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Re: The Great Pumpkin
From: Sawyer X
April 25, 2016 09:56
Re: The Great Pumpkin
Message ID: 571DE9C3.firstname.lastname@example.org
It's very hard for me to summarize what I think or how I feel about
this. I'm deeply honored by the trust instilled in me by both Ricardo
and the group. This means a lot and I intend to work hard to justify it.
I'm still getting to grips with what this role entails. I have a lot of
emails to read, quite a few to write. Releases will continue as planned.
I hope to make the process even easier. I hope to introduce more people
to the guts of Perl and have more hands on board. I also fully intend to
continue releasing the p5p summaries, possibly even more regularly.
For what it's worth, I have no great plans when it comes to changes to
the Perl core. Some people are afraid that since Ricardo is stepping
down and a less-experienced person is stepping up, things will hang and
items might stall. Others are afraid that now everything will change
because my head was mostly in higher-churn code and I might not see the
possible risks. I want to clarify that my role will be centered in
allowing and making it easier for others to work, have discussions, and
Given that, I also hope to receive the help of the group in doing this.
My technical abilities fall short of countless many and I trust in the
knowledge and experience of my peers. My social skill could use a bit of
help too. :)
One thing I will continue to maintain is the civility of the list,
making it a place on which we can have technical conversations without
worrying about abusive language or behavior.
That's all I have for now, and thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.
On 04/24/2016 02:00 PM, Ricardo Signes wrote:
> * Jesse Vincent <email@example.com> [2011-10-31T18:28:09]
>> Two years ago today, I picked up the patch pumpkin. It feels like
>> a lifetime ago.
> Jesse held the pumpkin for two years. I have squared that, to four. The
> tradition established, the next pumpking will do the job for sixteen years.
> They will fly by, trust us!
> Who will this lucky soul be? Sawyer!
> Sawyer bravely volunteered to take on the pumpkin, and I know he will do a good
> job of it. For those of you who have not worked with him before, I will assure
> you that he is a patient, thoughtful, intelligent, humble human being.
> I will still release Perl v5.24.0 and v5.25.0 on schedule, after which time I
> will consider myself off the hook, and Sawyer on it. I have tried to keep
> things in a state that will not cause him too much distress.
> Good luck, Sawyer! Remember, if the coming sixteen years seem daunting, at
> least you got in now, and now when the term was up to a cool 256.