Mojo ppl, what have you done?!
Today I came home to read this: Mojolicious 1.3 Deprecated Perl 5.8.x support..
This makes me real sad, and here's why. Probably 90+% of all low cost shared web hosting providers still have Perl 5.8.x installed. I know Perl 5.8 is 10 yrs old, but go convince them to upgrade. There's no way to upgrade it, even on request. Absolute most of the ones I know run CPanel as a front end for the clients, and don't provide shell access. CPanel these days, though, is happy to install any CPAN module for you in one click, and it's really cool comparing to the alternative -- contact technical support with request to install it for you, if that is even an option.
When I learned of Mojolicious, I thought, wow, no dependencies and ease of writing web stuff! Finally we're gonna have people start writing web applications that anybody can install as easy as php app. One click in CPanel, upload, set rights on couple of files and folders, and you're good to go. Perl ppl are smart, they can do cool and useful stuff, and end users won't have to be Perl and nix gurus to install them, and won't need to be worrying that they are overpaying for hosting just so they can run some web app for themselves / friends / family / small community / play around with Perl & web dev / etc. Lots of Perl Intermediates and beginners and Perl-slackers can get involved in such projects because it's easy coding!
But that won't happen now. Thanks a lot guys, this sux.