At YAPC::EU 2010 in Pisa I received a business card with "Rakudo Star" and the
with a countdown to 1200 UTC. I still have mine, although it has a tea stain
on it and I refreshed my memory over the holidays by listening again to Patrick
Michaud speaking about the launch of Rakudo Star (R*):
R* was originally intended as first of a number of distribution releases (as
There is a Release Candidate for Rakudo Star 2016.11 (currently RC2) available at
This includes binary installers for Windows and Mac.
Usually Star is released about every three months but last month's release didn't include a Windows installer so there is another release.
I'm hoping to release the final version next weekend and would be grateful if people could try this out on as many systems as possible.
Any feedback email steve *dot* mynott *at* gmail *dot* com
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We turned up in Cluj via Wizz Air to probably one of the best pre YAPC parties ever located on three levels on the rooftop of Evozon’s plush city centre offices. We were well supplied with excellent wine, snacks and the local Ursus beer and had many interesting conversations with old friends.
On the first day Tux spoke about his Text::CSV modules for both Perl 5 and 6 on the first day and I did a short talk later in the day on benchmarking Perl 6. Only Nicholas understood my trainspotter joke slide with the APT and Deltic! Sadly my talk clashed with Lee J talking about Git whi…
The meeting first night was in a large beer bar in the centre of Nuremberg.
Despite several of the well named Bitburgers we managed to arrive at the
conference venue on time the following morning. Since my knowledge of German was
limited to a C grade 'O' Level last century my review talks will be mostly
limited to English talks. Apologies in advance to those giving German talks
(not unreasonable considering the country). Hopefully other blog posts will
To me It seemed a particularly good FOSDEM for both for Perl5/6 and
*BSD or Tor stalls. I was stuck by the statistic that there were
about 500 speakers from many thousands of people so of the order of
one speaker per tens of attendees which is very high.
Videos are already starting to appear at
On Saturday I started with Poettering and systemd which was a keynote
and perhaps a little disappointing…