked the perl.org sysadmins why there was no public repository and what I could do to arrange such a thing. Now there's a github organisation, and the si…

  • dean commented on Some ideas for improving the community - The ANA initiative

    I am impressed how much I totally agree with this post. Getting organized and building a great experience is hugely important.

    Its totally legitimate to say "if you see a problem, then fix it" - alas that isn't in and of itself empowering.

    Consider as evidence, the circumstances that exist such that metacpan and search.cpan.org exist.

    Building some frameworks around co-operation is hugely helpful in encouraging contribution. Github's business plan is based upon that, and is why its taken over from sourceforge (etc) so quickly.

    TPF should consider grants to d…

  • Brad Gilbert commented on Where to find the good stuff

    Actually I have been in contact with someone responsible for tutorialspoint.com ( on the reject list ) and have gotten him to change the Perl subroutines page. It took a bit of convincing on my part that I indeed knew what I was talking about. ( I'm sure there are more problems that weren't as obvious to me as the Perl 4 subroutine calling style )

    If you have any problems on that site, it may be best to send them to me to prevent overwhelming him. We don't need 20 different people telling him 20 different ways to f…

  • Rodger Okoye commented on The 'Perl Tutorial' Tutorial

    Perl isn’t nearly as popular today as it was 10 years ago, but it still has it’s users. I think PHP has supplanted it.

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