Dancer release codename "The Schwern Cometh"

We've decided we're gonna start releasing Dancer under codenames that relate to people who've worked on the release.

This release (1.3020) we've seen the continued (and blessed!) involvement of a one "Michael G. Schwern". To some of you he might just be a "mike" or "michael" (or perhaps "the schwern"), but none of us in the core knew Schwern personally before his involvement with Dancer, and this came as a very welcomed and pleasant surprise.

Considering the storm of issues and pull requests done by Schwern, we decided the next version should be named after him, hence "The Schwern Cometh". :)

The latest version is only a week-or-so of development but carries the following statistics:

  • 6 contributors

  • 6 bug fixes

  • 12 features and enhancements

  • 10+ issues closed

I really do see this as exceptional work. Other than Schwern I also want to thank Naveed Massjouni and Maurice Mengel for their contributions to this release (and any previous release!).

In the near future we'll also unveil the most elaborate hooks subsystem in the micro web framework world. I already know whose names will be splashes on that release. :)


D'aww! I've never had a release named for me before. :-) Patching Dancer got a bit addictive, with the fast turn around times.

I should make a shout out to my current client, Strategic Data, on whose behalf I've been doing the work.

I want to commend the Dancer team. I may not have been paying attention but I don't think I have seen another project go out of its way to thank in public those who have contributed directly the way you guys do. Good job!

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