November 2019 Archives

LedgerSMB 1.7.3 released

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 Perl!

Having installed it myself, I found it very very fully featured. You can try out their demo and watch one of their numerous youtube i…

Convos - A multiuser chat application.

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 Mojolicious application.

Check it out at: or on Github.

The UI style is familiar to users of popular "Team Communication" platforms.


Sympa 6.2.48 released

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 functions such as subscription, moderation and management of archives. Sympa also manages sending of messages to the lists, and makes it possible to reduce the load on the system. Provided that you have enough memory on your system, Sympa is especially well adapted for big lists. For a list with 20 000 sub…

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

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 popular will be the use of only spaces, the second place by popularity will be using only tabs, and the third place in popularity is the simultaneous use of tabs and spaces. But it turned out that I was completely wrong. "

Read on: ="…

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