A short video introduction to App::rs, the first reference counting CPAN client.

Youtube link.

A new object system for Perl

I just released Dot, it's a new object system for Perl, some of its highlight and difference:
  • There's no code for this object system, you don't even have to install the module to use it.
  • An object is a hash, a method is a closure, and a class is a subroutine.
  • True private variable, not by pretending.
  • Multiple inheritance without the diamond problem.
  • Method dispatching takes zero time, in fact it is not needed at all.
  • The built-in mechanism of Perl 5 OO is completely bypassed.
  • If you want a bird you could inherit from a jungle …

A new Linux distribution with Perl as its heart

I just released RSLinux-v1.01, it's a new Linux distribution with its package manager, build configurations, and a demo one liner init system all written in Perl. It offers complete freedom on how you want it to be, like LFS, but much much easier. And needless to say, if you're a Perl hacker you already got extra advantage to use it.

The package manager is available on CPAN now, and there's also a VM image on github so that you could easily try it out.

Please see the documentation for more information.